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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Afternoon all,

been driving the Fairlane around all day since converting it last night and it seems that it has a rather large shudder on take off.

Could the cause be the fact that we completely forgot to have the flywheel machined?

Or does something else cause it?

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 Post subject: Re: Epic clutch shudder!
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:01 pm 
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If the flywheel is bad enough, yes it can cause shudder.
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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:02 pm 
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hmmm. screw pulling it all apart again, i'll put up with it till I get a new clutch :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Check your engine & g'box mounts too.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:02 pm 
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did you look at the flywheel face condition at all when it was apart? Last time I did a new clutch I was in a hurry, didn't have any other transport, etc etc - looked at the flywheel and thought oh bugger it I won't get it resurfaced, gave it a going over with wet/dry 600 grit paper - I got a little bit of shudder when cold for a week or so and thought oh bugger, stuffed that up...and thought same as you, I'll wait until I need a new clutch - car's going, can't be stuffed pulling it all out etc - after a month or so it all bedded itself in and it was all good. That was nearly 5 years ago now, still on that same clutch, everythings fine....

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:29 pm 
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did you look at the flywheel face condition at all when it was apart? Last time I did a new clutch I was in a hurry, didn't have any other transport, etc etc - looked at the flywheel and thought oh bugger it I won't get it resurfaced, gave it a going over with wet/dry 600 grit paper - I got a little bit of shudder when cold for a week or so and thought oh bugger, stuffed that up...and thought same as you, I'll wait until I need a new clutch - car's going, can't be stuffed pulling it all out etc - after a month or so it all bedded itself in and it was all good. That was nearly 5 years ago now, still on that same clutch, everythings fine....



hmm, alrighty i'll keep driving it around for a while and see if it fixes itself.

cheers for the info guys!

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:48 pm 
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a bit of oil in there on assembly can do that to.. did you burn the surfaces clean? They are pretty bulletproof. I mixed and matched a second hand clutch plate with a different second hand pressure plate onto a second hand flywheel and I'm surprised it's still going strong, not that I recommend that lol.

My old mans cruiser leaks oil from the rear main when it sits for a long time and causes shudder untill it burns off.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:36 pm 
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a bit of oil in there on assembly can do that to.. did you burn the surfaces clean? They are pretty bulletproof. I mixed and matched a second hand clutch plate with a different second hand pressure plate onto a second hand flywheel and I'm surprised it's still going strong, not that I recommend that lol.

My old mans cruiser leaks oil from the rear main when it sits for a long time and causes shudder untill it burns off.



ah that could be it

the donor car pretty much had no rear main seal so its probably fairly soaked lol

 

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