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Best clutch kit

Postby cleavens3 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:39 pm

I split my cub to fix a leaking rear main. I sent my retainer off to tst for the new seal upgrade and i plan to replace the clutch since its apart and throw bearing and pressure plate are pretty worn. Wondering where a good place to buy clutch kit. Ebay ones look to be cheapest but i prefer quality and reliability over cost. Also being this is my first time is there any secrets i should know. Thanks.

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Peter Person » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:07 pm

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:40 am

TM Tractor, a site sponsor is where I got mine and it's great so far. If you buy the cheapest one you find you will regret it in the months to come. One thing I read & learned is set your fingers to 1 1/4".
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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Stanton » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:00 am

TM Tractor (site sponsor). Did my '47 last year at the NE Oklahoma CubFest with help from several there. Very good quality and installation. Works great; smooth.
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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:38 am

Another option is to get your old ones rebuilt by a quality rebuilding firm.

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby cleavens3 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:22 am

Has anyone installed the automotive roller style throw out bearing instead of the graphite? Any thoughts? Thanks

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:23 am

cleavens3 wrote:Has anyone installed the automotive roller style throw out bearing instead of the graphite? Any thoughts? Thanks

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby inairam » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:17 pm

the TM bearing comes pre-greased but also soak it in grease /oil for some time before install. I did not soak mine this past summer and I have a problem. I do not know what the problem is but the bearing feels rough and it is not smooth.
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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby inairam » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:21 pm

Chipmaker wrote:TM Tractor, a site sponsor is where I got mine and it's great so far. If you buy the cheapest one you find you will regret it in the months to come. One thing I read & learned is set your fingers to 1 1/8" instead of 1 1/4" like others say.


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Do you remember where you found 1 1/8 vs 1 1/4? I set mine to 1 1/4 and have to go back in. I have only seen 1 1/4 on the site.


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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:32 pm

inairam wrote:
Chipmaker wrote:TM Tractor, a site sponsor is where I got mine and it's great so far. If you buy the cheapest one you find you will regret it in the months to come. One thing I read & learned is set your fingers to 1 1/8" instead of 1 1/4" like others say.


Chipmaker

Do you remember where you found 1 1/8 vs 1 1/4? I set mine to 1 1/4 and have to go back in. I have only seen 1 1/4 on the site.


Thank you

I apologize, I got it backwards. It's sposed to be 1 1/4". Thank you for pointing this out! I edited my original post.
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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:38 pm

Here is a fairly recent thread where the 1 1/4 setting was discussed. It didn't draw any hard conclusion. Input from several people seemed to suggest a little smaller dimension (like 1 1/8) sometimes worked out better. But we seemed to settle back to 1 1/4.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93797

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:37 pm

On two different Cubs now, I have had the problem that there isn't enough thread on the set screws for the clutch fingers to do 1-1/4", and have the lock nut fully threaded on to the set screws.

Both Cubs had new Valu-Bilt clutch kits in them.

At 1-1/8" the nuts barely thread on fully.

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby LRiddle » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:59 pm

I recall on the Steiner Tractor video where they set the fingers to 7/8, but I think that is because the new plates don't have enough adjustment in them to do 1 1/4. When I split my tractor recently i went with 1 1/4 and it works great so far.
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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby cleavens3 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:36 pm

I also found the holes on my clutch release yoke to be pretty wore as well. Its the early '48 style. I see the other style available, will they work or what do i have to do to update? Thanks

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Re: Best clutch kit

Postby Glen » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:45 pm

Hi,
Here are pages from the Cub parts book. It looks like the 2 yokes are different.
To change to the newer style, you would have to buy all the parts in the rectangle on the right, except for number 23.
Maybe if you wrote to Chipmaker, he would let you send your yoke to him, and weld up the worn holes, and remake them, I don't know. :)

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