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    JD B clutch Problem

    I restored a '48 JD B. Engine runs well, but can't get the clutch adjusted. I replaced the crankshaft, pulley, clutch fork, bolts, and dogs with OK used parts, and used new clutch facings and drive disk. I set the crankshaft end-play to .008 with clutch installed, and proceeded to adjust the springs. After many trials and having the whole assembly off several times to check parts, I still can't get it adjusted. Either it's too loose that the clutch slips when it's in gear or it's too tight so that it doesn't completely disengage when I pull the lever back and brake the pulley. There has to be something straightforward wrong, but I can't figure out what it is. The lever never has the amount of snap that I think is OK. What could be the problem?

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    Clutch Problem Solved

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMauderly View Post
    I restored a '48 JD B. Engine runs well, but can't get the clutch adjusted. I replaced the crankshaft, pulley, clutch fork, bolts, and dogs with OK used parts, and used new clutch facings and drive disk. I set the crankshaft end-play to .008 with clutch installed, and proceeded to adjust the springs. After many trials and having the whole assembly off several times to check parts, I still can't get it adjusted. Either it's too loose that the clutch slips when it's in gear or it's too tight so that it doesn't completely disengage when I pull the lever back and brake the pulley. There has to be something straightforward wrong, but I can't figure out what it is. The lever never has the amount of snap that I think is OK. What could be the problem?

    Solved the problem by adjusting the pulley brake to stop pulley as soon as it disengaged. I had it too loose, allowing it to re-engage.

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    Joe, sorry no one was able to help you, but I am glad you reported back with good news. We are still building our member base for the older stuff, so I am glad you joined and hope you stick around


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    Like Kenny said, we would love to see your B! I love the old Poppers. Glad to hear you got it fixed!

    We have a few members that are very knowledgeable here, but they haven't been around in a little bit. Perhaps you might be of some help and insight when I go to get my old 60 going again.
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