Originally posted by 69Z28:
'The pressure plate is purple'
'At the very least shouldn't there be lock washers on the bolts that hold the pressure plate on? All but one had flat washers. '
And that's not the end...I have only put maybe 1000 miles on this car in 3 years with the 350 and there was always a vibration. I did all kinds of things to find out what it was from and I found out this morning there was no pilot bushing in the crank.
Lastly, what should the bolts be torgued to when I put the clutch back on? [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]
Maybe it's a 'Purple Haze' clutch...
Seriously, many of the resellers will paint the clutch and pressure plate "their" exclusive color to disquise the original manufacturer (they can't possibly afford to tool to make every type clutch) - I don't think their trying to cheat anyone, they just do it to 'stand-out'.
Yes - there should be Lock Washers ( I prefer to use the "Star" type over the "Split" type ).
I also put a little squirt of 'Red' Locktite on each bolt as it inserted - I'm a 'belt-and-suspenders' kinda guy when it comes to these things...
The Bolts are 3/8x16x15/16. Use only "graded" hardware here - factory bolts are grade-5 but I usually replace with grade-8.
Torque to @35ftlbs - unless you use an ARP set, then torque to their spec. (don't remember what it is but remember it being different than stock)
'No pilot bushing' -
That is wierd - I usually run into them even being left in Auto-trans vehicles...
The rebuilder (engine) must have removed and forgot to ask the customer what trans he was going to run.
Bad rebuilder - Bad - go to your room...
Hope this helped - maybe some other "purple clutch" guy will chime-in on who made his...
(edit: thanks 68rag - I do remember now that 'Zoom's' were purple - we put one in my brother's p.u. back-in-the-day...)
ps: hey - I used to live in DE when I worked for 'Uncle Dupie' back in the 80's. Christianna to be exact - isn't Clayton south of there?
[ 04-29-2004, 09:36 AM: Message edited by: Vintage 68 ]