Hi all. I installed a 6puck Clutchnet behind my 4 speed Muncie with the original pressure plate and throw out bearing.
As I press the clutch pedal, the clutch releases at about 1/2 travel, then catches again near the end of travel. I suspect the fingers of the diaphram spring on the pressure plate are making contact with the clutch in some way. This is not a hydraulic issue. I have 1" of extension from the slave, and it is very repeatable.
Anyone experienced something similar before??
The sucker does grab when it comes in, that's for sure!!!!
[This message has been edited by Slowbuild (edited 09-17-2013).]
With a shorter pushrod the piston will simply compensate by moving further out in the bore. There will be no affect until the piston hits the end of it's travel. If you want to fix the problem you need to limit the travel of the master in some way. Larry
Just a note, I have the exact same setup in my 86 GT (6 puck sprung center and stock pressure plate), it does work really well, I would recommend this to anyone doing a new clutch in a stock to moderately modified engine. Larry
It does work, as Patrick suggests it bottom out on the floor.
It's complete and the problem is solved by reducing the banjo length by 1/2-3/4". I made it adjustabole as suggested by chopping about 3/4" out of the bajo, then threading the pieces with a 5/16 die, and using a threaded coupler and a jam nut to set the length.
Another solution is to get a shorter pushrod on the slave cylinder.
Do not do this.
If you limit the slave cylinder travel by using a shorter pushrod, you're limiting the travel by using the piston retaining clip as a stop. You will eventually break your slave cylinder by cracking off the portion ahead of the retaining clip groove. You will not be very happy after this happens.
The correct solution is to limit travel at the master cylinder, as described above.
[This message has been edited by Steven Snyder (edited 09-18-2013).]
^^^ Agree. Also, with a shorter pushrod at the slave you will likely get the slave piston into an area which is corroded because it is exposed (ok, behind a rubber dust seal, but mostly exposed) and therfore have air enter. I have thought about a longer pushrod to get a slightly rusty slave back into the hole a bit more and hopefully seal. I might try it one day if the slave starts picking up air.
Not to mention it won't work...the master determines the travel of the slave. Chay