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Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby BOfadaD » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi folks,

I'm about to dismantle the clutch and gearbox of my Son's 2010 Norge (2 valves per head) and before I go spending a lot of shillings on the tools for holding the 'clutch center body' and the ring gear, and the one for centering the clutch plates and compressing the pressure plate springs, I was wondering if anyone would have them for sale or hire? It's looking like about €250 worth of tools and it would be nicer to get them from someone who has already bought them and would like to get some of their money back.

Thanks in advance (and in hope)

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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby iandunmore » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:21 pm

Have a word with Nigel at NBS.
It might turn out his labour charge is less than the cost of those tools.
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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby BOfadaD » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks for the reply, Ian. Unfortunately NBS is not really an option for me as I'm actually in Dublin, and at this point I have the engine out and the gearbox off and split. If I can get the time I might just make the tools I need. They don't need to be durable, as long as they work well once - well, twice I suppose - dismantle and reassembly.

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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby Don-Spada » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:07 pm

I used a block of wood to hold the ring gear in place, wedged in the starter hole, or a 13mm socket on one of the bolt heads locked up against a stud.
Some long bolts and nuts will compress the springs and if you work carefully you don't need a centring tool.
With a bit of ingenuity you can get round these things.
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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby BOfadaD » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:27 pm

You have me thinking along similar lines now. Something simple will compress the springs, as you say, using a block of timber for locking the ring gear. I should then be able to use the center part of one of the old friction plates to lock the clutch body and remove it from the clutch shaft of the gearbox (I made a peg spanner today for the ring nut). I can then use the clutch body to center the new plates and compress the springs, before refitting it to the shaft. Does that all make sense?
Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby Don-Spada » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:09 am

This is my patented device for locking the ring gear and bolts for compressing the springs .
$50,000 to copy it :lol:
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Re: Clutch and Gearbox tools

Postby BOfadaD » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:31 pm

I appreciate such a bargain for an efficient and effective special tool. Done!
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