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Re: 1941 180 Clutch and Throwout Bearing Questions
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HH56 - Thanks for clevis pin specs - ask and 'ye shall receive!

If the pressure plate is out I hope when the clutch was disassembled someone followed this procedure and placed the nuts behind the fingers. Maybe not as big a deal on other engines but on the senior 356 it will make life a lot easier when replacing the pressure plate if you use nuts to block the release levers first so they do not stick out. It is a pain to get the nuts in position with the plate off the flywheel and everything under spring tension but you will find a lot of interference with the bellhousing and throwout fork or linkage if the levers stick out. It is also a good idea to tie the nuts together on a loop of string so if one falls out of position and drops inside you can retrieve it.

I am not sure I 100% follow this. The clutch and pressure plate are new (rebuilt, but the friction material is virgin and there are new springs/etc in the pressure plate), and I just got the trans installed to line up the clutch before I bolt down the pressure plate. I do not have the TOB installed currently because I am just using the input shaft to line everything up - see photo.

Is the procedure you showed a picture of recommending that the 3/8" nuts are just used to space the fingers out (i.e. not threaded onto anything, just jammed in there to keep them from moving due to neutral state spring force) so you can get the trans with the TOB and clutch fork installed seated before bolting down the pressure plate?


I tried uploading a jpeg to the registry, and then realized it says ".jpg" only. I converted to .jpg, but it still doesn't work

I did attach a picture in case anyone following this thread is curious.

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Posted on: 2017/6/11 21:05

Re: 1941 180 Clutch and Throwout Bearing Questions
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Quite a regular

Guscha and HH56;

Thanks for the picture and description of the 3/16 clevis pin - that is the arrangement that I have, with the small hole to the passenger side of the vehicle in the bellhousing. Looks Like I'll have to source a 3/16" Clevis pin as it seems to have been lost.


It was not my intent to cast doubt about Kanter's parts. What I should have said was something to the effect of "This part looks a little bit different from what I have, do the new replacement parts look a little bit different from what I am replacing like these pictures show?"

Also, again my fault for not being clear, but I got the car in pieces, so I did not actually take it apart. Hence my rather naive question.

Posted on: 2017/6/11 17:30

1941 180 Clutch and Throwout Bearing Questions
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Hey Guys, first post here and I am looking for some information. the Car is a 1941 Packard 180 with a super 8 and aerodrive (overdrive) 3+1 transmission. Thanks in Advance!

First Question;
I am installing the trans back to the engine, and I can't seem to figure out where the little spring on the throwout bearing is supposed to attach to. Am I missing a piece? See the circled spring in the TOB_return_spring.png and the input_shaft.jpeg in the attached pictures.

Second Question;
I ordered a new throwout bearing from Kanter, and I am questing whether what I received is the correct one. Also, if it is correct, how do I install it? is it just press-off the old one and press-in the new one (see attached pictures)?

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Posted on: 2017/6/11 13:32

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