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Re: 1937 Super Eight
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Good point, TxGoat. Also, presuming the clutch linkage is similar throughout those years, there is a large, U-shaped bracket that is part of the pedal linkage that is prone to wear. I know on mine, the holes were so elongated I ended up putting bushings in them to restore 'tightness' to the pedal motion. The proper fix would have been to weld them shut and redrill but I didn't have that available at the time so well greased brass bushings were an okay substitute and completely changed the motion and 'feel' of the pedal. Chris.

Posted on: 11/17 16:09
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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Re: 1937 Super Eight
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Hi guys, I took the car out on Sunday to participate in the Santa Claus parade. You can imagine how much clutch work there is for that, the pipers were so slow....!
The clutch performed perfectly until right at the end there was just a slight bit of hiss. And maybe I'm just super aware. My brother who came with me said he didn't hear a thing.
Anyway, I just wanted to ask what would you think is "heavy oil"? A gear oil perhaps? Maybe I could get a few more squirts into the bearing.

Posted on: 11/20 11:44
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Re: 1937 Super Eight
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I only have a 120 so the tranny might be different, but on mine there is a well on the top of the clutch throw-out bearing collar with two ports drilled into it that will allow oil to be squirted into and wick down to lube the back of the bearing as well as the shaft.
You need to do this blind as it is at the top and you can only access it by removing the flywheel cover and then using a flexible gooseneck oiling can. As you can see from the image, a few squirts is all you need. The shop manual indicates 10W30, same as the crankcase so it will flow down the drilled lines.
Bob J.

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Posted on: 11/20 14:41
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Re: 1937 Super Eight
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You might put just a little more oil on it. Too much may get on the clutch disc and cause trouble.

In some cases, a throw out bearing will give a slight hiss or brief squeak when the face of the bearing first contacts the pressure plate release fingers with the engine running. That usually doesn't indicate a problem as long as the bearing isn't stiff. Usually, enough oil or grease will seep out onto the face of the bearing to prevent this.

Posted on: 11/20 14:51
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