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06-08-2009 01:20 AM  8 years agoPost 1
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does anyone make a tool for all size clutch bells to assist with installing clutch liners?

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06-08-2009 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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just take your clutch shoes and wrap a layer or two of tape around them, and press fit it into the bell with the new liner.

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06-08-2009 01:29 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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yep, two wraps of good old fasioned black tape.

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06-08-2009 01:39 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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clutch liner tools
would any of you like to have an actual tool to install your liners perfectly? i've sometimes had to do this with the clutch bell in the heli and it's a real pain but i've designed a tool that will allow you to do this in or out of the heli with total ease and precision. and yes it's already patented.

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06-08-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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i have thought about it, since i can easily make one. but the tape trick on the clutch shoes make it completely pointless. the tape is quick, easy, and works every time.

there is probably a reason why there already isnt a tool out for it.

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06-08-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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^^^ I agree, but a tool with be nice.

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06-08-2009 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 7
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PVC pipe works great

Cut a chunk out of a piece of PVC pipe (pipe larger than the clutch bell), compress the PVC,, insert. Job done.

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06-08-2009 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 8
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I personally would not buy a tool for this since the 2 wraps works just fine and is cheap and easy....


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06-08-2009 01:50 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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PVC pipe works great
I'm not seeing how that works....the nice thing about the 2 wraps of tape is that is gets the clearance spot on.

With a PVC Pipe it just mashes the liner in as tight as it will go. When I install a liner, I use epoxy and the epoxy fills the gap in behind the liner to just right thickness so that the liner/clutch gap is right. With PVC this tolerance cannot be set as I see it...


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06-08-2009 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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awesome
don't you have a problem with sometimes you get just a dab of glue on the pvc too? that really makes it a bear to do doesn't it? but yes, that's a very good way to do that.

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06-08-2009 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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edit

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06-08-2009 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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not seeing how that works
http://www.rchelimag.com/pages/howt...howto=25&page=1

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06-08-2009 01:53 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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I made a tool. But I have a lathe so it was not a problem

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06-08-2009 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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This tool worked for me, too

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06-08-2009 01:55 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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Dood - I understand HOW you get the PVC to hold the liner in the bell just not how it helps to set the clutch/liner gap as with the tape wrap method.....see my post above.


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06-08-2009 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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The problem with any standard dia. 'tool' is that there are variances in the dia. of Clutches and also in the thickness of Liners and the tolerances of the Bells. The Tape Wrap Method takes care of ALL of this by allowing the Epoxy to act as a gap filler based on the dia of the Clutch itself.


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06-08-2009 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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yes
i agree.

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06-08-2009 02:00 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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ha ha ha
what really helps is having an adjustable tool the allows you to properly set your gap and also is universal for most clutch bells

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06-08-2009 02:03 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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what really helps is having an adjustable tool the allows you to properly set your gap and also is universal for most clutch bells
Maybe, but you would still have to caliper your Clutch (OD), Liner (thickness) and Bell (ID) to get that right. Plus you'd have to know what Liner/Clutch gap (in thou) you need to get it right. 2 Wraps of Electrical Tape does all of this for you with NO measuring....

I know how easy this is because I have replaced many a clutch/liner.


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06-08-2009 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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yep
absolutely. i used to do that too until i couldn't get my bell out of a raptor one time and really fought it with the tape method. it's pretty tight up in there. (i know you're going to ask why the clutch bell wouldn't come out so...the genius i got it from used some really really GOOD locktite on something and it spun free and worked great but i could pull that thing out without completely seperating the frames. never did and never had a problem.)except installing a liner. but that's cool...the tape works. i just thought i would ask about a tool to see what everyone thought. thanks everyone for the input.

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