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03-29-2005 04:17 PM  13 years agoPost 1
woppini

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Anyone come up with a material that works well for a liner? Gonna hit my suppliers today and maybe come up with a sheet of something. Maybe some gasket making material that has some grip.

Tried some gasket material at the auto parts store for high temp items such as EGR valves. However "header gasket" material wont work- way too thick. The shoes may have to be bent in a bit for this mod, but hey its quick and can make a dozen liners for buck.

my wifes cooking is so bad, the flies are sewing the holes in the screen door

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04-08-2005 04:30 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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my wifes cooking is so bad, the flies are sewing the holes in the screen door

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04-08-2005 04:34 AM  13 years agoPost 3
dkshema

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Being able to buy two clutch linings made of the right material for $3.69, and seeing as how I've never had to replace one in my Calibers for going on three years.....

...what's the point of searching all over the place for something you should rarely need, and is readily available at a reasonable price?

If you need a dozen liners...you should maybe figure out what you're doing wrong to need all of them. It's cheaper. When you figure that final cost -- figure the cost of all the wrong material you bought, tried, and found didn't work, and the cost of gas, wear and tear on your car, and your personal time.

Dave

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04-08-2005 05:06 AM  13 years agoPost 4
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dude, sheesh... get a grip... i know i can get them for 4 bucks.. i know what gas costs, but since iam in the trade i had the stuff on my shelf. Since your on your same liner, congradulations. No, my clutch didnt have problems, it just finally wore out. I dont NEED a dozen liners, i said you can MAKE a dozen. If you wanna fly the next day but wait a week to get a liner, thats your call. I prefer to fly

my wifes cooking is so bad, the flies are sewing the holes in the screen door

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04-08-2005 05:13 AM  13 years agoPost 5
dkshema

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If you wanna fly the next day but wait a week to get a liner, thats your call. I prefer to fly
I prefer to fly, too. One liner won't put me out of commission....that's why they invented the idea of owning more than one heli at a time

Six helis and counting....

Dave

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04-08-2005 12:30 PM  13 years agoPost 6
airdodger

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If you are in the trade I would think you would know better than to bend the shoes in on the clutch. Chris

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04-08-2005 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 7
woppini

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airdodge-
Slighty compressing the shoes inward is not going to metal fatigue. We are not talking about compressing them in a vise. They flex, remember?

my wifes cooking is so bad, the flies are sewing the holes in the screen door

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04-09-2005 12:39 AM  13 years agoPost 8
airdodger

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It has nothing to do with metal fatigue. The clutch is a disc with two holes drilled and the slots cut for the shoes to open. If the shoes are open correctly they should measure the same size as the solid part of the disc. Therefore closing the gap will not reduce the overall diameter. Chris

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04-09-2005 02:27 AM  13 years agoPost 9
dkshema

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Slighty compressing the shoes inward is not going to metal fatigue.
And by what magic do the shoes retain the "new" position? What must you do to the stock clutch to reduce the diameter of the shoes and insure that the shoes do not return to their original position? I would guess that the thin portion of material that allows the shoes to move outward from their original position must be deformed to allow the shoes to be moved inward, and stay there in a static state.

You may not be causing metal FATIGUE, you are applying enough force to cause deformation of the clutch in its resting state. (Fatigue is the result of repetitive operations). To bend it, you are deforming it. I would venture that this process weakens the clutch and the shoe attachments.

Go wail on a quarter panel of your car so that the fender takes on a new shape and retains it. Then tell me you haven't damaged the metal in any way.

Dave

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