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05-17-2018 03:53 PM  89 days agoPost 1
tonyd12

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need new clutch liner material for spectra. Any idea what and where to get it. Thanks

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05-17-2018 04:58 PM  88 days agoPost 2
RM3

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belive it or not, but the clutch liner material often used is actually a type of gasket material... usually a fiber or paper mixed with rubber type.

McMaster Carr even has an assortment pack you can try, then you can get different effects like grabby hard gripping for performance or smooth scale applications..

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-17-2018 04:58 PM  88 days agoPost 3
BeltFedBrowning

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05-17-2018 05:00 PM  88 days agoPost 4
RM3

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good find beltfed!

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-17-2018 08:47 PM  88 days agoPost 5
JuanRodriguez

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I’ve used Garlock 3000 gasket material to custom make clutch liners for years .... they come out oversized which is what the doctor ordered..... turning it down to size on a lathe and it comes out to a perfect fit ......

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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05-17-2018 09:02 PM  88 days agoPost 6
BeltFedBrowning

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I used to buy the Garlock material from Ron's

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05-17-2018 09:19 PM  88 days agoPost 7
JuanRodriguez

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We got it free from one of our friends who was in the oil distribution business..... he had an account who used the material in their industry....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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05-17-2018 09:53 PM  88 days agoPost 8
BeltFedBrowning

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What thickness are you starting out with? I have thought about trying some 3/32"

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05-17-2018 11:13 PM  88 days agoPost 9
JuanRodriguez

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I always measured the ID of the clutch bell once the liner was glued in place to determine how much material to machine away for proper clearance....

I’ll have to find where I stored my remaining stock to give you a thickness of what I have ....

3/32 is probably
close to what I have....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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05-18-2018 03:18 AM  88 days agoPost 10
helitom

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JuanRodriguez
gasket material to custom make clutch liners for years .... they come out oversized which is what the doctor ordered..... turning it down to size on a lathe and it comes out to a perfect fit ......
Plus one to what Juan said, I've also been doing that for years (even when the heli manufacturers were still in business) and you get a perfect clutch fit every time.

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

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05-18-2018 02:37 PM  88 days agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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I’ll have to find where I stored my remaining stock to give you a thickness of what I have ....

3/32 is probably
close to what I have....
Found my stash.....

Some pieces measure 1.73 mm and the others 1.53 mm

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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05-18-2018 04:55 PM  87 days agoPost 12
BeltFedBrowning

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Thanks!

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05-18-2018 05:17 PM  87 days agoPost 13
tonyd12

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thanks to all tony

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05-18-2018 05:39 PM  87 days agoPost 14
wjvail

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Garlock. I have both the 1/16 and 1/8". The 1/8" is too thick and doesn't bend well enough. You have to sand it thinner for it to work well. 1/16" might be too thin but you can use 2 layers.

https://www.amazon.com/Garlock-Blue...eywords=garlock

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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05-18-2018 07:24 PM  87 days agoPost 15
BeltFedBrowning

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thats why I thought 3/32" was the one to use. I am going to find some.

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05-19-2018 02:54 AM  87 days agoPost 16
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BeltFedBrowning
thats why I thought 3/32" was the one to use. I am going to find some.
Please share if you do. I've only seen Garlock in prices in I can live with in 1/16" and 1/8".

If the truth is told, I don't find it incontinent to machine off 1/2 an old liner and glue the new one over it. Also, as tough as Garlock seems to be as a clutch liner, it is pretty easy to cut and sand before it's installed. It's not too big a job to thin the 1/8" stuff so it'll conform to the clutch bell.

Lastly, there are a ton of other materials out there I'd like to try - some of them in 3/32. Problem is, once I get a clutch glued up and just right, I'll be damned if I'm going to cut it out to try a new material. https://www.amazon.com/Equalseal-Ar...=3%2F32+garlock

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05-19-2018 02:32 PM  87 days agoPost 17
JuanRodriguez

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We used to machine out the brand new liner so that we could install the garlock material and get the proper clearance to start.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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