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decent quality clutches

Postby dalebrignall » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:55 pm

not that i need one, but looking at the all the parts suppliers they all seem to have borg and beak which is now a chinease copy and the springs in them are rubbish ,does anyone know where we can get hold of a decent clutch kit

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Re: decent quality clutches

Postby philthehill » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:46 pm

In my experience the pressure of the pressure plate springs remain fairly constant - it is the actual pressure face plate that wears.
The actual pressure face plate may have very little wear but the amount of wear will be dependent upon how the clutch is operated
My suggestion is to obtain/use a decent used original pressure plate.

The driven plate is a bit more of a problem and all I can suggest is look for an original NOS item.

If you can find one use a upgraded competition or heavy duty driven plate will be more than suitable.

Here is a heavy duty clutch for a 948cc Minor ... rk:32:pf:0

Lots of vehicles use the same clutch as the 948cc and 1098cc Minor and can be used instead i.e. Triumph Spitfire and Reliant.

Here is an alternative but not cheap: ... rk:41:pf:0

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Re: decent quality clutches

Postby Nickol » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:47 pm

If you do a search for "AP clutches" there are a number of leads to follow.
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