New clutch disc with old pressure plate? - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 04, 2:53 PM Thread Starter
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This is probably a really ignorant question but, here goes.

I'm about ready to reinstall the rebuilt 350 back in Amyes Z28.

I am absolutly broke at the moment and cannot afford a new clutch P/P assm'by but I hate to put the old unit back in with 107k miles on it.

Is there any benifit to putting a new disc in with the old P/P or should I just put the old unit back in until I can afford to replace it?

It was working fine before the engine rebuild.

The flywheel has been resurfaced.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 04, 4:06 PM
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I am no expert, but I would think you could reuse the pressure plate with a new disc, provided you take a good look at the PP surface for any anomolies (crackes, shiny spots, grooves, etc). If it looks pretty good, you could dress up the surface lightly by hand with some emory clothe, and be sure to clean it thoroughly... Also check to see if any otthe springs are broken, etc...

As for the disc, if you need to reuse the old one, also inspect it carefully (hub splines and springs, etc). Make sure the rivets are well down within the lining. If the rivets are close to the surface, I'd definitely replace it...

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 04, 3:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx Tony,

I think I will just hold off on putting the engine back in for a couple of weeks until I can spring for the new clutch kit.

I hope the moly lube will hang onto the cam lobes that long.

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