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Clutch pushrod for my 38UL #2446-38

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:03 am

Posts: 25
Location: Denmark
Hi,

I'm searching for a original NOS 1938 clutch pushrod for my
Harley 38UL. Hope some one here can help me.

#2446-38 Clutch pushrod 1938

Thanks
HD_handshifter

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:55 am
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http://www.nosparts.com/cgi-bin/dbsql/d ... ool_op=AND

Type the part number in the search block if the link doesn't take you directly to it. Pa

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:03 am

Posts: 25
Location: Denmark
To Pa,

Well, I have tryed NOSParts, and I have also contacted them, but they don't have it. I'm searching for a NOS or
a used one if anyone here have one in stock.

Thanks for the help.

Best regards
HD_handshifter

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:30 am

Posts: 2688
Location: Los Angeles, CA
HD_Handshifter wrote:
Hi,

I'm searching for a original NOS 1938 clutch pushrod for my
Harley 38UL. Hope some one here can help me.

#2446-38 Clutch pushrod 1938

Thanks
HD_handshifter



Why not use the new throwout bearing set up with the wafer bearing and fan? This fits the later Knuck and Pan pushrods and fits into your '38 kicker cover. V-Twin part number 18-3203 page 512 of 2008 catalogue.

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:48 am

Posts: 25
Location: Denmark
Few important notes about using this push rod kit:

The finger that pushes against the bearing must be modified so it clears the retaining
clip on the end of the pushrod. You can not use the late style finger that already has
the clearance because it will not fit inside your cover (1936-1938 only).
Also, you have to check if the mainshaft has a bushing that supports the pushrod
(keeps the pushrod centered).
If it is not installed you can probably push it in (without disassembling the transmission).

Therefore I prefer the correct 2446-38 one.

Thanks
HD_handshifter

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:15 am

Posts: 2688
Location: Los Angeles, CA
HD_Handshifter wrote:
Few important notes about using this push rod kit:

The finger that pushes against the bearing must be modified so it clears the retaining
clip on the end of the pushrod. You can not use the late style finger that already has
the clearance because it will not fit inside your cover (1936-1938 only).
Also, you have to check if the mainshaft has a bushing that supports the pushrod
(keeps the pushrod centered).
If it is not installed you can probably push it in (without disassembling the transmission).

Therefore I prefer the correct 2446-38 one.

Thanks
HD_handshifter



Well, You are incorrect as the kit includes a new slotted finger that is made to work with the wafer bearing. I use these in all my restorations reguardless of year.

Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:43 pm

Posts: 25
Location: Denmark
Chris,

Okay, I'll try that. Many thanks for the great help.

Best Regards
HD_handshifter


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