Board index Flathead Power-Technical Questions, Answers, and Suggestions 45 Flatties clutch


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Post Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:30 am

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last Sunday, working on a friends 45 solo, adjusting the clutch, i noticed some differences from my 73 Servicar. on my trike, the plate that holds the clutch springs in place(i forget what it's called) is held in place by 3 nuts. these 3 nuts have cutouts in them that match to small ribs in the spring plate to hold the nuts from loosening. on the solo, there r no such ribs or cutouts. the solo is from 1941. what is supposed to hold them in place? lockwashers? or could this be a repop plate and needs to be replaced?



Post Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:23 am

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If you look at the spring retainer plate you will see a small slot next to the stud hole. From '41-'46 the nuts had a locking tab that located in the slot and was bent up to prevent the nut from loosening. it sounds like your friend is missing the tabs. They are available reproduction. Another method is to use nyloc nuts which will stay in position when adjusted. Or you can convert to the '47 and later set-up. Any of the above will prevent loss of adjustment and all will work.

Post Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:24 am

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thanx for the breakdown. learnin' more about these beasts everyday.

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