Kicker gear ramp wear

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Kicker gear ramp wear


Post by DanM » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Description: I took the cover off and found the ramps to be damaged-dented

Post by DanM on Apr 1, 2004, 8:18pm

I have only a few hundred miles on a kicker gear, clutch gear replacement I did on a '64 FL 4 speed. I took the cover off and found the ramps to be damaged-dented, probably more than the old gear I replaced. Is there something I might have overlooked? If I recall I set the clutch gear a distance from the trans housing- is there anything else I should look at?


Post by Cotten on Apr 2, 2004, 3:23am

Please explain:

"I set the clutch gear a distance from the trans housing"

Post by kell on Apr 2, 2004, 4:57am

Page 280 of the Clymer panhead manual:
"Tighten the starter clutch nut until the top of the starter clutch is 5/8 in. above the transmission housing gasket surface."
That what you mean?

Post by Mbskeam on Apr 2, 2004, 6:33am

Is this part a made buy our litlle yellow friends, from across the big pond. then this might exsplane your prob. had the same thing from V-TWINGE.!!! MBSKEAM these parts are not heat treated right.

Post by Cotten on Apr 2, 2004, 1:32pm

I suspect that Uncle Floyd is turning over in his grave, again.

Can anyone find anything similar to the Clymer passage in a real manual?
(My books are at the shop, where the internet ain't allowed to go.)

"....above the transmission housing gasket surface" doesn't even make sense to me, since the shaft is horizontal. It seems likely that the taper may easily be overtorqued by trying to accomplish a typographical error.

Post by Jonderson on Apr 2, 2004, 2:34pm

HD Manual reads:

"Be careful not to draw down (starter clutch) nut too tight. Don't go beyond a point where top of starter clutch is less than 5/8 in. above edge of gear box."
Any tighter than that and you could crack the clutch.
What all did you replace when you rebuilt? Hopefully more than just the gears, yes?

Post by DanM on Apr 2, 2004, 8:49pm

Hello. I only replaced all the parts associated with the kicker- gears, bushing, throwout finger, spring. Yes- the 5/8 dimension is the setting I refered to.
I'm thinking if that setting is wrong, and the gear is ourward, then it doesn't allow the kicker gear ramps to come free??
Or I suppose the ramps could be soft.....I got the part from Old dude- didn't come with any tags or marks- but I don't think it was HD either...........

Thanks for the help.

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