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#11 Rawleigh99

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Try soaking it in a bucket of Evaporust.  That stuff really works to dissolve rust and doesn't hurt non ferrous metals or fibers.  It is also non toxic.  First non toxic thing I have tried that really worked!! :lol:
It is not cheap, but it is cheaper than all new fiber discs.  I buy it at Harbor Freight and use the 20% off coupons.

 

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#12 Mouintainlion

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

The electrolysis method of removing rust might work on large parts more cheaply but I never tried it.

#13 M Diesel

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

By nature the packs are so thick that not much will ever work deep inside the plates to the inner hub. Acids only touched the outer exposed surfaces when I tried that. Electrolysis should only affect the outer conducting surface as well, but we didn't test it. In my case it was the drums that had to be saved because new plates were available.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I used my press and pushed them apart on my TD20.

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Wish I had the same problem, everthing on my machine is worn out and falls apart! I would try a bit of gentle heating of the cover plate with an Oxy set, or a big blow torch if you don't have one. While heating it you might be able to use the 3 spring compressing set screw holes to work it apart. If that works and you can remove the disks, I would put the whole pack in the oven and cook it at about 150 degrees C for about 4 hours. Then tap it with a soft face hammer, repeat as required. Might work.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

i just took the one off my parts machine apart trying to salvage parts. i can't believe how rusted together it was. it almost seems like that clutch material holds moisture like cardboard and rusts everyting up. there was no pressing it apart. and no amount of soaking it would ever have gotten that machine steeering. the drum was allready cracked so i scored it with a cut off wheel and spit it with a hammer and chisel then pryed the discs out.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

This thread confirms why it is i stay away from the really cool older stuff with dry clutches. Guess there is a reason they don't make em like that anymore. Sure they do fine if used all the time but let em sit and you are screwed in short order. That said, keep up the good work and best of luck.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

i kinda feel that way lol, i get to grumbling about "why would they ever design it this way" then i relize it is like 60 years old and this may be the 1st time it has been serviced. where do you think that power shift cat is going to be in 60 years? i called the dealer for a new E-stick cylinder for my 87 426 cat and they told me that they discontinued parts because it is so "old". wow

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

P2170939.JPG P2170940.JPG P2170941.JPG I got the clutch open and all dics out and am now cleaning them. oldiron29



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

Wow, looks like you fared pretty well there.  Should be back together and good to go in no time.





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