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Old 04-09-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Got a Voyager 50 and need to install a new clutch lining, which I have never done before. Does this thing glue in? If so, with what? It seems to be about a mm too long. Do I need to trim a little off? Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Yes, glue the liner in with SLOW CURE JB weld. Trim the end until it fits with just a slight amount of preload to hold it in the bell. Wrap your clutch OD with a single layer of electrical tape (do NOT overlap the ends of the tape), press the clutch fully into the bell into the bell, and let it cure overnight. I'm hoping for your sake that the thickness of the JR liner is set so that after pulling the tape, the gap will be reasonable. If you can't get the clutch up in the bell with any tape on, wipe away the excess clutch and inset the bare clutch. When it's dry, you'll have to hunt down someone with a lathe to turn the ID of the bell down so that its total diameter is about 12'ish thou more than the OD of your clutch.

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:20 AM   #3
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When I glue in a new liner I use JB Weld. Dont use Epoxy as it will spin out of there. I wrap about 3 or 4 layers of black electrical tape around the clutch, smear JB on the liner and stick it in there and then jam the clutch in there and let it dry overnight. Make sure you clean the bell out after you took the old liner out though or else the JB wont hold to good. Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:22 AM   #4
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Hmm he said 1 i said 3-4. Try two and if it grabs then hold the head and rev it up and it will wear in. :wink:
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Old 04-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #5
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You can mic a piece of the tape. Whatever thickness or group thereof which gaps the clutch at 6 thou or a touch wider will be fine. By nature and design, using tape to set a clutch gap is a touch hit or miss, esp if you're really after the ideal engagement just above a slow idle.

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Old 04-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Just did as you said and I will have to see how it went when she spools up the first time.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:44 PM   #7
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FOr what it is worth I use epoxy and so do the Many of the major manufacturers. If you use JB weld you have to cut it out with a lathe to replace it. If you get it hot enough to make the epoxy fail you needed to replace it anyway. BTW I am reffering to a 30/50 class ship. I have not done a 90 but I would consider using JB Weld if I did.
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Ya I reccomend JB Wel for anything over a 30 but it might be ok to run Epoxy in a 50. A 90 will spin the liner out IMO.
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Old 04-12-2005, 02:05 PM   #9
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Did your stock evo liner spin?

That was originally glued in with epoxy.

I know I cooked mine on a hot start and what was left of it was still glued in.
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Old 04-12-2005, 02:24 PM   #10
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No I never had mine spin out but with the power of the 50 engines nowdays I would just use JB Weld to be sure.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:59 PM   #11
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Too Late! Already did it with JB weld. :mrgreen: If it was to happed again I would probably want to replace the bell anyway. Thats a $50 part on this machine.
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