Clutch arm suggestions?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by scokes, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. scokes

    scokes Member

    Have been putting it off, but need to repair this problem. Any suggestions on how to get the clutch arm screw from the end of the clutch arm when the head is broken off flush at the end of the arm. Thought about using left hand drill bit to try to unscrew the bolt, but haven't tried yet.

    Here are my plans for the weekend, unless someone else has a better idea.

    1 - Hacksaw the end off, slightly to the inside of the clutch cable.
    2 - Drill a new hole thru the arm.
    3 - Have a smoke and drink.:whistling:
    4 - Cut the broken arm piece from the cable with any means necessary.
    5 - Reassemble

    Sound okay?

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Relocating the hole will increase the effort required to operate the clutch, and at the same time increase the total amount of internal clutch pushrod movement.
    All in all it should not hurt a thing.
    A left hand drill bit would probibly get the screw out too.
  3. scokes

    scokes Member

    True, I work in a place with every drill bit imaginable at my disposal, but the smallest LH bit is 1/8. I need at least 1/16 or smaller. That's why I just make use of what I have around me. I'll give it a go this weekend and keep everyone posted on the ride afterwards.
  4. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    If you cant get that fixed like you want it..check out Creative Engineering for the parts you need..small shop American machinist..