DONT KNOW WHAT TO BUY! cluch locking up!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jakeriley1616, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. jakeriley1616

    jakeriley1616 New Member

    hello i need some help. last summer my head melted and the piston wore through the sleeve on the jug, i am buying a new jug and piston and head and dont know if it would help if i bought a high comp. head.... do the add any power? and last year every once and a while my clutch would lock up. do i need new cluch pads? im not sure.. im new to this so i hope you guys can help me out

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Jake...First, I would have worn a hat so my head did not melt...second, I hope you did not lose too much hooch when your jug melted. Seriously, it sounds like you were running way rich a mixture of fuel, and way too hot of a plug. I would go back to a standard top-end (Jug, Head, Plug, Studs, Piston and linkage-bearings, etc.) It sounds like you were trying to run a one-lung John Deere lawn tractor like a Shelby-Mustang. If anyone else has other ideas, pipe up...this is a serious problem.