40mopar

WANTED: Clutch for 1938 Pontiac

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On 11/4/2016 at 5:20 PM, 46 woodie said:

Did you try Kanters, 800-526-1096, they have it listed in their catalog?

Kanters is what started this mess.

 

I ordered the clutch and throwout bearing from them.  A few days later I got a call saying this was an "exchange only" item.  That is, you send them your clutch and they rebuild.  So, we tore down the car and sent them the clutch and throwout bearing.  A few days later I got a cal saying that the throwout bearing was not rebuildable.  For an extra $75 they would send a replacement.

 

I paid the extra money and got the bearing, but no word on the clutch.

 

TEN WEEKS later, after several calls and emails from me requesting the status, I got a response....they were unable to rebuild the clutch!  They claim it took so long because they were trying to find a replacement.

 

Whatever.  I'm dead in the water.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Grumpy's Auto Shop said:

If I'm not mistaken you can source this as being for the same vintage Chevy Master.

Thanks Grumpy.  I'll look into that.

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I don't know about your T/O bearing, but this guy can rebuild the clutch disk and pressure plate. 

Clutch Doctor (Trevor) 40167 Flink Av North Branch MN 55056-5223 651-674-4175 Clutch disk & pressure plate

He does all of my Auburn stuff. 

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Ditto on Clutch Doctor!

You will NOT find a better place with a faster turn-around at the best prices ever!

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20 hours ago, Grumpy's Auto Shop said:

If I'm not mistaken you can source this as being for the same vintage Chevy Master.

  And probably Buick. In which case, the Jeep  Cherokee of the mid '90s works.

 

  Ben 

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On 11/7/2016 at 1:53 AM, cahartley said:

Ditto on Clutch Doctor!

You will NOT find a better place with a faster turn-around at the best prices ever!

Many thanks to you and "curti".

 

I went with the Clutch Doctor and he was great.  Called me the day after he received my clutch.  Gave a complete explanation of what he thought should be done and a cost estimate.

Had the repaired clutch plate back to me in four days!

 

This is the same clutch that Kanter said couldn't be repaired.

 

Believe me, I'll NEVER patronize Kanter again.

 

Again, thanks for the info. 

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2 hours ago, 40mopar said:

Many thanks to you and "curti".

 

I went with the Clutch Doctor and he was great.  Called me the day after he received my clutch.  Gave a complete explanation of what he thought should be done and a cost estimate.

Had the repaired clutch plate back to me in four days!

 

This is the same clutch that Kanter said couldn't be repaired.

 

Believe me, I'll NEVER patronize Kanter again.

 

Again, thanks for the info. 

 

"Can't be repaired" is the unfortunate answer which must be given by a person lacking the necessary tools and talent to fulfill the request.

 

'You need a motor' is a simpler answer than 'the wrist pin on cylinder 3 is worn', and at the end of the day, the financial results are the same, or worse.

 

So, don't be hatin' on Kanter.  They are good at what they do.
You asked them for something they DON'T.

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So why did Kanter agree to rebuild the clutch in the first place if they don't rebuild clutches?

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