Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

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Im in the process of figuring out my options to do a repower for my fire truck. I decided to separate the engine and transmission to ger bellhousing measurements. This is the clutch I found. I haven't seen a clutch with 8 separate disks before, have you?  The clutch is a fuller RU16 which is the same model as the transmission. It's size 9 according to the build sheets I have on the truck

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Looks just like a multi disc clutch that were used in many vehicles.  If I were doing a repower again I would do the complete engine and transmission.  Much easier to find a complete matched unit.

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Similar to the '28 Model A Ford before they changed to a single disc.  The "A" has four or five discs, not exactly sure how many.

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Yes, check the FORD BARN Forum for info on the Model A multi disk clutch. There are several ways to rebuild them, some people use Harley Davidson disks in the overhaul. Bob 

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I  thought the 1928 Model A was the only  Model A that used that multi disk clutch.  ??

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Here is a 1926-'27 Cadillac clutch. Make it simple, and take Tinindian's advice. These multiple plate clutch packs, particularly without a clutch brake, are a bit of a pain to drive. And an even bigger pain to custom mate up where none have been before.   -   Carl 

 

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 I have a 56 Ford F750 fire truck that had a 302 Y block in it with overdrive.

 I installed a Ford 460 out of a E350 camper with an auto trans.

 Older campers are very inexpensive to buy and many have very low milage. I even got mine for free as the unit had extensive water damage due to a leaking roof.

 Plenty of power, my only regret is that I did not use an overdrive trans.

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We just sent a similar multi disc clutch from an ALF to Fort Wayne Clutch for relining.

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Thanks to you all for the info. I didn't think this type of clutch was that common back then but does make sense since engines of the time were inline. Generally inlines are good torque makers. Mike

 

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