Primary / Clutch Advice

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by BrianInAriz, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. BrianInAriz

    BrianInAriz New Member

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    Just received a 1980 XLS that needs work. One of the primary repair jobs is replacing the clutch. After removing the primary cover and removing the disks/plates, I discovered that the drum and sprockets are quite rusty (appears to be surface type rust, however it is not just a thin film). The chain and tensioner appear to be ok, as do the teeth on the drives.

    Should I replace the drum and sprocket, or is it acceptable to just clean them up (wire wheel, non-abrasive blasting, etc.)?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You should be able to media blast it with something on the order of walnut shell blast and clean it up.
     
  3. BrianInAriz

    BrianInAriz New Member

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    Awesome. That's what I was hoping for. Thanks...