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clutch return spring

mikeysly
mikeysly


Number of posts : 284
Location : Durango and front range CO and Delaware valley
Registration date : 2012-05-29

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Post by mikeysly Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:19 pm

Donivan! Love the previous linkage photo. Following up on my recent linkage repair, wanted to install clutch return spring which my sec. gen. has never had. Only problem is i can only find a spring 17.5 inches long. Seems i need one about 22 inch long give or take. Anyone know where i can get a spring that long besides getting a screen door spring or something? Thanks
Nightmoves
Nightmoves


Number of posts : 2214
Location : Old Hickory Tenn.
Age : 62
Registration date : 2008-11-17

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Post by Nightmoves Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:07 pm

Mikey...I say just a local parts house,O'Reiley,napa,advanced.Look around those racks that misc. bs on them,like Help parts.Or...just ask counter guy to look at springs.If they start the 'year,make,model,and do you have a/c?' ,walk away.They Haven't a clue.
mikeysly
mikeysly


Number of posts : 284
Location : Durango and front range CO and Delaware valley
Registration date : 2012-05-29

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Post by mikeysly Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Thanks but the usual suspects are comin' up dry. I'll keep lookin' though. Any online resources anyone knows of?
donivan65
donivan65
Governor
Governor


Number of posts : 12133
Location : San Diego, California
Registration date : 2008-05-12

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Post by donivan65 Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Ain't no law says that it has to be ALL spring,,,,,tie a coat hanger or piece of chain to a shorter spring to make it reach,,,,,,


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donivan65
donivan65
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Governor


Number of posts : 12133
Location : San Diego, California
Registration date : 2008-05-12

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Post by donivan65 Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:16 pm

I have got 3 springs on my clutch,,,,pedal to front bumper,,,,,,clutch fork to crossmember,,,,,cross shaft to crossmember,,,,,,
mikeysly
mikeysly


Number of posts : 284
Location : Durango and front range CO and Delaware valley
Registration date : 2012-05-29

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Post by mikeysly Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:17 am

O.K. Thanks!
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ChevyVanMan1


Number of posts : 425
Location : Your Nation's Capital
Registration date : 2009-07-19

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Post by ChevyVanMan1 Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:11 am

The "HELP" section in most of the chain auto stores have bags of springs, long, medium and short. About 5 springs per bag for about 5 bucks. Good to have the large and mediums as spares and I've found the long ones long enough to do that clutch spring. One side is pre-bent allowing pretty install with pliers and wire cutters. I have both bags on my dash for emergency.

Good luck.

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