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clutch pressure plate

Can the pressure plate from a borg and beck clutch be skimmed to improve the contact area .
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from sunny Brittany

Location: France

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Personally I would not do such a thing. It is not necessary.
Safer not to.
Why tempt providence ?

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Re: clutch pressure plate

Well the plate has quite a few ridges on the face, I think maybe its been down to the rivets at some time.As I have only just aquired the car and am new to Austin 7's I am not sure what is acceptable on the pressure plate.
ken

Location: France

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Can you post a picture ?

If you really think it is terrible what about acquiring another ?

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Here is a photo  photo IMG_0280_zpsinblfmeh.jpg

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Hi Ken,
link doesn't seem to go anywhere? - you could try attaching photo to the message following Ruairidh's instructions towards top of index list.
Steve V.

Location: Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Hi .I followed the instructions for posting a photo and the photo appears on my post, don't you see it then?
ken

Location: France

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Quote: Ken Dart
Hi .I followed the instructions for posting a photo and the photo appears on my post, don't you see it then?
ken


Your picture is perfectly visible to me Ken. Stephen's problem would appear to be at his end?

Ian Mc.

Location: Shropshire

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Seems to be a browser issue Ian

Steve V.

Location: Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Re: clutch pressure plate

HI KEN,
What does flywheel face look like I would expect it to have similar marks can you put up a photo.

Colin

Location: TINOPAI NZ

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Hi yes the flywheel face is discolored as you can see from the photo, but not scored and I think is servicable
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 photo IMG_0261_zpsnk7w71m1.jpg
ken

Location: France

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Hi Ken, That looks fine, but I would Skim the pressure plate.
there are a couple of things to watch
If being done in a lath you will probably need to take at least a 10th cut first up as the surface will have hardened and you need to get underthat in one go it will only be necessary to take out about 85% of the marks.
This will not have any detrimental Effect on the Plate,
And as you are rebuilding the Engine that is the way to go

good Luck Colin

Location: TINOPAI NZ

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Hi Colin .I am thinking the same, I have a boxford lathe with a 9"swing so it will fit.Thanks for your advice.
ken

Location: France

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Re: clutch pressure plate

I agree with Colin, facing it off seems the correct solution.

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