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psycoe58

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 7
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Does anyone know of a tool or trick to help in changing the clutch springs on the Titan Premier used on the World Formula? We overheated our clutch and broke a spring, but can't figure out how to install the new set of springs...There has to be a better way than needle nose vise-grips and a screwdriver(?)

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks

Mike
psycoe58

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 7
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Judging by the amount of views but no reply to my question I'm guessing no one has found a good way to change the springs on the Titan. I finally succeeded here's how: Read somewhere to use a D-cell Maglite flashlight, which I tried but couldn't force the shoe/spring assembly over easily. I then cut two 3/4" x 7" x 12" pieces of plywood and drilled a 2 1/2" hole in the center of one. Next sat the blank piece on the floor and stood Maglite on top of it; slipped assembled shoes and springs over Maglite; then put the plywood with the hole over the Maglite making a "sandwich" with the clutch in the center; rolled shop stool over to assembly; put both my feet on either side of plywood and simply stood-up. Lastly, aligned the hub under the Maglite with the shoes and springs and stood up again. Viola! Shoes with new springs installed on hub...

Mike 
BriggsRacing1

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 188
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Mike, I think my alert for your post must have vanished in our company's transition to a Google interface?  I won't say it's an easy change as you found out and I'm glad you were successful.  There was a video by either Targert Distributing or Noram on how to do it on Youtube. I do remember it was dated, the person in it was wearing bell bottoms and kept flashing a peace sign so I don't know if it's still there or not?

Personally I do something similar, clipping the springs in place, finding something that has enough ID to stretch the springs and work one set in place and gently use a large screw driver to leverage the final shoes in place. Right afterwards I enjoy a cold beer and wipe the sweat from my brow. [smile]
 
Thanks for following up and sharing! 
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