Was LUCKY to score a perfect NOS clutch without a front cover and the spring.As fickle as I've read these to be, I think it should be balanced.
I must have the stock Hex because I'm retrofitting an NOS start kit.
I have another (from a 340 Jag) that I can use the front cover from.
Neither the front (from the Jag) or the stationary sheave (of the brand new NOS) has any material removed from them.
The OE Hex that I took off has TERRIBLE lateral wear in the spider & the moveable twists slightly on the shaft. Good I found an Nos, eh?
So methinks that this is typical wear for an abused, non balanced clutch.
What is the STD spring for the 79 5000 Pantera (green ??).
And what are the three square head bolts (set screws?) on the spider for
?.... To center the spider on the shaft
To center the rollers on the ramps ?? - How tight they be ?
So, thinking on putting it all together, lubin' the hell out of it with graphite spray, installing the starter gear & shipping out to a reputable shop.
Should I change the PTO crank gasket while I'm at it ?? And the cover too? or just the gasket?
Sooo anxious to see how much snot this bad girl had in '79 !!!