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    I notice in their parts pic they don't show a clutch disc with caged springs.

    FW Clutch is one if not THE best suppliers for clutch applications. I just thought this was odd.


    Bert's does show them...........

  • #2
    Wow, that is really strange for a place with a reputation like theirs!
    They certainly know better.
    Bert's and Bratton's both have the correct disc. The non-caged discs are pure junk and should be avoided


    • #3
      Snyders does not show a cage

      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        that was my understanding also. Reportedly when someone queried them last year, they said they had only had a couple of complaints.
        Let's see now, since you have to nearly disassemble the entire car to get at it, that might be a couple too many?


        • #5
          Fort Wayne’s is a Reman
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr


          • #6
            If you beat up a reaction carrier caged or not,replacing it with a caged one does not cure the root cause..improper pressure plate spring tension,finger adjustment and flywheel housing alignment all have an effect on the reaction carrier.I imagine Synders feels if you do the job right the uncaged ones are adequate.


            • #7
              The one i just received from them has caged springs.


              • tbirdtbird
                tbirdtbird commented
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                umm, Russ, from whom?

              • Russ/40
                Russ/40 commented
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                From Fort Wayne Clutch

            • #8
              Hi guys. I found this thread from February because I'm about to buy some clutch parts. After reading this thread and a few others like it, I have a couple of questions that I hope you can help me with.

              1. Are the caged-spring disks offered by a few vendors all basically the same? Are they all the same quality?

              2. Some vendors offer brand new pressure plates, and some offer rebuilt. What is your recommendation?



              • #9
                Sent them 520 lbs worth of pressure plates, clutch disks and u-joints cores on a trade deal. Received my share back last Monday. I am very pleased with them. Have 2 rebuilt pressure plates and one or two clutch disks I will be offering to sell soon. Learned something in the process. The Auburn and the Model A had nearly identical pressure plates. Seems one I had marked as one of the ones I wanted back as rebuilt is actually for an Auburn. Bolt pattern, spring pressure etc are the same. The only difference is the Auburn has notches in the center of the fingers. Will work on an A though. Here I thought I had sent them all Model A pressure plates. Rod
                "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


                • #10
                  Fort wayne has done a LOT of clutch work for us over the years, not one come back, they know there stuff and there quality is #1.


                  • Jeff/Illinois
                    Jeff/Illinois commented
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                    I've heard that from a lot of people. May need a clutch sometime for the '36 PU will definitely call them up.

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