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1924 Flint Clutch to Tranmission Coupling Pictures

Hi All....

These are the pictures from Dave Webster's Flint post.

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Where Are You From? Hookstown, Pennsylvania

Do You own a car built by Durant? 17 Durant & Star cars & a Durant Dort buggy (one horse power)

Re: 1924 Flint Clutch to Tranmission Coupling Pictures

I wonder if a Lovejoy connector would fill this need??? Does anyone know anything about these. I understood that they where used on electric motor drives.

Where Are You From? Whitby, ON

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 1924 Flint Clutch to Tranmission Coupling Pictures

I think we will place one coupling half on a flat surface:
Place the center spacer on top
Place a 3 1/8” ID x ¼” “O” ring on the coupling half
Place the outside ring on top of the “O” ring
Fill the cavities with mixed urethane resin with 60-70 durometer
Place another “O” ring on the second coupling half
Place the second coupling half on the center spacer
Place the center bolt, washers and nut
We will hope to get a good bond to all of the inside surfaces, no release agent
There is some shrinkage with urethane and we may use a rubber washer on the
center spacer so we can compress the coupling with the center bolt
after the resin sets
We will use a bond breaker on the outside surfaces
to make it easier to remove the overfill material
material cost about $40.00
What do you think

Where Are You From? Cerritos CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D63 4 dr

Re: 1924 Flint Clutch to Tranmission Coupling Pictures

My thoughts Is the rubber to be bonded to the metal If not why not cut the pices of rubber to size then bolt the whole thing together , I have never seen one of these so this is just the impression I get from the pictures.
Ken

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 1924 Flint Clutch to Tranmission Coupling Pictures

I think the rubber spider was molded to the outside ring. The ring would float between the coupling halves and chatter if it wasn't bonded or compressed, there is about 1/4" space between the coupling halves and ring. We could put a release agent on the coupling halves and only bond to the ring. The drive lugs are tapered and have a thin cross section in the center, the rubber I cut with a band saw broke with hand pressure because of the jagged edges

Where Are You From? Cerritos CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D63 4 dr

 

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