Model 70 engine clutch

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Model 70 engine clutch

Tom Kelley Gentlemen

My 1954 model 70 has a clutch problem. Anytime that the clutch is fully disengaged, as in an emergency stop when the operator might push the clutch lever all the way forward, the clutch becomes fully engaged. This is a very dangerous situation as I almost ran over myself once, while backing into a spreader, and another time my neighbor while we were pulling fence posts.

A friend told me that the dogs in the clutch may be worn to the point that when the lever is pushed hard forward, the dogs twist enough to compress the clutch.

I have removed the pulley from the tractor and found that I now need to pull the drive gear before I can even remove the oil seal and access the dogs.

Thought I might want another opinion before I get any more involved. What do you think?

Mike Willhite Safety first.
Never work on the clutch with the tractor running.
On the part that holds the clutch pad, there is a bolt with a nut on it.
Loosen off on the jam nut and back the bolt out about a round. Retighten the jamb nut.
The rod that connects you clutch lever to the clutch mechanism may need adjusting, (longer -shorter, trial and error), it's been a while since I had to work on one.
I believe your problem is all in the outside adjustment and is not internal.
Good luck and I hope you get it fixed.

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