[V8] Clutch disc confusion

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Tue Oct 17 21:31:09 EDT 2006

I would never trust the illustration to look exactly like it's supposed
to, they seem to recycle them quite a bit in the various Bentleys.  I
recall coming across several illustrations in the later 200 Bentley which
used generic illustrations from the earlier 5KS manual, of course the
illustrations weren't even close to what the text was describing nor the
components of the car.  Same thing can be found in the ETKA, many of
those illustrations are recycled, and usually a part that isn't present
on the model you're looking for will come up as NA when highlighted.

I believe the "spring cage" refers to the cage itself, the part that is
higher on one side and holds the large torsion springs.  Higher cage side
always goes towards pressure plate, irregardless of the smaller chatter
springs or widgets (don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain.)
;-)   So http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/68746052 gets my

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Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> writes:
> Mr. Bentley's drawings of how the clutch/pressure plate relate look 
> like 
> the side of the disc in the pix at 
> http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/68746052 goes toward the 
> pressure plate (namely, the drawings on page 30.9 and 30.7) But the 
> accompanying text says "Spring cage faces pressure plate". So, if 
> you look 
> at the next photo 
> http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/68746480 
> there is a spriing cage with little yellow springs. Is that supposed 
> to 
> face the pressure plate?????


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