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voxnut
09-17-2016, 06:34 PM
Howdy,

Awhile back I was trying to sort out some weird gear grinding issues in my '61 Lark VIII Regal wagon, and I came to discover that the cup portion of the clutch operating shaft support bracket - the portion that the ball stud bolts to- was torn and affecting how the clutch shaft pivots. It cured the problem for a few months, but I noticed it creeping back, so I'm guessing it is tearing again. It doesn't seems to be available new, so I'm hoping some one here has one in good shape they would be willing to sell. I'm attaching a photo scan from the parts book, and I've circled the part I'm looking for in red.

Thanks!
Dean

58489

rkapteyn
09-17-2016, 07:13 PM
Since you have a parts manual , please post the part number.
Most vendors stock their parts by part numbers.

voxnut
09-17-2016, 08:14 PM
Since you have a parts manual , please post the part number.
Most vendors stock their parts by part numbers.

The part number is 1552540

Thanks,
Dean

StudeRich
09-17-2016, 09:55 PM
Attention Fabricator Types:

There is a pretty Large need for the portion that breaks on these, if someone would make the flexible little square Plate of Spring Sheet Steel, these NLA Bracket Assemblies can easily be repaired! ;) ;)

There are VERY FEW, if Any of these much needed 1552540 Bracket Assemblies Left, because probably one of the largest Groups of Studes. on the Road today, fall into the '61 to '64 V8 Lark and Lark Type Range.

Definitely DO NOT throw these used, broken, Brackets away!

voxnut
09-17-2016, 10:46 PM
I'm wondering if I can have a friend machine a cup and repair the bracket that way. Drill out the rivets, and then replace the torn cup with the machined version using machine screws.

rkapteyn
09-18-2016, 06:26 AM
This bracket was also used on Avanti's
There are different versions of the same bracket with the same flexible mounting strap for the pivot ball and the bell wit the 4 rivets.
If you can locate an other version and remove the rivets and you can use small screws with locktite to replace your broken one.
The flex plate ,bell and pivot seem to be the same through the years.



http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?11776-Avanti-Clutch-Linkage-Issue.

Robert Kapteyn

Bob Langer
09-18-2016, 09:35 AM
I'm wondering if I can have a friend machine a cup and repair the bracket that way. Drill out the rivets, and then replace the torn cup with the machined version using machine screws.

This may help you.

http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/sbca96/clutch/sbca96xsdc47469.html

gordr
09-18-2016, 11:19 AM
I have a '61 V8 Lark chassis here, and I think that part is good, as I used that chassis as an engine test bed, and drove it around the yard. If you are stuck, send me a PM, and I could throw it in the mail.

voxnut
09-18-2016, 12:53 PM
Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond! Hopefully I can secure the one from Gord for the short term and enact the fix Bob posted on the original one that is in the car as a long term solution. I unfortunately don't have a garage to work in, so I pretty much have to do jobs I can wrap up in one day. I don't want to leave the car on jack stands in the driveway overnight, and swapping one in will give me the time to work on the broken one and keep it waiting for the next time I need one.

Dean

Skybolt
09-18-2016, 04:08 PM
Aa I have not had any problems with this item yet I will secure a few, or make some new ones, for the future. No need to wait until I'm left stranded.

Len

StudeRich
09-18-2016, 05:04 PM
The STRONGER the Pressure Plate P.S.I. the sooner this will happen, but you do not want an Avanti, Super Lark/Hawk or H.D. Truck to have a lighter P/P so just keep it packed Full of grease and check it now and then.

A 170 6 Cyl. may go a Million miles on the First one! :D

altair
09-19-2016, 05:19 PM
If you are unsuccessful in your quest, I have an assembly from a 63 for the cost of mailing. David5856958570

voxnut
09-19-2016, 06:25 PM
If you are unsuccessful in your quest, I have an assembly from a 63 for the cost of mailing. David5856958570

Thanks! I appreciate it!

jackb
09-20-2016, 10:08 AM
I've got a couple used ones too........

voxnut
09-26-2016, 02:05 PM
I've got a couple used ones too........

Thanks so much!