Re: Automatic transmission.. centrifugal clutch

Fred /
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It is not a "catch"... it is just like the brake shoes in a drum brake.

The clutch shoes are flung out by centrifugal force against the force of springs holding them back... the stronger the springs the higher RPM it takes to fling them outwards and engage the outer drum.

That is called "clutch tuning" by the snowmobilers.

Snowmobile drag racers use stronger springs so the clutch doesn't engage till the engine is at almost maximum RPM... and they... BLAST... out of the hole.

Trail machines engage at much lower RPM because they use weaker springs.

And I would like to hear your definition of a "starting clutch" as you call it.

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  Ron BrownTopic by: Rick Rick 05/05/01 02:06AM
  Re: In 2 wordsRe: Jim C. Jim C. 05/05/01 02:08AM
  Re: In 2 wordsRe: Rick Rick 05/05/01 02:21AM
  Re: Ron BrownRe: Rick Rick 05/05/01 02:22AM
  Re: Ron BrownRe: miguel miguel 05/05/01 02:35AM
  Re: Ron BrownRe: Rick Rick 05/05/01 02:48AM
  Automatic transmission.. centrifugal clutchRe: Fred Fred 05/05/01 02:43AM
  Re: Automatic transmission.. centrifugal clutchRe: Rick Rick 05/05/01 03:00AM
  Re: Automatic transmission.. centrifugal clutchRe: miguel miguel 05/05/01 03:05AM
  Re: Automatic transmission.. centrifugal clutchRe: Fred Fred 05/05/01 03:10AM
  Re: Ron BrownRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/05/01 11:49AM
  we doan need no steeenking clutches!Re: Fred Fred 05/05/01 12:33PM
  Re: we doan need no steeenking clutches!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/05/01 12:39PM

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