Ok, so Linda and I were talking, and I mentioned that I'd really like to have a machine like the dutch have for tuning clutches.
Basically, they can set the RPM, and spin the clutch outside of an engine to see where the different shoes engage, and adjust accordingly. (I'm interested because I think the shoes in my two-shoe clutch are coming out at different times and wearing my clutch bell prematurely)
Anyway, Linda said there should be some janky way to replicate that. Well, I immediately thought of gym fans. What if we got a huge fan, like a 36 or 48 inch thing like this:
Took the fan motor out of the housing, took the fan blades off of the output shaft, and slapped a clutch on there. Surely that would have the power (these run about 1 hp for the 48inchers on down) to spin a tiny clutch up to higher RPMs.
To control the speed of the motor, and thus the RPMs the clutch is turning at, you could rig a simple dimmer switch like you'd use on your light fixtures in your house into the power cord and voila! A janky-as-hell clutch tuner! Sure it doesn't have a digital readout or push buttons, but it'd probably work, right? Help me out here. Is this possible, financially feasible, or fucking retarded?