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I would appreciate your comments about the best way to make a =

cushioning coupler - by retaining the original clutch springs

http://www.electric-lemon.com/files/images/Coupler.jpg

or by using some sort of lovejoy coupling with rubber cushion:

http://www.lovejoy-inc.com/content.aspx?id=3D206

?

My neighbour just had a clutch failure in his ICE: one of the springs =

came off. How common is this? And obiously the spring system has a =

limited lifespan (near the bottom of the page):

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/clutch/index.html

The rubber donut in a lovejoy coupler propably looses its flexibility =

gradually. I didn=B4t find any information about this from the =

manufacturer though.

And how important this cushioning feature is anyway? Anyone have had =

tranny failure or other problems because of a solid coupler?


Thanks!
Osmo

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Porsche used rubber in some of its clutches -- they are generally regarded =
as inferior and replaced with ones with steel springs.

----- Original Message ----
From: Osmo S. <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2007 10:49:11 AM
Subject: [EVDL] clutchless coupling with cushion

I would appreciate your comments about the best way to make a =

cushioning coupler - by retaining the original clutch springs

http://www.electric-lemon.com/files/images/Coupler.jpg

or by using some sort of lovejoy coupling with rubber cushion:

http://www.lovejoy-inc.com/content.aspx?id=3D206

?

My neighbour just had a clutch failure in his ICE: one of the springs =

came off. How common is this? And obiously the spring system has a =

limited lifespan (near the bottom of the page):

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/clutch/index.html

The rubber donut in a lovejoy coupler propably looses its flexibility =

gradually. I didn=B4t find any information about this from the =

manufacturer though.

And how important this cushioning feature is anyway? Anyone have had =

tranny failure or other problems because of a solid coupler?


Thanks!
Osmo

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I have tried to buy some LoveJoy and two other brands of similar couplers a=
nd they refuse to sell for any application for a car or that carries people=
I even tried to get one for a tractor with the same result. If by chance=
you find a supply please contact me at [email protected] Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From: Osmo S. <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 12:49 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [EVDL] clutchless coupling with cushion

I would appreciate your comments about the best way to make a =

cushioning coupler - by retaining the original clutch springs

http://www.electric-lemon.com/files/images/Coupler.jpg

or by using some sort of lovejoy coupling with rubber cushion:

http://www.lovejoy-inc.com/content.aspx?id=3D206

?

My neighbour just had a clutch failure in his ICE: one of the springs =

came off. How common is this? And obiously the spring system has a =

limited lifespan (near the bottom of the page):

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/clutch/index.html

The rubber donut in a lovejoy coupler propably looses its flexibility =

gradually. I didn=B4t find any information about this from the =

manufacturer though.

And how important this cushioning feature is anyway? Anyone have had =

tranny failure or other problems because of a solid coupler?


Thanks!
Osmo

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Mcmaster has a decent selection, search for spider coupling.


David Hrivnak <[email protected]> wrote:
> I have tried to buy some LoveJoy and two other brands of similar couplers=
and they refuse to sell for any application for a car or that carries peop=
le I even tried to get one for a tractor with the same result. If by chan=
ce you find a supply please contact me at [email protected] Thank you
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Osmo S. <[email protected]>
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 12:49 PM
> To: [email protected]
>
> Subject: [EVDL] clutchless coupling with cushion
>
> I would appreciate your comments about the best way to make a
> cushioning coupler - by retaining the original clutch springs
>
> http://www.electric-lemon.com/files/images/Coupler.jpg
>
> or by using some sort of lovejoy coupling with rubber cushion:
>
> http://www.lovejoy-inc.com/content.aspx?id=3D206
>
> ?
>
> My neighbour just had a clutch failure in his ICE: one of the springs
> came off. How common is this? And obiously the spring system has a
> limited lifespan (near the bottom of the page):
>
> http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/clutch/index.html
>
> The rubber donut in a lovejoy coupler propably looses its flexibility
> gradually. I didn=B4t find any information about this from the
> manufacturer though.
>
> And how important this cushioning feature is anyway? Anyone have had
> tranny failure or other problems because of a solid coupler?
>
>
> Thanks!
> Osmo
>
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