Question about a jerking feeling while driving like a miss or slip in my clutch perhaps

BernieBuechmanBernieBuechman Posts: 55Member
edited October 2 in The Flathead Forum
I WAS DRIVING MY 41 DELUXE SIX THE OTHER DAY AND IT WAS GIVING ME A UNEASY FEELING AS TO THE JERKING OR SLIPING FEELING SORT OF LIKE THE FEELING YOU WOULD HAVE WEHEN YOU HAD BAD GAS BUT THIS WAS IN THE CLUTCH I FEEL. ANY IDEAS ON THIS COULG IT BE LOW ON CLUTCH FLOOD WOULD IT ACT LIKE THIS. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

                                                                              THANKS SO MUCH BERNIE

                                                                  

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  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,700Senior Contributor
    Clutch may be slipping. Do you have three speed, no overdrive? If no overdrive, it probably has the smaller 9" clutch. Corks in the clutch may be very thin. How high up is the pedal when the clutch starts to engage? Is it more than halfway up when the car starts moving? Also, do you have the 175 or 212 six?
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,700Senior Contributor
    How much free play do you have at the pedal? It should be 1-1/2".

  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,700Senior Contributor
    Why don't you join the HET Club? You have been taking advantage of the resources here for over a year , yet never joined the club. If you join the club, The Ontario Chapter has members that can help you with your car.
  • BernieBuechmanBernieBuechman Posts: 55Member
    Thanks Ken,

     I would Love to join the Club I can not do so since I have been on this forum do to my 
     financial situation You know nothing about me and I am very greatful for all the Help.
     When I can afford to join I shall indeed do so right now my job is gone as Walmart Canada is closing most of there garages. I make little over minimum wage after being there 13 years. I have a Bills like everyone else, for me joining the het club would mean other bills would not get paid. For many members I sure do not have this problem. Perhaps Buying this car was a bad idea but it is what it is I like it and I need some
    Help from this forum which I so enjoy. I respect your opinion and I Hope you do mine.
    If you do not want me to ask any more Questions on this forum I will abide by that
    and not ask another. I thank all those people on this forum who took the time to Help me.

                                                     Yours Truly Hudson Lover Bernie Buechman
                                                                  Pembroke,Ontario Canada
      
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,779Expert Adviser
    Bernie, your well written post is much more personal than I expect and may I say that those who do not understand are entitled to thier opinion.  You are welcome to ask me via PM or on the forum.  The HET club was founded by folks who wanted to help other members keep their HET cars safely maintained as well as share a common automotive interest.  I have been a member for 49+ years and I still believe all HET owners to be welcome to my help.  You can also go to my website where I have tried to add information Germaine to keeping our cars safely operating.  

    https://hudsonrestoration1948-54.com/
  • BernieBuechmanBernieBuechman Posts: 55Member
    My 1941 Hudson deluxe six has the flat six 175 with 9inch clutch now I would like to know if I should first try adjusting the clutch linkage will this help the slippage problem and as well how do I get at this linkage is in from the inside of the car or on a lift from under neath. I noticed where the clutch pedal goes through the floor board there was a part of the floor which appears to be able be removed from around the pedal shaft. as well is there to be a piece of rubber between the spring and the floor board on the outer side of the floor board. my pedal travels 3/4 of the way up before the clutch is engaging.

                                                                                   Thanks so much Bernie 
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,700Senior Contributor
    OK, sounds like the corks are wearing thinner. How much free play at pedal? If it is less than 1-1/2" then you need to try and adjust it. If the adjuster clevis runs out of travel before you can get the needed 1-1/2" free play, then the clutch disc needs replacing or re-corking. 

  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,700Senior Contributor
    You can get to the clevis from under the car.

  • BernieBuechmanBernieBuechman Posts: 55Member
    Thanks again so if I do need to buy a clutch disc would I need to replace anything else as it seems there is a clutch fluid leak under the car as well. is there a seal I would need to get at the same time.  

                                                                Thanks Bernie

                                                                               

                             
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,779Expert Adviser
    Bernie the following two vendors are experts in the area of Hudson clutch repair and service and they provide repair parts. If you are attempting to determine the action needed for service or repair...contact these men. 

    Doug Wildrick Full service Hudson Restoration Facility. Includes Wildrick Rubber Products specializing in rubber restoration products for Hudson Corporation automobiles and trucks. Specialist in Cork Clutch and Pressure Plate Renewal and Hudson Drive line Wizard . Their shop rebuilds clutch disc, pressure plates, throw-out bearings, pilot bearings, pressure plate gaskets, and sells clutch fluid . They will also resurface flywheels.  Doug will try to help on technical questions, call, write and/or e-mail.  Doug Wildrick Restoration ,1459 E.CR 425N , Shelbyville, In. 46176 , New shop Ph.# 317-398-4163 , Cell.# 317-847-1720

    Ron Fellows: Hudson clutch disks and related parts, seals etc. Phone: 915-877-9025

  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 75Member
    This would be the time to replace the throw-out bearing with a rebuilt one from one of the previously mentioned vendors and the bearing in the middle of the flywheel.
  • BernieBuechmanBernieBuechman Posts: 55Member
    Thanks Again very much to everyone who is willing to Help me. I am  learning a great deal about my car.


                                                                          Bernie
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