I have an Early '45 that I am rebuilding. I have got it running real smooth but the foot clutch is stuck? I can look under the inspection cover in the bell housing and the three fingers on the pressure plate are all screwed up. With the clutch pushed in, only one of the fingers makes contact with the throwout bearing, the other two are almost 1/2 an inch away. The manual I have really makes no mention of adjustment on the pressure plate. ALSO to make it more fun, I have obtained a really nice pressure plate to replace it (if I have to) but it has nine springs on the pressure plate, the one on my '45 only has 6 springs. Will they swap out? or do I need to obtain a new 6 spring type press. plate. Also, any ideas on adjusting or fixing the clutch without removing the motor?
This is my first and only tractor, and I am learning and enjoying (well sometimes enjoying) it. It was stuck, stripped, and every panel dented if not gone. I am almost ready to finish the mechanicals up and paint the old girl. Thanks for any help you folks can give me.