Greetings all - I am making some progress on my first ever rebuild of an auto trans - and have run in to a bit of an issue with my clutch assembly tolerances. Both sets are a bit loose.
Reverse/High Assembly - 0.045" Purchased a drum that was supposed to tolerate an extra clutch. I have got 5 steels, 5 clutches and the pressure plate. Gap under the snap ring is 0.045" measured with feeler gauges. The bottom steel and the pressure plate are re-used. The clutches are Alto Reds and the remaining steels are Kolene.
Forward Assembly - 0.080 - Purchased a drum that was machined to take the snap ring out a bit and was meant to tolerate an extra clutch. I have got the beveled pressure plate at the bottom of the stack - 4 steels, 5 clutches and the top pressure plate. Gap under the snap ring is 0.080" measured with feeler gauges. The bottom and top pressure plate are re-used. The clutches are Alto Reds and the steels are Kolene.
Any thoughts on"
A) the ramifications of running these as it sits?
B) If I do need to remediate this where would I start to make up this slack? Any thoughts on whether I could gain enough by running a second inverted bottom pressure plate (the one with the beveled/canted base) inverted to allow a 6th clutch/steel in the forward assembly?