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I am looking for a source for a tool to compress the springs in the clutch drums on a C-6. I have been told that Transtar used to sell one but I don't see anything in their current catalog. I don't have a press so I was hoping to find one of the old manual styles. This is for home use when it is time to freshen my C-6s (I have two now).
 

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Don't spend big bucks on a special tool if you are going to rebuild once-in-a while. I use an old Bevile [sp] spring. Its the flat return spring thats used in the forward clutch. I pulled a cracked one from another C6 and welded the crack, that and 2 C clamps compresses the Hi-Rev enough to get the snap ring out. Its a little awkward but once you get used to it you can have the hi/rev apart in a few minutes.
 

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We used a very simple device. Put a 2 inch hole near the corner of your bench. Out of 3/8 steel rod (RE bar will work) fashion a stirrup on one end and a J hook on the other end. Place clutch pak centered over the hole. Feed J hook end up thru the clutch pak. Place a suitable length of steel bar across the clutches, seat J hook on bar, step down on stirrup. Works like a champ.
 

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I'll try to post pic's monday of my tool's for the high/reverse & low clutch , there simple to build and make life way easier.
Frank (dig cam missing till monday)
 

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I made this tool years ago , it works for compressing the high/reverse clutch springs and with a different head that slips over the oneway clutch inner race and compresses the the springs and installs the snapring at the same time, ps it's foot powered ,just step down to compress
Frank
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Thanks Frank

Sounds like yours is very similar to Chuck's with a little better leverage. I was having trouble visualizing the "J" hook that Chuck mentioned. I have an idea what I need to do now. I don't have any extra drums laying around so I will have to wait until I tear it down the next time to fabricate the rings.

As always this site is a huge help in nudging me in the correct direction.


Thank you
 
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