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Old 11-28-2010, 12:04 PM
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Default Comet Centrifugal Clutch Question

I have a Comet centrifugal pulley clutch & yesterday it started acting goofy once warm, wanting to lock up & stall the engine at low rpm's (at engagement). I have it mounted with the pulley inboard & I read somewhere that it can go on both inboard or outboard.
I'm thinking that when it starts spinning fast enough to engage, the shoes want to go outwards away from the bell housing & its causing an out of round situation in there.
If I flip the clutch around the shoes would want to go deeper into the bell housing & not out?
Only problem is I'd have to re-position the engine since the belt wont line perfectly up with the sheave once flipped.
I guess before I either flip it & move everything to try it, I wanna get some feedback on these clutches.
Any ideas?
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