(Topic ID: 206950)

POTC Ship clutch, how much to tighten?

By CadillacMusic

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

So I'm replacing the clutch on the ship for a Pirates of the Caribbean. I don't know much about clutches, but I was under the impression that the bolts were usually tightened to a specific amount of footpounds of pressure. Is there a set amount to tighten this one? My boss tried to adjust the previous clutch, and managed to break the head off one of the screws. I'm trying to avoid that.

#2 1 year ago

Heads break off these quite common, usually from over tightening them. I just made mine snug then back off a 1/4 turn and haven't had any problems with them at all 2 yrs later.

#3 1 year ago

Good to know. I'll do that. Thank you!

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