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randyjaco
12-21-2010, 08:06 PM
I need 2 old style friction disks for a 5900 series lathe. I talked with Clausing and they don't support the old version any more and want over a grand for the
complete new clutch assembly. Has anybody got 2 usable disks that they would sell me or know where I could get them?

TIA
Randy

lazlo
12-21-2010, 08:19 PM
Randy,

McMaster sells the friction material here:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#friction-material/=a90k9v

I have an album in the Clausing Yahoo group with pictures showing my rebuild of the clutch/brake assembly, if that helps:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clausing_lathe_and_mill/photos/album/1975446437/pic/list

randyjaco
12-21-2010, 08:27 PM
Thanks Laslo,
That was a quick response.
That idea sounds interesting. How would one cut the sheet. These are circular with four exterior tabs.

Randy

lazlo
12-21-2010, 08:31 PM
Thanks Laslo,
That was a quick response.
That idea sounds interesting. How would one cut the sheet. These are circular with four exterior tabs.

Dunno -- I'd have to think about that. More importantly, it's a PITA to tear-down the clutch. If you get really stuck, I can take it apart and trace the friction pads...

randyjaco
12-22-2010, 08:58 AM
Yeah, Taking it apart is a bitch. My clutch assembly froze up. In the process of dissasembling it, I broke the 2 perfectly good disks :( Hence the reason for my post.
This lathe sat up for about 30 years in a neighbor's garage so there was a lot of hidden rust in places I never thought of looking. The working surfaces are in very good shape. So a lathe I thought was going to be an easy flip has now become a major project.

Randy