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    Supercharger clutch idea

    I was looking at a spare sc'r today and trying to think of a way to make the setup more reliable and require less maintenance. What if we had 4 clutch washers that were half as thick, or thicker and lose one of the spring washers, side by side on each side of the gear? That would double the surface area to accomodate slipping. A V-groove could be machined in one of the washers that faced its mating washer to provide for oil on the washer surfaces. Additionally, if one washer siezed to the gear, which has happend to mine, you would still have a safer setup because you would still have another washer surface to slip against. This should extend the time interval between adding shims, potentially.
    Any thoughts?

    Mark


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    The more parts you add the more unreliable it would become. the only thing that would slip would be the gear to the washers at first. The second set of washers would do nothing. Once the first set of washers fused with the gear the whole slip moment would change and there would be no way to preset that.

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    What is the reason for the clutch?
    I would think thye did this to make it freewheel a bit when throttle is lifted.
    Why not have it direct drive and put a blow off valve for the surge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto J View Post
    What is the reason for the clutch?
    I would think thye did this to make it freewheel a bit when throttle is lifted.
    Why not have it direct drive and put a blow off valve for the surge?
    Too much stress on the blower and related parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto J View Post
    What is the reason for the clutch?
    I would think thye did this to make it freewheel a bit when throttle is lifted.
    Why not have it direct drive and put a blow off valve for the surge?
    with out a clutch(or in the auto & Kawi world a belt) there is no slip point during radical throttle changes and the SC shaft breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto J View Post
    What is the reason for the clutch?
    I would think thye did this to make it freewheel a bit when throttle is lifted.
    Why not have it direct drive and put a blow off valve for the surge?
    People have put a solid shaft with no clutch on there, i think they welded the gear. The SC shaft snapped immediately causing a catastrophic failure.

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