Service/Install Tips

Clutch Rebuilding Services


Yes, we will help rebuild some parts of your clutch system. We can help you with Flywheel resurfacing, ring gear replacement Disc re-padding etc.

Rebuild costs will vary depending on the components that need to be replaced. You will receive a full evaluation, including costs, from Gold Star prior to any work being started.

Please note that typical turnaround for rebuilds is 2-3 weeks from the date that the product is received at Gold Star.

To send your product in for service, you must have a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Please contact us via email (or phone) to obtain a number. The RMA number is used to track your clutch rebuild through the process. Once we receive your RMA request, we will respond with the RMA number and instructions for sending your clutch to us.

Clutch installation instructions for Single Disc Assembly


  1. If worn, replace transmission pilot bushing or bearing. (Worn bushing or bearing can cause transmission failure and clutch drag!)
  2. Remove the clutch cover. Next evenly remove the 6 lock nuts & washers, then remove the pressure plate and disc.
  3. Clean threads & bolts with a grease remover. Bolt the flywheel to the crankshaft. Remove 1 bolt at a time and apply Loctite and torque to spec. Mark bolt and continue to next bolt until all 6 are torqued. (for the 2300 Ford, 10 mm bolts 65-ft. lbs.) w/ARP Bolts
  4. Place pieces against flywheel in the order they were taken apart:
    A. Clutch disc (cone facing transmission)
    B. Pressure plate flat side against the disc
    C. Cover assemblySlide alignment tool through cover assembly, pressure plate, and disc into the pilot bearing and evenly tighten the 6 lock nuts down to 22-24 ft.lbs.
  5. Do not let the weight of the transmission hang on the clutch disc! To prevent bending the disc, carefully slide it into the clutch disc. Do not poke the hub of the clutch disc with transmission input shaft
  6. Adjust clutch linkage for 1.5″‘ free play at the pedal. Check free-play at the end of each race. As disc wears, the amount of free play decreases.
    If the throw-out bearing comes in contact with the cover spring, it removes pressure from the disc, which will cause slipping.
  7. We recommend a pedalstop, so that damage to the pivot rings and diaphragm spring does not occur.