What are the physical differences between the early/late model clutch baskets? From what I see in parts diagrams looks like the early model has 3 springs and later version 6. That sound right? My '80's clutch has 6 springs. Quite a few years I changed out the clutch but want to confirm what version... more so for the second washer which the later version requires.
The early clutch baskets have hard rubber 'pucks' in place of the springs - 6 on a '79 and 9 on the '80 I believe. The rubber gets hard and loses elasticity running in the hot oil and then the clutch rattles. Rebuilding the baskets involves drilling out the rivets that hold it together, replacing the rubber pucks and then putting it back together with bolts and nuts
ProLink baskets use springs and look similar to automotive style clutches