On todays show Tom and Ray related an incident where they put a new clutch in Tom’s 63 Rambler I think, then they had a visitor who borrowed the car, and in a day wore out the clutch. I just don’t see how this is possible. I could see the clutch being broken by taking off too fast maybe, but I don’t see how the clutch lining could all be worn away in a day, even under the worst possible riding-the-clutch driving. I mean the clutch lining when new is pretty thick. I can’t see it all being worn away in a day’s driving.
The only thing I can think of is if the driver gunned the engine and rode the clutch at the same time, it might sear the clutch lining from the heat, and make it slippery. Sort of like brake pads getting glazed. Maybe that is what they mean?
What do you think?