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Old 11-26-2011, 10:54:57 AM
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While looking for a small clutch (1"shaft ) for my marine engine I was told I should look for a Wisconsin cluth as they were easier to find...Any truth in that ? Appreciate your imput.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

Wisconsin engine that had a clutch generally used Rockford clutches.
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Hi

The Rockford clutch also runs in oil.

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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

Personally, I'm not sure a Rockford clutch from a Wisconsin will get you anywhere. All of the ones I've seen are like this:

They are designed to bolt onto the block of the engine, with the block forming the end seal to keep the oil in.

Unless there is another Wisconsin clutch I'm not familiar with?

And for what it's worth, I think that the Rockford clutches on Wisconsin engines are not that common. One of the reasons I bought my BKND off of the classifieds here is that it had the clutch and I've never seen anything like it. I've seen a few photos of other Wisconsin engines with the clutches, but not enough to call them "common."

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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

There is a larger Rockford clutch for the V465 engines, it is not oil bath type, still bolts to the block.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

i am looking for a rockford clutch set up for a wisconsin vf4.i am wondering if a rockwell pto off an ac4 would work?any help with any info would help.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

I understand there were some Wisconsin engines built with marine transmissions. Apparently they are quite hard to find and I don't know if any were produced for the four cylinder engines.

You might do a search in the forum for marine transmissions.

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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

I've got 3 wisc. with the Rockford type clutch. AEN,BKN,THD. There seems to be plenty of them in this part of the world.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

They seem pretty common on the older V4's (VF-4, etc.). I have also seen an open, dry clutch on some older single-cylinder Wisconsin's (AB or AK). Those are not in my manuals though. Most marine applications use a Forward-Neutral-Reverse gear box rather than just a clutch. As some one who has owned boats with no reverse, and with no neutral (starts in gear), I can vouch for the fact that it makes getting into and out of a slip somewhat of a challenge.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

Here is a clutch that will fit a V4 Wisconsin or Kohler engine. What would you give me for it?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:32:40 AM
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I honestly dont know what they are worth.what would you be willing to take for it?i am new to the wisconsin world.im putting this motor on a buzz saw and figured this would be the easiest way to run the saw with the motor.
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

If your engine never had a clutch ,its not just a bolt on install. the crankshaft will need to be shorten, and possibly machined tofit the clutch hub. Also the engine block may not be drilled & tapped nor machined to acept the housing. Don't want to discourage,but i found that all v/4 wis crankcases were made the same. good luck.
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If your engine looks like the V4 in the picture, the crankshaft will have to be cut off so it is 2 1/2" past the machined surface of the block and 4 holes will have to be drilled and tapped to bolt the clutch housing on. The clutch housing fits over the machined surface of the main bearing housing. The crankshaft will have to be 1 7/16" in diameter. The key way is already cut in the crankshaft.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:46:37 AM
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

hello heins,my motor had a generator bolted to it.the shaft is 1 &7/16ths.im almost positive my block looks like yours but i will check today.my crank is tapped in the end also.i dont have a problem cutting it down.do i cut it down from the end plat that says "top" omto it or from the block behind that plate?i dont have a problem drilling and tapping the block either.does the pto you are offering to me come with an output shaft too?if it is easier to email me please do so at triplehsnowplowing@yahoo.com do you have any idea what you might want for the pto?

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i will get a pic of my block and post it later thanx again to all who help!
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

I have small clutch that was on aknd wisconsin engine was told on a mighty mite thanks dan !~
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Default Re: Wisconsin clutch

I have rockford clutches for v4 wisconsin engines thanks dan
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