When was the last time you heard someone ask if a wooden clutch disc would work in a car? It’s true – never. I’m not sure about you, but I never heard anyone ask me that, but that didn’t stop our friends in Russia from answering this question. Now, if you guessed it was Garage 54 that answered that question, you’re right.
The guys at Garage 54 are no strangers to woodworking cars. In fact, they created a wooden house on casters, which gives us a completely different definition of motorhomes.
But this one is entirely different. The goal is to take all of the friction lining from a clutch disc and replace it with a sample of prefabricated wood. Why do you ask? We are not entirely sure. Maybe if you ran out of places to buy a clutch disc replacement? Or perhaps to find out if a carpenter could take the place of your favorite mechanic in case you need to replace your clutch? We are totally as ignorant as you.
Whatever the reason, Garage 54 made the wooden clutch disc work well – at least during its initial testing phase. He was able to move forward and backward, and even tried speeds other than the first – everything worked fine. However, the presenter noted that he smelled of burnt wood in the cabin, which is not surprising at all.
One of the major disappointments we saw from readers in the comments section (and our complaint too) is the reason they didn’t show the disc after the test. It would have been a spectacle.