Ray’s Clutch Swap
Well no time like now is there. let the pictures do the main part of the talking.
Out with the gear-leaver, for once actually easy to remove no mole grips and or other such tools required.
Un-bolt all the bell housing and lower clutch cover plate, remove clutch cable (again for once no rust so undid nice and easy). Remove prop shaft, not forgetting to mark it for balance. Remove cross member (has a small worry in care its rusty). Phew thank god it was not rusty and that the chassis rail is all nice the way it should be.
Drop off gearbox and shove to one side, notes the muck on the inside of the gearbox, that I will have to clean off later.
Finally get to see the slipping clutch, good news its not slipping because of oil, its must just be worn. But I can see oil down the back of the sump, I will clean that up later, before I refit everything.
Yes its a worn clutch all right, its down to the rivets, not yet scored the flywheel thank god. So off they go to one side and out comes a new clutch set.
Spend ages cleaning the flywheel up, so its clean dust free and ready for a new clutch, I also copper slip up the flywheel dowel. Then using my trusty clutch alignment tool (also known as a socket extension and a load of tape wrapped around it to the right size) I fitted the new clutch disc and cover.
The rest of the afternoon has been spent cleaning the gearbox up, tomorrow I will retro fit the gearbox (far easier said than done) and get all the cross member and bolts back in place. The only thing I cannot do tomorrow is refit the prop shaft, as the UJ at the gearbox end is very stiff so its hunt the UJ kit and or a replacement prop shaft.
I now need to rest a while as its been cold as hell outside although sunny, the ice has not melted all day and I have spent a good 4 hours laying on the drive today, so I am a little worn down now.