Tagged: Clutch

Viva GT: pedal box modification

Its going to seem massivly backwards, but today the steering column and the pedal box were stripped from the GT. There are a number of jobs that have stacked up and require this work doing before I can move forward. 1. The steering wheel is too close to the dash,...

GT Brakes 2017

This post is about rebuilding of the pedal box, which shouldn’t of needed to of been done as when it was made for me (before it was given to Retropower) certain assurances were given about its quality. Alas things are not as they first seemed when it came to bleeding...

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4HA Axle updates

Funny how attitudes change, before christmas I popped over to Coventry Transmission with the 4HA axle from http://www.ianjemison.co.uk in York. On my First trip over I was told the axle was a write off and the dirt and grit inside it would damage it beyond repair. We stood and argued...

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Clutch Final chapter

The clutch is in and I have been for a wee trip around the block, I have topped up the gearbox oil (via the gear-stick hole trick), so far so good. I shall put Marvin up the garage later today, but I can hear the Tappets are getting loose again,...

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Clutch change 4

I am getting old, and I have spent some money on a trolley so i can roll around under the car, and keep myself dry, yea I know not like me to spend on tools. The prop-shaft is back on, along with the rear axle cross-member. I have the reverse...

Clutch change part 3

Horra the gearbox is in! well when I say its in, I mean its onto the engine and has two bolts finger tight in and the cross-member holding it in situ. Alas its very wet and damp, and after laying in a pool of water for 20 minutes with help...

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Clutch Part 2

Not a fully satisfying day today, I got outside and under the car for 10am, and had the gearbox off for 1pm. which sounds a long time, but its me on my own and I was in no rush to graze my knuckles on sharp things and give yet more...

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Clutch part 1

Today I felt looking at the weather now was the best time to change the clutch in Marvin. The clutch slips under full power and its annoying when you want to use full power. The weather reports said it would clear up this afternoon and tomorrow it would be dry....

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Weekend warrior

Well another sunny weekend over and done with and what have I got done? “Lots” in a word. I have changed the flywheel over on the engine for Marvin, and done a trial fit with the gearbox (it fits this time). I managed also to collect another wing for a...

Snow

Snow was not forecast, I blame the government and the BBC, which means its going to be a cold day outside. So far I have managed to mount the gearbox, refit the cross member and do up all the bell housing bolts, all that’s left is the prop shaft, and...