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Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Sun May 21, 2017 5:30 pm

Ran the International rally route for Jim today and went in the Coupe. About half way around the clutch started to slip. Where is the best place to get a kit from nowadays ( given that the traders are very expensive ) - early front sump engine and two rail OD gearbox - wanted from someone who can supply the right parts first time - or the full kit part number so I can search for a kit ( thrust, pressure plate and clutch plate ) - Thanks in advance.



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by scimjim » Sun May 21, 2017 5:46 pm

I use a place in Sherborne (Performance Clutches IIRC, they do postage) - check the recommended suppliers.


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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Sun May 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Thanks Jim - traders quote £200 plus vat plus postage - I'm sure they will be cheaper elsewhere for the same price.



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by scimjim » Sun May 21, 2017 6:57 pm

A little bit perhaps but you should get the correct release bearing.


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Re: Clutch kit

Post by Corky » Sun May 21, 2017 7:24 pm

peter freeman wrote:Thanks Jim - traders quote £200 plus vat plus postage - I'm sure they will be cheaper elsewhere for the same price.
Wow, and I thought the Exedy kit was expensive at £130 for the SS1.

Does the early engine use a different kit ?

Burtons do one for much less than £200 , if you can get the correct release bearing.


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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Sun May 21, 2017 7:35 pm

I have a box of release bearings - got them from a local Scim man years ago. I will have to look through them to see what I have and what I have not.



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Re: Clutch kit

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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Sun May 21, 2017 8:30 pm

I have already sent them a query Jim.



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun May 21, 2017 9:30 pm

Corky wrote:
peter freeman wrote:Thanks Jim - traders quote £200 plus vat plus postage - I'm sure they will be cheaper elsewhere for the same price.
Wow, and I thought the Exedy kit was expensive at £130 for the SS1.

Does the early engine use a different kit ?

Burtons do one for much less than £200 , if you can get the correct release bearing.
I think that Burton one looks like the late, wavy-fingered one (which needs a flat release bearing, though maybe not the one illustrated????)

If Peter's is an early engine, it may be the flat-fingered/domed release bearing one??


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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Sun May 21, 2017 10:04 pm

I cannot remember what its like Roger as its well over 11years since I last saw it. Perhaps I can have a look with my endoscope when I have the time and energy - lots to do in the next 5 weeks.



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by philhoward » Mon May 22, 2017 1:36 pm

"Wavy" and "flat" finger clutches need the matching set - early flywheel takes the early (flat) finger cover which mates with the rounded profile release bearing.

I'd take a 90% stab you need the Zodiac spec cover (which I have a funny feeling MIGHT be Rover P6 V8S as well), given yours has the early engine IIRC based on your fun and games with cam followers. Plates are the same across all V6 models I recall?

I'd say speak to Mr. Wilson (given the amount of times he asks why you haven't!) but I think he's going "off grid" for a while from this week.


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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Mon May 22, 2017 1:43 pm

I expect to be seeing Mark fairly soon so will tackle him then.



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by Scimher » Tue May 23, 2017 12:38 pm

peter freeman wrote:Thanks Jim - traders quote £200 plus vat plus postage - I'm sure they will be cheaper elsewhere for the same price.
...I paid that from QRG - at least it was the correct thrust bearing........Ordinary kits for later cars start at about sixty quid, I seem to remember, on ebay...



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Re: Clutch kit

Post by peter freeman » Wed May 24, 2017 5:58 pm

Finally got around to removing the "burnt and smelling burnt clutch". Took 4 hours to get it out - just about half that time was spent trying to get at the top nearside GB to bell housing bolt - next to the clutch photo is the ratchet and extensions I had to use in the end. Once the parts arrive it will all have to go back together again. Strangely the starter motor has got jammed between the engine and chassis - no idea how or why yet but did not spend a lot of time looking at it - job for tomorrow.
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