Essex clutch arm gaitors

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Post by Ollieoldbeard » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:08 pm

anyone know where to get these or is anyone re-manufacturing them ??



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Re: Essex clutch arm gaitors

Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:16 pm

No gaiters on the Essex - which gearbox do you mean? :-)

Although they're all unobtanium I think.


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Re: Essex clutch arm gaitors

Post by peter freeman » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:32 pm

Yes there is Jim - no idea where to get one though if the club traders don't have them - or such as Burtons.
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:33 pm

You missed the point Peter :-)


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Re: Essex clutch arm gaitors

Post by peter freeman » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm

Too busy watching the Spitfires and Hurricanes to be thoughtful Jim.



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Post by BrianSE5 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 pm

Did anyone have any luck with finding a clutch arm gaiter for a SE5 ?



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Post by roymck » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:10 pm

Not sure if the MK1 Lotus Cortina one would fit they look very similar but might be a different size . Lotus ones are available as a repro part . Try Burtons



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Post by BrianSE5 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:12 pm

Thanks for the info Roy. I've had no luck with QRG or GW traders. Ill give Burtons a try . If they are still open.
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Post by RodH » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:36 am

They are available at a price :shock: :shock: :shock: I don't know what the delivery costs would be.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274108010201

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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:30 am

take care that you check the measurements before buying, it is a design ford used on numerous bell housings and they come in different sizes.... over the years I have collected a number of incorrect ones!


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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:17 pm

RodH wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:36 am
They are available at a price :shock: :shock: :shock: I don't know what the delivery costs would be.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274108010201

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they're for cable clutches like the type 9.


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Post by David Tew » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:40 pm

The gaiter for the hydraulic clutch looks like this 👇. To be honest I don't think they achieve a lot and the originals do become hard and cracked quite quickly.
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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:55 pm

David Tew wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:40 pm
The gaiter for the hydraulic clutch looks like this 👇. To be honest I don't think they achieve a lot and the originals do become hard and cracked quite quickly.
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that is for ran early bell housing, hydraulic clutch gaiters unfortunately arn't all the same, different bell housings were used through out GTE production, you need to measure the hole in your housing and then search for one based on the size. I would avoid second hand as they tend to go hard and can interfere with the clutch action making it heavy.


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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:29 pm

You can soften the hardened rubber by soaking it in a bath of wintergreen oil and vegetable oil (50:50) which will make it much easier to install. However, after a few weeks the softness wears off and they go hard again. Smells nice though!


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Post by scimmy_man » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:06 pm

this sounds like a candidate for 3d printing,

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