SE6A Lockheed Clutch Hydraulics

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SE6A Lockheed Clutch Hydraulics

Post by TrevorG » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:15 am

Here's a poser for you all...
I'm just about to remove engine and gearbox from my 6a which has been standing for a year but all seems free except clutch is not releasing although hydraulics working fine. I think it's just rusted together.
As stated, hydraulics seem to be fine. But would you convert whilst engine/gearbox are out?



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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:06 am

Sorry but convert to ?


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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Cable clutch from hydraulic, not easy ?!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:32 pm

Se6a Lockheed to Land Rover (Girling?) I presume, since that's what the rest of this thread is about?

That's certainly a much cheaper option than replacing a broken Lockheed set-up "like for like" as the Lockheed parts are expensive.

However, is it cheaper to spend the money on replacement rather than just refitting what you say is a perfectly good Lockheed setup?.....


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Post by TrevorG » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:51 pm

Thanks roger, just wanted opinions as to whether people think it worthwhile to spend a bit now and not have problems in the future, or if clutch cylinders replacement is likely on a forty year old car. If the change is easy with engine in, then I may leave it.
I'm going to change the clutch regardless and will be spending on engine rebuild, so percentage extra expenditure won't be much.



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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Not a hugely difficult job with the engine in situ IMO.


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Post by TrevorG » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Thanks jim, I'll leave as is for the meanwhile.....enough to do. Having totally rebuilt my defender onto a galvanised chassis and bulkhead, renewing all the hydraulics, I found this thread really interesting. I've taken out huge shares in rimmers by way of the parts bought for the landy!



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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:17 pm

The "Bearmark" and "Britpart" copies are very cheap from others than Rimmers, AND the quality seems to good on the parts I have used.


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