<VV> Unsolvable Clutch Problem in my FC

goofyroo@excite.com goofyroo@excite.com
Wed, 4 Aug 2004 12:49:16 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>The problem is in disengaging the clutch. This is what I can't solve. I tried adjusting the cable. No success. I removed the drivetrain and replaced the new T/O bearing with an NOS one.  The new one was shorter, even though it is what all of the vendors are currently selling as a replacement for 1963 and older models. The NOS one is the correct 1 7/8 inch height. I also checked to make that no oil had gotten on the disc. It was clean.

>>>At first I thought it solved the problem. It shifted through the gears smoothly. I went about 1/2 of a mile from my home, pulled 
into a driveway, shifted into reverse and it grinded into the gear. Tried getting into first and it grinded again.

On the clutch cover there are three V-shaped brackets around the perimeter.  If one or more breaks, the clutch will not fully disengage no matter what you do.  I have had two break on a '63 4-spd. ('64 clutch), probably because I drove the car with the clutch cable too tight for a short time.  The symptoms were just like yours.

Michael Smith

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