<VV> New clutch giving me fits!

Harry Yarnell Harry Yarnell" <hyarnell1@earthlink.net
Tue, 11 May 2004 17:52:45 -0400

Wait a minute, you said this has a '65 motor in a '64? What clutch parts are
you using? How 'bout the flywheel? How 'bout the clutch fork pivot? You
can't mix and match clutch parts.

Harry Yarnell
perryman garage and orphanage
perryman, MD

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dgeier" <dgeier@myclearwave.net>
To: <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: <VV> New clutch giving me fits!

> This is my first posting to vv. I can not get my 64,4sp with a 65, 140
> hp, clutch adjusted properly.  This car has been a complete ground-up
> rebuild; new clutch, throw out bearing, Dale fly-wheel, (major vendor
> super kit) new cable and pulleys .If it was worn
> I replaced it.  My theory is I want to do it right the first time and
> have a reliable car for years to come. My problem is that no matter how
> I adjust the clutch following the manual, it is never fully disengaged.
> I have to shut the engine off and shift into gear.
> Once rolling shifting is possible but not as easy as it should be.  I
> replaced the shifter bushings and pins along with a quick shift kit. The
> trans shifts easily with the clutch in and engine off. This has been a 4
> year project to get to this point.  Thinking that rust
> may have developed on the flywheel or pressure plate, I jacked up the
> rear of the car and put it in 1st gear pushed in the clutch and applied
> the brakes to remove any rust.  I called the vendor who was very
> friendly and helpful, saying that "the clutch material is thicker than
> the stock and that it just needs to be worn down some."  My question is
> has anyone else had this problem and should I prepare myself for
> dropping the engine?
> Sorry about the length, thanks for you input!
> Dave Geier
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