<VV> New Clutch Isnt Working
shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 25 20:32:15 EST 2007
Years ago I had a 1966 4 speed that as I recall the floor support where the pedal assembly was attatched was metal fatigued and I was not able to adjust the clutch enough. I could actually see the metal moving everytime clutch pedal was depressed.This was about 28 years ago. The answer was to reweld the floor and add a small metal plate reinforcement.
What was the reason this clutch kit was installed?
Hope this helps.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado.
>From: Shaun McGarvey <shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca>
>Sent: Nov 25, 2007 6:41 PM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: Re: <VV> New Clutch Isnt Working
>It IS the bushing, Steve.
>When installed, they mushroom slightly, closing up the inner diameter just
>at the end where you hammer on.
>When I install them, as a last thing, I pull out the stub shaft I use to
>drive them, most of the way out and then wallow out the end slightly to
>restore the proper hole size, checking with the input shaft for no
>I think you'll need to pull the engine again. I doubt it'll get better.
>yea, Vairily ... Shaun
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve Brennan" <Alohaz at ca.rr.com>
>To: "'Lon Wall'" <corvairs at pacifier.com>
>Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 4:30 PM
>Subject: RE: <VV> New Clutch Isnt Working
>> What is the "fix" for a tight pilot bushing. Will it "wear in" over time,
>> or does the drive train have to be dropped and the bushing replaced?
>> I have been driving my Spyder around the neighborhood today, maximizing my
>> starts and stops, hoping to "burn in" the Kevlar clutch. Unfortunately, I
>> still cannot put the transmission in reverse with the car running -- it
>> grinds. So in order to back up, I have to shut the car off, put it in
>> reverse, and then restart the car. When it is time to go forward, I again
>> have to shut the car off in order to put it in first gear. I have backed
>> off my initial clutch rod adjustment (less than no free play) because I
>> could feel the clutch slipping. Now the clutch "grabs" just fine, but
>> when depressed, there is a bind on the engine. I can "quick shift" from
>> first to second, but with a bit of a "clunk" rather than a smooth
>> transition. I did not even try shifting into third or fourth, but I do
>> I still cannot put it in either of those gears when the car is idling,
>> standing still.
>> I was hoping my driving today (about 7 miles total) would result in some
>> minimal signs of improvement, but so far nothing. So I am back to
>> about that damn bushing . . ..
>> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lon Wall [mailto:corvairs at pacifier.com]
>> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 3:43 PM
>> To: Steve Brennan
>> Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>> Subject: Re: <VV> New Clutch Isnt Working
>> Did you replace the flywheel, pressure plate etc all as one unit from
>> the same supplier? Where did the Kevlar disc come from? The ones we sell
>> do "burn in" but that has nothing to do with the clearance, it has to do
>> with burning off some of the initial binders in the Kevlar assembly.
>> YES, a tight pilot bushing will cause this. Did you replace it? Lon
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