« Last post by Daniel Whitman on March 06, 2017, 11:18:36 AM »
Jim:I don't enjoy laying on my back under the car much, so I did everything
possible during the time I had mine torn apart, rather than have to do it a
second time. B I changed out the bushings and seals and clutch, pressure
plate, fork, throw-out bearing, even the little slipper pieces that hold the
fork onto the throw-out bearing carrier.B Then replaced the slave cylinder and
clutch line too.
The pivot had punched through the fork which was why I had to tear it apart,
but even if that hadn't happened, I was surprised how worn the dogs were at
the fork end, and the wear at the pivot point for the slave push rod too. B Be
sure to check the metal thickness of those areas, or just replace the fork
regardless. B The pivot on the bell housing has a small hole in the center and
the edge of it starts to act like a scraper on the fork, digging into the
metal. B I took a small file and rounded that edge a little, then stuffed it
full of grease before reassembling. B B B
I will be pulling it ll apart again to install the Sprint engine soon, so I'll
get to see if anything has worn in the last couple years. B
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:19:34 -0700
From: James Tencate
Subject: clutch/tranny stuff
I have to swap out my gearbox (as some of you know). Bearing noises after
about 120k miles of trouble free service. 3rd synchro pops out too
occasionally.B :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a spare
speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.
While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does
recommend? Anything to watch out for or something extra special to recommend?
Tim recommended new seals on the TR7 tranny and switching to solid gear pump.
Ibm all ears. Advice welcome. Ibm having a local Alfa guy do the heavy
lifting BTW. This seems a bit more than something Ibd like to tackle.