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Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by Major Tom on March 05, 2017, 10:36:06 PM »
This is an unconventional solution.



the background. the rubber bushings on mine were gone when I got the

car. I replaced them with OEM/aftermarket, dunno which, and they

lasted only months.



In desperation I looked high and low, and found some others, which

didn't do much better. A  year  maybe. And the other options were

priced ridiculously high for a simple rubber grommet



finally standing around a tire shop waiting form my mom's van to get

new shoes, I walked around the lot and found these neoprene rubber

tingees all over the floor, all in various sizes. Turns out they

replace the stems on tires by pulling them out till they break off

leaving near perfect bushings which they push out and let roll over

the floor till closing when they sweep up and throw them away. Now

some break off with short shoulders others long shoulders. You need

to pick up a dozen or two, to get 4 that fit. But hell, a bit of

sanding and "Viola" firm bushings that are not affected by oil.



been a dozen years and happy as I can be with the solution.  Albeit

an unconventional one. final fix, no problemos. AND FREE!



MT
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Wedge List / Re: Seals? Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by W Parris on March 05, 2017, 08:04:34 PM »
Input and output seals are very easy.  But I'd also replace the shift shaft

o-ring. Need to remove tailhousung for that.



Will



>
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Wedge List / Seals? Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by William McCauley on March 05, 2017, 08:01:59 PM »
I know on some trannys leaving them sit a while can slightly deform the
seal causing leaks.  Mine has been out about 3 years. How hard is it to
change the input & output shaft seals?  TIA


On 3/5/2017 5:13 PM, Todd Kishbach wrote:
> Change fluid while the tranny is out.  The shifter platform for a TR8 is
> slightly shorter than the one for a TR7 so make sure you swap them.  The
> tranny cross member is different as well.  TR8 tranny bush is the same as TR7
> except its suppose to be a stiffer rubber compound.  Check bushing where
> shifter rod goes into top of  rear case.  Seen several leak from there
> recently.  If you go with a new clutch, avoid those center force ones.  They
> require more force to press the fingers on the plate in and I have seen
> several trannies with those clutches blow a hole thru the release fork at the
> pivot point.  If you install one anyway, reinforce behind the pivot on the
> fork with extra metal.  Be real careful removing the shifter.  That little
> spring and teflon bushing under the cup like to go flying away, never to be
> found again. Change speedo gear, but that alone may not be enough.  All
> depends on what gear is inside the tranny.  Sounds like you already have a
> tranny, but Ibd avoid the early ones with the smaller bearings in an 8.  You
> only have to remove one side of the exhaust.  If you change the clutch you
> will need a clutch alignment tool.  If you donbt have one, you can make one
> with a wooden dowel and wraps of electrical tape at the proper distance away
> from the end of the down to align the disc.
>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 4:53 PM, James Tencate wrote:
>>
>> Sorry Clay, I prefer the original rubber ones to the poly or nylon ones :-)
> On
>> the other hand, perhaps Polybush makes them in their soft blue poly version
>> and I might try those this time if so.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 2:06 PM, Joseph C Thompson
>> wrote:
>>> Also, while you have the tranny out, replace the bushings holding the
>> shifter housing to the tranny. Use the nylon bushings. Again, photos on
>> website.
>>> Clay Thompson
>>> www.jclay.me
>>> jclaythompson@mac.com
>>>
>>>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 2:19 PM, James Tencate wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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.  :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a
> spare
>> 5
>>>> speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.
>>>>
>>>> While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does
>> everyone
>>>> 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.
>>>> Anything else?
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
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Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by W Parris on March 05, 2017, 05:25:18 PM »
I'd be changing all the gaskets and seals.  What I just did in my TR8.







Will







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Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on March 05, 2017, 05:14:01 PM »
Change fluid while the tranny is out.  The shifter platform for a TR8 is

slightly shorter than the one for a TR7 so make sure you swap them.  The

tranny cross member is different as well.  TR8 tranny bush is the same as TR7

except its suppose to be a stiffer rubber compound.  Check bushing where

shifter rod goes into top of  rear case.  Seen several leak from there

recently.  If you go with a new clutch, avoid those center force ones.  They

require more force to press the fingers on the plate in and I have seen

several trannies with those clutches blow a hole thru the release fork at the

pivot point.  If you install one anyway, reinforce behind the pivot on the

fork with extra metal.  Be real careful removing the shifter.  That little

spring and teflon bushing under the cup like to go flying away, never to be

found again. Change speedo gear, but that alone may not be enough.  All

depends on what gear is inside the tranny.  Sounds like you already have a

tranny, but Ibd avoid the early ones with the smaller bearings in an 8.  You

only have to remove one side of the exhaust.  If you change the clutch you

will need a clutch alignment tool.  If you donbt have one, you can make one

with a wooden dowel and wraps of electrical tape at the proper distance away

from the end of the down to align the disc.

>
96
Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by tencate on March 05, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »
Sorry Clay, I prefer the original rubber ones to the poly or nylon ones :-) On

the other hand, perhaps Polybush makes them in their soft blue poly version

and I might try those this time if so.



Jim



>
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Wedge List / Re: Correct TR8 Stromberg Float Level Setting
« Last post by William McCauley on March 05, 2017, 04:22:02 PM »
Thanks, I went with .630 set obsessively within about .015"
98
Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on March 05, 2017, 03:42:51 PM »
Remember to swap the speedo drive gearing!

/Odd



On 2017-03-05 at 21:19 James Tencate wrote:



  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.  :-( All confirmed.

  So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a spare 5 speed from a low

  mileage TR7 to swap in.

 

  While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too.

  What does everyone 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. Anything else?

 

  Ibm all ears. Advice welcome. Ibm having a local Alfa guy do

  the heavy lifting BTW. This seems a bit more than something

  I'd like to tackle.

--

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Wedge List / clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by tencate on March 05, 2017, 03:20:24 PM »
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.  :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a spare 5

speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.



While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does everyone

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.

Anything else?



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.

--

.

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Wedge List / Re: Flat spot
« Last post by j t on March 05, 2017, 08:42:25 AM »
Good Morning Gents,











 Many ideas about flat spots.











 Please has anyone basked" the spark plugs?











 When the motor stumbles turn it off and pull the plugs.











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