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Which clutch should I get ?

PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Hello,

As I will soon dismantle engine and gearbox, I might as well change the clutch.

I went on the TTR webshop online which does not give much explanation....

Which one should I get? why? :mrgreen:

thanks

Many other small items like fork, clutch release bearing... are displayed on thir webshop... I don't have a clue what they re made for and if I need them or not.

I just don't want to forget anything when I will be facing my car for the rebuild in some dark french garage lost in the middle of nowhere... hope you get my point... :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:55 pm

Pick door number two. The others are competition types that are basically and off and on switch. If you ever slip the clutch, you will not want one of those.

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:06 pm

I Thought so...

Do you need some of these? Do they wear out and need to be replaced while changing the clutch?
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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:19 pm

And what, if any, alignment tool do people recommend using?
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:30 pm

wtf is that again! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:45 pm

Cedric, when fitting a clutch you have to line up the splined hole in the clutch plate with the spigot bearing in the back of the crankshaft or flywheel, depending on the car. It's true for every car. If you don't line them up it can be impossible to connect the gearbox back to the engine, since the input shaft on the 'box passes through the clutch plate and into the spigot bearing (which is there to support the outer end of the gearbox input, or first motion, shaft.

I have lined them up by eye, using a whittled piece of wood, an input shaft from an old gearbox, but it's much easier to use a special tool, nowadays made of plastic. They are cheap and readily available - your mechanic probably has one already.
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:08 pm

Also make sure the friction plate is the right way round!

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:33 am

Pistacchio sprint 72 wrote:I Thought so...

Do you need some of these? Do they wear out and need to be replaced while changing the clutch?



I'd change the clutch release bearing..
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