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83-84 Clutch with 82 BRAT (UPDATE!)
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:30 PM
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 02:32 AM
Took the carrier and bearing in to Richie's shop and had a short discussion with him and his dad.
We put the bearing and carrier in the vise... its pressed on as far as its going.
However we think that maybe when I removed the clutch release fork to grease it while I was doing the clutch job that i may have not seated it properly and it is now therefore always pressing forward on the bearing and carrier.
I am going to yank the engine back out Monday night and see if thats the case.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:04 AM
Yanked the engine, jiggled the release fork, plopped it back on.
Slid on TO bearing assy.
The pilot shaft and the inner part of the carrier sat COMPLETELY FLUSH!
So... I think that was most likely the problem... the fork was no properly seated.
I tested the setup with a breaker bar and my body weight against the front of the car... it tried to run me over... good.
Since I work late tomorrow, I will try turning the key Wednesday evening to see what happens.
Tinkered a bit, said a little prayer... I think it worked... we shall see.
Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:28 AM
Then I tried 1st gear in high range and FWD.... slipping again
I dont get it... the carrier was sitting flush down on the pilot shaft this time and I had reseated the release fork.
Hmmm maybe the flywheel HAS been turned down too far.
I'm almost to the point of trying to swap in a good used 4 sp from when someone else does a 5 speed conversion and take EVERYTHING from their brat since I know its all good and working.
This frustrates me SOOO much.
Posted 03 March 2005 - 02:17 AM
Getting married this weekend, may have time to tinker, may not...
But I plan to either do one of 2 things:
#1 Get a known working setup from another 82 BRAT or:
#2 Have the outer surface of the flywheel turned down.
I am leaning more towards #1. Maybe stick the new disk in the good setup if its substantially thicker. If not I would probably just run 100% old setup in there and reduce the price of the brat accordingly.
I just need it done and gone! If after doing either 1 and or 2 it still doesnt work.. I may consider selling it as a partially completed rebuilder. (for someone to swap in a 5 speed DR or some other setup) But hopefully it wont come to that.
Any comments? Reason why I should choose 1 method over the other?
Posted 03 March 2005 - 02:23 AM
Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:14 AM
At this point since I am running the 82 clutch and I KNOW its bottomed out on the pilot shaft... I figure it has to be the flywheel/disk/pressure plate setup.
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