RE­MOV­ING AND REFITTING THE CLUTCH

Unique Cars - - WORKSHOP BASICS -

RE­MOVE CLUTCH

‘Crack’ the pair of bolts at the bot­tom of the fly­wheel, then turn the en­gine to get to the next pair. Loosen all the bolts in stages. Be ready to catch the fric­tion disc as you pull off the pres­sure plate.

BE­WARE OF DUST

Clutch dust may con­tain as­bestos. Clean with a work­shop-only vac­uum cleaner and warm soapy wa­ter or brake cleaner. Re­place the fric­tion disc if it’s worn. In­spect the pres­sure plate for wear, too.

RE­FIT CLUTCH

The fric­tion disc needs to be per­fectly cen­tred be­fore you tighten down the pres­sure plate. Use a clutch align­ment tool, an old gear­box in­put shaft or sock­ets and ex­ten­sions wrapped in tape.

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