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Author Topic:   mounting hydraulic throwout bearing
dode
Member
posted March 27, 2003 09:03 AM
Ok, I am a little confused. I picked up a stock type hydraulic throwout bearing last night and I am trying to figure out how to install it. I have all the shims and everything, so I have that covered. First of all, the slot on the side. That just uses one of the front cover bolts on the tranny right? How much are you supposed to tighten it down, because it looks like it could break pretty easily. Secondly, how do you shim it? How much clearance should there be between the bearing and the pressure plate? I was told like 1/8". Is this correct? I want to get this going asap. Thanks.

John

c21
Member
posted March 27, 2003 10:00 AM
Hmmm...ok, it seems I don't have this "stud". That's where I was getting confused. So do you ***** the stud through the front bearing retainer and nut that down, then shim the bearing to the correct spacing (3/16 or so) and then put a nut on the end of the stud to tighten the t.o. bearing? As for the pedal stop, I had been thinking of that. Why the heck don't like the wilwood pedals like I have have one of these built in? I was wondering how I could incorperate one. I have a couple of ideas, but it would be easier if it already had one built in.

Thanks!

John

c21
Member
posted March 27, 2003 11:24 AM
http://www.performancebodies.com/2002%20catalog/clutches/clutch.html#82870

That is what I have. I bought it used, well it was installed but the guy never made it to the track and was parting the car out. I didn't get any studs with it. I see two in the picture. What is the second one for? I think I understand everything except for the way that it is mounted. Once I figure that out life will be good.

Thanks a bunch.

John

c21
Member
posted March 27, 2003 12:10 PM
I have all the shims, so that isn't an issue.

So the bearing has to float? No nut on the end? I have a bunch of hardware like that, so I am good I think. I will give it a try. Thanks a bunch.

John

c21
Member
posted March 27, 2003 01:14 PM
Just curious, should I run a pedal stop when usung a pull type slave cylinder?


dode
Member
posted March 27, 2003 01:52 PM
Any hydraulic clutch should have a pedal stop in my opinion.

John

c21
Member
posted March 27, 2003 03:00 PM
quote:
Originally posted by jhon hollomon:
Just curious, should I run a pedal stop when usung a pull type slave cylinder?

if the clutch master has more volume than the slave or your set-up allows the clutch to be pushed past the release point ..... than yes (IOW, yes, always. The possible exception being if you had a slave with a stop built in..... )

c21



eborcim
Member
posted March 27, 2003 04:14 PM
I have the same style clutch and it works good. I definitely recommend the braided lines and hydraulic couplings from the master cylinder to the T-O bearing. Once they are on and bled it doesn't have to be bled again when you separate the motor/transmission. Plus the extra length of line makes it easier to maneuver the bearing in the bellhousing. I also had to order some extra shims, so make your measurments carefully.


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