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Today 10:33 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Hope you get to feeling better, this week has been rough for me too. I can't believe you didn't take the belt from your trousers and fab new linkage from scratch already but it is kinda sounding like the retainer at the throwout bearing end of the fork may have snafu'ed on ya. If I were you, I'd mentally prepare to endure the pain of trans removal. At least you can do it laying down.
I am thinking you guys are right, the fork just moves way too much. In out, up down, way too much.

The bummer is, my Gran Sport is down with a leaking radiator! I need to fire that up and bring it to my radiator guy (only a few blocks from my house) and have him look at it while in the car to see it before I take it out and give it to him (as per his request) so we know if it should be repaired or replaced. It kills me, it was found to be leaking last August! I didn't do anything about it because it didn't matter, I wasn't driving it, now I need it and it's not usable. Geeez


Brian
Today 10:30 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
If the clip holding the fork to the ball was broken from fatigue before the rod fell off, the fork could drop off the pivot ball. It should be fairly easy to determine that by trying to push/pull the fork straight in and out from the bellhousing. If the clip is intact and holding the fork on the ball, there will be very little movement in that direction.

Another possibility is that one of the fingers on the fork failed and is not engaged with the throwout bearing evenly. That will cause more free play and bind when pushing the pedal in. Looking at the fork from the clutch rod end straight into the bellhousing, try twisting the fork clockwise and back, it should only turn a little, just enough to feel the fingers touch the throw out bearing.

Brian, what is it that doesn't "feel right" about the clutch now ?
The clutch has way too much free throw with it being very "soft" or weak, I could push the clutch pedal in with my pinky finger. It moves about two or three inches before it does anything.

Brian
Today 08:36 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am thinking this is what it is, the problem, getting to it! Dropping this tranny is not easy on this car. I wish I could get out there but I am still sick in my house (missed work today) and the car is out side on jack stands in the rain. So it's going to be a little longer before I find out.

Brian
Hope you get to feeling better, this week has been rough for me too. I can't believe you didn't take the belt from your trousers and fab new linkage from scratch already but it is kinda sounding like the retainer at the throwout bearing end of the fork may have snafu'ed on ya. If I were you, I'd mentally prepare to endure the pain of trans removal. At least you can do it laying down.
Today 08:30 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
I mocked up a couple of different Camaro wheels on the front of the truck this evening. The first is a 17 x 9 from a Camaro SS, the second wheel is a 16 x 8 Camaro RS wheel, and a pic trying to show where the outside of the stock wheel/tire is in relation to the fender. Both clear the control arms, etc. even at full lock in both directions, but the 16 x 8 is closer to the end of the upper arm. I made up a plywood and lag stud rig to go between the wheel and the rotor hub. Unfortunately it is 2 1/4" thick (3 layers of 3/4 thick) to gain clearance for the upper control arm. Any less and the 16 x 8 gets uncomfortably close to the upper control arm. The 16 x 8's are mine, and the 17 x 9's are available for purchase, just not sure which way I want to go. Not overly thrilled with adapter/spacers, but I know several people who run them without issue. Thoughts?


Dave


I don't see a good choice there, fit-wise. I would be concerned that GM made those wheels to hold up vehicles that are much lighter.
Today 06:25 AM
496CHEVY3100 Blowed a wheel cyl on rear of my truck,yesterday so I just replaced both sides and rear shoes and front pads,,since I will be using it to pull my car trailor until l buy something else..
today will be installing new electric brake controler and 7 pin plug,
the one I have on it only has 5 pins.
Today 05:54 AM
Too Many Projects If the clip holding the fork to the ball was broken from fatigue before the rod fell off, the fork could drop off the pivot ball. It should be fairly easy to determine that by trying to push/pull the fork straight in and out from the bellhousing. If the clip is intact and holding the fork on the ball, there will be very little movement in that direction.

Another possibility is that one of the fingers on the fork failed and is not engaged with the throwout bearing evenly. That will cause more free play and bind when pushing the pedal in. Looking at the fork from the clutch rod end straight into the bellhousing, try twisting the fork clockwise and back, it should only turn a little, just enough to feel the fingers touch the throw out bearing.

Brian, what is it that doesn't "feel right" about the clutch now ?
Yesterday 07:43 PM
cozwurth
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am thinking this is what it is, the problem, getting to it! Dropping this tranny is not easy on this car. I wish I could get out there but I am still sick in my house (missed work today) and the car is out side on jack stands in the rain. So it's going to be a little longer before I find out.

Brian
Hope you feel better soon. I was out most of this week myself. Hopefully you will be able to fish the fork around and get the clip engaged again without pulling the tranny. If it came off, it SHOULD be able to go back on.

David
Yesterday 06:02 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Brian,
Does your fork have some sort of a spring clip on it to hold it to the pivot ball in the bellhousing? If so, then it could have slipped off when the linkage came apart.

Dave
I am thinking this is what it is, the problem, getting to it! Dropping this tranny is not easy on this car. I wish I could get out there but I am still sick in my house (missed work today) and the car is out side on jack stands in the rain. So it's going to be a little longer before I find out.

Brian
Yesterday 04:14 PM
cozwurth
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I don't know because it's inside the bellhouseing with very little access. I have a photo of when I pulled it apart and I am going to get under there and look to see if it visually looks the same. It just seems to move around way too much like the spring that holds it is broken or fallen off or something.

Brian
Brian,
Does your fork have some sort of a spring clip on it to hold it to the pivot ball in the bellhousing? If so, then it could have slipped off when the linkage came apart.

Dave
Yesterday 04:09 PM
cozwurth I mocked up a couple of different Camaro wheels on the front of the truck this evening. The first is a 17 x 9 from a Camaro SS, the second wheel is a 16 x 8 Camaro RS wheel, and a pic trying to show where the outside of the stock wheel/tire is in relation to the fender. Both clear the control arms, etc. even at full lock in both directions, but the 16 x 8 is closer to the end of the upper arm. I made up a plywood and lag stud rig to go between the wheel and the rotor hub. Unfortunately it is 2 1/4" thick (3 layers of 3/4 thick) to gain clearance for the upper control arm. Any less and the 16 x 8 gets uncomfortably close to the upper control arm. The 16 x 8's are mine, and the 17 x 9's are available for purchase, just not sure which way I want to go. Not overly thrilled with adapter/spacers, but I know several people who run them without issue. Thoughts?

Dave
Yesterday 02:29 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I don't know because it's inside the bellhouseing with very little access. I have a photo of when I pulled it apart and I am going to get under there and look to see if it visually looks the same. It just seems to move around way too much like the spring that holds it is broken or fallen off or something.

Brian
Not smart enough to offer advice but fingers are crossed!

John

Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
On a better note, my brothers Crosley is looking awesome!

Brian

Yes indeedy! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Way cool!
Yesterday 01:50 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
On a better note, my brothers Crosley is looking awesome!

Brian
That is a much better note, all right.
Yesterday 01:15 PM
MARTINSR On a better note, my brothers Crosley is looking awesome!

Brian

Yesterday 12:39 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
How's the long spring? Good tension? Looks like that holds it in place somewhat.

Are you missing any spacers or shims that may keep it from wobbling around?
I don't know because it's inside the bellhouseing with very little access. I have a photo of when I pulled it apart and I am going to get under there and look to see if it visually looks the same. It just seems to move around way too much like the spring that holds it is broken or fallen off or something.

Brian
Yesterday 03:57 AM
123pugsy How's the long spring? Good tension? Looks like that holds it in place somewhat.

Are you missing any spacers or shims that may keep it from wobbling around?
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