I used the roller bearing for about 4 years before my 5-speed conversion
also. Unfortunately, under spirited driving the next weakest link after the
carbon bearing, which disintegrates at 18,000 mile intervals, is the clutch
plate, which has a life span of about 19,500. Overall, the stock package us
just not up to the task of a sporting vehicle. Put in the 5-speed.
----- Original Message -----
From <LColli3554 at aol.com>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 12:32 PM
Subject: release bearing(throwout bearing)
> I wondering if any one has tried the roller release bearing for the clutch
> from minimania? I have a 73 midget with the engine and trans out on the
> at this time, so now is the time. Any thoughts appreciated.
> on a side note my restoration project is comming along quite nice. I
> some notes quite some time ago on structural questions. I ended up putting
> good front half and a good rear half together. a chore but very nice.