I am in the middle of doing a ground up restoration on a 1959 BN7. I put
about 20 miles on the chassis before taking it to the body shop, and the
clutch worked perfectly. The chassis sat in a cool, damp corner of the body
shop for 2 months. After the body was assembled, I went to pick the car up,
and the clutch would not completely release. In order to drive the car, I
have to start it with the clutch pedal down and the transmission in gear.
When I hit the starter button, the car does not try to move, so the clutch is
only dragging a little bit...just enough to make impossible to put in gear.
1961 BN7 MK2
1962 BT7 MK2
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