It looks like improper bleeding is the problem.
I took the clutch assembly apart to make sure I didn't have something in
wrong. Put it back together and starting bleeding the bleeding cylinder.
After about 30 minutes of that, I gave up for the night.
This morning I couldn't resist trying again.
After a couple of pumps of the pedal, the clutch released.
So later today it's back to bleeding to finish the job properly.
I've just put in my newly rebuilt (mostly) 73 motor into my 77 Spitfire.
I put in a new clutch kit. I ordered the one that works for the 75-80
models, because it has to match up to a 77 propeller shaft. In 73, the
propeller shaft had 10 splines; the 77 has twenty.
When I pressed the clutch pedal, the clutch does not disengage. I can see
the release arm move forward, so I don't think this is a hydraulic problem.
I took the motor and transmission out and removed the clutch assembly.
I did not have the clutch plate in backwards. There was grease on the
spring splines, so I believe that the release bearing was pressing against
Does anyone know what else the problem might be?
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