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Re: Graunchy clutch

To: Kevin Rhodes <krhodes1@maine.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Graunchy clutch
From: Douglas Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:45:45 -0400
How is the pivot bearing of the pedal?

The Spit clutch and brake pedals have a pressed-in bronze bushing that pivots 
on a short steel shaft that
is held in the mounting bracket by snap rings.  The shaft can get seized to the 
and then the shaft starts rotating in the mounting bracket, which it was not 
designed to do.

In any case, the bushings in the brake and clutch pedals need periodic 

Doug Braun
'72 Spit

At 08:47 AM 9/16/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Since getting my car back on the road, I've noticed that the clutch pedal 
>action seems stiff and graunchy. And it is making a creaking noise. The master 
>cylinder is new a year or so ago, the slave is old. I've had the engine in and 
>out lately - the clutch was about 3 years old, maybe 10K miles. I lightly 
>greased the splines and the face of the throwout bearing when I put it back 
>together, per Haynes. It feels like a car with a bad clutch cable, but of 
>course it is hydraulic.

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