What happened was that my clutch hydraulics went south on me
while driving. I didn't realize it. I downshifted into third while going
thorugh some twisties. At first it wouldn't go into gear so (since
the clutch wasn't disengaged!). Naturally, being the big, dumb,
gorilla I am, I forced it into third and it went "BANG".
The lining is still in fairly good shape. Luckily so is the flywheel
and pressure plate (though I will change the PP too). The pilot
bushing also looks funny... kinda like the end got chewed off
by the splines - like it wasn't installed all the way in. Could be
a hunk of the pilot bushing got into the clutch?? Dunno.
Anyway... parts ordered and will have the beast back on the
Jim - he of the lame Midget, "Tiny Tim" in Dodge City... "God bless us
On 1/16/06, David Riker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That clutch looks more like a symptom than the root of the cause. Looks
> like the engine was stalled, and the car was being push started, clutch
> "popped" at too high of a speed in too low of a gear, or the result of a
> missed 3-4 shift going into 2nd instead, at 50-60 mph.
> David Riker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Johnson" <email@example.com>
> To: "midget-sprite" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Spridgets"
> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 3:20 PM
> Subject: The Little Clutch That Went "BANG!"....
> > Had enough time to snap a quick pix of the damaged clutch plate
> > for the midget. I have never seen one so badly exploded....
1968 MG Midget
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