Maybe it's the engine mounts, maybe the tranny mount?
Something is shifting when you slow down.
It seems like it happens when you get a weight transfer forward.
Just had an ahah! moment.
I seem to remember a while back, Frank had a braking issue with a Sprite.
For the life of him he couldn't get the brakes to work right, despite repeated
Eventually, he took the master out to rebuild it, only to find a tiny piece of
from the brake fluid can in the master cylinder. It would occasionally
cover up one of the ports in the master, causing the problem.
A possibility for you?
A little piece of someting, when you get weight transfer forward,
moves a piece of debris into a bad position?
Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
Thanks to Frank C.!
> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:27:50 -0700
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> Subject: [Spridgets] I'll Run this Again
> Thank you to Bill and Brian for their valued input.
> I feel like I am taking out an add in Craig's List when I send this to see
> if anyone new has any ideas.
> So far the most plausible refers to the motor mounts (which I think are in
> good shape . . but could be wrong).
> This is such a strange condition as the two components in the truck are not
> related to each other . . at least as I can see.
> My clutch is fine running around town. Only when slowing down in a parking
> lot or slowing down to back up does it lose hydraulic pressure . . or that
> which feels like the loss of pressure. I lose the clutch and cannot shift
> to neutral . . gear shift is stuck.
> If I shut the engine off the clutch pressure starts back up again.
> So I regularly find myself shutting down the engine in order to get my
> clutch back when having to drive slow.
> Anyone have any other ideas how these two systems are interacting with each
> I do have a new slave in the car and I am expecting a new master to show up
> soon from LMC truck.
> 1958 Ford F-100 223 (142 whopping horse power . . but it feels like 143) 6.
> Thanks again,
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