I have to categorically disagree. When you pull the engine, you have to
also deal with the radiator, fuel lines and all the other various things
that connect the engine.
So in my humble opinion it is much easier to pull the gearbox even if it is
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Rhodes" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Spitfires" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Clutch repair options
> I think it is MUCH easier to pull the engine on a Spit than to pull
> the transmission by itself. Even after you take apart the entire
> center console area, you are still faced with pulling a rather long
> and heavy transmission (especially with O/D) out through a pretty
> small opening. In fact, when I did my clutch this spring, I did pull
> it out through the interior, but then pulled the engine to put it
> back! And there is less wiring to deal with for the engine than a O/D
> transmission. :-0
> Kevin Rhodes
> Freddy the Spit
> At 01:05 PM 7/27/2006, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Taking it out last night for ice cream was fun, kinda. But that
> >clutch is driving me nuts. If a clutch slips over a certain
> >RPMs(regardless of gear), is it simply time for a new one? If that
> >is so, I am willing to accept that.
> >But the question is the approach I take on it.
> >Can the transmission be removed without taking apart 99% of the
> >interior? Ie can it be nicely "dropped" down from underneath? If I
> >can do that, I would replace the clutch and be tempted to fix any
> >tranny problems it has during the winter. It often "buzzes" going
> >from second to third and I can feel a vibration on the gearshift
> >lever. Downshifting to second is no fun either. If I'm not gentle,
> >it buzzes as well.
> >Anyways, back to the clutch. Double-clutching doesn't remedy the
> >situation. it only "thunks" back into gear when I let down the RPMs.
> >Or would it be more worthwhile just to pull the engine? Of course I
> >have to procure a cherry picker, etc but I would have good access to
> >the clutch.
> >I don't have the haynes or Bentley manual on me(I'm at work), so I'm
> >just feeling out for info. It's a late model overdrive transmission.
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