It was my "suggestion" to use the nut trick but it was Frank's original
"idea". Glad it helped somewhat.
From: carolien coulter <email@example.com>
To: Guy Weller <Guy@weller-lakes.freeserve.co.uk>; Spridgets
Date: 15 November, 1998 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: Clutch problem - not disengaging
>From: Guy Weller <Guy@weller-lakes.freeserve.co.uk>
>To: Spridgets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Sunday, November 15, 1998 2:04 PM
>Subject: Re: Clutch problem - not disengaging
>I had the same problem in my Bugeye(Frank told me to try the nut trick to
>verify the problem)and ended up taking the pushrod to a machine shop and
>have them put about 3/8"(I think )Apparently aftermarket pushrods are not a
>specific length.According to Frank he has had both too short and too
>long.Whatever it takes to get the clutch to en/disengage is about as
>scientific as I got with it. So far after 2000 miles I haven't had any
>problems.Carol '59 Bugeye
>>I got a bit of time this weekend to try sorting out this clutch problem
>>First I tried your idea of the nut behind the push rod.
>>Brilliant! It produced enough movement to disingage the clutch (just) and
>>drove the car to the end of the road ( about 75 yards) Wow. First time
>>has traveled under its own power for almost 10 years. Those couple of
>>minutes made my wekend !
>>I also tried measuring the theoretical length of the pushrod. I forget if
>>that was you or Ulix who suggested pushing the piston back up the slave
>>cylinder as far as it would go and measuring the free play on the
>>Easier said than done it takes some force to push it back and hold it
>>whilst measuring !! Anyway I got a measure. It seems the pushrod is about
>>9/16 too short. Seems a lot.
>>Think I will try it with the original 7/8" slave cylinder before I start
>>altering pushrod lengths though.
>>Thanks for you help, and to others on the list for their good advice.
>>Guy (still grinning !)