Rob Blubaugh wrote:
> Hi listers!
Hi Rob (speaking for all of us :-)
> The assembly of my TR2 engine is complete (finally) and I have installed
> the flywheel, clutch and the transmission. Clutch parts are all new and
> transmission was professionally rebuilt in Connecticut.
That must be Quantum Mechanics. He has a good rep.
> Although I aligned the clutch plate with the alignment tool, it was a
> very difficult job to fit the transmission to the engine. I work with
> no assistance, so eventually I had to tilt the engine on end (vertical -
> supported on wood blocks at the engine mounts) and then bring the
> transmission down into place. With help from gravity eventually
> everything slipped into place and aligned properly.
I don't think that means anything, except that the fit is precise. If all the
nuts tightened down the same, and the engine-to-bell housing fit looks even
all around, then it's right and you can find something else to worry about
> Here is my question: How tight should the new clutch assembly be? I
> tried to move the clutch linkage and it moved easily until the throw-out
> bearing engaged the paddles that release spring tension holding the
> clutch disk.to the flywheel. With my hands, I could not get any further
> movement through the linkage.
It oughta bee d*mn tight. Think about it-- that force you were trying to
overcome with your puny biceps is the same force that keeps the friction plate
clamped to the flywheel for your tire-smokin' stoplight drags.
(Oh, yeah, you DID say "TR2." Never mind.)
> On another matter that may be related, I had one devil of a time trying
> to fit the new brass bushing into the end of the crankshaft.
Can't help ya there. Go bother Joe Curry. He talks a lot and can't run fast.
Douglas Frank Compaq Computer Corp.
ZKO 110 Spit Brook Rd. The older I get,
603-884-0501 Nashua, NH USA 03062 the better I was.
/// firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
/// To unsubscribe send a plain text message to email@example.com
/// with nothing in it but
/// unsubscribe triumphs
/// or try http://www.team.net/cgi-bin/majorcool