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Triumph TR6 - Clutch questions

When installing a new clutch and throw out does anything get greased? T/O sleeve, T/O pins? Or just leave clean and grease free?
J.T. White

any tips to removing the ol pilot bushing???
J.T. White

Manual says to spread a little hi temperature grease on the inside of the sleeve and on the outer surface of the end caps (pins)and cross shaft.

I suggest anti seize on the clutch fork pin as when I had to replace my clutch I ended up cutting my clutch rod in half because the fork retaining pin was seized. I wanted to replace the cross shaft bushings at the time.

Not sure what the pilot bushing is?
Michael Petryschuk

The pilot bushing is the bronze doughnut shaped bushing in the end of the crankshaft that the tip of the trans shaft fits in.
J.T. White

I thought that might have been what it was.

I thought I pulled mine out with my pinky finger but the memory is fuzzy. Maybe chewing gum on the end of a stick (or something else sticky). Or a wire with a bend in it that you jam in the bushing and pull out.
Michael Petryschuk

JT,
Sears makes a set of picks; one straight, one 90 degrees, one curly cue (that's my favorite) and one that's about a 270 degree circle. I've used these for everything from cleaning the Kerig Coffee maker to pulling various things out of various places. Have proved invaluable. There're the kind of thing that you don't need until you need it and then nothing else will do the job quite so well. Recommend that you invest a few bucks (less than $20.00, if I recall correctly) and you'll have a dandy tool to remove your pilot bushing as well as a 1,000 other uses.
db
Doug Baker

Remind me to bring my own coffee to Doug's house
DNK

Nah, Don. We've got you covered! Come on by. Got a malt or three as well with yours and Rod Nichols names on them.
db
Doug Baker

I keep telling you.
the only thing I use a good malt for is to remove rust from my old nuts and bolts.
I'm a Bourbon man
DNK

I'll have a go at it again today, it seems "behind" the flywheel though and I was trying to avoid removing that. I have those "picks" and do indeed prove invaluable at times.
J.T. White

Hi: I would suggest finding a thread tap that corresponds with the existing ID of the bushing.Tap it and use either a slide hammer puller with suitable hardware or, as it is a blind hole use a long bolt or threaded rod and remove the bushing. Put the new one in a deep freeze overnight, it should go in.

Trevor Stock
T.S. Stock

All done and transmission in. Thanks everyone for input and help. Next project is the new wood dash...the fun never stops!
J.T. White

JT, How'd you end up getting your pilot bushing out? Or did you just leave it in?
db
Doug Baker

Doug I left it in. I cleaned it up in situ and determined it looked good as new, In fact the clutch I pulled out looked fine (almost new) but the fingers of the pressure plate had some grooves worn in them where the bearing met and the car had a distinct "whine" (coming from the clutch) when you pushed in the clutch. The car sat under a car port in FL stationary for about 2 years by the look of things AND it was driven/owned for it's last 7 years by an older woman. I'm assuming it had a clutch put in (and pilot bush) by the looks of things not to long before the 7 years and "someone" rode with their foot on the pedal plus there was no alignment pins in the bell housing only 3/8" bolts so I've replaced all the clutch components (except the bush)and replaced all the "pins" on the pressure plate and bell housing. Clutch seems to work a treat and all seems quiet (amazing what proper alignment will do!)
J.T. White

Happy driving JT.
db
Doug Baker

"Maybe" my good deal dash came in today from the PA company.....ruined! Smelled to high heaven of varnish and it was packed "not quite dry" and viola the areas the plasatic wrap hit the dash face were all "shiney" then after I called Dan said "he kinda rushed that one" to which I replied "if you can't do it right the first time, when in hell are you going to find the time to do it right the second time?" Now I have to send it back, wait, and mean while my interior stays out to make the dash plate replacement easier since I can lay on the floor and look up and under. the on ly reason I ordered it from them was the deal was too good to be true...and it was!!
J.T. White

Shame about the dash JT. It is the dash that really contributes to the TR6 uniqueness. Hopefully the redo will be fast and better.
Michael Petryschuk

I go on vacation to the GA mountains tomorrow so I'll take a TR-6 break for a week. Going to get the new shocks and bushings on when I get back, hopefully the dash will follow and she'll be up and on the road.
J.T. White

This thread was discussed between 17/06/2014 and 28/06/2014

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