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Triumph TR6 - Heavy Duty Clutch???
I just acquired a 1973 Triumph TR6. It's a very neat car, except the clutch is almost too strong to press. I had a TR6 years ago, and I didn't remember the clutch being this hard. The car seems to have been modified slightly, (mild street cam, header, and dual Webers). I was wondering if the previous owners may have added a stronger clutch. Maybe a competetion clutch. Does anyone else seem to have a REALLY stought clutch?? My wife couldn't even press this one to the floor.
I think it is a case of what u see is what u get. TRs where notorious fo a very heavy clutch. Mine I have to press right to the fire wall and it is heavy. If you look back in articles about TR6s, you will see that this was a major complaint from the person reviewing the car ( not to mention "rear end squat"). Make sure you have bled all air out of hydraulic system. If you r getting good clutch action then it sounds like all components are OK. I do not know if a competition clutch is harder to press or not...maybe someone else knows the answer to this. Maybe you and your wife should consider leg exercises:)
|I own a 1973 TR6 and can tell you that the clutch is NOT HEAVY. The action is stiffer than, say, a Honda Civic or something but really not all that heavy.|
You could try an adjustment where the slave cylinder connects to the clutch fork arm.
Or it could be that the clutch is a competition version as you were mentioning. Competition clutches are usually heavier.
There is a very good article regarding TR6 clutch pressure plates on a web site devoted to the Minnesota Triumphs car club. I recommend that you read it. The author has found a problem with aftermarket Borg & Beck pressure plates. This may be the cause of your problem. Just search for "Minnesota Triumphs".
John H. in Minneapolis.
This thread was discussed between 22/11/2000 and 16/12/2000
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