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Triumph TR6 - Sachs Clutch

The cluth on my 75 TR6 requires unreasonably heavy foot pressure. From all that I have read here, and on CD II linked pages (thanks Rick et al), the Sachs clutch is the recommended solution as an aftermarket replacement. Does anyone know the best place to obtain this clutch kit - I live in the TOronto area.

With thanks,

Barry
B.J. Quartermaine

Hi Barry

I got mine at British Parts Northwest - cheaper than anywhere else by a mile. You could try www.clutchmasters.com, the part numer is apparently SC436 (check that before ordering!). I am not sure what shipping costs are like to Canada, but with the US dollar being pretty much worthless, it might work out fairly cheap!

Hope that helps
Alistair
Alistair

Barry
Do not discount who Alistair suggests. The exchange on the $ is low BPNW will deliver to Canada. I bought most of my engine rebuild from them.

You might be surprised that even with exchange, freight, and GST it will probably be cheaper than a CDN supplier.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Hi barry are you buying the sachs with the koyo bearing or the gunst? I would try fred at british auto sport in troy ontario.Toll free 1-888-485-2277
ian

I don't suggest the Gunst.
DON KELLY

Thanks all.

Don - tell me more about why not touse the Gunst. It appears to be well recommended.

Thanks,

Barry
B.J. Quartermaine

Check the post "TR6 Clutch" posted Feb. 19/07. There are a couple links you should look at.

Dave
David B

Hi all,

if I may, Id like to add my 2 pennies here, might be worth your while to give Kai Radicke of wishbone classic a call.

He is one of the most knowledgable tr people I have ever spoken with. He builds modest to high performance motors for customers. He also writes tech articles for Triumph clubs and webs.

Ok so what does this have to do with clutches? He also has a selction of clutches for different levels of performance motors. So if he is in to it at that level, he certainly can recommend something decent for ant motor.

Thats who Im going to be ordering from, its just a little too early for me.

KJ
Ken J

Hi all,
Has anyone tried out the long throw slave cylinder on the British Parts Northwest website? It's advertised with a 30% longer throw. If it works it would be a nice alternative to changing out the clutch & pressure plate.
John
John Cline

We recently installed one of the long throw slave cylinders along with a modified Tilton .75" bore master cylinder on a friends TR250. It works well and has nice feel to it. I have no idea what type of clutch he is running so anything related to clutch operating loads are unknown.
SteveP

Alistair

Your response indicated that you got a Sachs clutch from BPNW. Have you installed it and what was your experience? On rereading the links I realize that there is some dissatisfaction with this product. However, as other posts report, problems can also be associated with misalignment during refitting of the gearbox - i.e. process not product deficiencies.

Thanks again.

Barry
B.J. Quartermaine

Hi Barry

I should point out that I have never installed a clutch before the Sachs, so I can't compare it to anything, but it went in with no trouble. I read all the horror stories about alignment, so I spent the extra few dollars for the plastic alignment tool, and I bought the dowel pins (part number DP612? from TRF) to replace the larger bolts that were not used by whoever put my gearbox and engine back together last time. The dowels were a lot more helpful than I expected in getting the gearbox lined up properly - actually probably more helpful than the original bolts. I also bought my first torque wrench to make sure that I got the pressure plate fastened to the flywheel evenly.

It seemed to me that the pedal pressure was lower after installing the Sachs pressure plate, but since I had a borken fork pin, which had been compensated for by the DPO using a longer push-rod on the slave cylinder (causing a badly worn pressure plate and fork pins, by the way), I suspect that the pedal pressure before the change was not really as it should have been!

The very helpful chap at BPNW told me that in the five (?) years they had sold the Sachs/Koyo kit, they had not had a single return, so it seems to work!

I hope that is helpful.
Cheers
Alistair
Alistair

Had a chance to talk with the TR250 guy earlier, the Tilton master and long throw slave are being used with a Luk clutch and what was a NOS stock bearing and sleeve. When the engine was built, the crank, flywheel and starter were swapped to use the later TR6 units and not the TR5/TR250/1969 only TR6 items.
SteveP

Thanks Alistair for passing on your specific experience. I have decided to go with the Sachs/Koyo kit and will post here again when I have the car home and the replacement in progress (probably April).

Regards,

Barry
B.J. Quartermaine

This thread was discussed between 24/02/2007 and 28/02/2007

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