Project Roadster; Clutch Time Vol.3

What a mission! Today I tackled the last starter bolt (arrowed below; this pic was taken with the camera shoved up the tunnel). After 3 hours of fighting I gave up…

and drilled it out. You can see why I couldn’t get it off; it was well rounded!

I have spent about 5 hours just on that one bolt; seriously, not fun! Once it was off it was a case of dropping the last bell-housing bolts and dropping the ‘box off.

Only problem is because the car is so low, (despite my best efforts to get is a high as I could) the gearbox won’t come out from below the car; there is just not enough space front, back or past the sills! So, it’s going to have to stay under the car until it goes back on and I will have to change the thrust bearing under the car!

Last shot of the old clutch

Hopefully I get sent the right clutch and I can be back on the road next weekend (work sucks and gets in the way of everything!).

1 Response to “Project Roadster; Clutch Time Vol.3”

  1. January 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Blimey you seem to be having a lot of problems with this hope it all goes well from now

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