[Healeys] Clutch Problem

Dave Porter frogeye at porterscustom.com
Wed Jun 9 09:57:43 MDT 2010

 New pressure plates are coated with a rust preventative grease. If that was
not thoroughly cleaned off it may be causing the problem??

frogeye at porterscustom.com

Porter Customs   2909 Arno NE
Albuquerque, NM USA 87107
1954 BN2  1959 AN5
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-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of John Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:26 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Clutch Problem

I am in the middle of doing a ground up restoration on a 1959 BN7.  I put
about 20 miles on the chassis before taking it to the body shop, and the
clutch worked perfectly.  The chassis sat in a cool, damp corner of the body
shop for 2 months.  After the body was assembled, I went to pick the car up,
and the clutch would not completely release.  In order to drive the car, I
have to start it with the clutch pedal down and the transmission in gear.
When I hit the starter button, the car does not try to move, so the clutch
only dragging a little bit...just enough to make impossible to put in gear.

Any suggestions?

John Snyder
1959 BN7
1960 BT7
1961 BN7 MK2
1962 BT7 MK2
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