[Healeys] Clutch Problem

TERRY COLL coll44 at msn.com
Thu Jun 10 05:39:29 MDT 2010


Sounds like humidity is helping stick the disc to the pressure plate, helped
along by letting the vehicle sit.  Thats what I think happened to me years ago
on my BN4 and more recently with my BJ8.  Problem resolved itself on both cars
when I started driving them on a more regular basis.

Terry Coll  '64 BJ8

> From: helyjohn at cablespeed.com
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 08:25:46 -0700
> 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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