[Healeys] Clutch

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 09:53:39 MDT 2021

I'll leave others to answer your questions  ... ..but ...
My experience has been that resurfacing the flywheel is an absolute must if
you are doing any clutch work.
There is nothing that contributes to clutch shudder as much as a very
slight imperfection on the flywheel friction surface.


On Wed., Sep. 1, 2021, 10:52 a.m. Simon Lachlan via Healeys, <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> You will all be as sick of hearing about my OD as I am of lying underneath
> it. I’ve decided to kick the whole thing into touch. I’ll whip out the
> gearbox (hah!) and drive it complete up to OD Spares who will sort it out
> while I wait. Even if I have to wait all day. Beats making the round trip
> twice.
> Which leads me on to thinking about “what else to do when I’m in there”…….
> The clutch is the obvious candidate.
>    1. I don’t know how long is a piece of string, but is there a mean
>    average duration for a clutch in terms of miles? Not driven hard, just
>    driven.
>    2. I see that people quite often sell the clutch as a kit consisting
>    in: the plate assembly, the cover and the release bearing. I thought that
>    one replaced the latter *every time* one got near it and that one
>    replaced the plate *as and if needed*. But – I thought – the cover is
>    just a hunk of iron and *didn’t ever need replacing*. Am I right in
>    *any* of that??
>    3. Tools….I see a great variety. In shape, design and in cost. Broadly
>    speaking there are variations on A or B. The former seems elaborate and not
>    suited to someone who hopes to only ever change one clutch in his life. But
>    B is so very different from A that one wonders if it can do the same job……
> Any thoughts on all or parts of the above would be very much
> appreciated.
> Now to battle with the gearbox. Oh joy……..
> Simon
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