[Healeys] Clutch removal
rchaskell at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 3 05:41:40 MDT 2021
Starter out? Use a large, flat blade screw driver, through the starter
opening in the back plate, between the ring gear teeth.
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
On 9/3/21 7:07 AM, Simon Lachlan via Healeys wrote:
> Thank you all for your interesting replies and comments.
> The saga continues.
> 1) The OD is on the workshop/garage floor thanks mainly to my
> son-in-law who is that most useful thing, a VERY strong and willing
> assistant in heavy matters.
> 2) The gearbox and OD are going “oop north” on Monday. (Get up at
> 04:00 to be at OD Spares for 08:30).
> 3) That part of the UK contains the majority of car-related things,
> places, suppliers, workshops etc in the UK. For example, AH Spares,
> Ahead4Healeys and JME Healeys are 13, 3 & 21 miles from OD Spares
> Now, I’m almost certainly going to buy the 3-part kit that consists of
> clutch, cover and bearing. I want to take the old assembly out and
> take it up with me for assessment. Just in case any of it’s OK. (It’ll
> have to be very OK for it not to be recycled).
> Q1) Right now, I’ve looked at the manual which suggests that one
> removes the cover first. Surely that’s not necessary if one’s going to
> remove the whole issue?
> Q2) I’m faced with 6 bolts, none of which want to turn. They’ve been
> there for my 25 years and who knows how long before that…….When I put
> any torque(?) into turning them, the engine rotates and whatever
> effort I’m putting out is absorbed by the engine’s rotation. Fair
> enough. I propose to take off the sump cover and jam the engine with a
> big chunk of timber. And then try again. The oil is dripping out as I
> type. Is there a better way of doing this?? Some clever trick that
> enable one to get these nuts off??
> Thanks, Simon
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