[Healeys] New Clutch query

Tom Felts tomfelts at windstream.net
Wed Sep 29 05:23:40 MDT 2021

Speaking of putting something on the splines--------do any of you coat the splines with permatex after inserting a new oil seal in the rear of your tranny shaft?
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net>
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Sent: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:20:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [Healeys] New Clutch query

 Since we're grasping at input shafts, er, straws ... Did you lube
 the splines with anything? I know it's a slight risk given grease
 could be slung onto the disk or cover plate--although engine oil
 will likely end up in the vicinity sooner or later--I've always done
 it with no issues (if anybody cares, my favorite product for things
 like this is Redline's wheel bearing grease).

 I'm probably wrong, but I don't think 'centering' is the issue, as I
 think Simon was probably pretty careful about it, and I've never
 heard of anybody having trouble with a centering tool or input

On 9/27/2021 8:02 AM, m.g.sharp--- via
 Healeys wrote:
 agree with Richard – I go through the same “micro” centering
 process. From: richard mayor <boyracer466 at gmail.com>
Sent: September 26, 2021 12:39 PM
To:simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Cc:m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca; Healeys
 <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] New Clutch query One suggestion:  When you use the
 centering tool (plastic or otherwise), tilt the tool all
 the way up then all the way down, then do the same from
 side to side, then split the difference with the tool in
 place when you tighten the pressure plate bolts.  I
 personally go through this routine at least 2 or 3 times
 to make sure I am as close to the center position as
 possible. One question: Why do you think the
 metal input shaft is harder to use than the plastic
 tool?   The input shaft is much longer than the plastic
 tool and you can get a better feel for finding the center
 position when moving it through its range of motion as you
 align the disc. On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 7:42 AM Simon
 Lachlan via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
 wrote: To revert to the problem I’ve being
 having with my gearbox not wanting to reinstall to
 my new clutch…… Bleeding it made no difference.. It was
 a forlorn hope as I was sure I’d not lost any fluid
 but miracles are always welcome. The gearbox is on the workshop floor as
 is the new clutch. Before removing the new clutch I played
 around with the AH Spares plastic alignment tool and
 my spare shaft. Both went in without any trouble but
 I suppose they would have anyhow unless they’d been
 miles out?? The new clutch slides onto the shaft in
 the gearbox just as it should. See attached file……Seems to me that the
 old clutch was in pretty good shape and, with
 benefit of 20/20 hindsight, one might have left well
 alone! It’s been in there for 27 years that I know
 of. There were/are a few discrepancies between the
 old and new clutches. See attached. I don’t think
 these would matter???? Are there any obvious steps that I
 might have missed? Obvious, but, seemingly, not to
 me! I haven’t taken out the flywheel.
 Didn’t see why? It’s in; it’s straight/vertical and
 works. People state a preference for alignment
 with a spare shaft rather than the black plastic
 tool. I can see that the metal shaft might be
 somewhat more precise, but harder to use surely?  I’m reluctant to reinstall and just
 repeat the whole sorry process…. Any suggestion? Thanks,Simon

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