Sunday, October 11, 2009

Clutch commissioned

One of the things we need and want is a working clutch! From a safety perspective it is a physical safety valve, a simple way to stop the motor driving the wheels, is to push the clutch in. Still no gear stick controlled changes though (the linkage is missing), a job for Bruce at a later date...

After fitting the newly machined clutch line adapter (thanks Ed) and a length of flexible high pressure hose, we proceeded to bled the clutch.

Once this was done, we thought the clutch slave cylinder did not have enough travel to disengage the Tilton clutch plates. What was actually happening though, was that it was travelling too far and re-engaging at the end of the travel (after being disengaged at the half way point). Strange behaviour indeed and we are not entirely sure why it is doing this. It could be fixed with a stopper under the clutch pedal, but we would like to understand this better.

I'll be asking a few questions tomorrow. if you have any ideas, please let us know.

Anyway, it was good progress and big thanks to Frank and Ed for making this happen :)

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