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Old 07-24-2019, 11:32 AM   #21
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Pressure plate action CAN be adjusted.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:09 PM   #22
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Here's what I found out tonight. I took the trans out and checked finger adjustments. They were way off. I had them with in .002 when I started. They went out of adjustment. Just by pushing in clutch. I did tap on them after adjusting them and rechecked them. Changed plate with another new one that came with car. They both look like they came from the same place. Checked fingers on it and they were out. Didn't adjust them and had the same result. Took it back apart. Measured the dish in flywheel. It is at 1.125 deep. Tried to find spec in Les Anderson book. Didn't see it but did find standard disc is supposed to be. 340. Mine is .400. Thought maybe that.060 is making the pedal have to move down far to release the clutch. I did check the throw out bearing shaft and it is the correct one. I think I will order a rebuilt clutch and disc from Bert's tomorrow. Does this sound like a good plan.? You guys have been a tremendous help so far. A lot of good advise. Thank you.
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:41 PM   #23
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Through the mist I smell a clutch disc in backwards. if the fingers are leaning way in towards the pilot bearing and it won't release, that can happen. I'm thinking that it is hard to do it wrong on an A. And now I read the above post and retract the disc flip scenario. Been looking for the spec. on depth, recess, friction surface to shoulder at flywheel. Cant find it now, sorry.

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Old 07-25-2019, 03:54 PM   #24
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I did check disc and it was install correct. I'm going to experiment with the fingers at 3/4. If the fingers are closer to the disc and I adjust at pedal it should release higher on the pedal. Either way I did find out it is the disc with the springs that can come out. I still want to get a better disc and.pressure plate. I will try the 3/4 finger adjustment to see what happens
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:14 PM   #25
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I tried the 3/4 adjustment on the fingers and it made no difference. I tried an original wore out pressure plate.and.still.the same. The only thing I haven't changed yet is the disc. I only have this one that is .400 thick. Les Anderson says it's supposed to be.340. These new parts I have are at least 30 year old reproductions. This car has been apart at least that long.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:35 AM   #26
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Your 1.125" recess in the flywheel is fine. I recall someone posting the spec as 1.123".
Set the fingers to 11/16" after the new disc and pressure plate are installed.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:13 AM   #27
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Any chance you have a AA throw out bearing hub?


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Old 07-26-2019, 01:28 PM   #28
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It does have the correct hub. Could I have the wrong clutch arm? How could I tell if it's right?
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:09 PM   #29
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Do you have a picture?

Here is a picture of my old repaired arm and the new replacement....sorry no measurement right now...
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:34 PM   #30
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Should I be able to push the clutch arm up by hand.
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:14 AM   #31
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I can push the pedal down by hand when all is hooked up but but not the arm it's self
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:17 AM   #32
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It moves by hand until it gets to the fingers on the pressure plate
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:43 PM   #33
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:51 PM   #34
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I think I have my clutch issue solved. I got a new collar and found the old one was messed with before. The new collar brought the pedal up to 1/2 inch to being even with the brake pedal. I heated the clutch pedal and got it level with brake pedal. Also got a new clutch disc and pressure plate. Checked the new disc and it was .380 which was .020 thinner than the old disc. Checked the finger adjustment and put it together. Now the pedal feels good and disengages way before it hits the engine mount. All the small adjustments added to a lot at the top of the pedal. I want to thank everyone for their help. I sure did learn a lot.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:21 PM   #35
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I had the wrong ones previously fitted and didn't work well, changed it and no more problems with it.
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