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Old 11-18-2019, 07:15 AM   #21
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Werner.. the micro-cracks you see in the flywheel surface are fairly common. Remachining the surface should clean it up but whatever depth of cut is necessary must also be taken off the land which the pressure plate bolts to.


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Old 11-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #22
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My flywheel had many more mico cracks. The guy that did my engine said that was not an issue. He resurfaced it and 9,000 miles later it still feels new.
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:36 PM   #23
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Remachining the surface should clean it up but whatever depth of cut is necessary must also be taken off the land which the pressure plate bolts to.
MacDone, thank you for the hint, sorry that I canot understand the red marked sentence.
Would you please explane it detailed? Thank you!
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:58 PM   #24
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I'm pretty sure the new rope seals are teflon,I don't know if you have to soak them in oil,I did not and found no problems.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:29 PM   #25
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Werner... Regarding the "red marked sentence" : "It is critical that the normal distance between the flywheel clutch surface and the pressure plate clutch surface be maintained after the flywheel is machined. This is done by machining the area of the flywheel where the pressure plate mounts. The amount of metal removed from this surface should be equal to the amount removed from the flywheel clutch surface (plus any amount also removed from the pressure plate clutch surface, if it also needs to be machined. Not a factor if a new pressure plate is used)." If this is not done, the depth of clutch engagement is compromised.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:20 PM   #26
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N'Abend Macdonge,
thanks for the explanation. I dismantle the disk of the pressure unit and let it turn off 0.06". I think that the thinness can be compensated with the adjustmentable feet screws.

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Old 11-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #27
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I would like to thank you especially for this wise advice from Ryan.
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I would pull the transmission, inspect the gears and change the bearings. I didn't when I had my engine rebuilt and then I found myself pulling the transmission 1000 miles later to do a rebuild... would have been much easier with the engine already out.
Honestly, I did not feel like to lift the gearbox too. But what Ryan wrote is very reasonable. After sleepless night, I have therefore pulled out the gearbox today.

Thanks for the future-wise advice, Ryanheacox!
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:08 PM   #28
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Did you pull off the pedals and transmission tower to get it out of the car?? Must have been a pain with it all together like that. You won't regret going through everything, even if it's perfect (which the odds of that are slim) you will have peace of mind afterwards.



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Old 11-19-2019, 04:18 PM   #29
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Check all of your transmission bearings, maybe replace gaskets, and check gears for pitting and broken teeth. Do the pedals need to be rebushed or new shafts?
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:12 PM   #30
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Install the rope seal dry then smear grease on it to keep the crankshaft from burning it until enough oil splashes up and soaks he seal.
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:09 PM   #31
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Werner, is the fourth photo in your post #17, a rear hub? If so, it looks to be quite bad. I have just converted the hubs on one of my cars to modern roller bearings. The original hubs on my car weren't as bad as what you have so I think yours need attention. The vendors sell a repair kit for the rear wheel bearings but I don't think they are very good. They rely on using the rollers from a V8 car and the reproduced ones of those are of poor quality. So are some of the sleeves for the trumpet and hub.
If you like, send me a PM with your email address and I will send you an article I wrote about my conversion which explains exactly what I did.
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:44 PM   #32
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Thanks for advice.

Sorry I put a wrong old picture. Another theme. It was made 1 year ago. It's the reare axle bearing face, I repaired it with the sleeve repair kit like you.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:43 PM   #33
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Thanks for advice.

Sorry I put a wrong old picture. Another theme. It was made 1 year ago. It's the reare axle bearing face, I repaired it with the sleeve repair kit like you.
Werner, I did not use the commercially available repair kit. I didn't think they are good enough so I used modern bearings. I suggest you keep an eye on the hubs to see that they don't wear too quickly.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:12 PM   #34
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Good evening at all together!

Can someone please explain me how to mount this Bratton's Engine Motor Mounting Kit?

I find only short hints. But I didn't understand it correctly.

No rubber intermediate layer was installed when the engine was removed.


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Old 01-15-2020, 04:02 PM   #35
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Really no one here who has mounted this engine swing damper?
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:04 PM   #36
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The metal plate and the flat rubber are on the outside of the frame. The "L" shaped piece fits between the metal motor mount ant the inside of the frame rail. The 3 tubular spacers fit through the frame and the 2 rubbers.
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:59 PM   #37
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Thank you Russ for the hint!

I could not understand the assembly because the outer parts of my car were missing. There were only the screws. And inside a rock-hard mass like tar. No sleeves. No split pins.

Now it's correkt mounted.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:14 PM   #38
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Wow, that was a mess. Now you have it, and you should have less vibration.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:26 PM   #39
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Looks correct. Mine splayed the rubber out more when I tightened the nuts enough to get the cotter pins installed.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:37 PM   #40
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FWIW, that large nut on the spare tire carrier is the same as the rear axle nut. I know because I "borrowed" one one time when we lost an axle nut on the road.
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