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    When life knows to kick you down!

    Put my foot on the pedal and it collapsed to the floor, limped home in second:

    The Rover V8/LT77 piston's plunger had snapped in the arm - I'd hoped it was going to be a simple fit a new one but the clutch arm is loose in the bell housing

    Is it as I suspect engine out to refit the lever arm ?

    Jon
    Oh crap...the wife has realised there is no such thing as a 5 minute job !

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    Hi Jon, I have, in the past, managed to undo the belhousing and pull it away just enough to get my fingers in and refit the clutch fork without completely removing the bellhousing. Very, very tight though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonym View Post
    Hi Jon, I have, in the past, managed to undo the belhousing and pull it away just enough to get my fingers in and refit the clutch fork without completely removing the bellhousing. Very, very tight though!

    He's only got little girls fingers so he should be fine.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by robcob View Post
    He's only got little girls fingers so he should be fine.

    Rob
    If that's the case Rob, he won't need to move the bellhousing at all
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    There are a few issues with the standard setup, the clip that holds the arm onto its pivot can be loose which means that the arm falls off the pivot, when I ran with this setup I 'tweaked' the spring clip so that it held the arm in place much more firmly. Another issue is that some of the pivots have a hole right in the middle of the ball end, maybe this was to hold grease or something but it means that the ball end digs away in the 'socket' of the arm, this makes for a rough action when the arm moves. I filled the hole in with weld and ground it back into a ball shape. Any roughness in the socket can be smoothed out with a burr followed by wet and dry. According to JE the pivots also bend!
    You can get extra strong arms off ebay but really they are just a standard arm with a few bits of steel welded to them in varrious places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonym View Post
    If that's the case Rob, he won't need to move the bellhousing at all

    Its been a long time since he's had his fingers in a tight little hole

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by robcob View Post
    He's only got little girls fingers so he should be fine.
    He needs a gynaecologist. Might cost a bit more than a mechanic though
    David (AKA Firestarter29)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter29 View Post
    He needs a gynaecologist. Might cost a bit more than a mechanic though
    Yes, I've heard they can decorate the hall, stairs and landing through the letter box so should be able to do that little job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dek View Post
    Yes, I've heard they can decorate the hall, stairs and landing through the letter box so should be able to do that little job!
    Dek
    or professionally speaking rollerball resection of the endothelium...

    There's plenty I could say to that Dek, but a) it would be professional suicide b) Many of them locally are excellent and c) *** **** *** may have ******* ***** ** !!
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    I might just bite the bullet and drop in my spare 4.6 lump instead... Roooooobbbb.... you busy ?!?!

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