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    RV8 with LT77

    Hello,

    I've just assembled the above named engine and gear box. The gear box was converted before onto a hydraulic clutch system. Now my problem:
    The clutch didn't separate from the beginning on.
    After having disassembled the slave cylinder now, I seems thar the pin of the slave cylinder doesn't sit in the middle of the eye of the bell housing.
    I can also not press the clutch fork at all.
    Can it happen that the clutch fork slipped into another position?
    If yes, how to bring it back without disassembling the whole gear box again?

    Thank you very much to everybody for any help in that matter.

    Best regards
    Markus

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    My guess is the girl has dropped off the slipper pads and is no longer in the current position on the pivot pin.

    It's a common thing to happen and I have had it a few times doing hydraulic clutch conversions on pilgrims.

    Only way to fix is to split box from engine and re position everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimeara View Post
    My guess is the FOrK has dropped off the slipper pads and is no longer in the current position on the pivot pin. . . . .

    Anthony,

    Confused by the "girl" so checked letter positions on keyboard, by moving all letter (apart from the r) one place to the left "girl" becomes "fork" - which make sense but does not give as nice a mental picture, I like the image of the girl dropping her slippers.

    Hope this helps,
    Ian
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    I also had the same issue and the answer is as described by Anthony. I was unable to split the bell housing far enough from the engine to gain acces to the fork without removing the entire engine. I therefore created an access point in the bell housing. Very fiddly job and took several hours of trying to get everything aligned, but got there in the end.

    During the whole process I never saw a girl drop anything though

    Lee
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    First of all Thanks for all your Information.
    I took off the slave cylinder yesterday and yes the fork is completely slipped down and no longer in function.
    As I can see, it is as Anthony mentioned No chance without taking out the gear box.
    What a shit.

    Regards
    Markus

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    Anybody any idea how to secure the fork that this won't happen again?

    Regards
    Markus

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDW View Post
    During the whole process I never saw a girl drop anything though
    I did

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    who ever invented predictive text on I phones needs shooting.

    Atleast it keeps you all entertained.
    ANTHONY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimeara View Post
    who ever invented predictive text on I phones needs shooting.
    It's funny you should say, cos he died at the end of February.

    It was his funnel last Thirsty.
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    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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