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Unread 08-09-2019, 12:21 PM   #2341
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Well, the shop has the car back together again, but there are some minor issues.

(1) The clutch engages fine, but real close to the floor. Apparently a spacing issue between the throwout bearing and the clutch pressure plate fingers. Which means the drivetrain has to come out again.

(2) The button underneath the clutch pedal to enable the engine starting is not being engaged.

(3) Shifting into some gears isn't working right, perhaps something got knocked out of alignment in the shifting linkage.

Doesn't sound like anything that isn't fixable, though.
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Unread 08-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #2342
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When it rains, it pours, Rich.
I hope this odyssey is over quickly.
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Well, I think it is closer today than it has ever been since I first dropped it off with Chris Harwood.

Man, what I wouldn't give to have had a working crystal ball that day!
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NAH! You would probably be in the slammer for assault or murder........
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NAH! You would probably be in the slammer for assault or murder........
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Yeah, but think of all the people I would have saved from headaches and heartbreaks.... All I would have to do is to show the judge that crystal ball and I would walk.
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Definitely got a point there............
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I asked Steve Addison at Monster Clutch about the problem with the clutch catching so close to the floor, and he said it was likely one of two possibilities. Either air in the clutch hydraulics, or there needed to be a spacer behind the slave cylinder/throwout bearing.

The throwout bearing that comes with the clutch has a long bleeder hose attached to it, so bleeding the hydraulics for the clutch shouldn't be a big deal.

But I am not that lucky. Surely the drivetrain is going to have to come out in order to put a spacer in place. I would like the clutch to engage close to the midway point in the clutch pedal travel.

There is a procedure for checking the air gap between the throwout bearing and the clutch pressure plate fingers. It doesn't seem to be very complicated.



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Yeah, it's a spacer. I ordered my LS7 kit from Mike at East Coast Corvette Performance in Maryland and he had done quite a few of these conversions to my LS6/Tremec six speed and he told me that most shops don't realize that they can get the proper slave cylinder that doesn't require a spacer. He had done a gazillion of these clutches and really was on his game. When SS Performance installed it for me they said it was the first one they had done that didn't need a spacer. Sadly I heard a few years ago that Mike's health was failing and East Coast Corvette Performance no longer exist.
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I'm just hoping to get this wrapped up pretty soon, and hoping the drivetrain problems are done with. This car has spent far too much sitting on a lift, whether at some shop or in my own garage.
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Well, so much for getting this wrapped up "pretty soon". The car is still in that shop. Latest word is that the slave cylinder has a small leak. Fortunately the car hasn't been there long enough for the warranty on that part to have lapsed.
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