[ROVERNET - UK] Clutch Problems

Dermot Harvey roverman2 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 28 22:42:07 GMT 2007

Hi Group,
I have had shifting problems with my '69 TC for years. I think the  
problem is in the clutch hydraulics. I don't think the clutch  
withdraws sufficiently. If I am waiting to move forward in first gear  
with my foot on the clutch it is sometimes hard to shift back in to  
neutral. I have changed master and slave cylinders with perhaps a  
temporary improvement and I usually bleed the slave with the cylinder  
off the car to get rid of air bubbles.. I think that the flexible  
nylon clutch pipe might suck air in when the clutch is released. I  
keep meaning to replace the flexible line with a solid one so see if  
that helps.
I did hear of replacing the clutch slave cylinder with one with a  
slightly smaller bore - this should give a longer throw. Does anyone  
(Kent maybe?) know of such a cylinder?

Dermot Harvey

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