Marking the front driveshaft and pinion yoke before removal.
Notice the missing carrier bearing nut.
Removing the carrier bearing.
Dowel pin on the bellhousing
Dowel pin on the bellhousing.
Installing a new dowel pin where one was missing.
Old release fork and throwout bearing. Notice wear on the nose of the input shaft.
Old flywheel. Notice where it was re-drilled to accept a different clutch cover.
Notice where the "nubs" on the release fork are missing. These nubs allow the throwout bearing to pivot from side to side on the bearing retainer during clutch release/engagement.
Here, you can see the nubs worn down.
Old throwout bearing. Looks pretty good.
Pic of starter gear position before installing the 6speed spacer.
New Pervection Clutch VT clutch cover.
Installing the new pilot bearing in the new 6speed flywheel with a shop press.
Torsion damper springs on the old clutch.
More pics of worn nubs on release fork.
Unbolting crossmember for removal.
Getting ready to remove transmission.
Old clutch before removal.
Another shot of old release fork and throwout bearing.
Another shot of dowel pin.
Old clutch and starter gear pic.
Old flywheel. notice the pilot bearing is pushed almost completely out of the flywheel.
Backside of the old flywheel. From this side you can realy see how far out the pilot bearing had been pushed. We assume that this happened when the last clutch was improperly installed.
Initial bolt tightening of the new flywheel.
Nifty little "tool" to keep the flywheel from turning while torqing the flywheel bolts to spec.
New disc put on the input shaft just for a picture.
New disc put on the input shaft just for a picture
Perfection Clutch Zoom VT clutch cover and disc.
New flywheel installed.
Cleaning new flywheel before installing clutch.
New VT clutch installed. input shaft being held up just for picture.
A new ball stud was also installed. Be careful not to break the old one off in the housing like we did.
Input shaft cleaned up.
Adding some grease to the new throwout bearing.
Lightly greasing the input shaft and bearing retainer.
Installing the new release fork.
New dowel pin installed.
New VT clutch installed.
New release fork and throwout bearing installed.
Checking for smooth movement of the release system.
Location of missing dowel pin.
Getting ready to stab tranny.
Organic side of old disc. Looks pretty good still. With the exception of some pretty severe wear of the torsion damper springs.
Ferramic side of old disc.
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