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RE: Clutch repair/replacement

>Last night a friend asked if I could take a look at his '67 Notch as
>he could not engage any gears without getting severe protests from
>the gearbox. It looks to me as if the clutch cable is in
>the process of breaking as the adjustment nut is at the end of it's
>thread and the clutch lever only moves about half an inch when the
>pedal is depressed fully. When the clutch pedal is fully depressed
>one can engage 3rd and 4th gears only without scraping them violently
>but none of the other gears will go in. Also, while the clutch is in
>there is a slight whine coming from somewhere in the bellhousing. I
>suspect the release bearing here.

Adriaan Loedolff
'69 Squareback Automatic (199 100 mlies)

These same symptoms occoured in my friends Ghia.  After adjusting the 
clutch cable as far as it would go, and buying a new throwout bearing, it 
turned out that the clutch disk pad had partially disintigrated, and 
therefore wasn't fully disengaging.  The throwout bearing turned out to be 
fine upon inspecton, but that's what it sounded/acted like, a worn bearing. 
 We put a new clutch disk in, after making sure the flywheel was ok, and 
problem solved.  Hope that helps.

70 auto sb

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