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  • #16
    ello - first post in a while. feels good to throw some comments out there on a saturday morning with coffee.

    after several clutch jobs on the school car, my debby downer position on gearbox and clutch work is - let someone else do it. over the years, there is a confusing amount of configurations - to me, anyway. some love KOYO, some hate it. i hope there is improvement here, for the sake of owners, to get in, replace, refresh, and put the gearbox back in. and somehow get more than 30-60K of mileage on that clutch. from 2000 until 2016? i had 3 clutch jobs, and maybe 15K of mileage. most of that was my fault, but from pilot bearing to lining up the bellhousing.....i mean, its wizardry, and it shouldn't be.

    as i dust off my old brain, I'll remind shadetree and the audience to inspect the top cover of your gearbox - the cover over the linkage. top left should be a tiny pin hole - and it should be open, not filled with anything. its a breather hole, and it helps with gearbox pressure, and gearbox leaking.

    cheers - hope everyone had a good trip to St Louis

    LOG

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  • #17
    Chris! Where and how the heck have you been?
    72 Pimento w/overdrive - Lilred
    67 4A Royal Blue - Lilblue

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    • #18
      Thank you L.O. Guvna - I got started on putting things back together this evening. I got the new clutch plates in and the pressure plate. I will check the gearbox and that pinhole you're describing first thing tomorrow.
      New to the British auto world.
      No qualifications - old school shadetree mechanic...just enough knowledge to be dangerous!
      1973 TR6, ZS carbs, Pertronix ignition (for now)
      1973 Ford Bronco, 302 V8
      1952 Ford 8N tractor
      ...they keep me busy!

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      • #19
        Lou, Ken - great to see you, as always, the ultimate and consistent support here. I know shadetree is happy to have you, Baws, and in this case, the works gearbox team helping him or her along the way. I just realized shadetree has a Ford 8N tractor, which I learned to drive on with my grandfather sitting behind me on the seat. I loved that tractor.

        i'll try to get back in the saddle. i'm just so distracted with work. other cars, daughter in her final year in undergrad, prepping for med school. so proud. yardfull of cars - the 88 ford escort hot hatch project, 80 CJ5 sitting. my 99 tahoe, daily driver, and the school car, in the garage, stuff sitting in the seats and on the luggage rack, waiting fo rme to pass so that wayne carini can come pop the garage door for his garage find. so sad. paint is ****, but runs like a raped ape. missed the trials, and dripping springs. so unattached to this community.

        enough of the wax - continue the good work. i'm not gone, just distracted.

        cheers,

        LOG

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        • #20
          Originally posted by L.O. Guvna View Post
          Lou, Ken - great to see you, as always, the ultimate and consistent support here. I know shadetree is happy to have you, Baws, and in this case, the works gearbox team helping him or her along the way. I just realized shadetree has a Ford 8N tractor, which I learned to drive on with my grandfather sitting behind me on the seat. I loved that tractor.

          i'll try to get back in the saddle. i'm just so distracted with work. other cars, daughter in her final year in undergrad, prepping for med school. so proud. yardfull of cars - the 88 ford escort hot hatch project, 80 CJ5 sitting. my 99 tahoe, daily driver, and the school car, in the garage, stuff sitting in the seats and on the luggage rack, waiting fo rme to pass so that wayne carini can come pop the garage door for his garage find. so sad. paint is ****, but runs like a raped ape. missed the trials, and dripping springs. so unattached to this community.

          enough of the wax - continue the good work. i'm not gone, just distracted.

          cheers,

          LOG
          They make more TRials so never fear! Heck I might even go to Galena?!?!
          So much rust, so little time

          64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
          68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
          69 TR6 Overdrive Early with fender beads
          71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
          81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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          • #21
            i'm sifting through posts today, like old times, and caught this one - and had forgotten i already responded. is that old age? ha. probably. if i can get my cylinder head back in order, I will hit the road, and try to make the next trials...VA? i gotta year, which means, i'll do nothing until august.

            btw, on this gearbox - i always throw out the bastuck flywheel option. seems pricey at 400, but dude, 9 pounds without ring gear. and its lovely, now after about 10 years in the car. i got one of first versions of this rig - after you spend 400 dollars on it, later you'll forget how much you paid for it, but you won't forget how fast your motor will spool up when you touch that gas pedal.

            thats all i can think of now - oh, and let us know if you found that vent hole. it was a design thing put into the top covers after a certain year. if memory serves, there were 15 or so top covers for all the tr6 transmissions. they continued to change the top cover during production, and they added that vent hole to take internal pressure off the box and seals. and with OD cars, its important. so, if you don't have OD, and that gearbox is still out....wax on adding that, grasshopper.

            cheerio.

            g

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