Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Marshfield, MA, USA
Cable clutch and preload (T5)
Well, I burnt out my throw out bearing and (after taking nearly everything under the floor pans out to get at it) the car's back together.
Wondering how much load on the clutch is workable. When the bearing started making noise I was advised to adjust the clutch so it engaged earlier, which I did. I had it catching pretty close to the floor, but it was difficult to shift. The bearing wasn't as noisy, but still chirping, so I swapped it out.
My guess is I had way too much preload before, and I'm wondering how much I can put on it to make shifting easier, but not so much that I fry another bearing.
69 Convertible, 351W, T5, E-Brock Performer 351-W intake, Performer Plus cam, Holley 4160, power assist, dual exhaust, 4-wheel manual drums.