I finally got the clutch after being stuck for a week in the customs. Got it installed and took the car for a drive. She never drove that well. I am happy :)

Comments

    • David Plass
      David Plass

      Nice vid. The shifter on The Beast has the same play (actually, much muc worse) so I'm glad to see there's a rebuild kit that works!

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to David Plass

      Yes, it is much better now, even though I didn't change anything on the front end of the shaft. I didn't know actually and someone told me here in the comments, but it was too late

      about 2 months ago
    • bin diver bob
      bin diver bob

      elin hi nice one good video 10/10 bob in uk

      about 3 months ago
    • Doug Rv
      Doug Rv

      You passed me this morning on Clarke street,,,
      Go to see your rusty ( non rusty ) beauty is back on the road again,,,

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to Doug Rv

      Really? LOL, the world is so small :)

      about 2 months ago
    • Karan Bhatia
      Karan Bhatia

      Nicely done, Elin!

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Fisher
      Chris Fisher

      Awesome work, Elin.

      about 3 months ago
    • cheftush
      cheftush

      Glad that you got her up and running again

      about 3 months ago
    • cutworm59
      cutworm59

      Awesome job brother Elin. It's amazing how much better the shifter works after a rebuild. I think I replaced the round snap ring with a modern one. Much easier to use.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mark Robinson
      Mark Robinson

      The "mickey mouse vice" on your bench is designed to hold electrical parts for soldering etc.

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to Mark Robinson

      That is what I normally use it for :) It has plastic jaws so...

      about 2 months ago
    • J G
      J G

      Nice to she her back on the road, but whats the squeak ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to J G

      My steering wheel touches the cover for the column switches. The mike picks it up very bad. It is not that bad in reality :)

      about 2 months ago
    • John McDonald
      John McDonald

      Elin, regarding the clutch replacement, how similar is this to a TR6 clutch job? Also, how long did it take you?

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to John McDonald

      Yeah, like Mark said the only difference is the size. It wouldn't be possible to do it on your own. Unless your name is Elin LOL. Well, I did it myself on the TR4 after I fixed the overdrive, but I used the overhead crane :)
      The Spitfire took about 4 or 5 hours all together, but most of that was interior.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mark Robinson
      Mark Robinson In reply to John McDonald

      Same sort of thing but the Triumph gearbox is a lot heavier and the clutch bigger. I used to have a friend help me with the TR6. He would be underneath with a trolley jack (floor jack) and support the gearbox as we rolled it backwards. I was above. Make sure to support the engine at the back before removing the gearbox and I think I used to disconnect the exhaust pipes from the exhaust manifold - Elin will know for sure. He did it a few weeks ago. I did it nearly 40 years ago lol.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bob Adams
      Bob Adams

      First! Just a bit of advice. When tightening a clutch cover, you should tighten the bolts evenly a couple of turns at a time in a cross pattern. Otherwise you can warp the cover. It looks like you lucked out and didn't experience any problems. It's good to see the old girl back on the road again.

      about 3 months ago
    • Elin Yakov
      Elin Yakov In reply to Bob Adams

      I made sure the pins were in place and went very slow with the gun. I know how much it takes to bend the cover and believe me I was way lower than that.

      about 2 months ago
    • B. Curtis
      B. Curtis In reply to Bob Adams

      Agree 100% Bob.

      about 3 months ago