The Cheap Route: Switching from a Hydraulic T/O bearing, to a External Slave Cylinder. For Olds.

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jetsetw31

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I put a stop in so I would not over extend the Howe .. I used an appliance foot with a nut on each side of the firewall for adjustment
I remember. We had this discussion back in '13 when you first told me about the Howe. I welded a nut to the head of a bolt and used a threaded rod that I could adjust to the firewall and it was bolted to the clutch pedal.
 
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2013?, I remember what I just had for breakfast, beyond that anything I remember is questionable...:cautious:
 

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2013?, I remember what I just had for breakfast, beyond that anything I remember is questionable...:cautious:
Lol, I'm just the opposite. I have things in my head I wist I could forget. (For instance I'd like to forget that I know how to take apart a F-4 Phantom. That was over 35 years ago.)
 

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Lol, I'm just the opposite. I have things in my head I wist I could forget. (For instance I'd like to forget that I know how to take apart a F-4 Phantom. That was over 35 years ago.)
But would you be able to put it back together, with out extras left over...
 
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But would you be able to put it back together, with out extras left over...
Unfortunately yes. Lol,
I'm that nut-case that will turn a 20 min job into a 2 hour job because a bolt isn't in the right place.
 

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Update: Slave cylinder working fine. Lesson learned, a stage 3 clutch and a self adjusting throwout bearing don't mix.

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Just another first. I heard the squeaking every time I pressed on the clutch since October. I thought the bearing was bad. I checked it and it was fine. I would never have guessed that it was grinding away the fingers of the clutch.
I installed a stage 2 clutch and it feels feather light at the pedal in comparison to the stage 3. I also went to a regular throwout bearing.
No noise at all when engaged.
Anyone ever heard of this happening?

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I never heard of it either. But I had one and it was in one of the clutch kits I bought a few years back. Then I saw it listed in the parts stores.
It was a National part number 614083 They call it Self-Aligning. A few other companies carry these bearings too.
The bearing moves independently from the base. I installed it new and I heard a screeching at first, it was on and off. The clutch spring was real heavy, so that kind of movement made it wobble and grind into the fingers of the clutch. The killer is the bearing is fine. No signs of malfunction at all. I thought I was gonna be replacing the bearing retainer, the bearing and the pivot. They were all good. No damage at all. The pictures tell the story.
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This is what I found when I pulled the transmission back.

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