Following on from my previous post where I was unable to change gear whilst the engine was running,but no problems when the engine was off...
... I have a couple of quick questions about the clutch. But first,by way of update on the above post, I found I had virtually no end float on the primary gear. That hopefully has now been rectified as it's .004 thou. The Idler gear end float measures in at .003 thou. I've read various 'preferences', some of which differ from the Haynes, but what do you guys think of these measurements? It's just a standard road car so do these measurements sound ok?.
My quick question about the clutch rebuild, and it may be a silly one, is as follows: It's an '89 model so has a verto clutch with new AP clutch plate. When I offer the pressure plate up to the flywheel, they fit together fine with no gap. When I add the clutch plate, there is a gap of 2.8mm between the flywheel towers, where the bolts screw into, and the pressure plate. So, the pressure plate sits just above the alignment dowels on the flywheel towers. Does this seem right?
I'm assuming this is so there is sufficient clamping force and the fact there is 6.5mm on the throw out, there should be enough to disengage the clutch but I couldn't find any information on this.
Apologies again if these seem simple solutions but I just want to get the car back on the road so thought I'd double check with you guys before putting everything back together again.
thanks again for all your assistance.