Clutch installation Maine Style - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion


C1 & C2 Corvettes General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations

Clutch installation Maine Style

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2018, 07:20 PM   #1  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default Clutch installation Maine Style

Car needs a clutch and I can’t do a jack stand installation anymore. Enjoy part 1 “Corvette Vagabond into the Wild”

Jack

Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jackfit For This Useful Post:
427Hotrod (04-21-2018)
Old 04-21-2018, 07:38 PM   #2  
Tom Austin
CF Senior Member
 
Tom Austin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2002
Location: Ellicott City Maryland
Posts: 1,404
Thanked 98 Times in 82 Posts
Default

Really looking forward to Episode #2 Jack!!!
Tom Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 07:46 PM   #3  
GTOguy
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
GTOguy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2015
Location: Fresno California
Posts: 5,006
Thanked 668 Times in 563 Posts
Default

Life is all about making choices. Looks like you made the right one. Hoping it turns out great. Love the color combo of your car!!!
GTOguy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GTOguy For This Useful Post:
Jackfit (04-21-2018)
Old 04-21-2018, 09:18 PM   #4  
Bluffman
CF Senior Member
 
Bluffman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 287
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Can’t wait for Monday
Bluffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 10:11 PM   #5  
K2
CF Senior Member
 
K2's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2000
Location: Chuckanut WA
Posts: 2,627
Thanked 32 Times in 24 Posts
Default

I feel your pain Jack. Jackstands are no fun at our age. What brand clutch are you putting in?
K2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 10:48 PM   #6  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by K2 View Post
I feel your pain Jack. Jackstands are no fun at our age. What brand clutch are you putting in?
Hi, i had a Zoom HP Kevlar that lasted 80,000 miles 2010 installation

Trying a Luk pressure plate a HP oganic RAM disk. The local race car guys like the Luk because it is lighter...along with my light flywheel....faster Rev up , just what I need for my long distance drives....lol

Hello to you and your family.

Jack

Last edited by Jackfit; 04-21-2018 at 10:53 PM.
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 10:31 AM   #7  
Chummy85623
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Posts: 22
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackfit View Post
Hi, i had a Zoom HP Kevlar that lasted 80,000 miles 2010 installation

Trying a Luk pressure plate a HP oganic RAM disk. The local race car guys like the Luk because it is lighter...along with my light flywheel....faster Rev up , just what I need for my long distance drives....lol

Hello to you and your family.

Jack
Just put the LuK clutch in my 62. You'll want to replace the throw out bearing that comes with the kit. It's made of plastic.

Where are you in Maine ? Spent 15 years in Bangor area.
Chummy85623 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 11:03 AM   #8  
hedgehead
CF Senior Member
 
hedgehead's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: I'm not doing as well as I expected, but I never expected I would
Posts: 12,133
Thanked 72 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Old garages like that is part of Americana, I bet the work is first rate.

Last edited by hedgehead; 04-22-2018 at 11:03 AM.
hedgehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 01:29 PM   #9  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chummy85623 View Post
Just put the LuK clutch in my 62. You'll want to replace the throw out bearing that comes with the kit. It's made of plastic.

Where are you in Maine ? Spent 15 years in Bangor area.
Just out side of Portland....not using plastic throw out bearing

Jack
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 04:33 PM   #10  
K2
CF Senior Member
 
K2's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2000
Location: Chuckanut WA
Posts: 2,627
Thanked 32 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Beautiful day here in Washington today, time for a ride.

Your guy sounds experienced so I'm sure he will replace pilot bushing or bearing while he's at it.

Cheers from the wets coast to you Jack.
K2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 04:48 PM   #11  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default Probably better job then I

Quote:
Originally Posted by K2 View Post
Beautiful day here in Washington today, time for a ride.

Your guy sounds experienced so I'm sure he will replace pilot bushing or bearing while he's at it.

Cheers from the wets coast to you Jack.
My mode of transportation today...,

Cheers from the East Coast
Attached Images
 
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jackfit For This Useful Post:
OC-1 (04-23-2018)
Old 04-22-2018, 06:26 PM   #12  
solidaxel
CF Senior Member
 
solidaxel's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Toosoon Arizona
Posts: 1,089
Thanked 30 Times in 26 Posts
Default

The all time proven pilot bearing removal tool
1 slice of brown bread and a 10" 1/2" drive extension and your favorite "BFH"
solidaxel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to solidaxel For This Useful Post:
Jackfit (04-22-2018)
Old 04-23-2018, 07:24 AM   #13  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default I travel out to the wild this afternoon

I head into the back country of Maine this afternoon to see if my car is still (there? in one piece ? Fixed ?

Part 2 Tonight maybe...

Jack

I hope I don't need my hammer...nor did I have to do a jack stand clutch change....
Attached Images
 
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 07:56 AM   #14  
Frankie the Fink
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Frankie the Fink's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando Metro Area Florida
Posts: 40,721
Thanked 2,129 Times in 1,772 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hedgehead View Post
Old garages like that is part of Americana, I bet the work is first rate.
I agree. I admire Jack's rural lifestyle but I can't deal with the winters at this point.

The 'old time' garages here in Florida are going away as subdivisions are crammed into every square foot of wetlands, woodlands or old citrus groves....
Frankie the Fink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #15  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankie the Fink View Post
I agree. I admire Jack's rural lifestyle but I can't deal with the winters at this point.

The 'old time' garages here in Florida are going away as subdivisions are crammed into every square foot of wetlands, woodlands or old citrus groves....
I agree with you on the winters....
Attached Images
 
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 08:09 AM   #16  
dahogan
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
dahogan's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: 10th District Court OHIO
Posts: 10,736
Thanked 210 Times in 187 Posts
Ohio Events Coordinator
St. Jude Donor '14-'15-'16-'17-‘18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackfit View Post
My mode of transportation today...,

Cheers from the East Coast
dahogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:18 AM   #17  
Chummy85623
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Posts: 22
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

When you said "Maine style" I figured it involved a skidder
Chummy85623 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:54 AM   #18  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chummy85623 View Post
When you said "Maine style" I figured it involved a skidder
Located behind garage....helps with removing pilot bearing ....

😂
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 09:58 AM   #19  
Jackfit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Jackfit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,771
Thanked 236 Times in 158 Posts
Default

[QUOTE=solidaxel;1597052485]The all time proven pilot bearing removal tool
1 slice of brown bread and a 10" 1/2" drive extension

I have some toast left over!...
Attached Images
 
Jackfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 11:05 AM   #20  
RatDog
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
RatDog's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2010
Location: Mount Dora, Florida
Posts: 3,792
Thanked 229 Times in 168 Posts
Default

Never judge a book by its cover or an auto shop by its exterior. This is the shop where I take my car for work I can’t do or don’t want to do. The building was originally a machine shop that did work on military aircraft during WW II. It still has some of the original machinery inside. Bruce, the owner and sole mechanic, only works on Ferrari’s, Lambos, and American classic and muscle cars.

The great thing for for me is that Bruce’s shop is only 1 mile from my house.

Steve


RatDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Clutch installation Maine Style
  •  
     
    Reply


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump

    Sponsored Ads
    Vendor Directory

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 PM.


    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
     
    • Ask a Question
      Get answers from community experts
    Question Title:
    Description:
    Your question will be posted in: