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Old 04-21-2018, 07:20 PM
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Car needs a clutch and I can’t do a jack stand installation anymore. Enjoy part 1 “Corvette Vagabond into the Wild”

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Really looking forward to Episode #2 Jack!!!
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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!!!
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:11 PM
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I feel your pain Jack. Jackstands are no fun at our age. What brand clutch are you putting in?
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:48 PM
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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.

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

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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

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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.
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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
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The all time proven pilot bearing removal tool
1 slice of brown bread and a 10" 1/2" drive extension and your favorite "BFH"
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:24 AM
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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....
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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....
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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....
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My mode of transportation today...,

Cheers from the East Coast
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When you said "Maine style" I figured it involved a skidder
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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 ....

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[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!...
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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.

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