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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
I just completed swapping a PG for an M20, in my '68. I used a RAM Clutch Assy from Summit which included disc, pressure plate and throwout bearing, and a complete new clutch linkage kit from D&R, and a used, resurfaced 153 tooth flywheel. I torqued the pressure plate bolts evenly to spec. It works great, except.... sometimes, but not always, the clutch doesn't release all the way. It engages fine, and adjusts fine. I've run the adjustment from engagement 2 inches off the floor to all the way up, and it makes no difference, problem happens, sometimes, regardless of the adj. point.
It seems that, with the clutch on the floor, the disc/input shaft is still turning a bit. It flat won't go into gear, unless I kill the motor.
The only thing I can think of is the clutch disc is hanging on a burr on the input shaft, and touching the flywheel enough to turn a little. That would mean pulling the trans again...