Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
Your Chevy dealer can get the clutch fork and the pivot stud. Don't try to save the old fork - pitch it. When you install the (new) throwout bearing, remember that the fork AND the springs go INSIDE THE GROOVE in the bearing - I see them installed wrong all the time, with the curled ends of the spring capturing the flange on the back end of the bearing - result is inability to get correct clutch adjustment/free play.
I don't like the sound of your description of the condition of the clutch disc, either; Weber used to be big in the clutch business 30 years ago, but they aren't any more - hardly ever hear of a Weber clutch any more. If it was mine, I'd pitch the clutch and put a Centerforce in it; as you already know, this is not a fun job, and you only want to do it once.
You mentioned that you had a new balancer - is it the correct offset-weighted one for the 400? Any of them will fit, but only one is correct for your 400 crank.
'69 Z28 Fathom Green
[This message has been edited by JohnZ (edited 05-03-2001).]