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Moss Car Man
November 5, 2016, 7:08am Report to Moderator

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Finally got the engine out of the 13/60 based Moss, with a shiny new Borg & Beck clutch kit waiting on the sidelines....
The clutch problem became apparent - some moron had fitted the earlier flywheel & clutch assembly which was not operating properly AND bolts from the pressure plate were scoring the clutch fork.....Aaargh..!!!

A few frantic phone calls later & a correct flywheel was on the way overnight from Spitfire Graveyard.
Fortunately, I have a spare gearbox & so pinched the clutch fork from it & the flywheel arrived at 9.00am!

What a couple of days. I even managed to knock myself nearly out cold by walking full pelt into a beam in the garage - leaving my pal to carry on whilst I sat down for an hour, giddy & sick!

Engine back in finally now, just the plumbing left to refit.  Phew!


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ferny
November 5, 2016, 7:45am Report to Moderator

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In what way was the clutch wrong?

I'm referencing back to my earlier comment about checking out what parts on your car really are 13/60.


Acclaim - fully working and on the road
13/60 Herald - mx5 powered and other such fun things, legal enough...
Mk1 2000 - it's still alive, just sleeping
Expert 815d - the slug

If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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Moss Car Man
November 5, 2016, 12:21pm Report to Moderator

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Absolutely....I was very concerned!
I called Rimmer Bros with my engine number & they confirmed it's a 13/60 engine.
The flywheel on the engine was the earlier type...someone had put that on with the matching earlier pressure plate.
Apparently the early & later flywheels have the same mounting to the engine BUT the pressure plates are different & don't mix. Also the thrust bearing mount is a different length.
The clutch had been working but was very clunky....that clunk was the plate scoring the fork!
I tried to post pics but without success....I'll try again now..........



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Looking much better after a good clean up & replacement fork with new bearing...



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Moss Car Man
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And the engine finally back in.......



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Scimher
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...Going back to the thump on the bonce - & the after-effects; it may be no bad idea to have a check-up for concussion, if you haven't already done so...
EDIT: Car looks lovely - taking shape, nicely...
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Quoted from Scimher
...Going back to the thump on the bonce - & the after-effects; it may be no bad idea to have a check-up for concussion, if you haven't already done so...
EDIT: Car looks lovely - taking shape, nicely...


What thump on who's bonce?
I can't remember anything & who's car is that in those pictures anyway?    
I think I need to lie down!    


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