Friday, May 14, 2010
Clutch, Transmission, & Rear End Assembly
Earlier this week I installed the clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing and pilot bearing. In this picture the clutch is being held in place with a splined tool that came with a clutch kit I bought from Napa. The pressure plate was fastened to the flywheel using ARP bolts designed specifically for this application.
Grade 8 hardware was used for the bell housing to the engine and the transmission to the bell housing.
Additional work was done to the front brakes including shoes and brake cylinders. The brakes are far from complete though.
Ty came over today and put in a full 9 hour day working on the rear end. Here Ty is adjusting the rear bearing assembly to one of the trailing arms. This whole assembly is made up of numerous parts that are unique to either the left or right side. It would be very easy to inter-mix these pieces.
Ty installed the pumpkin and cross member first. Only grade 8 fasteners were used.
Both trailing arm assemblies were installed next. They will receive final alignment at a later date.
The installation of the half shafts and the leaf springs completed the assembly. Although the brakes are not installed the wheels and tires were put back on the car for mobility.