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  1. Still not got ours.The problem is that a number of us who are traveling a long way tend to include the in IWE as part of a longer trip. We are leaving home early on Tuesday morning, so if they don’t arrive Monday I’ll need to phone the office and hopefully get tickets at the gate. Not ideal.
  2. I bought this one, fits the 6 perfectly, very soft and a good price .Can also go in the washing machine, if your allowed. Cosmos 10356 Indoor Car Cover Small https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EAJ9YM6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dLbpDbBWBTGR4 Cameron
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    Slipping Clutch

    Hi All A final update When I got under the car and had someone operate the clutch after I bled it,I could see that once the pedal was released the piston returned most of the way but slowed down to an almost halt and took 2 to 3 seconds to fully return.I took the cylinder off the car, and stripped it down. It was reasonably clean, with a little black deposit from the seal.I but it back together, bled it, realised there was a small amount of lateral movement on the bracket, so I took care get it as straight as possible. Anyway it’s now performing perfectly. So no gearbox out this time ,great. Thanks everybody for all the help. Cameron
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    Slipping Clutch

    Thanks Tim When I did a full restoration of this car over 20 years ago I renewed everything within the hydraulic systems, new pipes, cylinders the lot.So this car has only know Dot 5. The only issue I have had with Dot 5 was with the brakes. I was checking the master cylinder and notice a brown pool on the floor of the reservoir.I had to flush all the fluid out and replace with fresh, been fine since.
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    Slipping Clutch

    Hi Roger Dot 5 ,I know not everyone’s cup of tea, although I wouldn’t think a factor here,or could it be?
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    Slipping Clutch

    Thanks Tim, flexible hose 18 months old ,so should be ok.
  7. Cameron

    Slipping Clutch

    Update time Firstly Mike, this was the 2nd oil change since the box was out and checked. Anyway today after a delay because the courier driver couldn’t fine me yesterday, I got my fresh oil.If you remember the photo earlier in this thread of the slave cylinder showed the piston pushed out, anyway I pushed the piston back in and fitted the rod. When I then took the car for a run,I had to pump the clutch pedal as air had got in.I didn’t bother bleeding the clutch because I was convinced the gearbox was coming out in the next few days.Well I couldn’t get the clutch to slip and when I tried the 3rd gear test again as before the car stalled. I had checked the slave a number of times and when I did there was free movement however I didn’t have anyone at the time to operate the clutch while I was under the car to see what happened immediately after the pedal was released. I assume with air in the system the slave isn’t moving as far and therefore coming back more quickly, just my thought, any ideas and also solutions.
  8. https://bowtie6.com/ws/tr6_pics/exterior/gallery1/slides/pic-007.html This was the first time I saw a hood without quarter window, always liked the look just wondered how it effect the light, and feel.
  9. Thanks, this photo was take just after the gearbox was removed about 18 months ago.This is the slipping Clutch problem from my other thread. From what I remember it clean up, however I’ll see when the box comes out again.Am now convinced that the main clutch is the problem.
  10. Hi All Just looking for comments on the surface condition of this flywheel Thanks
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    Slipping Clutch

    Thanks again all Well tomorrow I fill with fresh oil, check the slave operation and take it from there,I will let you all know what I find.
  12. Cameron

    Slipping Clutch

    The oil is, was Penrite HPR 30 20W/60. New oil arriving tomorrow is Dynolite gear 40 mainly because using Moss eBay I get it delivered free.
  13. Cameron

    Slipping Clutch

    Thanks Rog I’ll check in the morning I’ve drained the oil, only a small amount of extremely fine black paste on the magnetic rings and gearbox drain plug, however have a look at the oil, only done around 3000miles
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    Slipping Clutch

    Hi Both The slave cylinder is positioned as below However the rod maybe a little longer than I expected at 148mm from the ball end to the centre of the clevis pin hole,however I’m sure about that. There may have been some pressure present when I removed the rod however it seemed to release immediately I grabbed the arm, so hard to say.I’ve had to order more oil so once that arrives tomorrow I’ll put everything back together and check the slave properly. The master slave and flexible pipe are all newish (18 months) so should be ok. Am I correct right in thinking that only a slipping main clutch would result in what happened when I did the 3rd gear from rest test ,therefore suggesting the OD is ok. Thanks Again
  15. Hello All This is my 1971 6 fitted with A type overdrive. At the end of 2017 the car first develop a slipping clutch, couldn’t be sure if it was the main clutch or the OD.Anyway whatever it was the gearbox had to come out.The OD was fine, however the main clutch was in need of replacing.I sent the laycock cover and plate to the company Alex recommended in the south west, Precision Clutch and they appeared to do a great job.I also asked TrGB to match up a new shaft, fork and pin and make sure they fit well.I also used one of their bearing that they repack themselves. Anyway everything went back together fine with new master and slave cylinders and the clutch has been great for the last year and a bit.Probably covered 3000 to 4000 miles. Over the last few weeks I’ve had a suspicion that the clutch was slipping again, however yesterday we took the for a run over to Oban on the west coast and I took the opportunity to really test the car fully.If I drive around “normally “ including for example dropping to 3rd to overtake I don’t really notice any slipping, however I think it is slightly. Where you do become very aware of it is if you start off in first, change to second and then floor it. This with result in slipping, losing about 30% of the power.This also creates the unmistakably smell from the clutch, which for me suggests its not the OD. Taking of the OD it was also a bit odd yesterday,it would work in 4 OD however slower than usual to engage, however 3rd to 3rd OD was very slow and kept falling out then back in again, all over the place. The other test I did was sitting on the flat I engaged 3rd gear raised the revs a little and slowly released the clutch. We I might as well been in first gear because the revs didn’t change, the car just moved off and no suggestion of stalling. Well the cars up on ramps and axle stand and I’ve drained the oil from the box. I’ve removed the slave cylinder rod and the shaft is moving freely and I can feel the carrier moving .The only thing that hasn’t been replaced recently is the flexible pipe to the slave. I intend filling the gearbox with fresh oil and with some help check the hydraulics are somehow stopping the full release, however I can’t see it. Any Ideas Thanks Regards Cameron
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