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Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby Leon Chupp » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:33 am

Hi.... I'm back after a detour to the DARK SIDE of Speedster Ownership..... I bought a Subie powered 2008 that went on the block in Salt Lake City Utah.... The car had a clutch problem, but seemed it would be drivable on Interstates long enough to get home.... !,983 miles later, I put the car on blocks and took a look to see if I could find the problem... (no luck)... I called Greg at Vintage and tried to explain the problem... He asked me to photograph the master cylinder and the slave.... He said the master cylinder was not up to his latest spec and would send me a new one.... (the slave cyl. was 6 mod. old)... He also sent a new front grill as some rice burner chunked a wheel cover into it at speed on the interstate....

All of this was done at no cost to me what so ever and he has answered my questions as best he could considering the distance and lack of hands on time we had....

The car was eventually taken to Graham Everett Automotive in the Road Atlanta area.... He specializes in one off and race vehicles as well as older import performance cars.... After a week, the transmission in and out 2 times and a new volume in the sailor's dictionary, we were about to throw in the towel, when we noticed an occasional binding of the slave cylinder... After closer inspection, it was discovered that the croos shaft actuator arm had been installed backwards by the garage that had installed a heavy duty cross shaft... Graham had machined and installed a spacer on the throwout bearing thrust surface that keeps the travel distance more reasonable.... (the clutch package was virtually new)...

My thanks to Greg and I do appreciate everything he has done for me...
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby Larry Jowdy » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:08 am

Leon, I find it difficult to understand how they installed the throw out bearing if the cross shaft was installed 180 degree's out. There are splines on the cross shaft for the throw out bearing arm to mesh with and without those, the throw out bearing arm would not seat in addition, the arms or tangs that the throw out bearing mount to wouldn't allow the throw out bearing to be secured to those tangs???? I also understand that visual and written translations can be confusing but when you get a chance please explain this situation further... Don't make your brain bleed but I would like to know. thanks
ps. By the way, I've always had good luck with Greg... I believe that with Seduction Motorsports doing most of the assembly, Greg has more time to deal with clients.
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby Leon Chupp » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:38 pm

The splines on the cross shaft and those in the lever allow for a 1" (front to rear) offset depending on which way you install the lever.... At least it did on this one....
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby beck688 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:29 pm

So there is another Spyder in Atlanta
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby Leon Chupp » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:20 am

Its not that far away...... Kennesaw/Acworth..... In the middle of doing side curtains for it.....
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby beck688 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:49 am

Hope to see you at C&O some time -
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby SeductionMotorsports » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:25 am

I have never had any issues with Greg. He's a good guy!

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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby danstern » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:37 pm

He has always taken great care of me as well.
Thank you Greg. :D
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby NegCarry » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Same here, with patience everything comes out all right eventually.

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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby DannyP » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:41 am

Glad to hear it Leon! See you in the spring! That will be cool, three Vintage Spyders at Carlisle. All three configurations too, type1, type4, and now Subaru.
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Re: Vintage Spyder's Help to me...

Postby DannyP » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:22 am

I just looked into the clutch actuator arm as I just put my trans back together. I ended up looking at the Bentley manual to figure it out.

There is a tab on the bottom of the lever that is offset to one end. This tab pushes/holds the clutch return spring onto it's seat. The tab goes IN, towards the spring, which orients the lever farther away from the slave or toward the engine. This ends up giving you a little more possible travel.

Sorry to bring back an old thread, just something that occurred to me.
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