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DIY Classic Mini Clutch Articles

Classic Mini Catalog Clutch Kits, Slave Cylinders and More (Classic Mini Catalog)
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Classic Mini Cooper Flywheels & Clutch page 40 (Classic Mini Catalog)
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DIAPHRAGM SPRING - Verto types including injection (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
The Verto/Valeo type diaphragm included the pressure plate in its assembly, much like a 'normal' car set-up. The spring being of the 'finger' type as opposed to the disc spring used on earlier, three-piece assemblies. There were originally three diaphragm specifications using progressively stronger springs - small-bore, big-bore, and Metro Turbo, later joined by the type used on the injection cars...
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Primary gear question and answers. (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
SUBJECT: MiniMania.com: primary gear clearance NOTE: Chuck or Don, I hope you can give me some direction. The clearance on my primary gear is .021 inches do i need to replace the front and rear primary gear bushings? thanks for your help.    Robert,    .021" is about 3 times the maximum allowed. There are only four pieces that could be the problem. Primary gear thrust washe...
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CLUTCH PLATES - Verto types, including injection (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
There is only one original Verto/Valeo clutch plate and it is fashioned more like a ‘conventional’ clutch plate - it has a sprung centre section. Four springs around the centre section of the plate take up shock, and supposedly reduce the likelihood of judder. It was an attempt by Rover to improve the clutch take-up and engagement to make it more like a 'modern' car - except it didn't....
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Clutch - Drive Strap Alignment (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
  If the pressure plate clutch plate friction face needs re-surfacing, get it machined to clean it up. Make sure the engineering company doing the job records the amount taken off, as the recorded amount needs removing from the tops of the 'horns' that stick up to ensure proper clamping force is achieved. If this is not done, clutch slip is inevitable. If using a pressure plate of unknown hi...
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FULLY-FLOATING PRIMARY GEAR BUSH (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
Finally - a solution to primary gear front bush problems for the large-bore engine.   Countless Mini enthusiasts have been dogged by primary gear bush hassles on 1275-based engines - in particular the one nearest the block (the front one.) Worn bushes are expensive and difficult to replace for the DIY-er because they must be machined to the correct size, a job that needs to be done very acc...
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Time for a Clutch (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
Time for a Clutch December 5, 2012 There is still nothing under the hood, and there won't be until the drivetrain is sorted Jere Dotten finds that we have all of the original clutch components With our engine coming together, it was time to find a clutch. Our car came with a new, stock, clutch and pressure plate. Though they were 30 years old, we decided this OE Br...
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