Clutch pushrod removal

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#1 Clutch pushrod removal

Post by Leekade » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 pm

Hi

This is my first post after acquiring my E-Type at the weekend. We're stripping the clutch hydraulics and replacing the master and slave cylinders but try as we might we cannot remove the clutch rod adjuster (this receives the pushrod from the slave cylinder). The slave cylinder has been removed but the adjuster had seized over time. The top clip has been removed and we've now managed to swivel the adjuster around and give it a good oil but it would be better if we could remove it to check/possibly replace.

Does anyone have any experience with removing this and any hints?

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Adrian
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#2 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by mgcjag » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:54 pm

Hi Adrian....are we talking about the same part here....the clutch slave pushrod is threaded one end and goes into the trunion which locks onto the pushrod with a nut....it should just unscrew from the rod...if its seized you could use heat....(the trunion connects to the clutch fork)..Steve
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#3 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by Leekade » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Hi Steve. Thanks for replying. I’ve removed the pushrod and nut. It is the banjo-shaped (no.c31622) part which pivots around a pin and collar. It is this pin c29803 that seems stuck. I notice from diagrams that this has a collar around it (to allow movement within c31622). Sorry I wasn’t clear. I feel I’m resigned to plastering it with oil and then grease to try to prevent it from seizing again.
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#4 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by madjack4 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 pm

Welcome to the world of old e -types this is what you are up against on every job you do heat it up and work it loose u will get used to this type of thing or you will sell it
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#5 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 am

I found a picture of mine from when I did the Auto to manual conversion. Once you have the locking "thingie" off at the top, you should be able to push, drive it out. Heat and penetrating oil are your friends.


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#6 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by Leekade » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks chaps for your words, and for the photograph which captures the offending pin perfectly! I guess I'm just going to have to stock up on gas for my blow-torch and oil... At the moment, it's not breaking the bank and providing hours of fun on the internet researching parts and information, not to mention scraped knuckles :lol: . Cheers, Adrian
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#7 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by christopher storey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:16 am

Adrian : I advise strongly against using a blowtorch, because there is too much alloy in the vicinity. Use a hot air gun on a 300C ( or if you really must, 500C but be careful ! ) setting . Penetrating oil and/or an ATF/diesel mix are your friends , and you might try shock therapy by heating the yoke and then sudden cooling with water. If you can get a stillson wrench on the mushroom end of the clevis pin, this may also help

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#8 Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Post by Leekade » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 pm

Thanks for the advice Chris. We’ve decided to leave it as it’s now pretty free and it’s been covered in grease.
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