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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Robert Johnson, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson Karting

    Dec 8, 2001
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    I have a '79 308, It's time for a clutch. The car is a driver, driven hard but not a track car. What kinds of clutches are available for 308's? What is the stock clutch brand / design? What should I look for in selecting an uprated clutch? Who has the best deal? GT Car Parts, Rutlands or ??? Yea, I'm going to change the crank seal, flywheel bolts, pilot bearing, throwout bearing and anything else that is required or suspect.
    Thanks
     
  2. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

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    Robert,
    If you search the archives, there's a lot of info on this. I know because I was exactly where you are a few months ago! (Mine ended up being a bit of a nightmare....needed a new flywheel and some other **** was discovered. Cost a fortune.) Good luck!

    In general, clutch kits are about $350. (Check the site sonsers). If you do it yourself you will need a couple of special tools. If you need a flywheel, get ready for some sticker shock.

    Jonathan
     
  3. Auraraptor

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    Out of curiosity how much is a flywheel?
     
  4. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

    Dec 6, 2002
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    Hi Robert.

    Some prices from the UK.....

    Crank seal #163989 $35.84
    Bolts #13825824 $0.26 each
    Pilot Brg #103877 $13.12
    Release Brg #100849 $65.20
    Brg Carrier #100848 $180.48
    Clutch plate #110558 $187.52
    Clutch cover #121562 $185.92
    Lock tab #103876 $5.12
    Flywheel #108890 $888

    Have a nice day !

    Regards
     
  5. Spasso

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    {Flywheel #108890 $888
    Have a nice day!}

    I love British humour!

    DJ
     
  6. Ferrari_UK

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    Hi.

    That's English humour, not British humour - big difference !
     
  7. yelcab

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    Saw a flywheel on Ebay for $1000 from G Evans, starting bid.

    So $888 from UK is indeed ... a nice day.

    Don't people make their racing flywheel for less?
     
  8. MarkG

    MarkG Formula Junior

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    paid $1k for repro flywheel 82 GTSi 3 year ago ....
     
  9. jwise

    jwise Formula Junior

    Apr 2, 2003
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    Portland Maine
    Hi,
    I replaced my clutch this past summer and it wasn't too bad. I figured a 308 would be a good "first clutch job"!

    I bought my parts from AW Imports in NJ and the total with all the bearings, o-rings, shipping, etc was about $500. I didn't replace the flywheel bolts, or the main seal.

    The ring nut tool is a must. Also, replace that ring nut (lower transfer gear) when doing this job. I didn't and I 'm about to pull it apart again to replace just that nut. The nut costs about $20 from the owner's site.
    A little lok-tite was recommended also for this nut.
     
  10. Spasso

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    Forgive my ignorance Jeff. Being your typical 'Yank' I was unaware. Tell me!
    Thanks,

    DJ
     
  11. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

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    No sweat, Spasso !

    Just remember that Britain is more than England ! England is only a bit of Britain !
     
  12. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie
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    DJ, just remember that at some point in time the English have been at war with most of their island countrymen as well as most of the rest of the world...especially the French.

    Philip, a Limey (and also a Yank) living in the USA!
     
  13. Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson Karting

    Dec 8, 2001
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    Thanks for all of your kind responses.
    As a matter or protocall, England is England. The UK is England, Scotland, Whalels and Northern Iserland. And, bag your bloody "have a nice day" for the next poor bloke that has to get a flywheel from you.
    Cheers to Man' U' from San Diego.
     
  14. Spasso

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    Thanks again for the clarification. Now all I need to do is keep from mistaking an Australian accent for an English accent and 'vice versa' before I get the crap beat out of me!

    DJ
     
  15. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

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    It's easy Spasso ! Aussies and yanks say 'beat', the English say 'beaten' ! :) Often referring to the French - double:)

    As for 'Have a nice day' - we are just trying to promote some American Joie De Vivre !

    Up the apples and pears me old china - it's all pukka so keep ya barnet on Robert !
     

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