several views of how a TR6 transmission looks like after
removing the complete
interior and getting it ready to come out of the car.
Transmission, out of the car, sitting all alone waiting to go
will see the Borg & Beck pressure plate on the flywheel.
Note all of
the rust? That's caused by metal being ground off of the
of the fingers of the pressure plate and the contact side of the
Why so, you
may ask? Because, for whatever reason, the Gunst bearing
not turn freely with the pressure plate. Rather it will
sit stationary, riding against
it, causingthe metal to be scraped off and producing a very loud
unless the clutch pedal is depressed to about 1/3 of it's travel
down or back up again.
Here is the
bearing on the cross-shaft assembly waiting to be removed.
Please note the surface wear after only 800 miles, most of which
were done on the highway.
another view of the bearing and the wear caused by friction
between the metals.
This is the
pressure plate and the fingers are showing signs of metal
Excessive wear at low mileage, coupled with the bluing affect of
from the constant heat would have led to early failure at the
worst possible time
close up of the wear from the non spinning Gunst bearing.
This is the
other side of the pressure plate and the clutch disk that was
removed , just to show how conservatively the car has been
the new TRF Magic Clutch Kit meets old parts on the way out.
I have already installed the new cross shaft, fork and shaft
size of the Land Cruiser T/O bearing on the left compared to the
Gunst on the right. Dave and Charles from TRF carefully
chose the mating parts for
the TRF Magic Clutch kits and have been successfully selling
them for several years.
the new magic clutch assembly installed and awaiting reassembly.
All back together and waiting
for the new carpeting. Any marks, bared metal or surface
rust has been removed, the pan completely cleaned and all spots
of concern sealed with POR15, then coated a second time to
insure no problems in the future.
Next stop, new carpet
40 Industrial Road
Cranston RI 02920