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Old 06-12-2016, 01:12 AM   #1
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Just got my t5 swapped 940 up and running and noticed a nasty grind when I depressed the pedal. It was not bad at first and I figured it was maybe clutch chatter. But after having to drive the car to and from the exhaust shop it got worse so I pulled the trans tonight and here is what I found.


Looks as though the arm itself is actually grinding against the PP.
This is not allowing the clutch to fully disengage so shifts were let's say rough.
My thoughts are that the early 740 cable clutch setup for the flat flywheel is not playing nice with the thicker dogdish flywheel in my 940.
Bellhousing is from a m46 and is modified for a kaplhenke adapter plate.

When I picked out a throw out bearing what I looked for was something as close to the original as possible.
Any suggestions on how to alleviate this issue?
Taller t/o bearing maybe?
Just notch the arm?
I just don't want to end up having to take this whole thing apart again.
This is a GM t5
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:40 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if the stack height on dog-dish flywheels differs from flat flywheels, but assuming they're the same (or similar), you have two options: add spacers to the pivot ball or run a taller bearing. I've done both and I found the taller bearing to be an easier solution. Yoshifab sells one: https://yoshifab.com/store/t5-conver...o-bearing.html
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:51 AM   #3
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What does this pivot ball spacer method involve?
Washers between the fork pivot ball and the inside of the bell housing? I googled it and came up with nada.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Mcleod Adjustable Ford TOB is what id recommend.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:02 AM   #5
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I had to add spacers to my pivot ball to make it work.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:52 AM   #6
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I had to add spacers to my pivot ball to make it work.
You wouldn't happen to remember what size you ended up using would you?
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #7
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Mcleod Adjustable Ford TOB is what id recommend.
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I had to add spacers to my pivot ball to make it work.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:57 PM   #8
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In for comments.
Been having issues with mine and it trashed the throw out bearing, just replaced it with a ford hd bearing and made some adjustments so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:19 PM   #9
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I threw some washers in there and it seems a bit better. Will update with results
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:37 PM   #10
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Update, save your money and space the pivot out.
Thanks a ton guys!
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:59 PM   #11
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It wasn't washers I needed, it was at least 3/4 of an inch or more I believe.

Mine was due to the saab pressure plate I believe - it's shaped different.

I second the Mcleod or yoshi throwout bearing.
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