rageracing

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  1. When I rebuilt my 34 rear I used a slide hammer to pull axles and inner bearing races and inner oil seals.  I went to a bearing and seal store and picked up new modern seals and timkin bearings.  My rear has the shims behind the inner race so I installed everything with no shims, used a dial indicator on magnetic base to figure out the end play.  Local sheet metal shop lazered me out the correct shim for each side out of shim stock and I put back together.  The butter grease seal I took apart the original sheet metal one and pressed in a new seal I got from bearing and seal store.  The sheet metal housing I turned to side on a lathe for the proper press fit of the skf seal.  I believe the 33 is basically the same except the 33 shims the brake backing plate for proper axle end play.

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  2. I need 19 and 23.  I got the pedal and floorboards in.  I have them adjusted what I believe is correct.  The standard pedal adjustment is 1 1/8" at the top.  Is that to where the throwout bearing bearing first contacts the fingers?  The book says before resistance so that is how I took it.  The issue I have is being 6'4" with long legs, I have a hard time getting my foot on the pedals.  My knee gets stuck between the door and steering wheel.  I need to get them lower if possible 

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  3. The thick rubber piece is what I'm guessing should be on the outside of the floor board?  Also I need the clutch release fork lever lock (388055) and spring pull back bracket (600915).  Any ideas where I could find those?

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  4. Ok, I have it adjusted that way.  At 6'4" I was hoping I could drop the pedal down to make it easier.  I will install the floor board tomorrow and I assume if the pedal goes to the floor the clutch should be plenty released.  


  5. Finally got my pedal assembly in the car and I have a new clutch and pressure plate assembly in the car.  I have an idea on how to adjust the pedal but I noticed that no matter how high I adjust the pedal, I can push the pedal down until it hits something to stop.  Seems surprising to me.  Also the pedals have the heavy rubber bumper, does that go on the I side or outside of the firewall?


  6. I don’t think you can have a shackle on both ends.  Nothing would stop the axle from being able to swing front to rear.  I tried Andy and Robert but they did not have a shackle for it.  Gotta get some measurements to see if rare parts has something.