1986 Monte Carlo SS

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When it was new to me (1989)

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Wearing Hoosier QuickTime DOT 245/60/15 tires

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Clutch Release Fork Return Spring Modification

The OEM return spring hole is at the top edge of the fork. The centerline through the lower pushrod pushpoint, the bellhousing pivot, and the input shaft is much lower. Therefore, the spring puts a twisting motion on the fork causing the release bearing to scrub the front bearing retainer. I drilled 2 new holes for the return spring. The center point between the 2 holes intersects the centerline through the lower pushrod pushpoint, the bellhousing pivot, and the input shaft. The result is a significant decrease in the twisting motion of the fork, which equates to a softer/smoother clutch pedal and decreased wear of the front bearing retainer.

 

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Originally Released 11 February 2002

updated 27 August 2007