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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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correct clutch align tool for 64 alfa spider 1600 101

Hi everyone, I am need of a bit of help. I tried for about an hour to get the engine and gear box back together today. I dont think I have the clutch aligned correctly. can anyone tell me the correct alignment tool to use . Thanks a bunch in advance
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I'm not sure how you are doing this. Engine in the car or out, transmission in the car or out, both out, and what car? I use an old transmission input shaft when bolting the PP to the flywheel, disc installed over the splines on the shaft. There is a plastic short version of this that worhs fine too.
If either major component is in the car, or even on the shop floor, they slide together ONLY if there is no angle between bell housing and block rear web. If the transmission is in the car, and engine is being installed, the engine will necessarily be at an angle, and the transmission mounts need be loosened or removed to tilt the transmission to compensate. If the engine is in the car and transmission being mounted to the engine, it helps to jack-up the front of the engine to allow the transminnson input shaft to slide into the clutch at a slight angle. If the transmission shift linkage is installed with boots and carpeting, the job is nearly impossible as the rear of the transmission must be able to drop down to get a workable angle.
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If either major component is in the car, or even on the shop floor, they slide together ONLY if there is no angle between bell housing and block rear web.
Gordon speaks the truth. If you are expecting the gearbox to slide onto the engine with moderate force, well, you're being optimistic. Even with the clutch disk properly centered, it takes some oomph to get the two components to mate.

My procedure (always with engine & trans sitting on the garage floor) is to put the gearbox into 4th, and rotate the output shaft while pushing the box toward the engine. Step #1 is to get the splines in the shaft and disk to mate; you will feel that when the output shaft no longer turns freely. Next use some long bolts / threaded rod / C clamps to pull the engine & gearbox together. No, you don't need to use excessive force, but some mechanical advantage is needed. Watch the block and bellhousing mating surfaces to make sure the box is positioned straight relative to the engine.

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