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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
Spring-type pressure plates (1600, and earlier) require some clearance between the TO bearing and the pressure plate fingers. Diaphragm types (1750 and later) have the TO bearing in constant contact with the multiple thin fingers of the diaphragm. I can't tell from the original post what type of clutch/TO the writer has. Leaving a spring-type TO in constant contact with the pressure plate without clearance might well lead to a whining when the box is in neutral and the car is stopped with minimum engine noise.
My current box in my 2000 (a modified 2600 box) has some whine, due to a worn input shaft gear. The input shafts for these boxes are hard to get, so we used the best we had. In neutral, with the foot off the clutch pedal, the input shaft will be turning, along with the first gear on the lay-shaft. Worn teeth will be heard as whining.
I have read on the BB that the Redline NS is great for all Alfa transmissions. I still have a couple of gallons of Dentax and plan to use it in my 2000 (1959) trans until it's used up, then perhaps try the NS.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...