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Hi Andrew,the toggle lever bolts on to the chassis and has two arms which the rod from the clutch pedal is pinned on one side and the lever on the other side goes .to the clutch.Bill(it is about 3.5/8 inches long with one arm straight down about 3.1/2 inches and the other arm about 4.1/2 inches down witha slight kink)
 

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I have a clutch lever for a Giulietta car, but will compare it to a 1956 Spider that is being restored and would sell you the lever if it is the same. The lever is from a 1959 Spider. I always thought that the clutch lever was the same for all of the Giulietta cars, but 1956 Alfas Spiders have different passenger seat, top frame, heater hose firewall bracket and probably many more parts that were updated. I personally like 101 cars more than 750 cars because of improved wiring, better aluminum castings, stronger suspension and many other improvements.
 

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clutch toggle lever

Hi Kuni,thanks for the reply.according to the catalogue there were a few different ones, but the rods can be adjusted to suit.Bill
 

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Hi kuni,I just wondered if you had a chance to look at the toggle lever.Cervara
 

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I am restoring a 1956 Spider and can compare the 1956 one to the 1959 clutch lever. I believe that the levers are the same, but the 1956 lever is being powder coated and will return next week. I know that the 1959 lever is the same as my 1961 SV, but the 1956 Spider is different than later 750 Alfas.
 

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The clutch toggle lever varies by the type of transmission you are using,
Tunnel case
Or split case?
 

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When I receive the 1956 clutch toggle lever back from the powder painters I will compare it to the 1959 clutch toggle. The 1959 clutch toggle was removed from a tunnel case Spider.
 

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The 1959 clutch toggle was removed from a tunnel case Spider.
Interesting observation, seeing as the newer split case gearbox was standardised in September 1958.....

I've never heard of anyone retro-fitting a tunnel box into a split case box car, usually it's the other way around ?

Aye
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In Sprints, the toggle lever (#2 in the diagram) is part number 1365.66.704 up to chassis number 1493.07300 and part number 101.00.44.030.01 from 1493.07301 onward.

The early Sprint lever (1365.66.704) has a measurement of 164mm between the lever arms.

The part listed for the Spiders is 1365.66.723 (up to car #1495.07999). It has a measurement between the lever arms of 154mm and seems to have been used on some early Sprints as well.

All cars eventually used the 101 part. It may be possible to use any of the above with a suitable clutch control rod.

I've attached a photo of the one from my early 750 series spider.

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Thanks Chris

Sprint chassis 1493*07300 is given as the last of the chassis fitted with the column shift gearbox, simple logic says that from 07301 the split case box was fitted.

From the above we can see that on the Sprints, pre #07300 had one type of these toggle levers for the tunnel case box and from #07301 another kind was fitted for the split case box.

Similarly the Factory gives Spider chassis 1495*08000 as the change from SWB to LWB

This may help you to narrow down what you are looking for...

Ciao
Greig
 
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