Well we don't muck about around here and come 8.30am Ray and I find ourselves standing in the resto shed for another Sunday morning working bee on Monty, make that another cold windy Sunday morning which Gippsland has kindly turned on for us again.
Like I mentioned in the previous post, yesterday while out on my first official "test" drive the clutch decided to stop working altogether without any warning to me, although I suspect there were some small warnings but I was untrained to notice these, but not any more after discussing this with Ray, but the clutch literally just through in the towel.
So now on this windy cold Sunday morning, we both stand there chatting and begin weighing up our options for the hours ahead as the clutch and gearbox are to come out, cleaned up, repaired and re-installed by 5pm..... so we begin.
We had it all installed and back together by 3.30pm which was the time when Ray headed off down the driveway and up the street for a good test drive, I then stayed back and started to clean up the shed, pack all the tools away and sweep up the floor and it wasn't to long before Ray came driving back in with a smile on his face and declared that Monty was now fixed and ready for the road once more.......
Listed below are the items that needed attention as list by Ray.
Replace the clutch plate.
Replace the carbon thrust washer.
Retighten all casing bolts, one of which had come loosen and allowed the actuating lever to mover and ream out the carbon thrust washer.
Very sparingly lube a very dry spigot bushing.
Clean up both the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces.
As always Ray I cannot thank you enough to your help, each time you having to travel out from Melbourne for the day which is a 3 hour round trip in itself... I've said it before and I will always be letting you know mate, that your help is very much appreciated... Cheers