Datsun2000 clutch

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Murcia34
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1996 S14

Datsun2000 clutch

Postby Murcia34 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:05 pm

Hello,

First time poster. I own a 70 model srl311, bought it it this October 2015. She's a beauty. I'm restoring it on my own. So far so good, I have the engine looking and running beautifully and all interior parts and exterior chrome ready. Just doing the mechanical stuff before sending to the paint shop. SO I want to replace the clutch, I have everything disconnected and bolts out and then the question hit me:
Do I need to remove the entire engine and Tranny together just to do a clutch? I can do it; it just sucks that I started in the wrong order I guess..lol and there's no reason to disconnect and pull out my engine, it's purty and runs so good.
Let me know if this is the case or if in fact there's a way to do a clutch with the engine in the car. Thanks in advance for any feedback.


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Jdeatsch
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Re: Datsun2000 clutch

Postby Jdeatsch » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:07 pm

Murcie,

I've done many little cars, British, American, Japanese and I ALWAYS pull the engine and gearbox as a unit.

Get it on the floor, break the gearbox from the engine, put the clutch in, bolt it all back together. It's MUCH, MUCH easier to align the clutch plate with the crankshaft end (for installing the gearbox) when things are in plain sight, right in front of you.

You'll be glad you did.

Jim

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Car: 72 240Z RB25, 63 Bluebird RHD, 63 NL320, 67 WRL411, 67 SPL311, 68 510 SR, 77 620 SR20, 92 SE-R, 97 D21, 98 S14, 11 LS460L, 12 Titan 4x4, 20 MX5 Club.
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Re: Datsun2000 clutch

Postby AZhitman » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:54 pm

Jim's right. ALL of my Datsuns are way easier to do a clutch with the engine and trans out of the car.

Welcome aboard - Lots of great info and resources here for Datsun restorers!

Murcia34
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Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:50 pm
Car: 1970 Datsun 2000 roadster
1996 S14

Re: Datsun2000 clutch

Postby Murcia34 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Thanks so much fellas! I kinda felt that I was going to end up doing that but thought I'd get some feedback from the more experienced roadster owners.

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AZhitman
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Car: 72 240Z RB25, 63 Bluebird RHD, 63 NL320, 67 WRL411, 67 SPL311, 68 510 SR, 77 620 SR20, 92 SE-R, 97 D21, 98 S14, 11 LS460L, 12 Titan 4x4, 20 MX5 Club.
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Re: Datsun2000 clutch

Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:26 pm

Make sure to start another thread with some pics of the old gal - We'll be here through the restoration, and if we can't help, we know someone who can!


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