Mar 30, 2012 update to the Porsche 911 Carrera project car

Porsche Clutch Control

While the engine is out, we're rebuilding as many sub-systems as possible. We cleaned and repacked the needle bearings that make up the clutch linkage.
We also replaced the clutch arm helper spring. (It's the big, round spring.)
When we bought the car, we were advised to keep a spare clutch cable on hand. They're relatively inexpensive, but the local NAPA usually doesn't stock them. We installed ours while everything was apart.

By today’s standards, Porsche’s 915 transmission can be called a bit balky. We’re giving ours a bit of a tune-up, though.

By today’s standards, Porsche’s 915 transmission can be called a bit balky. We’re giving ours a bit of a tune-up, though.

We replaced the clutch arm helper spring—about $78 for the part, and it was in stock—and cleaned and repacked the needle bearings inside the throw-out lever. We also cleaned up the pivot pin that rides on those bearings.

Combined with our new Spec clutch and fresh clutch cable, shifting gears should be a pleasant experience. Soon our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera will come back to life.

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p911dad
p911dad
4/1/12 8:06 a.m.

Nice project. I did much the same, including a new clutch, cable, arm, etc. on our 84' Carrera several years ago for the first time (it had 88,000 miles at the time). I found a significant improvement in shiftng followed adjusting the shift linkage in the rear tunnel. That and some Swepco 201 tranny oil.

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