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Old 08-04-2018, 05:04 PM   #126
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Won't release or won't engage? If it won't engage, try popping the bleeder on the clutch slave. If there isn't any free travel on the pedal, it could be holding pressure in the line.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:59 AM   #127
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Won't release. The line isn't holding pressure, we confirmed that. The Tilton release bearing is either hanging up on itself, or moving around on the bearing retainer somehow. The plan is to take the trans out tonight and investigate. I hope it didn't damage the pressure plate fingers, I really don't want to have to buy a clutch as well.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:09 PM   #128
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That looks great! About to work on mine. Were they originally back or grey ? did you have to touchup the logo on warning lights? how?

congratulations on the Jalopnik article, how did they find you ?

ps if you ever find a driver 220 taillight body panel please keep me in mind, I need one for my 220
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #129
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That looks great! About to work on mine. Were they originally back or grey ? did you have to touchup the logo on warning lights? how?

congratulations on the Jalopnik article, how did they find you ?

ps if you ever find a driver 220 taillight body panel please keep me in mind, I need one for my 220
They were originally grey. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and the SEM stuff was super easy to use. I did not touch up the warning light logo, I just used the best I could find out of my multiple cars.

Thanks! I emailed them a while back for project of the month. I sent them a follow-up email to touch base and tell them that I was doing the trip, it all went from there.

I'll look around, but what I have left is probably not going to be in awesome shape. Which panel do you need exactly?
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:03 PM   #130
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They were originally grey. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and the SEM stuff was super easy to use. I did not touch up the warning light logo, I just used the best I could find out of my multiple cars.

Thanks! I emailed them a while back for project of the month. I sent them a follow-up email to touch base and tell them that I was doing the trip, it all went from there.

I'll look around, but what I have left is probably not going to be in awesome shape. Which panel do you need exactly?
Good to know on grey. Love SEM. Funny how the beveled section of the cluster you cant even see on the Amazon.

I watched some videos on restoring steering wheel plastics - looks pretty damn easy. Nothing like a nice feeling steering wheel.

keep up the great work.

basically the same thing you had to do on your passenger side but dont need as much toward the front of the car.



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Old 08-07-2018, 07:01 PM   #131
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Ah I gotcha, yeah no spares of those haha. I threw my bondo ridden one away for good.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #132
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Well I got the trans back out of this thing. The release bearing is fine visually, but was sticking out probably 10mm when I removed it. I was able to free it up, but the piston will still hang in the housing if you don't press on the bearing race exactly square. As I said earlier this problem was caused by jacking the rear of the car up and letting it sit...so I don't know wtf I could do to change it. I'm skeptical about just throwing it back into the car, so I'm exploring other options. I've sent emails to both Tilton and McLeod about it, hopefully I come up with something soon, I want to drive this damn thing again.
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