XKs sent me a cast bronze clutch fork. It’s described as being cast iron like the original on their page, #C582 (AKA 3352). It fits the shaft poorly, loose. It’s BRONZE.
I found one somewhere that looks to be aluminum. That’s a no-go.
Barrat seems not to offer it.
Coventry also has a cast bronze they they say is “Heavy Duty, very tough, better than… blah blah”, it appears to be the same as XKs’ loose-fitting bronze fork.
There is a few bell housing on eBay with the fork intact, but $350.00, and then to pay for a bell housing and worn shaft that nobody wants…
Ugh. Before I put this one on the returns pile, has this bronze version been installed by anyone without crossing your fingers? What to do about the loose (perhaps .007) fit?
If this part wasn’t so buried in the car I wouldn’t be so concerned.
Can you imagine restoring a 1908 Cadillac?