Looking for some conformation before I start to pull the gearbox.
I started the engine for the first time last weekend and it is running beautifully so have been pretty pleased with myself. However, I have problem with the clutch/gearbox…it won’t go into gear with the engine running. If I kill the engine, engage any gear and restart, it is fine and I can move the car by releasing the clutch. However, the car creeps quite a bit when I go to start. This tells me that the clutch is not fully disengaging. I have adjusted the clutch mech so that it is way over-adjusted (with the release bearing pushing heavily on the pressure plate) and I still get the same results.
I have a standard JH Moss gearbox but have fitted a 9 1/2” clutch disk and pressure plate but retained the standard release bearing. My current thinking is that I should have fitted a matching release bearing as fitted with the 9 1/2” clutch which would allow a deeper throw.
I have just been looking at the amount of movement I have with my current setup at the release arm, and there really isn’t much - about maybe 1/2” or so. Does the later release bearing really make that much difference?
Would really appreciate someone to confirm that either my release bearing definitely won’t work with a 9 1/2” clutch or have another issue I haven’t considered.