Correct clutch woes.
When I got my '63 Belair, 230 L6, 3 speed manual, the release bearing and drive shaft bearing were noisy. I figured if I was pulling it apart, why not change the clutch too?
Well, this is where things go downhill fast.
Ordered a clutch kit from Rock Auto. That turned out to be a mistake. This is when I learned there were long and short release bearings. And the clutch kit they sent had the short throwout bearing. My original is the long style. And their clutch was the wrong diameter.
Now I'm trying to find the right clutch, but the only kit I can find that specifies long bearing style is from Ecklers. I dont want a high performance high dollar clutch. I just want a smooth easy to drive car.
Has anyone had similar problems? What did you do to fix it?