Hallo to you all,
My name is Peter and I am new at FL and since 2 days the proud owner of a 1987 black Testarossa. I already read a lot on this forum and got a lot of usefull information (especially from carguy). Thanks!
The thing is that I bought this TR (for a very good price), but there is a lot that have to be repaired on this car. It had been stored in a barn for the last 10 years and the clutch does not work at all anymore.
Anyway I picked it up earlier this week and here's a picture of it:
The question I have is: does anyone of you have experience with the repair / replacement of a TR clutch?
I will do all repairs by myself and as far as I can see now (I did not disassemble anything yet) I have to replace the complete clutch unit. The OEM clutch is here in Europe about € 2.800,00. But I can get a new unit from AP for about € 775,00 euro.
Does anybody have experience with an AP clutch?
The clutch repair will be done with the car on the floor in my own garage-box and I do not have an (how you call this...) elevator...?! But I suppose this would not be a problem, beacause carguy does a complete 30k inspection on the floor :-).
I suppose I have to disassemble the first part of the air intake
, and the exhaust system in order to reach the clutch area. As far as I can see it than will only be a manner of draining the transmission gear on the bell housing, disconnect clutch hydraulics etc., and than remove the clutch housing with it's gearbox. I guess the plates will be completely worn, because I am even not able to move the car now in first gear. Because of this, it also might be possible that the pressure plate is broken, however the clutch pedal still feels ok to me. But I have to say that I have never driven a TR before, so I don't know how the pedal should feel. Does the pedal require a lot of pressure? Therefore I am very curious what to find... I hope the flyweel will still be usable.
So, can anybody give me any tips on this clutch project I have to do?
Also, the interior of the car has a very heavy smell of leather. I know there is of couse a lot of leather in the car, and the doors of the car have been closed for 10 years, but do the TR's of you guys also still have a leather smell inside the car?
I am happy that I found this forum and I thank you in advance for your comments!