Thursday, September 10, 2009

Clutch is in

I picked up the flywheel at ATD last Friday. The machine shop determined it did not need to be truned, just roughed up a bit. Good news. There is not a bunch of extra material on a Ferrari flywheel and truning it would have reduced its life.

Saturday morning I started to put the clutch back together. First step was to assemble the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel. I checked my repair manual with said to tighten the boltes to daNM 1.3? Found an online calculator and torqued the bolts appropriately. Requied getting a different torque wrench because the one I had would not reach that torqure setting.

I used my very heavy, very nicley made Hill clutch alignment tool. It worked great and I am glad I had it but I think the folks at Ricambi should rent them. What do I do with it now?

To make a long story short the car went back together very easily. I spent about seven hours bolting various peices back on. I could have done it more quickly but I spent over an hour on the exhaust and bumper. I wanted them to be perfectly aligned.

Verdict, clutch install on a 355 is simple. Glad I did it.

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