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    Unhappy Houston we have a problem

    Not what any of you want to hear at this stage i'm sure but don't wory we aren't going to quit until midnight 2nd June







    Pete and Mick were bleeding the clutch up and all was going well until they asked me to see how it felt. As soon as I pushed it down fluid just pissed out the bottom of the bell housing......

    Someone hadn't done the pipe up tight hopefully and the access to it is so tight that the only option was to drop the gearbox out except it''s only meant to come out with the engine and with everything being so tight it could only be go out enough so it rests on the bulkhead and a header with it proped up at one end.

    Even with it like this it meant removing the passenger header and drivers side coils to get enough movement to drop the engine down to get to the top gearbox mount
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    Whoops

    good job you found it sooner rather than later tho

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    it should be sorted for pv with pete on the case

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    not good mate sorry to here about that i bet you will get it all sorted though before PVS he he
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    With all that bare metal, surely it had to come out again anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS View Post
    With all that bare metal, surely it had to come out again anyway?
    Bare metal, where?

    If you on about above the gearbox thats all been sprayed and covered in heat sheilding

    Geoff we couldn't have found out much later as there's no way the clutch would have operated
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    Bit of a whoopsie but to be fair there's not been many mishaps on the whole project so far, so overall its still not bad going. No doubt you'll all have it sorted pretty sharpish though.

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    you will get it sorted, a minor set back for you guys

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    i take back what i said about test driving it up the strip
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    Thats gotta be a pain in the arse, howeer there are 24 useable hours in every day.

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