Targa Miata
April 21, 2011 - The release bearing needs to be set up with the correct clearance.
To do this, I installed the bellhousing without the bearing and measured the distance from the mounting surface to the fingers on the pressure plate. Then I pulled the bellhousing off again, installed the release bearing in the housing and made the same measurement. Using some teflon spacers, I set up the bearing with 0.100" clearance to the fingers. Voila! Time to move on.
entry 809 - tags: conversion, clutch, release bearing