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Offline nigelc

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Clutch Fork pin removal
« on: Saturday,November 18, 2017, 01:37:02 PM »
Hi all .. is there a technique to removing the two pins that hold the clutch release bearing fork from the arm ? . I need to remove them in order to turn the actuating arm around . i am fitting a NG3 but unfortunately the 5 speed bell housing that Richard got for came from a Renault and the clutch cable arm is in the wrong orientation for the lotus .  Should they just ( with huge brute force ) pull out, or will it be easier to just drill them ?  Thanks

Offline jbcollier

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Re: Clutch Fork pin removal
« Reply #1 on: Sunday,November 19, 2017, 12:04:40 AM »
Drill holes in the bell housing opposite the pins and drive them out.

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Re: Clutch Fork pin removal
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,November 19, 2017, 12:44:57 AM »
Here's the Renault special tool.
I've not used one but reckon an enterprising young lad could fabracoble something together.


Offline nigelc

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Re: Clutch Fork pin removal
« Reply #3 on: Sunday,November 19, 2017, 10:28:19 AM »
Thanks Gavin , that helps .. i'd found a reference to a special tool , but hadnt been able to find a picture .  Yes i think it should be feasible to create a home made version of that . Will have a crack and update you on the success of otherwise .