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    Clutch help needed

    Fod Thames 400e with 1703 Consul engine. Anybody know codes for clutch assy, and other models that this clutch fits? Poss Corsair, Consul.
    Even better has anybody got one lying about they want to flog?

    Clutch is right at top of pedal, and no adjustment available.

    Andy
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    3 speed should be same as Mk2 Consul But may have the Zep/Zod clutch (1/2" bigger If I'm not mistaken) 4 Speed should be same Mk3 Zep4 but could again use the Zep/Zod bigger clutch. Youre best bet is to have a looky see and a measure cus I have come across most of the above. Where bouts are you as I'm sure I got a 4 speed Thames box stashed away.
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    Thsanks for the info Scooder, I have now found a clutch that fits, either Zephyr or Zodiac. It was bargain price, so I ripped his hand off. Then I tried to work out why my clutch had no pedal, even though plenty plenty lining left on disc. It appears that the clutch release arm had been fitted wrong, and whoever did it 39 years ago, just wound the adjuster rod right up.
    The clutch arm fits onto a ball pivot on the gearbox casing, and is secured by a U shaped bit of springy steel. Instead of being trapped between the two, the clutch arm springs were resting on the ball, so the arm was about 15mm too far back, towards the cylinder.
    Add to that the cylinder was stuck in the gearbox casing, and been attacked and knocked out of round, then ground out with a Dremmel type thing, and I needed new slave as well.
    You should be able to see grind marks here.



    So all in all a very expensive (for me) cock up, from some 1960s mechanic.

    I am in Oldbury, in the Black Countray.

    Andy
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