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I recently acquired a 65 coupe, 327/300hp. At times, I have problems shifting into reverse. The clutch pedal rod at the swivel is at maximum adjustment. As the engine and transmisson were recently rebuilt, could I have the wrong throw out bearing. Or could it be something else I'm over looking.
 

Tom Bryant

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Welcome to the CAC

It does sound like the clutch is dragging. I'm just leaving for work and don't have time to look it up but they used a long and a short throw out bearing. If you have the short It might not be releasing the clutch far enough.

I'll look more later. Maybe someone else has an opinion.

Tom
 
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It could depend on which clutch is installed - correct application Corvette replacement clutches use the short (1-1/4") throwout bearing, not the long (1-3/4") bearing used in passenger cars. Could be a clutch with incorrect height on the fingers, could be worn or missing plastic seats for the cross-shaft ball studs at the engine side or frame side, could be a badly worn clutch fork ball stud in the bellhousing. All of this assumes that the clutch linkage (including the cross shaft) is correct; hard to diagnose by long-distance, but your lower pushrod (to the clutch fork) should have a flat with a hole in it at the fork end which fits inbetween the ears on the fork with a steel pin through it, and a 90-degree bend facing inboard at the cross-shaft end, retained by a "pretzel clip".
 

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