Clutch / Transmission Complete

So, step 1: clean the transmission.  Engine degreaser, brash brush, some elbow grease.  All clean.  The main thing to watch out for here is to close up the speedo opening, and the top of the turret.  You don’t want to get any water down in these.  I stuffed the openings with absorbent towels, and then taped over the opening with 1 1/2″ masking tape.  Then I was careful to not direct the water spray AT these taped over openings.

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Dropping the Tranny

Today I dropped the transmission in preparation for installing the new ACT clutch.   This process has been well documented in the following entries:

http://www.miata.net/garage/clutch/index.html

http://blog.richramblings.com/main/?p=1979

So, there’s no reason for me to redocument how this goes.  I’ll only add my own bits, where I differ.

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