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Any such thing as a servos assisted clutch?

Postby TwoSheds » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:19 pm

My knees are having a little flare-up right now and the RRC clutch is a bit heavy for me - does anyone know of a servo clutch system I could perhaps nick off a scrapper or something. A long shot I think, but worth a punt before I try to make my own...

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Postby tecnick » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:01 pm

I find Ibubrofen is cheap and the gel is very effective. I knew there must be a down side to all those kimms

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Postby Phil&Lucy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:28 pm

Girling make a range of competition Master cylinders which are normaly used for braking systems. These range from 0.625 to 0.750 the smaller cylinders tend to give a firm pedal with a short movement. The bigger cylinders give a softer pedal; however a longer movement. I can put you in touch with a mate of mine with more experience if you feel that this is an alternative to servo assistance.

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Postby Bo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:14 pm

Here you go, flip flops optional.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxWy5ssWTqY
The company is http://www.redbooster.com
It's expensive at £550 so you might want to try a 300TDi Disco pedal which are fitted with a spring assistance as standard first.
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Postby bandiflip » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:31 pm

Ha !! Love it !!...Although,I do prefers Nicks remedy :lol:
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Postby TwoSheds » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:32 am

Cheers for the suggestions guys!
Ibuprofen: Already hitting this three times a day fir my fingers :(
Different bore master cylinder: Works for brakes, but with clutch you have to shift a certain amount of fluid (far more than brakes) as determined by the physical design of the clutch, release lever and slave cylinder, and so you are limited as to how much you can change at the pedal end. Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think it would make an appreciable difference in my situation :)
Clutch servo - that's the sort of thing, but I was hoping that there would be one fitted to a production car somewhere so I could plunder it from a scrappy. That one is WAY too expensive, but thanks for going to the trouble of finding it :)

Actually I have just ebayed 'clutch servo' - I did this before and got slave and master cylinders (I think that Japanese cars call slave cyls servos perhaps) - but just now I have found some actual ones from posh or sports cars so I think that's the way to go. I will however, have a look at a 300tdi pedal assembly next time I get the chance...

Thanks for the help people.

Roger

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Postby pamw » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:00 am

Alternatively, just fit an autobox! Soooooo much better on a Range Rover and makes both driving on road and off-roading much easier and smoother.

We still have a spare one, was offered to someone else recently but they haven't come forward for it.
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Postby nicks90 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:11 am

300 tdi pedals are still heavy.
Bugger!
Another bloody dent...

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Postby Matthews » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:43 pm

You could fit an inline servo ala 70's sports cars.

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Postby TwoSheds » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:41 pm

Matthews wrote:You could fit an inline servo ala 70's sports cars.
Yes = that's the sort of thing I was thinking of.. The thing that worries me is that most inline servos are intended for brakes - which shift relatively low volumes, but at high pressure, whereas a clutch shifts higher volumes at relatively low pressure, so I am thinking that an inline brake servo would not be suitable for a clutch line. There are some clutch servos on eBay that are for lorries, but they are a bit expensive.
Thinking about Pam's suggestion -I suspect it's a lot more trouble than it sounds - could I do a change to auto without removing the engine?

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Postby Bo » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:46 pm

Matthews wrote:You could fit an inline servo ala 70's sports cars.

I'd almost forgoten about the girling power stop, I had one on a Holbay Hunter.
TaDa! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-CORTINA-TWINCAM-MK1-GIRLING-2a-REMOTE-BRAKE-SERVO-/170687954636?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27bdcb7ecc
As its only a single line servo it may be worth a try.
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Postby nicks90 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:00 am

Hydroboost do remote servos for brakes and clutches. Maybe worth a look.
Bugger!

Another bloody dent...


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