Clutch-kit Excel early models

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Alex_76
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Clutch-kit Excel early models

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Good evening all,

Does anyone know which Borg & Beck clutchkit will fit early models Excel (I have an '83 model).

Current pressure plate is Borg & Beck type 8/8,5 (inch?)

Complete sets are very expensive buying from the specialist. But maybe some one knows the cross-ref?

Thanks!

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Alex

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I'm an auto driver, so of no help. You can surf the search function with key word searches whilst we wait for a manual driver to assist. There is this link to alternative parts. Never used it

https://www.lotuspig.org.uk/parts-searc ... orkF2PcbTI
Umm! What to do next?

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Post by AndyC »

There is no "kit" but you are right that the pressure plate is a standard 8.5 B&B unit. The friction is Toyota based, however I don't think it's an easy item to source. I think I found it's source but it's a truck and I never tried as I don't need one yet. the best option there is to have the friction plate re-lined. Bearing, that's likely rather expensive.

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan »

Is your clutch currently disassembled?

Often the flywheel is scored too...
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Just trying to work this one out. Borg and Beck couldn't help.

Mine is currently on the bench.

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Post by Alan_M »

Is it worth contacting these guys to see about relining the clutch friction plate. I know Bryan Barker used them to do his handbrake shoes.

http://www.industrialfriction.com/friction/

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I went to an old school clutch and brake place and they rebuilt the pressure plate and supplied a new driven plate which as I recall was from a Toyota Hi-Ace of the same era.
Robert Glacier Blue '87 SE

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