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8 Inch Clutch

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Alpine Addict, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Platinum Level Sponsor

    I will be installing an 8 inch clutch and have the following questions

    An 8 inch MGB pressure plate will work?
    I use the Alpine clutch disc?
    Do I use the Alpine of MGB release bearing?
     
  2. Wiz

    Wiz Donation Time

    I also used a borg and beck 8in pressure plate from a mga not an mgb . All the rest were from the alpine ie disc and release bearing. This is for a series 2 don’t know about the series 5. Have not yet engaged the clutch, waiting for other parts.
     
  3. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    I would think if you were to use an Alpine trans you would have to use an Alpine disk. Although
    I have never used one I've heard that the MGB pressure plate will work. I don't think it matters
    whether the release bearing is MGB or Alpine as I believe them to be similar.
    Hope this helps,
    Steve
     
  4. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Donation Time

    Steve, is the pressure plate a diaphragm spring type? If so, I have used them before on the 1600 engines. However, the early throwout arm needs some rework.
    Jan
     
  5. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Platinum Level Sponsor

    I do not have a pressure plate. I was looking for an option.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  6. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Jan, I have a diaphragm spring TTV Racing PP.
    upload_2020-11-20_14-19-4.png
    I will be using a ball bearing throw out unit (not the carbon type). Can I just ride the throw out bearing right on the diaphragm fingers or would I need a set up like the unit in the below photo.

    upload_2020-11-20_14-18-2.png

    Cheers
    Jerry
     

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