86 Clutch development
We are making some progress with the 86 clutch development
Mr. RS has taken down its transmission to locate an OE clutch kit:
Here's the OE clutch, and it is like a new... well, it is new.
Here's the housing, and still very clean as well.
Although our FT86 is from Toyota, its drive-train parts remind us of Subaru vehicles.
Anyhow, now that the transmission is out of the way, it's time for Clutch-wizard to work his magic.
First step is to remove the clutch cover:
Then to remove the flywheel:
The current trend for a clutch assy. is to use a dual-mass flywheel and a light-weight disk set...
However, FT86 OE clutch assy. uses a single-mass flywheel and a spring dampened disk set.
When we removed the flywheel, we found this metal plate placed between the flywheel and the crank.
With further inspection, we also found a sensor (position/speed sensor?) attached to it.
We normally see the sensor attached to a flywheel itself, but this separate sensor will make the development a bit easier since we don't need to do anything special to our flywheel besides making it lighe-weight.
Big-boss himself was also at the scene to help out the development:
It is nice to work on a brand new car since the car is so clean and no rusty parts to deal with.
We found Clutch-wizard was having a staring contest with the OE clutch...
Time to do some measurements.
While the car was up on the lift, we have installed a suspension kit from ENDLESS.
We cannot wait to see how the new suspension set-up will work with our LSD.
But for now, we have to wait till the clutch development is complete... we cannot drive the car without the clutch and transmission in place.