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Difference in Pedal Effort with Diaphragm Clutch

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cpcooper Craig Cooper
Chico, CA, USA   USA
I posted this in the 100 forum, but I'm guessing most of the guys who have upgraded to the BJ8 diaphragm pressure plate are here in the 3000 forum. Is there a noticeable difference in the amount of effort to push in the clutch pedal with the diaphragm clutch?

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Yes.

The Diaphragm spring is stronger so it takes a little more effort but
you also get a firm connection between the engine and gearbox with no slipping.

Good luck,
Peter

cpcooper Craig Cooper
Chico, CA, USA   USA
Peter: The 100 guys are saying it's easier to push... fits with my quest for the free lunch of improved function with less effort. Guess I'm hoping for clever design/geometry/engineering overcoming physics.

Speaking of angles, is the windshield on your car chopped a little, or is it a low angle photo that makes it look shorter? Either way, very nice.

Thanks for your input,

Craig

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Hi Craig,

Yes I did chop the windshield. I removed 4" from the middle of each stanchion.

I always loved the look of the Hundreds when the windshield was laid flat and I thought I might be able
to give the BT7 a similar look. I very was lucky to find a guy who knew how to do this.

I attached some directions for all you guys who can't wait to try this.

Regards,
Peter


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