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KEP Clutch

Work is always slow on this car as it comes last.

We yanked the engine to fix a multitude of oil leaks and take a better look at what we have. Yes it is/was as bad as expected but nothing that can't be fixed.

While the engine was out Wayne pressure washed it and the tranny. And while the tranny was out we put in the new KEP Stage 1 clutch package. The old clutch worked fine but it was an unknown and a wear item so a "while you're in there" deal. Let me say a few words about the KEP Stage 1 Clutch.


Not only do I hate it but I cannot wait to pull it out. At first it shook so violently that we thought something had come apart in the tranny. A few miles later it settled down to just chattering when releasing. I can't stand it. Not only does it chatter but the clutch is heavy as hell! You have to be a linebacker to drive this thing. No way in hell my wife could begin to drive it (maybe not so bad??)
Anyway that nightmare is coming out soon as I get another free day.

And then we took the ride of shame. After driving the car several times to wear in the clutch I pulled into a gas station to fill up. After giving a kidney for the tank of 93 octane the car wouldn't start.
Then it began to rain.
And I had only basic tools.
Once back at the garage I tested a few things and discovered a bad fuse. Yes a bad fuse. Not a blown fuse but one that would not conduct electricity. I had previously cleaned all the terminals but did not change the "good" fuses. Well apparently 30 year old fuses can metal degrade to the point that they no longer conduct enough juice to run the fuel pumps. Swapped in a brand new fuse and back on the (chattery clutch) road.
Ah the adventure that is old cars.

Now for something up-beat. I swapped tailpipes from the 934 Look to the GT3 Look. I like them both.

RarlyL8 Motorsports / M&K Exhaust - 911/930 Exhaust Systems, Turbos, TiAL, CIS Mods/Rebuilds
'78 911SC Widebody, 930 engine, 915 Tranny, K27, SC Cams, RL8 Headers & GT3 Muffler. 350whp @ 0.75bar
Brian B. (256)536-9977 Service@MKExhaust Brian@RarlyL8
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