|Oirginally posted by pmbrunelle:
I am surprised that the original bracket would flex much... why would they have designed it that way? Was yours cracked? Did you have a friend observe the slave bracket bending while you cycled the clutch pedal?
Do you have a standard pressure plate, or something more "high performance"?
Did you also bleed the clutch when you replaced the bracket, or did you really just change only the bracket?
I actually have a Rodney Dickman slave bracket laying around, but I was just keeping it as a spare with no real plan of installing it unless the aluminium piece breaks.
It really didn't flex too much, maybe an 8th to 3/16ths of an inch (eyeballed from the bleeder side of the slave cylinder). Enough to see it actually move, but not enough to where it would make the bracket fail? I'm not sure, I didn't leave it on there long enough to find out
It may be due to the fact that it's made out of cast (I think?) aluminum. And as far as I could see and saw, mine was not cracked or damaged
My dad was the one who pushed the clutch, so I was the one who saw it move
I should've thought to put in that I do have the HD Ram clutch from the FieroStore installed, so I'm sure that does affect it. Good question, thanks for having me clarify
I had bled the clutch a few months before I replaced the bracket, but when I bled it I replaced both the Master and Slave with Rodney's cylinders; so I didn't have to worry about old seals wearing out by extending too far, when I replaced the bracket
If yours is fine, I'm not sure I would worry about it; but if you don't have to worry about your slave cylinder's seal(s) running over dirt from overextension and destroying them, maybe on a rainy day throw it on and see what happens
|Originally posted by fierofool:
Agree. Unless they have a crack in them, they don't move. Is it possible one of the bolts wasn't fully tightened? Usually when the mount develops a crack, they break pretty quickly. I've had 1 bracket break and it only had a very small spot in the crack that appeared old. The car had been sitting for years and the first time it got on the road, it made less than 100 miles in the mountains before it broke. But if the stock bracket does fail, Rodney's steel slave bracket is the only way to go.
Like I said in response to pmbrunelle; I couldn't see a crack, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't one there
When I put Rodney's slave cylinder on I made sure they were tightened down; and it wasn't the slave that was moving a little bit, you could actually see the metal of the bracket bend slightly
If the bracket usually breaks pretty quickly when they get a crack and if mine did have a crack, it wasn't out on the road long enough to be a problem; the total miles the car has been driven since it's been back in working order have been 2 or maybe 3? at most
|Originally posted by E.Furgal:
how much different is it from the 3rd gen f body mount..?
Um... I'm sure this is a joke... But I'm not exactly sure how... Cause the 3rd get f bodies were FMR layout and they had 4 speed muncie manual gearboxes?...
Sorry for the delayed reply, I had work yesterday and I had to go work on the fiero today (it's about an hour drive from where I live); and I've been trying to sort out a driver side rear brake situation....