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Spitfire Should this be bent?

Norton47

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Hi
On my '75 Spitfire with overdrive transmission I am getting ready to mate transmission to engine and wondered about this. The clutch push rod that the slave cylinder uses has a bend in it, is this ok?
The parts diagrams make it look straight.
Also what is the second rod used for?
Thanks in advance!
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bobhustead

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I have no particular expertise in spits, but the rod should clearly be straight. is the second rod a guide rod to stabilize the fork? Bob
 
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Norton47

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I figure also that it should be straight and meant to ask about the second outer rod, but must have been tired when I posted.
Good question on the outer rod, I don't see it in the parts books.
I am going to straighten the push rod and go with it.
 

Tony P

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Norton, I would recommend getting a new one. They are about $6.00 at Moss and would be well worth the price if the old one broke because of work hardening of the metal when you straighten the old one. Sitting on the side of the road is not fun.

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That second outer rod is very strange; can't imagine what it would've been for. Early Heralds had a threaded rod there as part of a provision for clutch adjustment, but it was deleted well before even the Herald 1200 was introduced, let alone Spitfire.
 
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