Why do you guys think it's the throw out bearing and not the pilot bearing or something? :)
I've only had problems with two throw out bearings since the pickup was new in Feb '75.
The first one was from Ford and had a plastic liner/collar inside it to make it slide better?
Well, the plastic part broke in '79. :/
The second one was a huge heavy duty looking one with a grease zerk on it.
Just like the U-joints I had that were re-greasable, it didn't hold up worth anything. :/
"The drive shaft guy in town" figures it has something to do with grit getting shoved into
the works -no matter how good you clean it- some dirt still gets shoved in, from the gun
and/or the zerk.
Alvin in AZ
ps- These are a product of my '75's first clutch... :)http://www.panix.com/~alvinj/file12/guidepins.jpg
Still got 'em, used 'em on the Bronco and its new ZF...http://www.panix.com/~alvinj/file12/guidepin.jpg