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dschwartz1957 David Schwartz
Framingham, MA, USA   USA
1950 Morris Minor "Moyshe"
1968 Morris Mini Traveller "The Tardis"
2000 Mazda MX-5
I am replacing worn clevis pins in the clutch linkage of my car (Left hand drive 1950 Tourer with a 948 engine and gearbox). Various parts vendors list anti-rattle washers, though I can't find them in the parts diagrams. Do these go on the clevis pins that attach the Clutch Linkage Plates? Also, the Clutch Adjusting Rod?

Washer Anti-Rattle 5/16" (AWZ105) code:COM124
http://www.morrisminorspares.com/clutch-c15/clutch-all-models-c18/washer-anti-rattle-5-16-awz105-p829542

Thanks,

David Schwartz

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emjay Jim English
Etters, PA, USA   USA
The anti-rattle washer goes on the clevis pins to take up the gaps between the pin and plates. The adjustment rod goes from the clutch arm to the plates.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
From my end of the telescope
they'm a catch penny David thumbs down

If you can distinguish their rattle
amongst all the others,
try a nylon washer thumbs up

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66jalopy Silver Member Phillip Jolliffe
Lake City, FL, USA   USA
Mine doesn't have them, never heard it rattle.

dschwartz1957 David Schwartz
Framingham, MA, USA   USA
1950 Morris Minor "Moyshe"
1968 Morris Mini Traveller "The Tardis"
2000 Mazda MX-5
The anti-rattle washers are so cheap it can't hurt to install them. Yes, compared to all the other noises they probably won't make any difference.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
They are not anti-washers David.

They are Belleville washers,
which are a form of shakeproof washer.

They will increase friction at the joint.
Probably not enough to worry about though.

Objectively, they are solution looking for a problem,
or, summat else to fart about with :-(

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT "Foghorn Leghorn"
David,

While you have the clutch linkage apart you might look at this simple mod to the linkage. It will make the action much smoother. Note the re-positioned hole in the arm on the left. All it takes is a piece of 5/16-24 threaded rod and 3) 5/16" heim joints. The warn out clevis pins in the linkage are replaced by bolts. No more slop.



If it was good 60 years ago, does that mean it can't be improved?

Though the task may seem to be too daunting or difficult at first, the result will be worth the effort in the end.


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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
The way to go David thumbs up

pgp001 Phil Procter
Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK   GBR
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