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Old 01-23-2019, 12:18 AM
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Default New Clutch Forks!

I did see one mention of this in a clutch related post, but wanted to spread the word. It's great to see Porsche manufacturing these again, rather than having to repair/refurbish an old fork.


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Old 01-23-2019, 01:27 AM
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That looks mighty pretty - what do these go for?
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mtnman82 View Post
That looks mighty pretty - what do these go for?
Good to know, thanks for sharing.

951.116.085.01 $337.42 Sunset (no affiliation)
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:34 PM
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I checked both Sonnen and Sunset, but with shipping included it was slightly cheaper from Sunset for me. Now the question is, do I replace those nice, new needle bearings for brass bushings or install as-is?
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:25 AM
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Great to hear these are being manufactured again to keep our cars on the road. I just ordered a set of needle bearings. Hopefully I won't need a new clutch fork for a while but good to know they are available.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:55 AM
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I have two spare forks....one that came with the car as a spare part that I didn't know I had, and I bought another from DC Automotive when I had an issue with the clutch that I didn't need...LOL.
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I had a local-ish gentleman refurbish my original fork for much less and it seems to be working well. Kinda looks like this pic from a related old Rennlist post:





The name is Markus Blaszak and his email is [email protected]

He does the tips, bearings, and sends it out for heat treating, whatever that is. He requires a new pin (to fit the bearings). His thoughts on the needle bearings plus the cost:
"I won't use the needle bearings, they are junk and cause excessive load force on clutch hydraulics. I only use custom Oilite bushings as does almost every other manufacturer.

Rebuild my way is $150usd plus shipping and PayPal fee"


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Originally Posted by Dan Martinic View Post
I had a local-ish gentleman refurbish my original fork for much less and it seems to be working well. Kinda looks like this pic from a related old Rennlist post:





The name is Markus Blaszak and his email is [email protected]

He does the tips, bearings, and sends it out for heat treating, whatever that is. He requires a new pin (to fit the bearings). His thoughts on the needle bearings plus the cost:
"I won't use the needle bearings, they are junk and cause excessive load force on clutch hydraulics. I only use custom Oilite bushings as does almost every other manufacturer.

Rebuild my way is $150usd plus shipping and PayPal fee"



This is what I had done a few years back. A big +bazillion on using the brass bushings instead of the needle bearings. If they had the new forks when I had my clutch apart I would have sent Markus a new fork to work up. Very cool that he is still helping us out with this!
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One of my buddies here in TX does these as well. We found the correct Oilite bushings, and the arms are welded up to add material.
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Originally Posted by odonnell View Post
One of my buddies here in TX does these as well. We found the correct Oilite bushings, and the arms are welded up to add material.
Hereĺs an example


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For reference, I ordered the "Oil-Embedded SAE 841 Bronze Sleeve Bearing for 16 mm Shaft Diameter and 22 mm Housing ID, 16 mm Long" (Item 6658K34) from McMaster-Carr, pressed them in myself and had them honed by a machinist. They'll need honed because they slightly lose form when they're pressed in and the shaft can't freely slide in/out.

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