David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/30/12 11:05 a.m.

By today's standards, Porsche's 915 transmission can be called a bit balky. We're giving ours a bit of a tune-up, though.

We replaced the clutch arm helper spring—about $78 for the part, and it was in stock—and cleaned and repacked the needle bearings inside the throw-out lever. We also cleaned up the pivot pin that rides on those bearings.

Combined with our new Spec clutch and fresh clutch cable, shifting gears should be a pleasant experience. Soon our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera will come back to life.

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4/1/12 8:06 a.m.

Nice project. I did much the same, including a new clutch, cable, arm, etc. on our 84' Carrera several years ago for the first time (it had 88,000 miles at the time). I found a significant improvement in shiftng followed adjusting the shift linkage in the rear tunnel. That and some Swepco 201 tranny oil.

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