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  1. Help! After putting My Vitesse mkII on ramps to check the diff it has now developed a clutch issue? Driving off ok, but change to 2nd and the clutch is making a fairly loud rattle when coming off the clutch pedal that keeps going until I accelerate Closer inspection reveals the slave piston is 'wobbly' as is the plate attached to the gearbox drive shaft. There is also lots of movement in the clutch pedal before it starts to feel pressure. Is it the spring inside the piston assembly or something worse?? Is it ok to keep driving short distances also?
  2. Hi all, Adamant on becoming a classic car driver / enthusiast and found a nice 50year old triumph 1300 FWD within budget. Been to view it, needs a bit of TLC cosmetically but undergone a decent amount of mechanical works and it's just passed an MOT no advisories. My only real concern is the way the engine sounded, there was quite an obvious clattering sound which grew as the car accelerated. I'd be grateful if you could see the attached video and give me any idea of if I should be concerned as a first time buyer of a classic about this kinda noise. Is it normal or a serious underlying condition? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqOQTXzJW2o&feature=youtu.be My only other concern was looking up into the engine bay from under the car, there was some oil present on the front of the engine, I was with the guy with several hours though and none ever dripped down to the floor, so uncertain if this is an old issue. Appreciate its not the best angled photo but the best I could do I'm very appreciative of any help and hopefully in the next few days I might have myself a cracking piece of history and become an active member of the forum (y) Regards -Si
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