Made a couple of small Jeep specific tools for pulling a broken index pin from the rear of the 2.5L engine block. The broken pin kept the engine and trans from mating perfectly to each other. In fact it left a gap between them. I modified an air tool hose fitting by taping the inside with a 1/4-20 thread. A 1/4-20 bolt screws the slide hammer to the air fitting, allowing the slide hammer to pull the damaged index pin from the engine block.
Bent up a nice titanium flat spring for the clutch release arm. Ti is a super tough material. It bent nicely around various diameter sockets clamped in a vice. Used 3/16″ diameter rivets that broke my rivet gun. Also pulled the bell housing off the AX-5 trans so that a locating dowel could be machined to make sure the trans will locate accurately to the engine.
I’m so happy to have this clutch arm repair moving forward. Turned two 1/4-20 bolts into pins for the release arm. The factory pins were sheared completely off the arm when the old throw out bearing went bad. From what I could tell, they were tiny. These are about .167″ in diameter. They allow a little play with the new throw out bearing that has bigger engagement holes for the pins.