The dowel rod must be sanded to slightly less than 3/4″ and will most likely be destroyed in this use. Caution: as the rod slides past the poppet ball, the natural tendency is for the ball to shoot out. Slide the clutch sleeve off of the clutch hub, making sure not to drop the three synchronizer plates . (Collect the synchronizer plates and put them off to one side for inspection.) 2dd.