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Author Topic:   3speed/clutch
nwracr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted November 23, 2002 12:14 PM
what is the best donor vehicle for a clutch cable to install a 3 speed in a car originally with an automatic. i've looked around and can't really find anything, thanks.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted November 23, 2002 01:47 PM UIN: 14464409
do you have to run a cable or can you run a hand clutch, if you can run a hand clutch. the best way do see how it is done is to look at somebodys car that has one. this will get rid od three pedals on the floor. it is easy to do and only takes about an hour to build if you have the right stuff. i have been useing the same one for four years and wouldnt run any thing else on a stock car. hope this helps.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted November 23, 2002 03:00 PM UIN: 54865418
how do you shift with a hand clutch?
n get a old chevy truck 74-80 with a straight 6 in it you can use the pedals and the linkage

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted November 23, 2002 04:23 PM UIN: 14464409
i dont know what size track you run, but the track i run is quater of a mile. i run a one line transmision which is 2.85 first gear and 2.73 gears in the rear end. no need to shift. are you on a raod coarse or something like that?


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted November 23, 2002 05:17 PM UIN: 54865418
why not run it in 3rd gear it's alot better for the life of your parts and a 1:1 gear is better than running gear reduction thru the tranny

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 23, 2002 05:40 PM
Vega's had a cable set-up on their clutch.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted November 23, 2002 05:40 PM UIN: 14464409
because most people are weekend racer with limited funds. i cannot afford 2 or 3 hundred dollers for a set of gears. it is easyer for me to change transmitions than gears in a stock gm rear end. i agree that running in third is better for the trans but this has worked for me for alittle over five years now, on the same two transmitions. good luck charlie norris


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted November 23, 2002 07:26 PM UIN: 54865418
does your deal lock so you can shift from say r to 1st or what thats all i was wondering if you have to hold the thing or just how you do it.

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted November 23, 2002 07:43 PM UIN: 25419780
Chevettes had the clutch cables.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted November 23, 2002 07:53 PM UIN: 14464409
i just pull on the handle and put it in reverse to go backwards and do the same to go into first. just pull it and put it in gear, once it is in gear, i let go of the shifter and grab the steering wheel and ease out on the clutch arm and take off. just the same as with a floor mount only im doing it with my hand.


Speed Racer X
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted November 24, 2002 09:31 PM
Didn't mid 80's Mustang's have a cable operated clutch? Has anyone tried JR Motorsports cable operated clutch pedal kit?


Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted November 24, 2002 09:31 PM
Can you not run a hyd slave cylinder instead of all that linkage you'll have alot less prob. with that setup than all the cables and levers and they come on all types of vehicles so they're not hard to find at a junk yard

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted November 25, 2002 12:27 PM UIN: 14464409
its realy not alot of linkage, its about 12 inches of chain in the pull arm and about 8 inches on the shift lever. the reason i like it is there is only 2 pedals to worry about. with 3 you might hit the wrong one when someone checks up in front of you. and i drive with 1 foot on the gas and 1 foot on the brake. it is just the way i like it, some people like it different. good luck


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