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Author Topic:   8 inch clutch escort setup
BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 114
posted April 12, 2003 11:21 AM  
We are having trouble finding a 7 3/4or8 inch clutch disc with 10 splines. WE are using a flywheel and clutch out of a 84 escort. The stock escort clutch has 23 splines. We have tried three different places to find a clutch. Trans is a 79 mustang with 10 splines. Any help appreciated. Thanks BIGGC

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted April 12, 2003 05:21 PM  
try a 86 or so with a 5 speed I believe them are 10 spline but I though they was 7" Bobby

joeracer95
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted April 18, 2003 07:27 AM  
the escort pressure plate is smaller in diameter than what you will find in any mustang,therefore reducing the overall weight and moment of inertia.problem is you will not pick up a clutch disc for your tranny at the parts store.call johnson machine 864-697-6067 and they will stock or can get what you need.just ask for a 10 spline disc for an escort plate.
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trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted April 18, 2003 07:16 PM  
I JUST DROPPED A 86 ESCORT FLYWHEEL IN MY CAR (EARLY 80 STANG 2.3)IT BOLTED RIGHT IN AS I'VE READ. I USED THE CLUTCH DISK AND PRESURE PLATE OFF MY OLD (22LB) FLYWHEEL, BUT WHEN I GOT IN IT SAT MY CLUTCH PEDAL HIT THE FLOOR THERE WAS NOTHING THERE. SO I MISSED ANOTHER WEEK OF RACING (IT WAS TO LATE TO TEAR INTO IT). ANYWAY CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT MY PROBLEM IS? I'M AN AMATURE AT THIS (FIRST ENGINE I'VE RE-BUILT). I'VE HEARD ABOUT LONGER THROWOUT BEARING??? IF SO CAN SOME ONE TELL ME , THE DETAILS LIKE HOW, WHERE, ETC. THANKS MUCH

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