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bigdozer
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posted April 02, 2005 01:31 AM  
how much sould a hydralic clutch assembly cost. putting 350 in monte carlo with 3 speed but z rod to clutch not matching up becuac of fire wall . wat would you do

Raceman17
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posted April 02, 2005 06:47 AM  
Look on speedwaymotors.com. The hydralic throwout bearing is about 150 and the clutch petal and master cylinder is about another 100 bucks. Or you could get the clutch pedal and master cylinder and get a push or pull type of slave cylinder for about 50 to operate the clutch fork on your tranny.
Later

backwoodsracer
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posted April 02, 2005 08:14 AM  
I would go with the push style slave cylinder I have one in my car and when it comes to fixing problems its right there in the open with the hydralic throw bearing its in the bellhousing and everything has to come apart to get to it not to mention getting it shimmed corectly so you dont blow out the seal in it and I am talking from experience on that one not fun.The slave setup is a little heavier but a lot easier to work with.

STREET16
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posted April 02, 2005 10:56 AM  
I've been running a standard with mechanical clutch linkage for four years with no problems. As I recall, I had to massage the firewall and the floorpan a little, nothing major. But, if I go to set the engine back, I will have to go to hydraulic.

k2dirtnut
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posted April 04, 2005 04:07 PM  
Im in the same boat as street I have also run a mechanical clutch for four years and never had a problem. It can be a litte stiff though.

x factor
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posted April 04, 2005 07:20 PM  
For less than $60 I bought a '65 chevy truck single bowl master cylinder and a '85 S10 p/u slave cylinder and fabricated a mount to the bell housing. This uses a stock clutch fork also.

Just thought I through out a different set up that works well and is cheap.

Pickel
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posted April 04, 2005 07:25 PM  
dont understand the concept can you explain in more detail about the lay down pedal and chain,thanks for your time

[This message has been edited by bigdozer (edited April 05, 2005).]

Pickel
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posted April 05, 2005 08:06 PM  
thanks for the help i under stand enough to get started,would you have any pictures and how did you think of that

Pickel
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posted April 06, 2005 07:58 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Pickel:
Back in the 70's the late model drivers use to do this because they didn't have hydrolic clutches. My uncle has raced for over 30 years and my dad has raced for years also. This is one of the things they used on their race cars. I'll try to get pictures for you this weekend if the kids sports practices allow. lol


I'd like to see how it operates also. Songs like a neat little trick but a picture is worth 1000 words.
Later

juni
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posted April 07, 2005 08:20 AM  
We used a cable set up , Used the emergency brake cable off the right side rear it has a stud on one end built a bracket in the floor by the clutch fork and looped it up to a stock pedal and made a bracket . you can buy a cable set up from jr motor sports for around 100. bucks if you don't want to build your own but you still have to make the bracket on the floor.I will try and get you some pictures of our set up.

DangerZoneRacing
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posted April 09, 2005 05:50 PM  
I would love to see some pictures also of this chain method....as I am installing a manual 3 speed in my 81 cutlass this season. If you could kindly send me pics too Id appreciate it, thanks.

Pickel
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posted April 09, 2005 07:39 PM  
any luck finding those pictures i need to set up a clutch in my car.

GARYAL
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posted April 19, 2005 04:31 AM  
hey bigdozer i found something you might me interested in. jrmotorsports has a clutch assembly that includes the pedals, and a cable to go to the clutch fork. I havent used it but I think i am going to try it only about $120 for the whole thing. no slave cylinder necessary. my only concern is the shifter linkage.

bigdozer
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posted April 19, 2005 05:17 PM  
for the linkage cut rods out of the trunk from the monte carlo ,they are already bent to fit ,cut hole above shift levers on trans put rods in the holes (rods will lay right by seat) use eye bolts to hold rods and just bend the ends by the seat to use for handles ,it is easy but takes a little getting used to. will answer questions it will work

bigdozer
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posted April 19, 2005 05:32 PM  
by the way street i did the same thing and it works like a dream thanks for the push in the right direction a little work( 7 days)good as factory,as far as a 3 speed in a 80 monte

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