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Author Topic:   Manual Trans Conversion
69-er
Member
posted July 28, 2003 08:18 PM
I'd like to convert my 79 Camaro from the TH350 to a manual transmission. The clutch linkage/pedals are getting hard to find.

I've seen hydraulic clutch setups using junkyard parts on other racecars. What type of vehicle would have the right parts to do this conversion?

Thanks!

Larry

cmiller51
Member
posted July 28, 2003 08:28 PM
I have a friend that uses the pedal, master cyl., slave cyl., and lines from older Toyota pick ups. It seems to do the trick.


racer17j
Member
posted July 28, 2003 09:51 PM
a buddy of mine just got the cable setup from a vega to run in his also jr motorsports makes a aftermarket pedal and cable setup . i would rather not run hydro if i coiuld help it we just started to make setback caged cars this year and had troubles the all the hydro bearings so far


Pickel
Member
posted July 28, 2003 10:00 PM
I run a chain set-up on my clutch. It works great. Never have to worry about losing fluid or linkages falling out. It works every time.


69-er
Member
posted July 29, 2003 08:34 PM
Now, Pickel, you're gonna have to explain that one! Clutch linkage pushes. I can pull a chain all day but not push one! :-) How'd you do that?

Larry

69-er
Member
posted July 29, 2003 08:38 PM
cmiller51,

I've heard of using a Toyota setup, never saw one though. I wonder how the slave cylinder attaches to the bellhousing.

Larry

Pickel
Member
posted July 29, 2003 09:09 PM
My clutch pedal lays on the floor and a piece of chain runs through the floorboard to the clutch fork. When I push on it, it pulls on the clutch fork.


Whitelightning
Member
posted July 29, 2003 10:29 PM
I just done this in my monte , All i did was get a stock clutch pedal out of a nova I had and put in the floor the took some metal and made my own z bar and rods to push clutch fork and put a spring to keep pressure and has not failed me yet


cmiller51
Member
posted July 30, 2003 09:29 AM
69-er

You'll probably have to make a bracket that will allow you to use that Toyota slave cylinder. I believe that's what my friend did. He wanted a hydraulic system for his race car but couldn't afford to purchase the "racing" pedal and accessories, so he used his head not his wallet. His clutch set up is as good as mine, only mine costs over twice as much. The manual linkage will work as well as the hyd. set up. It's all in what you want.

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