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clutch actuation

Post by Karl » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:46 pm

That`s how my clutch pushing cylinder looks. No need to shorten or cut anything.
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Re: clutch actuation

Post by Roger King » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:40 pm

Are you sure that'll clear the footwells with the body on?

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Re: clutch actuation

Post by clive » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:26 pm

I agree Roger, and it's an awful lot easier to cut it before the body is on. (As I found out to my cost!)
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Re: clutch actuation

Post by Karl » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:07 am

Checked it already with the body on. It just fits.
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Re: clutch actuation

Post by Roger King » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:00 pm

Glad it fits - I'd just be a little bit concerned that the cylinder isn't mounted in a straight line with the actuating rod. You may get quite rapid wear of the cylinder bore at that angle.
Why not use the bellhousing bolt-in mounting block fulcrum to allow the cylinder to push from the other side, mounted to the bellhousing? This arrangement is very common for converting an early Mustang to the later T5 gearbox and bellhousing, as well as Gerry's preferred fitment for the Hawk. You can get the fulcrum bits from any Mustang supplier, and Gerry has a bracket for the slave cylinder.

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Re: clutch actuation

Post by Karl » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:48 pm

The top of the piston is sort of halfround to allow for the angle. The rod is not solid connected to the piston. It is a tried and tested part from California.
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