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post #46 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 05:28 AM
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Re: Hydraulic clutch in a classic Ford

David, thanks. the only limiting factor I have is I can go with cable pulling forward, like i had.

I have the cable, pedal set up for it, bell and fork for either. Only problem with fwd pull is header clearance.

First choice is trying to figure how to use my cable, pedal or new cable to pull it rearward? That s my first hurdle. If I cant make that work, then shift to Hyd.

choice are $$$ based, since i already have the cable, I want to try to make it work, if not the I have to totally shift gears (HA LOL) and go with a Hyd set up. I like external set up for maint.


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If you have choices of fork types (see-saw bar pivot/mech linkage, or end ball pivot/cable) then your cable can come from the rear with either. Examples are the Mustang 2.3 bellcrank using the standard pull-forward cable fork like this, or a simple rear cable bracket pulling rearward on a mechanical linkage fork. Either method would allow going around the header tubes to a clear area behind. Hydraulic versions of the same setups can be done.

As you are a good fabricator, you could take any path and do well. I understand you already have the cable quadrant on your clutch pedal, so working with that and a cable is the first option I would consider, but think of the others as you go of course.

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If you have choices of fork types (see-saw bar pivot/mech linkage, or end ball pivot/cable) then your cable can come from the rear with either. Examples are the Mustang 2.3 bellcrank using the standard pull-forward cable fork like this, or a simple rear cable bracket pulling rearward on a mechanical linkage fork. Either method would allow going around the header tubes to a clear area behind. Hydraulic versions of the same setups can be done.

As you are a good fabricator, you could take any path and do well. I understand you already have the cable quadrant on your clutch pedal, so working with that and a cable is the first option I would consider, but think of the others as you go of course.

David
That is pretty awesome! I saw the 71 72 Mustang cable clutch kit from Modern Drive line attaches to the orig pedal, goes down through the orig rod hole, anchors there using the pedal box studs, and then goes back along the frame rail and acuates the fork by pushing if forward much like any other cable set up. Whats wierd is this geometry, took me a while to figure out if by pushing on the clutch, you pull on the cable, how does that PUSH the fork forward? Mod DL told me the actual sleeve of the cable has an anchor ball nad the whole outer sleeve moves on the wire cable? Soooo, I like that concept, but mine doesnt work that way, so rigging an anchor point behind the fork, for a traditional pull and rearward actuation is the task. A welded tab on the bell or somethign like that.

The only other question is making that turn down from the pedal, mine attaches to the top of the pedal, has a firewall adjustment, but getting it downard and back at that angle maybe tough. May also have to fab a bracket or tab around that same pedal box anchor point etc. Sounds like a fun fabrication process!


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