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Old 02-13-2014, 03:36 PM
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Default Hydraulic Clutch Linkage

I am needing help finding another clutch linkage. I installed a Tremec in my third gen. Since it needs to be upright I purchased a quicktime bellhousing and planned on using the stock OEM clutch linkage. Since the clutch arm is rotated clockwise the linkage interferes with the tunnel. I clearanced the tunnel and now the hard plastic hose on the linkage interferes with the tunnel/firewall. I am looking for an aftermarket linkage with a flex hose. Does anyone know a part number and supplier? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:53 PM
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I use the Howe coaxial throw out bearing. It works with the T10 or the Muncie. Not sure about the Tremec, but don't see why they won't have one that works with that. There is also a Ram, that works the same way. No linkage or arms or any other parts, just the throw out bearing. You measure the distance from the clutch fingers to the face of the tranny and shim the bearing to work.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Search...linders&page=2
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:03 PM
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I use tilton 60-4100 bearing. It just bolts into my sonic bellhousing, but I'd
expect the holes are probably drilled in your quicktime belhousing that would work also.

http://tiltonracing.com/product/4100...lease-bearing/

And, beating Andy to the punch, I got it through Lane Automotive, which
has it for about $220.
http://www.laneautomotive.com/
Search for 60-4100
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:44 PM
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Thanks guys I will check these out.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:01 PM
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I use T10 with lakewood bellhousing in 3rd gen. I am using the Longacre hydraulic clutch line PN 28050 and a Russell adaptor 640281 into the stock type slave cylinder (purchased thru amazon.com). Master cylinder is a 3/4 tilton that I think I got thru ebay? I think PN is 74-750. I will try to put links in here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.longacreracing.com/catalo...d=536&catid=17

http://tiltonracing.com/product/74-s...cylinder-kits/

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Old 02-14-2014, 08:04 AM
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If you use the ram hydraulic throwout bearing, be careful with the brake fluid you use, it takes "standard" brake fluid only, that means go to wal mart or pep boys and buy the cheapest stuff you can find, and make sure it says "regular' on the can. I had one of these, and it worked great until one of the O-rings deteriorated and I lost all of the fluid over the course of a race. I replaced them, and called RAM about it, that was when I found out about the regular brake fluid deal. A year and a half later, even with the right brake fluid, I lost the o-ring again.

I have sort of an unwritten rule on my car, it something fails once and I can make a change to hopefully prevent it, OK. If the same part fails twice, its usually gone.

I changed to an external slave cylinder from CNC, a supplier of racing stuff for the circle track guys. Don't know if you can use it. I had to fab up a mounting braket, but it is cheap, light, and all external. I don't have to mess with getting the hydraulic throwout bearing back on the bearing retainer after you pull the tranny (it can be a real pain in the a**), if I ever have an issue with the slave, it is all external, pulling the tranny is easier, and no failures in 2+ years of running it.

There is an ITO Camaro guy here in florida, who has had multiple 0-ring issues with the hydraulic throwout bearings also. If you use the ram (or other ones I suppose) you might want to make an annual 0-ring replacement part of you maintenance.

Any one else have any of these issues?

Andy
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:26 AM
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Thanks Andy. I have the setup already in place for the external slave cylinder. All I really need is a flex hose between the stock master cylinder and the stock slave cylinder. Should be pretty simple but never is.
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