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Old 03-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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more to come.... Should have it finished this weekend....

Will post pictures of final product...

picture #8 of above shows the new bearings and rod that will be used
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Can't wait to see it with those Lokar pedals on. Nice work
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Can't wait to see it with those Lokar pedals on. Nice work

Thank you... finished by next weekend:-)
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just an update on some pictures... should be done by this weekend..



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Old 03-22-2019, 01:10 AM
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This is the sort of thing my husband likes to do on his 85 dodge truck. Its got port fuel injection and coil on plug ignition, an oil pre-lube system that pressurizes the oil system before the truck is cranked to start, dual electric fuel pumps and on and on.

Will these bearings lower the amount of pedal pressure required to push in the clutch?
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Originally Posted by Priya View Post
This is the sort of thing my husband likes to do on his 85 dodge truck. Its got port fuel injection and coil on plug ignition, an oil pre-lube system that pressurizes the oil system before the truck is cranked to start, dual electric fuel pumps and on and on.

Will these bearings lower the amount of pedal pressure required to push in the clutch?
I doubt it would lower the pedal pressure to push in the clutch, at least anything noticeable. It would just make the pedal feel much smoother.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:55 AM
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Damn, how did I not see this before?! I've got this all apart myself at the moment, I built up the worn surfaces with weld and ground them back, all pretty much back together now, but that's neat, I'd have been tempted to do the same if I'd seen it sooner. Thanks for sharing!
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Hoping to have it finished today, and installed tomorrow...
I will post pictures when done.



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This is the sort of thing my husband likes to do on his 85 dodge truck. Its got port fuel injection and coil on plug ignition, an oil pre-lube system that pressurizes the oil system before the truck is cranked to start, dual electric fuel pumps and on and on.

Will these bearings lower the amount of pedal pressure required to push in the clutch?
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I doubt it would lower the pedal pressure to push in the clutch, at least anything noticeable. It would just make the pedal feel much smoother.
Bolded: The goal/purpose of the mod is to get rid if ANY play, slack, movement other than forward and backwards, and zero binding and a more linear clean feel in the peddle. Lower clutch peddle pressure, not much,,, but binding and friction do cause peddle pressure so i am sure it will "feel" lighter due to the smoothness of the linkage,


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Damn, how did I not see this before?! I've got this all apart myself at the moment, I built up the worn surfaces with weld and ground them back, all pretty much back together now, but that's neat, I'd have been tempted to do the same if I'd seen it sooner. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you...

I am also using the Clutch Linkage Kit, Heavy Duty W/Heim Joints
https://www.speeddirect.com/index.ph...ucts/rod-links

all hooked into a McLeod RXT Street Twin Clutch
https://www.jegs.com/i/McLeod/673/6921-07/10002/-1

Then into a TKO-600
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Originally Posted by pauldana View Post
Bolded: The goal/purpose of the mod is to get rid if ANY play, slack, movement other than forward and backwards, and zero binding and a more linear clean feel in the peddle. Lower clutch peddle pressure, not much,,, but binding and friction do cause peddle pressure so i am sure it will "feel" lighter due to the smoothness of the linkage,
That was impressively well explained, thankyou : )
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:05 PM
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Thanks for sharing Paul. Your pedal assembly looks well engineered now. Much better than I could do. I had the clutch pedal operating rod pin collapse - the tiny spot welds failed. That's when I found all my clutch operating rods and Z-bar holes were worn and elongated. Had to replace and repair that operating pin so I cut down a grade 8 bolt and welded it in place.
I recall replacing the Teflon split bushings on the shaft before painting. I don't recall the shaft wear like you had but I hope I didn't overlook it. I imagine if your pedal cross shaft was that worn you would find wear on the Z-bar and operating rods. But I read you plan to replace those with Hime joints so I will be interested in how that works for you. Sounds like a good idea and I didn't know there were kits for that.
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I looked at the Speed Direct linkage and the Lokar pedals after looking through this thread.
Looks like more upgrades for my 73.
Thanks for helping me spend more money.
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100% all needle bearings bearings on outside and sleeved in a bearing.. No mettle to mettle or mettle to plastic shims/bushings.
0, as in ZERO nell nada restriction/binding in the peddles, 100% free flowing. Also ZERO left right deflection... this turned out better than I had hoped. We used an injector rod from one of the plastic mold machines, perfect size:-)
now ready for paint.
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peddles installed... have not driven her yet, still working on the gauges. Will post more pictures with new linkage as well a little later... other then being a little harder to push, with just sitting there the clutch peddle feels comparable to our C6 ZO6. closest thing I have ever felt to a hydraulic clutch.
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This is quite an impressive job you have done! Congrats!
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Originally Posted by 632C2 View Post
This is quite an impressive job you have done! Congrats!
Thank you...
I just got so tired of what felt like a ricaty old model T clutch lever...
I get in new cars and they are tight and fluid... this was my goal... and I believe I reached it:-)

Both Peddles are on 100% needle bearings... and very tight :-)

Again... thx:-)
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So cool, I wish I had your drive and could get something like this done, I'd love to do this on my 79. Do you have any idea of the total hours it took you to do this?
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:15 PM
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nice, that has to feel a million times better. Got mine as "tight" feeling as I could, clutch pedal is still not quite where it should be sounds like that is the answer.
Those should never wear out thats for sure. Ill never understand why they used those plastic pos on there.
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Looks good. Now you need to change the fun peddle to match.....
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