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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
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posted 03-25-2001 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Generally, how much play should there be in the clutch pedal? I would like to adjust the correct clearence between the throw out bearing and clutch diapham. A measurement would be helpful to start.
Thanks

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Stang28965
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posted 03-26-2001 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adjust the clutch so you have 1 inch of free play until you feel the pedal get harder. You have 2 adjustments, One in the engine bay and one under the car both on the clutch equalizer bar.
-Jeff
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Originally posted by Gary:
Generally, how much play should there be in the clutch pedal? I would like to adjust the correct clearence between the throw out bearing and clutch diapham. A measurement would be helpful to start.
Thanks

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Gary
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posted 03-26-2001 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Opps, forgot to mention I have a 1969 with only one adjustment at the equalizer bar rod to clutch fork. Thats the adjustemnt clearence I need to know.
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sigtauenus
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posted 03-26-2001 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what my handy dandy 68 shop manual says:

1. disconnect the clutch return spring from the release lever.

2. loosen the release lever rod lock nut and adjusting nut

3. move the clutch release lever rearward until the release bearing lightly contacts the clutch pressure plate release fingers.

4. adjust the adapter length until the adapter seats in the release lever pocket.

5. insert a feeler gauge (0.136 for all except 390 engines; 0.0178 for 390 engines) against the face of the rod adapter. Then, tighted the adjusting nut (finger tight) against the gauge.

6. tighten the lock nut against the adjusting nut, being careful not to disturb the adjustment. Torque the locknut to specification.

7. remove the feeler guage.

8. install the clutch return spring.

9. check the free travel at the pedal for conformance to specification. readjust if necessary.

10. as a final check, measure the pedal free travel with the transmission in neutral and the engine at about 3000 rpm. If the free travel at this speed is not a minimum of 1/2 inch, readjust the clutch pedal free travel. Otherwise, the release fingers may contact the release bearing continuously, resulting in premature bearing and clutch failure. Free travel must be exactly to specification.

specifications:
clutch pedal free travel (engine running) 3/4" - 1 1/8".

clutch pedal fee travel adjustment nut 17-25 ft-lbs.

HTH

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