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V8 Thumper

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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 12-27-2001 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a similar post over on the racing forum, thought I'd try here to.

Any of you guys run a King Cobra clutch on an early flywheel? Ford says it's for late models, why I couldn't run it on my 289 flywheel? If it would work, I'd stick with the 28 oz. balancer, correct? (early balancer, early flywheel)

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posted 12-28-2001 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll need a late model flywheel with the early 28 oz balance.


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posted 12-29-2001 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. the mounting bolt pattern on the clutch is different from your long-style clutch. To overcome this you need an aftermarket flywheel such as Ram Automotive steel billet which is drilled to accept both types of clutches.

2. the clutch is a diaphragm style clutch whereas your old clutch is long style. The spring on the clutch pedal (under dash) may be too strong and hold the king cobra clutch disengaged. To overcome this, you may need to change this overcentering spring to a lower rate spring.

3. There may be pressure plate clearance problems with the king cobra clutch. To overcome this, be sure to measure the height of the installed pressure plate and clutch assembly at the edge. It should be equal or lower profile to ensure clearance. If higher, then you may need an aftermarket bell housing.

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