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sigtauenus
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posted 03-14-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine broke and I'm having a hard time finding a replacement. there must be 20 different clutch linkage type springs listed in the catalogs and the ones I think might be it from the descriptions don't match the photo's.

On 67-68 mustangs there is a bracket that mounts to the firewall. The parking brake assembly (under the dash) has two studs that go through the firewall. this braket goes onto those studs and then is held down by two nuts.

The spring that I need goes from that bracket to the equalizer bar.

Looking at NPD's catalog, page 98, there is a clutch rod retracting spring, part number 7523-1, that should be it, but the picture of the 7523-1 is of a spring that is WAY too long.

Any 67-68 guys know of any sources for the spring I need, or at least a definite part number for it?

Thanks

I have a Lowe's spring in there now, but its too stiff/strong, makes my leg sore in traffic.

BTW, I already bought a C6ZZ7591A "clutch release lever retracting spring" thinking that was it, but turns out its for the bottom of the equalizer to the clutch fork, and to top it off, it came in a genuine Ford bag and doesn't match the original I have.

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blown 351
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posted 03-15-2002 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for blown 351   Click Here to Email blown 351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry I can't help. I installed a cable system.

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68stang351
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posted 03-15-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When i rescued my 68 from the pasture, that same spring had worn out and the clutch would just stick to the floor. The only thing i did was go to a hardware store, (tractor supply to be exact) and got a pretty stout spring. I took the old one and got one the same length but bigger around. So thats what i would do if i were cuz thats what i did.

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sigtauenus
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posted 03-15-2002 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
I took the old one and got one the same length but bigger around.

That's exactly what I did, but because its thicker than original, its a stiffer spring, and makes it harder to push in on the clutch.

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