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66bluefb
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posted 07-16-2002 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey men, I would like to know if this stuff will fit my 86-302 that I`m putting in my 66 stang? A guy at work has a new clutch setup he said he would sell to me cheap. Its for a 86- 302 -10 1/2 1-1/16 spline. I also have a flywheel from a 91-302 it has 157 teeth 50 oz. Now will this set up work with my 66-289 bellhousing and clutch fork? Thanks, Tony

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2002 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need a pre-'82 flywheel with 28.2 oz. imbalance. You can't use the later model 50 oz. flywheels.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 07-16-2002 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
You need a pre-'82 flywheel with 28.2 oz. imbalance. You can't use the later model 50 oz. flywheels.


He stated that his engine was an 86' model, so it does indeed use the 50oz flywheel. That flywheel WILL work with that engine, but will not work with your mustang bellhousing and clutch fork it is a 164 tooth unit. I'm not sure if it will work with a 157 bellhousing and clutch fork or not...

Someone might have some more information... but one thing you CAN do is count the teeth on your old flywheel. If it has 157 teeth, your BH is set up for a 157 tooth flywheel, and you'll need to get an original type flywheel, except with the 50oz balance. These ARE available from various vendors. If your old flywheel has 164 teeth, you'll need an original type flywheel, except with the 50oz balance. Again, these are available as well.

However, if you use the original type flywheel (except 50oz) you'll need to use an original type clutch. The 5.0 mustang unit you referred to in your post will not work.

Hopefully some will know if the early 157 tooth bellhousing and clutch fork will work with a later model diaphragm clutch and flywheel. If so, and if your original stuff is 157 tooth, you're in business.

Another snag, though... The 86' model block does not have the threaded boss where the clutch pivot screws in. Something will need to be fabricated or purchased. Yes, these are available from a number of vendors as well.

Be sure to use a 50oz harmonic balancer with this engine as well. The early one won't work.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2002 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are right, Mike. This is what threw me off:

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Originally posted by 66bluefb:
Now will this set up work with my 66-289 bellhousing and clutch fork?

I guess I'm more tired than I thought...

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66bluefb
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posted 07-16-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, Lets see if I got this right.The flywheel on my 66-289 is 157 tooth so the 91-302 50 oz 157 tooth flywheel will work ?But I`m going to have to buy a clutch set up for a 66 ford ? Is that right too?And then my clutch fork off my 289 ought to work too?I hope I`m not confusing you all.Thanks,Tony

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bifs66
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posted 07-16-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed a new 5.0 (stroked to 342") engine in the 66 Fastback. It has a late-style 157 tooth billet flywheel and a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. The clutch is made for 86 and up 5.0s. I used the original 1966 small aluminum bellhousing (157/160 tooth) and the original 1966 clutch fork and throwout bearing. The pilot bearing is the later style roller type. Additionally, I am using the 66 Z-bar clutch linkage setup and all original clutch springs. It all works great with just the right feel to the clutch pedal. Typically, the 164 tooth flywheel was used on 351W/351C engines and had larger cast iron bellhousings.

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66 Fastback restomod project
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66bluefb
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posted 07-16-2002 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bernie,So everything I have will work except the throw out bearing? Thanks,Tony

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n2oMike
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posted 07-16-2002 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you're in business.

If your old stuff is 157 tooth, it looks like you can use the newer flywheel and clutch you are thinking about purchasing! Use this, along with the original (old style) bellhousing, clutch fork and throwout bearing.... and you're goood to go.

Thanks to Bernie Frank for stepping up! I bet you are never referred to as Bernie Mack...

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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