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69 Sportsroof
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posted 10-15-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My clutch spring wasn't broken as I had suspected. The clutch rod fell out. I found the rod and the worn out bushing but no clip. I can get a new bushing and clip but what holds the rod to the clutch fork? My Haynes manual shows a small spring but there's not enough detail to tell how it connects. There isn't anywhere on the rod to connect a spring. Please Help!!!

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-15-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The rod has has a pointed end on the fork side that just sits in the depression of the fork.

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posted 10-15-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a small spring that connects between the Z-bar and the clutch fork. It holds the pointed rod in place on the fork by keeping tension on it.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 10-15-2002 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input. Come to find out, no one around here has the bushing and the clip. Looks like I'm going to have to order them.

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bibbs68
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posted 10-16-2002 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sportsroof, try this out:

http://www.mustangsteve.com/

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 10-16-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I ordered the bushing and clip, along with a few other things, from NPD this morning. Said they'd be here Friday. In the mean time, I bought some brass door hinge bushings, press nuts and hairpin clips and did me a little engineering. Had to drill out the bushing two drill bit sizes larger to get it to fit on the clutch rod but everything slipped together nicely. Been cruising around town this evening. There's one good thing about dim lights on early Mustangs - no one really notices when your driving with highbeams only.

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