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Moneymaker
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posted 12-01-2002 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This custom mechanical clutch linkage diagram is courtesy of member Lennie_21. This is very slick in my opinion.


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Lennie_21
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posted 12-01-2002 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie_21   Click Here to Email Lennie_21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the end of the New Linkage you'll need a Heim Joint at the end attached to the release lever.

This should really say on the end attached to the pivoting linkage between the engine and body of the car.

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Lennie_21
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posted 12-01-2002 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie_21   Click Here to Email Lennie_21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the other end, I'd imagine I'll need a steel ball with a through hole.....

At the opposite end of the rod from the Heim Joint, it would be threaded, go through the Clutch release lever, then through the steel ball and then have 2 nuts butted against each other. I would think that a steel ball cut in half would probably even work better as you could put a lock washer between the half steel ball and nuts.

Any ideas where I could get a steel ball?

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-01-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A bolt in steel ball Lennie? Chebbie's used those as part of their clutch linkage throughout the early 80's.

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kcode
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posted 12-01-2002 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For clarification purpose only, I assume that this linkage is designed to work with a vintage mechanical Z-bar and a late model 5.0 bell housing and clutch fork with a T-5 in a vintage body. Looks good. Just make sure that the upper new piece welded to the z-bar has clearance and enough throw, and angle of engagement, along with the mechanical advantage compared to original. Just thinking.

Good thinking Lennie, do I see a Patent pending...

Mike

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Lennie_21
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posted 12-01-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie_21   Click Here to Email Lennie_21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

You're correct on the application. I'm putting a T-5 into a 68 Mustang using the T-5 bellhousing and the Zbar linkage from the 68.

I'll make sure and check for clearance Clarance....

For the throw and angle of engagement I'll have to have the tranny in the car to make sure I can bend the rod at the proper angles.

As par as a Patent goes.....I wouldn't think that there is enough of a market to be worth my time to get one......unless you think that people would be willing to pay "BAZILLIONS" to buy it from me.

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