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69 Resto Mod coupe
Journeyman

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From: Bay Area CA.
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posted 02-15-2002 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Resto Mod coupe   Click Here to Email 69 Resto Mod coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What year did the fox Stang go from a 10 inch clutch to a 10.5 inch? I am putting a T-5 in my 69 coupe and I need to use a 28 oz flywheel (not the 50 oz). The problem is the 10.5 clutch won't fit on the 28 oz . I need to use a 10 inch clutch for a T-5. Does anyone know what year clutch I can use?

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Rory McNeil
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posted 02-16-2002 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
86 was the year that Ford started putting 10 1/2" clutches in the Fox Mustangs. When I put a T5 in my 78 Fairmont, I used a flywheel from a 89 Mustang (50 oz), & I had a local balancing shop match it to my original 28oz flexplate. That way I was able to have a 10 1/2" clutch behind my earlier engine. My Fairmont uses the Fox Mustang style cable clutch, & 5.0 diaghram clutch, if your 69 uses mechanical clutch linkage & a Long style clutch, then you will need flywheel with the Long bolt pattern & no pins. If you are using a clutch cable conversion, then I would do what I did & use the larger clutch. I THINK all the 80 & newer 255 & 302`s used the 50 oz balance.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-18-2002 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually the 85 5.0 HO's had 10.5 clutches also.

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posted 02-18-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Actually the 85 5.0 HO's had 10.5 clutches also.


The 85 HOs still had the 10" clutch. 86 was the first year for the 10.5" clutch and the 8.8 rear differental.

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