Hydraulic Clutch

  • thats kinda what i figured

    these plates are stamped out?

    or laser cut?

    and just need a little TLC

    to what torque

    does one tighten the Bell H to engine bolts?



    Edited by - iowa on 02/10/2011 08:05:33

  • laser cut? if you said that in 1966, they would have said you saw Star Trek the other night.

    stamped out i would imagine.

    As far as the torques go, no shop manual with me right now. I am sure someone will chime in with that info for you soon.

  • after doing some checking

    ford does make two sizes of starters

    on one the outer flange is 4.084

    and the other one is 4.130

    i need the smaller one

    but was sold the larger one by napa!!

    they are going to check it out and let me

    know why this happened,

    and if i got the wrong one,

    they will swap with me.

    in looking at the teeth on the larger one,

    i see where the starter teeth were worn

    about 1/8" in

    the gear definitely set back to far

    and was not getting a good bite on the FW teeth


  • here is a picture of the speedo gear

    that came out of my son's '66

    (sorry to post about a non hipo car,

    but a lot of what we're doing to it

    pertains to the hipo's also)

    the new gears from Modern Driveline

    appear to have too few (large)teeth

    which are going R handed.

    our's appearing to have 19 teeth

    and going L handed.

    or is it so worn that it only appears to be L handed?

    my Q is:

    why would there be R and L handed threads?


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    Edited by - iowa on 02/15/2011 06:51:12

  • a certain transmission

    would ONLY be R or L handed?

    one couldn't put a L handed gear

    in a R handed transmission?

    but the cable will always turn one direction?

    crazy Q's!!


  • The direction of the gear teeth depends upon which side of the transmission the gear/cable goes in.

    3 speed and autos have the cable on one side - toploaders on the other - don't remember which.

    BUT don't get them confused!!! The gear on the tail shaft of the tranny is soft plastic too - if you use the wrong gear and chew up both it is a PAIN to fix.

  • 4 speeds use the left hand helix driven gears as the speedometer cable attaches to the passenger side of the transmission. The right hand helix is for 3 speeds and automatic transmissions.


    65 Koupe early San Jose Phoenician Yellow 4 speed
    66 GT Koupe Dearborn Blue 4 speed
    66 KGT San Jose fastback pony interior Silver Frost 4 speed
    64 Falcon sedan delivery 289 4 speed
    65 Ranchero 289 4 speed
    66 Corvette roadster 427/425 4 speed

  • left handed is used in 4 speeds. the cable goes in the passenger side of the transmission.

    the 2 gears on the right are not left handed. don't use them in a 4 speed

    3 speed transmissions & T-5's and automatics with the cable going in on the driver side use the right handed gear.


    Edited by - zrayrichter on 02/15/2011 15:15:42

  • i saw it

    we decided not to go w/the hydraulic clutch

    right now we are using a long heavy spring

    that attaches to the clutch release lever

    and goes up to the front suspension arm

    takes a very strong leg to push the clutch down


  • we have noticed that the new clutch

    makes the clutch pedal pretty hard to depress

    maybe this is our imagination

    but one has to be careful not to let

    it 'suddenly' come up

    and kill the engine because of this

    is this normal with a new clutch plate

    and will it became less so with usage?



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