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Old 11-06-2010, 07:13 PM
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clutch question

i am in the process of doing my clutch right now....taking longer than i thought, but had a question. my question is, i am putting a south bend performance clutch in and i know i am supposed to take a spring out of the clutch pedal, but it says nothing in the directions about doing that or which spring, so which spring and where? thanks
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:28 PM
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i am in the process of doing my clutch right now....taking longer than i thought, but had a question. my question is, i am putting a south bend performance clutch in and i know i am supposed to take a spring out of the clutch pedal, but it says nothing in the directions about doing that or which spring, so which spring and where? thanks
Look under the dash at your clutch pedal, there is a heavy gauge spring about 3" to 4" long. Take that spring out or the clutch pedal will stick to the floor. It's easy don't sweat it, if you need to PM me your cell number and I'll send you a pic of my spring I took out.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:25 AM
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thanks duckslayer, now that i have an idea of what spring and where, i should be able to figure it out. thanks again
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Hey, no problem. Let me know if you need pics.
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How was the install? im in need of a new clutch and am planning on doing a south bend? which one did you go with and now that you have it in what do you think? How long did it actually take?
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the clutch is in finally!!!! i was able to figure out which spring it was too, thanks. it will take some getting used to now. way nicer clutch pedal feel now. over all time took me probaly 10 hrs. the hardest part was getting the tranny back on the engine. had a hard time getting it lined up right. then i got smart and made some guide pins (found some long bolts that were the same thread, cut the heads off, and slid the tranny on those) made it alot easier to get it aligned. have not drivin with the clutch for more than 20 minutes but so far i like it. south bend says to wait 750 miles for break in before heavy use. i used the middle rated clutch 350 hp- 750lbft clutch, its the 1944-60k one.
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I need to get mine changed out soon. Mine is slipping pretty good when I get on it.
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i have one more question about my clutch, i did notice while in neutral, it seems to make a rattle or flutter like noise i guess you could say. is this normal for this style of clutch?
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the clutch is in finally!!!! i was able to figure out which spring it was too, thanks. it will take some getting used to now. way nicer clutch pedal feel now. over all time took me probaly 10 hrs. the hardest part was getting the tranny back on the engine. had a hard time getting it lined up right. then i got smart and made some guide pins (found some long bolts that were the same thread, cut the heads off, and slid the tranny on those) made it alot easier to get it aligned. have not drivin with the clutch for more than 20 minutes but so far i like it. south bend says to wait 750 miles for break in before heavy use. i used the middle rated clutch 350 hp- 750lbft clutch, its the 1944-60k one.
Thats the same clutch I have. You'll like it.

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i have one more question about my clutch, i did notice while in neutral, it seems to make a rattle or flutter like noise i guess you could say. is this normal for this style of clutch?
Let it break in for a little bit.
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alright, thats what i thought but i was not sure, kinda nervous about all the "new sounds" after doing all that work haha.
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