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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mark Hysong, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Mark Hysong
    Joined: Dec 4, 2016
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    Got a mustang t5 and bell housing behind my old 289 ford, however, i had to shim the heck out of the Ram hyd throw out bearing to get the proper distance to the clutch forks, Is this normal?....what am i missing here
    thanks
    Mark
     
  2. Mr48chev
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    Correct slave cylinder for the bellhousing and clutch setup?
    Other variables might be
    master cylinder and slave not matched.
    pedal stroke on master cylinder not correct
    Wrong throw out bearing for setup
    Wrong fork for setup.
     
  3. Johnboy34
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    from Seattle,Wa

    Your pressure plate will make a big difference, need a diaphragm I believe. Is this the one you have,
    RAM Clutches 78130
    HD Hydraulic Throwout Bearing 1986-95 Ford T5 Transmissions
    If it is you should call Ram.
     
  4. Mark Hysong
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    didn,t mean to say clutch fork....meant to say fingers on pressure plate (it,s a hyd throw out bearing) you may be right about the pedal stroke
     

  5. Mark Hysong
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    that's the one and yes i,m gonna call 'em
     
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  6. F-ONE
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    Did you use the factory block plate between the bell housing and block?
     
  7. Mark Hysong
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    yes i did
     
  8. dirt t
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    Please post your fix when you figure it out.
     
  9. deathrowdave
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    Not saying this is your answer but as the clutch seats in clearance will increase a bit . I had the same issue on my Power Wagon , flywheel was not OEM , a bit thicker than OEM, once seated all was fine
     
  10. Mark Hysong
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    I gained about .200 The guy from Ram didn't have much of a answer either. I'm gonna reset the clearance and bleed it.....see what happens
     
  11. Mark Hysong
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    well.....i shimmed it and rebuilt the bearing....seems to be working.....guess i screwed up the first time
     
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  12. AngleDrive
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    No, you didn't 'screw up', you had a 'learning experience'.
     

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