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Distance between bearing retainer and clutch hub? SBC

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choppedsled, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. choppedsled
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
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    choppedsled
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    from Spokane WA

    So my T-5 to 283 swap is becoming a pain. Started with a Hamilton Intakes adapter spacer and everything fits together nicely with the exception of the bearing retainer and clutch hub. The end of the retainer is within 3/16" of the clutch hub. Will this be enough distance to let the clutch disc release? Or do I dare trim the retainer down a bit? If so how much space do I need?

    The 11" disc hub I'm using is a 1/4" thicker that the stock S10 disc hub.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
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    48 Chubby
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    Most clutches at full disengagement only clear the pressure plate/flywheel by about .100 3/16" ought to be plenty.
     
  3. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    gas pumper
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    Clearance is a good thing. Most T-5 transplants need 1/2 inch taken off the retainer lenght.

    you're fine, I think.
     
  4. choppedsled
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
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    choppedsled
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    from Spokane WA

    Thanks, that eases the mind a bit. Just looked close and never thought about it before.
     

  5. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    gas pumper
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    oH, and make sure you are OK on the other end of the hub. I had one that had interferance on the flywheel side. The hub was hitting something there. Had to take a little off the end of the hub.
     

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