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GM throwout bearing. need long one and autozone can't help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flying53gmc, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. flying53gmc
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 319

    from M-boro, TN

    I need to switch from the short gm throwout bearing to the long style, but don't know what the long one came in. I tried to get the guy at autozone to help me today but it was useless to even try to explain it to him. Can you guys give me a vehicle or part number to take to these fellas to punch in their computer. Thanks boys
  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,777

    from Texas

    Actually you need the long clutch release "bearing and hub" assembly.
  3. flying53gmc
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 319

    from M-boro, TN

    yes, that is correct. I guess technically the bearing portion is probably the same. but, still need a part number for that hub and bearing assembly
  4. 52style
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 326


    go to a napa autozone is for women no offence to the cool car gals
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  5. marodder62
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 178


    Try Bendtsen's, they have a website. They sell short and long throwout bearings.
  6. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Send in a blonde girl, tell her to look for it, to Ask for the throwout bearing/hub assembly for a 1965 Chivvy. Stand back and dont say anyting, have her Look at it. "No, that's not it, that body thingy is supposed to be longer, maybe I made a mistake, let's try a 1968". ............."No, that's not it. Let's try 1972 truck", ...............Etc, etc. , eventually you'll say, "yes by golly, that's it!"

    Actually, a couple of years ago I bought a NEW clutch kit for Chivvy and it came with both the long and the short. The application chart was as long as your arm and included everything from mid 60-s to 83. Got it at NAPA.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  7. Tim Cowan
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 41

    Tim Cowan

    Best I remember the diaphram pressure plate uses the the short bearing hub and the "three-finger" Borg- Beck pressure plate requires the long bearing.
  8. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,044


    Nashville Tenn. Call Dukes Clutch service. 615 242 4163...301 permetrt parkway drive. I hope this helps I have purchased clutches from them for around 40 years.... Bobby..
  9. PurplePearl50
    Joined: Aug 1, 2007
    Posts: 816

    from Sedalia,Mo

  10. shortbed65
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 204

    from ne Ill

  11. AutoZoned is for motor oil, and air fresheners only. Their counter idiots can't get past the computer.
  12. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,702


    Long Throw Ourt Bearing, Try Part # BCA 614037
  13. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    Hell.....even if you did come up with a part number at Autozoo......they wouldn't have the sombitch in stock.....:rolleyes:
  14. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 419


    Long throwout bearing GM part# 908092. It is discontinued, but I have a list of dealers that have it in their inventory. If you are interested, I can give you all of their phone numbers so you can call and order it.
  15. dave lewis
    Joined: Dec 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,316

    dave lewis

    FLY, are you trying to use the long bearing to solve a problem of some kind ?
    Often times the long bearing is just slightly too long and creates another set of issues..(funny how that works!!)
    Mr. gasket # 3855 is an adjustable ball pivot.
    This will move the ball closer to the pressure plate and correct the geometry (angle) of the fork.. Most times poor clutch action is due to mismatched parts and / or addition of after market items like scattershield or block plate type mounts.
    Keep in mind that the fork needs to start over center and move smoothly thru its arc to end up over center on the other end of its travel.
    With an adjustable ball you will be able to fine tune the starting point.
    Good luck
  16. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,832

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    I just went through this same problem with my 40 coupe project. SBC with lakewood scattershield. Just last nite I picked up a longer bearing at NAPA part #N1086-SA
    Solved the problem. Gary

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