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need help clutch pressure plate size

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by enriq49fordf1, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. enriq49fordf1
    Joined: May 30, 2012
    Posts: 38


    I have been putting together a flathead 8ba engine. It came with a flywheel no clutch parts. I picked up a 10" kit and it does not line up to the fly wheel. The bolt holes on my flywheel are 3" apart, the 10" kit is 3.125" apart. I have a 4 speed spur gear trans for it. Can any one help me out?:confused:
  2. Tequila Bob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    Tequila Bob
    from Michigan

    Do you have it figured out? I'd like to know also.
  3. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,738

    V8 Bob

    Ford used several Long-style clutches. The info below should help ID what size clutch you need. :)
  4. J Twitero
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 105

    J Twitero
    from Minnesota

    Stock 8ba in my 52 Mainline is a 9 1/2" clutch.

  5. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Measure the part of flywheel that looks polished.
    Do you know what flywheel came from? There are a BUNCH of different clutches.
    See if polished area is around 9 1/2, 10, or 11...AND are the 6 holes in pairs with longer gaps between pairs or are they evenly spaced.
    That leads to...what transmission are you goin to attach the thig to?
  6. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    Take the flywheel to a local clutch specialist, they'll get you what's needed. Easiest way, I found.

  7. enriq49fordf1
    Joined: May 30, 2012
    Posts: 38


    Turned out to be a 9.5 inch flywheel. I ended up picking up a 10 inch flywheel at a local swap meet for $40. Then used the 10" clutch kit i had already ordered.

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