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Can I put the clutch linkage from 2wd into my 4x4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 72Blazerod, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. 72Blazerod

    72Blazerod 1/2 ton status

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    Hi guys,

    I have run into a bit of a snag while planning out the 1990 Corvette L-98 engine into my '72. It turns out that the clutch fork pivot ball stud that screws into the engine block is totally obscured by the stock Corvette exhaust manifolds.
    So I was thinking of two possible solutions. One is to try and find the clutch linkage from a 2wd (which has the pivot ball mounted farther back) and see if that would work or, go hydraulic.

    So what do I need? Will the 2wd linkage fit into my truck? Is the V8 linkaged that same from 67-72 or even beyond? I would like to go with all GM parts but what can I scrounge from the junkyards and what do I have to buy new?

    Does anyone have part numbers for the hydraulic pieces I have to buy? Has anyone done this before? How much am I looking at spending?

    BTW, I have heard that I could take the hydraulic clutch parts from a Chevy S-10. Is that true?

    Thanks as always for your opinions and information!!!

    Rod
     
  2. tRustyK5

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    MJ has all the part numbers...send him a pm or something.

    Rene
     
  3. 72Blazerod

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    Rene,

    Thanks for the quick response! I have a couple of questions though, are you talking about the part numbers for the hydraulic clutch (I assume so because that is what you are putting in) and please excuse my ignorance, but who is MJ?

    How is your truck coming along? Did you go with the '74 body? I haven't been on the site for a while.

    Talk to you soon,

    Rod
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    MJ= Michael Millar, member on this site and local to us. He just moved from Langley to Chilliwack. He has a complete parts breakdown for the hydro conversion using all GM parts in his webshots album.
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    Not bad, most of the damage has been fixed over the last year. I decided to keep it and wheel it. The 74 will get a resto when time/money allows. For now it's in storage.

    Still talk to James much? I haven't heard from him in a while.

    Rene
     
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    I didnt think the 2wdr and 4wdr clutch linkage differed...
    the clutch pivot bolts to the bellhousing in 4x4s not the block
     
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    On my '70 the pivot is on the block not the bell housing. Remember the 4x4 uses a diferent crossmember/ motor mount than the 2x4 trucks.
     
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    ah it must be a vintage difference then
     
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    Micheal,

    Rene says that you have all the part numbers for the hydraulic clutch conversion. Any info you would be willing to share would be great. So why did you move out to Chilliwack? The price of land? A buddy of mine just bought 9 acres with a house and barn in Kamloops for $125,000. That makes me think about leaving the Lower Mainland.

    Any way, thanks for any info you can give me!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rod
     
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