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Ford shock towers and clutch linkage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, May 2, 2005.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    It seems like the mechanical clutch linkage would be in my way on my 78 K10 if I put the shock towers where everyone else seems to have them. Has anyone with a mechanical clutch ever done the swap? Did it clear? Could I get a pic? Thanks.
     
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    No problems on mine I'll look for a pic. I think there is one in my Webshots folder
     
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    Nope, no pic there. Must be at home. I'll take one later if nobody else does
     
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    Thanks, I'd appreciate it. So did you reuse the two holes and then drill a third like this?

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    Here are the 2 pics that I had taken when I did it. It lloks like I moved them back slightly from the original location. I can try to get some pics from inside the engine bay tomorrow. It was dark by the time I remembered this :blush:

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    Thanks for the pics. Looks like you might have had to notch out the shock tower to clear the z-bar. Anyone else had to do this? Any other options, or is this the best solution? Seems like it might weaken it some, but it's still probably more than strong enough.
     
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    i had the same linkage trouble...i just put mine strait up ....i dont have any pics though...
     
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    Did you have to move it farther forward to go straight up? Doesn't it need to be angled with the shock? Haven't seen anyone put one that far forward, I'd like to see how it fits in there.
     
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    Here are 2 close up pics for ya. You can see on the one where I notched for the clutch linkage

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    so come look at it...or would you prefer pics?
     
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    Well I would drive it out there, but I don't know where "there" is anymore. And I don't have shocks right now. I might head out to Don's to work on it this week, but don't know how it will be on the freeway yet. Wasn't bad at 30 mph, but 65 is another story. I kinda wanted to do all my figuring, and then do it all in one shot. A pic would be awesome, but don't do it if it ain't convenient.

    And thanks for the updated pics big pappa, that gives me an option for sure. I'll have to see how moving them around a bit would work in my truck, might just notch it though.
     
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    well im like 10 minutes past dons house....i can take pics...ide drive it to dons but it doesnt drive right now...
     
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    Maybe I'll have to figure out where you're at then.
     
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    good luck :D
     

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