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Manual to hydralic....?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIG*RED, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, i've been mia for some time on here...came down with a brain disease and was in the hospital for a few months, then when i got out i had to live in my blazer for a few months(i also thought my k-5 was big until i had to live in it,lol dang these trucks are small:D ). now i'm recovering and got a place to stay, i want to get back to working on my truck.
    my 1982 k-5 has a sm465 manual clutch..and i'm getting really tired of adjusting it, and the linkage rod(the rod that attaches to the frame) is worn out big time, instead of replaceing that rod i was thinking of converting to hydralic clutch, that way i don't have to adjust it anymore, plus when everything flexes off road i won't lose the clutch(this has happend to me a few times) i'm thinking that if i get a newer bellhousing and a slave cylendar i should be able to convert fairly easily..has anyone done this? what all do i need to know? is it easy? any tips? sugestions? thanks for the help
     
  2. OrangeCrushK10

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    I can't personally help you, but I know quite a few people here have done this swap.

    Sorry to hear about the brain stuff. Hope you're doing better.
     
  3. big4x4ride

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    i just did an auto to manuyal swap in my 79 JImmy, kinda same route you want, you can use your existing pedals, just need to make a small bracket out of some angle to attach master cylinder to, then just run the normal hydraulic setup from there
     
  4. gotmud77

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    did you have to change over to the hydro bellhousing? Or can you make the manuel one work with a bracket?
     
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    i went to hydro bellhousing, $85 shipped off of ebay came with a slave cylinder also
     
  7. BIG*RED

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    ok thanks guys, i'm getting some good ideals, any one got pictures of there setup? my brain works better when i can visualize it..and why did you have to make a bracket for your master cylandar? couldn't it just mount to the fire wall?
     
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    how is that working for him?

    I have seen that before but it seems to be geared more towards putting a hydraulic clutch into a Jeep with a GM engine. I suppose the vehicle doesnt matter, but havent heard of a lot of truck guys doing that. price is pretty good at $172.
     
  9. 86chevybanshee

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    i guess it works pretty good, i havnt talked to him in a while
     

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