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Swapping manual to hydro clutch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Poohbair, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    I broke my bellhousing on my truck. I came across a hydro bellhousing and a slave cyl. What else do I need to convert it to hydro instead of just changing the mech. bellhousing? Just the hydro pedal, master cyl, and hose? Is that it or am I missing something?
    Somebody said I cant use my existing throwout bearing and flywheel? Does anyone know about this?
     
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    You need the hydro pedals.
     
  3. Poohbair

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    Is that it, just the pedals? I don't have to change the flywheel and throwout bearing?
     
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    Your list is complete. It's an easier swap if you have the hydro pedals, and you need the master cylinder and hose. You will also need the correct throwout arm for the throwout bearing. Those arms are bent slightly different between manual and hydro setups, one of them is straighter. I think it was TopOff? that even had pictures of his swap posted on this site.

    I believe you can use your existing flywheel, but you might need a hydro specific pressure plate and throwout bearing. Hopefully someone else can confirm/deny this.

    I did this swap this past summer, but without digging up my reciepts/paperwork, my memory is a little foggy. Hope some of this helps!
     
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    The throwout bearing should work. As for the flywheel, it will work also, but be sure it fits. I kept my '72 flywheel, and the bellhousing is a '93, everything boltedup,but it rubbed a little on the bellhousing, good thing its aluminum! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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