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how to hookup hydrolic clutch for 420 chevy 4 spd

I lucked out and found a 420 chevy 4spd with a dana 300 adaptor,but I don't know if I can make my hydrolic clutch work with this 4 spd. I would like to hear what you have seen work. I think I saw a pull type hydrolic clutch hooked up to a transmission in a jeep build up,would that work. help?? [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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Re: how to hookup hydrolic clutch for 420 chevy 4 spd

I run the CJ hydraulic clutch m/c and slave cylinder with my SM465. The bellhousings have the same outside dimensions. Check with Novak, AA or any other adaptor company as they should offer the bracket to mount the CJ slave cylinder to the motor/bellhousing.
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Re: how to hookup hydrolic clutch for 420 chevy 4 spd

Do you have the V8 in yet? If so this is a problem as it is hard to find a Chevy bellhousing with a mounting tab for the slave. I got around it (with the much needed help of jdoggmoney) by building a bracket for the slave on my frame rail and using the factory hydrolic set up. I was worried about frame flex and engine torque pulling the slave arm off of the fork, but I've run it pretty hard both climbing and mudding and haven't ever had any problems. I know Novak makes an adapter bracket for mounting the slave to the bellhousing, but it ain't cheap. But since you lucked out on the adapter, it might be the way to go. Good luck w/ the project. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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