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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2000, 12:53 PM
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Clutch fork install question

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85CJ7
Chevy350
FordT18
Advance Adapters Bellhousing
Centerforce Clutch/Pressure Plate
Jeep Clutch Lever

Ok, I've never messed with trannys or clutches before so Im a total newbie at this part of the game.

I got the clutch disk and pressure plate installed. With the clutchfork/throwout bearing installed in the bellhousing, I finally got the tranny mounted (that sucker is heavy).

My concern... the clutch fork has only about 1/2" of movement. Is this correct?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2000, 03:27 PM
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Re: Clutch fork install question

Can't comment on if the 1/2 inch of movement is correct, but mine is the same way ('81 CJ7-350-NV4500). I'm still in the process of building mine up, and haven't started it up yet to check if everything is ok.

Talked to a mechanic, and he said it was normal, that it would have more movement once the clutch was turning. Maybe someone else has more experience with this.

Greg J.

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Re: Clutch fork install question

Basically you only have 1/2 inch of movement because you are stronge enough to compress the pressure plate. The 1/2 inch is just free play. It's totally normal. Once you have you clutch linkage (cable??) hooked up, you'll have enough leverage to make it move.

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