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Re: Clutch replacement question!
All said so far is good advice. I would add that the seals, Rear main and Tranny, should be inspected close. Personally, If they have a lot of miles, why risk it, replace em.
Most people wind up pulling the dist to keep from breaking it on the firewall when pulling the tranny. Good time to replace those O-rings too. A leak back there is right over the clutch, so you could be risking the new clutch. Not likely, but possible
Oops forgot the alignment tool question, Many clutch kits come with the alignment tool. If not, its not really necessary. You can align the plate to the outer edge of the pressure plate by feel through the 3 uh, "arches" on the cover. I have used an alignment tool I think once in over 30 years, and had as much trouble with that one getting the tranny in as any I ever did. Most just drop right in. Biggest trick is to make sure the tranny is in 4th or 5th gear to allow you to rotate the input shaft if needed. Mostly its not needed.