"Sick Speed" GS project

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by Stg'd 2Discover, May 30, 2019.

  1. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    Had to get a Ford speedometer gear and adaptor to GM cable. Plugs are f0r reverse lockout solenoid & backup lights
     

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  2. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Any idea if this bracket is available seperately? I used the American Powertrain chevelle hydraulic setup and had to fab my own bracket. It works, but the geometry is off resulting in an insanely stiff/short clutch pedal throw. I'd love to see more pictures of these components assembled to see if I could use this bracket with my existing hydraulic throwout setup!
     
  3. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    Part of the reason for going to MDL was their knowledge with master cylinder to the Tilton bearing volume relationships with different clutch types and their travel limitations.
    Give MDL a call to find out if they'll sell you a separate mounting plate and talk to their engineer about your stiff pedal and short throw situation.
    The actual bracket Part# is MDL 950-1007 Phone 208 453-9800

    I'll post some pics of my actual install, however it may not be until after Oct. The car is on the road with the TH400 for the next few months.
     
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  4. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Cool, thanks for the info.
     
  5. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    Attached are some mock up pics of the clutch master linkage to the pedal on the assembly I have on the bench. The clutch pedal travels 5" (at the pedal rubber ) before the clutch master bottoms out.
    Rod alignment seems pretty good straight, side to side and ever is so slightly arc'd up in the pedal up position, but as the pedal is pressed down, the motion of the heim joint arcs downward and aligns the rod straight into the clutch master.
     

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  6. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    That looks like it will work perfectly! Really nice!
     
  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    THANK YOU for posting the mockup pictures! That's definitely a better setup than the american powertrain one. I may have to look into that.
     
  8. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    Looks great, a well thought out system.
    The car is sweet.
    I would consider using a bronze pilot bushing.
    No disadvantages (other than initial sizing) and no moving parts to fail as in a roller bearing style.
     
  9. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
    Actually I am considering the bronze pilot bushing.


    As you may have noticed in the background of some of the above pics is a milling machine. I have a fairly complete tool & die machine shop along with lathes and even a cylindrical grinder in my basement of my house, so I am able to turn the OD of an oilite bronze pilot bushing to whatever the unfinished crank Id and step drilling is.
    Just some pics of what I play around with.

    Tom
     

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  10. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    Got my transmission slip yoke today complete with 1330 u joint.
    The yokes on my present 3.5"DOM driveshaft are also 1330, so all I need to do is shorten the existing shaft and rebalance.
    The 1330 yoke has the large 1350 u joint dimension, but with cup sizes of the ones on the 1310.
     

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  11. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Tom, thanks again for putting me in touch with MDL. I've been chatting with them about a potential solution for my heavy clutch pedal.
     
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  12. Stg'd 2Discover

    Stg'd 2Discover Lumpty, Lumpty, Lumpty

    You're welcome.
     

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