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Old 03-21-2007, 12:14   #1 (permalink)
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clutch for manual conversion

I have a '79 Ranchero that I am looking to drop a 5.0 w/ 5 speed into. I need a clutch pedal set up. Anyone with experience in doing this? Does anyone know of any aftermarket kits?
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:34   #2 (permalink)
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Re: clutch for manual conversion

Only have experience with 1966 Rancheros. The '66 Ranchero is based on Falcon, so I used parts off a Falcon. Find out what your '79 is based on and go from there. I think it's based on Fairmont, which shares the Fox chassis with the Mustang if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: clutch for manual conversion

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I think it's based on Fairmont, which shares the Fox chassis with the Mustang if I'm not mistaken.
Whoa way wrong. More like Ford big car- Galaxie, LTD, Elite, Torino, etc.
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Whoa, whoa, Not big fords either. 72-79 Rancheros are based on the Torino/Montego platform that started using a full frame in 72. So, standard clutch linkage from 72-79 Torino, Montego, Grand Torino, Ranchero & LTD II would work. I dont remember the last year for the 4 speed option in these though, I dont remember seeing any after about 74 or so. I have seen some on ebay, they go for about $200.00. Good Luck
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The Fairmont and Mustang are on the Fox platform.There's a guy up this way with a blue 79 Fairmont with a newer Mustang dash and console in to.Pretty cool car.
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