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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-05, 08:01 AM
rick@canoeoutriggers.com
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70 mustang clutch support bracket?

I'm doing a disc conversion from standard brakes on my 70 mustang
fastback. I'm changing out the brake pedal which came with the kit.The
new brake pedal must be re-located in the bracket. My clutch pedal came
with a spring (looks like a valve spring) at the top of the clutch
pedal. Is this stock? I need to utilize the hole in the bracket for the
new brake pedal. The spring bracket is bolted in the same hole that the
new brake pedal must go. Can anyone shed some light on this? I could ad
more length the the new brake pedal bolt and keep the spring bracket in
place. Do I need this spring at the top? Can I use another return
spring? All replies appreciated. Thanks..

 
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Re: 70 mustang clutch support bracket?

That spring provides a slight assist to your de-clutching effort. The
geometry is such that the spring is extended when the clutch pedal is
at rest and it unextends (relaxes) as the pedal nears the floorboard.

If you're running a diaphragm pressure plate you can easily do without
it. I have spent many 20 minute sessions at the SF Bay Bridge toll
plaza, inching toward the toll booth and having to slip the clutch
several times per minute, with no great fatigue. Even with a Borg &
Beck pressure plate you can probably do without it.

180 Out

 
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Re: 70 mustang clutch support bracket?


<one80out@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> That spring provides a slight assist to your de-clutching effort. The
> geometry is such that the spring is extended when the clutch pedal is
> at rest and it unextends (relaxes) as the pedal nears the floorboard.
>
> If you're running a diaphragm pressure plate you can easily do without
> it. I have spent many 20 minute sessions at the SF Bay Bridge toll
> plaza, inching toward the toll booth and having to slip the clutch
> several times per minute, with no great fatigue. Even with a Borg &
> Beck pressure plate you can probably do without it.
>
> 180 Out


It's actually an over center spring. It helps when you press on the pedal
and also holds the pedal up.

Al


 
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