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clutch conversion
Sean Offline
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#1
Well, my clutch is slipping and there's a leak somewhere, the reservoir runs dry every 100 miles. What does it take to convert to a mechanical clutch linkage and the 11" clutch disc setup used on the Mustang?
1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
160 amp 3G and upgraded charge/power supply cables.
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84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
Senior Member
#2
for sure you would need a bell housing, i cant remember the specifics behind it, but the clutch fork actuates different, or its on the other side. i know there is a difference. i ran into this problem when i grabbed a 88tc bellhousing for my 84.

obviously you would need a cable. other then that, i couldnt tell you.

slave cyl leaking on yours?
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.
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jangus Offline
Senior Member
#3
Bellhousing/block shim/clutch fork (around $100)
Adapter plate ($175)
Conversion flywheel ($335)
cable clutch pedal set (around $75)
Clutch set of your choice ($?)
88TC 5speed, 160,000+, ranger roller, Evergreen T3, cone filter, manual boost controller.
One parts car still waiting to be taken apart.
Waiting in the garage: SC throttle body, SC intercooler, graphic equalizer, among other things.
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#4
i have cable clutch in mine,
all you need is a 83-86 tbird bellhousing or 79-93 mustang 4cyl bellhousing.
clutch pedal assembly from any 79-93 mustang or 83-86 tbird.
clutch cable 79-04 mustang 4cyl v6, or v8. you can get all the after-market stuff from any mustang supplier, quadrant, cable and firewall adjuster
4cyl clutch fork form 83-86 tbird or 79-93 mustang 4 cyl.
a free weekend to install, i prefer cable overr hydraulic. my 88 is cable and my 87 is hydralic. the cable releases faster and i can control is more precisely.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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TurboE Offline
Posting Freak
#5
Sounds like you want to go with the cable, but just to mention for about $100 you can replace the master and slave on the hydraulic system (about $50 each). If you're trying to save money/time.
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
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jangus Offline
Senior Member
#6
Quote:Originally posted by BJL:
i have cable clutch in mine,
all you need is a 83-86 tbird bellhousing or 79-93 mustang 4cyl bellhousing.
Not if he really want's to run the bigger V-8 size clutch.
88TC 5speed, 160,000+, ranger roller, Evergreen T3, cone filter, manual boost controller.
One parts car still waiting to be taken apart.
Waiting in the garage: SC throttle body, SC intercooler, graphic equalizer, among other things.
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Sean Offline
Member
#7
Glad y'all could show me why it's not the best idea for me. I'm going to just drive it as is until the clutch needs replacement (it only slips when I side-step the clutch and get my launch right on a grippy bit of pavement, otherwise it seems fine) and then do the MC and slave when I replace the clutch...
1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
160 amp 3G and upgraded charge/power supply cables.
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Stang8u Offline
Senior Member
#8
A fox clutch is 10.5

And there are a lot to chose from lol

I don't like the knight mare of highdro clutch but the pedal effort is nice

My spec 3 in my stang has one leg bigger than the other lmfao
:mad:
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matt f Offline
Member
#9
We have a cable in the turbo stang.

The thing that's nice about it, you can see whether or not the cables moving. Hydro, not so much...
Ricky Bobby's Laughing Clown Malt Liquor" 88 Turbo Coupe'
2010 LeMons: 21st @ Capitol Offense, 17th @ Detroit Bull Oil Grand Prix.
Up in flames NJMP 2011
It's heart will beat again in an 87 Mustang!
2- 87 TCs, 1 88 TC, future race and support vehicles
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Jack Offline
Junior Member
#10
I think the slave cylinder is external. That shouldnt be too bad to replace.
Jack
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