Author Topic: Hydraulic or standard clutch Linkage  (Read 803 times)

Offline Chevytuff71

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Hydraulic or standard clutch Linkage
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:31:59 PM »
Hi I'm new to the site & hope somebody out there can help me. I have a 1986 Chevy Scottsdale 3/4 ton RWD pickup that I paid $400. for, shortly there after the 700R4 tranny went out. I figured why not put in a manual so I got a Muncie sm465 out of a '77 C20 in the wrecking yard including the clutch linkage. The local Aamco advised me to get flywheel & clutch for the year of the tranny but flywheel didn't match up & Auto Zone advised me to go with year of my motor (which is a 305) this matched up but leaves me with a problem. I noticed that the '86 came with a hydraulic clutch and I wanted to know if I can get away with using the linkage from the '77 since I already have it & am running low on funds for this build. I would really appreciate any answer's or suggestions on this since I've never attempted this changeover before.

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Re: Hydraulic or standard clutch Linkage
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 08:37:31 PM »
Yes you can use the mechanical linkage.

If you think you are short of funds now try buying the hydraulic linkage. Last I saw they are selling for $250+ and that usually includes a used/questionable master cylinder, and usually doesn't include the slave cylinder and bell housing.

I have two sets of hydraulic pedals and I doubt I'll ever sell them. At least not for now.......they aren't eating or drinking so having them cost nothing.
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Re: Hydraulic or standard clutch Linkage
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 12:02:41 AM »
Ty so much didn't want to install & then find out it wouldn't work. Yeah I had checked on the hydraulic & auto zone carries a kit that includes pedal, master & slave cylinders etc. but it runs $250 & is not vehicle specific (so may require mods) & I read that I would have to get a different bell housing also. Ty again & i'll definitely post how it goes hopefully be back on the road soon & using that tuff Chevy for work. This site looks to be a great one & I have ideas for things to do later to my truck & will probably post on here for good advice :)