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sidhu50
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Hi All,

i am in the middle of my 5.0 swap into my 1969 mustang, i wanted to know about the clutch pedal that i can use since the car was automatic before, i swapped over a entire drive train from 89 mustang. doing a carb setup. But im having issues figuring out how to set up the clutch pedal without using the hydraulic system.

any help will be highly appreciated.

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There's 3 ways to do a auto-manual swap in an old school. Hydraulic, cable or 60's style mechanical linkage. All 3 have their pro's and cons. Personally, I'm doing hydraulic in my '68 because it looks a little cleaner and gives good pedal feel, but is the most expensive option. Cables are probably the next best option, but you really need to look at every option because there are a couple of different kits out there that require different levels of skill to install and have different clearance issues depending on your setup. The original style mechanical setup, in my opinion, is the worst option. A complete set of parts can be a pain to find. Also, depending on how well they were cared for or how many miles they have on them, they may be worn. Also, this set up takes up a shitload of space between the block and fenderwell and has a terrible pedal feel. Plus your roller block doesn't have the bellcrank mount, so you need to buy an aftermarket mount, so that's an additional cost.

Why are you opposed to doing the hydraulic system? I'm using the Daze Cars setup. Out of all the hydraulic kits out there, this is the most affordable.

http://www.dazecars.com/dazed/Test7T5.html

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what clutch pedal would i use if i want to go the Cable route ? do you know about that? i just got the fuel pump mounted and clutch system is next and i want to figure it out before ordering any parts.
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Wilit is right on these places can help with parts and upgrades - dazedcars, mustangsteve, opentracker, or rosehill performance for clutch assembly parts or if your on Facebook there is alot of 1969/70 mustang pages with F/S parts can post some of them later

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quote:
Originally posted by sidhu50:
what clutch pedal would i use if i want to go the Cable route ? do you know about that? i just got the fuel pump mounted and clutch system is next and i want to figure it out before ordering any parts.

Depends on the kit. You'll have to do your homework. Some kits come with a pedal already modified, some require you to modify the original '69/'70 pedal.

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i am willing to do some work on the clutch pedal if i can get my hands on something that will be for cable clutch.
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I agree with willit. I am running a cable on my T5 with MustangSteve kit. I had to take the clutch pedal assembly out, weld the bearings on and reassemble.

As great a kit as it is, I would recommend doing hydraulic. With a cable your header options are also limited. It is expensive but you get the comfort of knowing the pedal with be pretty smooth.

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66_5.0 ----- What about pedal feedback? Some people like the more responsive feel of a hydraulic free system. Is a lighter pedal in exchange for less feedback worth it to you?
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
66_5.0 ----- What about pedal feedback? Some people like the more responsive feel of a hydraulic free system. Is a lighter pedal in exchange for less feedback worth it to you?

I dont know what the pedal would feel like with hydraulic on my car. But, with Mustang Steve's kit it does feel smooth and a lot less difficult to push due to the bearings in the pedal assembly.

My personal reason for switching would be due to the bad luck I have had with cables I guess. Not that I dont like this kit, but I would like to have more header options.

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