This is for my 69. I will be using a TKO trans behind a 408. I have cable clutches in the past with good success but was wondering if the hydraulic is smoother or easier. What's the best kit out there?
Like you, I currently use a cable clutch. It's on a TKO600 that I put behind an original 302. Not because it needed it, obviously, but because I need to do my upgrades in chunks and I am enjoying the hell out of a manual 5-speed while I wait for the rear end to be done, then save up for a 408. The 600 is for the 408, of course.
IIRC, the benefits seemed minimal for me - less pedal effort and not requiring adjustment like a cable clutch. It relies on engine vacuum, though, which would seem to be a drawback in a high performance engine with little vacuum . . .
Pro Touring style restomod of a '70 deluxe convertible, originally 302-2V, ps, mb, c-4. Interior stays stock looking.
Now: "The Not So Boss 302": coilovers, Steeroids r&p, Boss crossmember, 1 1/4" front sway, 245/45/17F, 275/40/17R, Wilwood 13" F+R brakes, TKO600, Tin Man subframes, FRPP starter, 3G alt, EvM 3-Link, Magnaflow 2.5 kit, 9" Currie rear, TrueTrac diff. 331 stroker, battery in trunk. Later: body, paint, interior!
Huh? How does engine vacuum affect a hydraulic clutch?
No vacuum is required.
I used the JMC hyd. kit in the car in my sig pic and the clutch operates as if driving a newer model car. Light pedal effort and no heat related cable routing issues would be the main benefits of a hyd. system over the cable.
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Rick, your car is lookin' sweet. That green is beautiful. Next time you trek down to Waco give me a shout.
Thanks James, I was actually down in Waco a couple weeks ago. I wanted to put my windows in and Dallas Mustang was out of stock on the front run weatherstripping so I ran down to Texas Mustang one Sat morning to get them, after I made them check (twice) to make sure they really had in stock.
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