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Old 12-31-2012, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am doing the T5 conversion in my 66. Just finished installing a new diaphragm clutch and am considering upgrading to the Open Tracker roller clutch rods. I have a newer heavy duty Z-bar with newer felt pads and plastic bushings. Would I notice a difference in the peddle feel?

Also, I have seen zerc fittings installed on the Z-bar and the bar fillted with grease. How does this benifit the felt washers and plastic bushings?

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's my set up. I made my own linkage with rod ends from Grainger. It was really easy to do. Stock parts are for comparison. I also had Mustang Steve install sealed roller bearings on the peddle hanger. It all works so smoothly. I just used the stock nylon bushings on my Z bar, with it greased, I didn't see it as a major source of friction.





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@Huskinhano: I like what you did for your clutch setup. I did the Mustang Steve roller pedal hanger, and made a big difference. Would you be willing to share your parts list for the remainder of your clutch assembly? I'm definitely interested!
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Roller pedal support is the only way to go. Had mine in there
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Roller pedal support is the only way to go.
So true! I added roller bearings to my pedal support too.
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@Huskinhano: I like what you did for your clutch setup. I did the Mustang Steve roller pedal hanger, and made a big difference. Would you be willing to share your parts list for the remainder of your clutch assembly? I'm definitely interested!

Sure, like I said it was easy. The 3/8 cold rolled rod came from a local hardware store, you could get it from Home Depot or Lowes. I used a 3/8 x 24 die to thread the rod and the rod ends were 3/8 x 24 thread from Grainger. You could get them from Mc Master Carr, ebay, Summit or who ever.

The linkage from the Z bar to the fork was just a piece of threaded rod.

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Or you could go overboard and put these on.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I also have roller bearings on the pedal assembly. I have the Scott Drake setup. I also hear good things about Mustang Steve's setup, but have never seen it in person.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I had the Mustang Steve set-up on a previous car. Not only was it a great improvement, but it was built very well and made to outlast the car.

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Before you get too much money and effort in your Z bar, I would suggest considering Hydraulic options - Sure cleans things up down there...
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@Huskinhano: thanks for the info! Just added it to my "projects to get done" list.
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