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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch fork... anyone, is this correct??

Hello all, I am working on replacing my clutch/flywheel and along the way this is my clutch fork,,, the “summit replacement” fork for a 67 looks a little different than mine... is mine a different style or model? Thanx
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Yours is for mechanical clutch linkage (with a z bar) but the one you liked too is for a modern cable mount.


I am not sure but yours looks much like a 68'+ which doesn't use a bale wire . . . .

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Ok thanks, it is mechanical set up,, my ride is a 67 but original automatic,, previous owner put this set up..
what’s a bale wire?
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Here is the early fork with a with the bailing wire installed (actually known as an anti rattle spring.) This is correct for early cars.



Later Mustangs used a different type of mounting system. Here is what it looks like :
That is what yours originally looked like and it is not from a 67. Its OK as later year SBF fors will work too since you more than likely have the matching pivot on the bellhousing.

Here is the 65-67 style pivot used with the bail wire:



Later 68-70's type pivot is used with the 2nd fork pic above (and is probably the one that your bell has installed):



If so then you need the second fork above.
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Wats “SBF? And ur right, looks to be the later pivot. Also see my pic,, looks to have the clip broken, is this part pretty much trash or salvageable?. Also this throw out bearing isn’t correct for this fork either huh. Don’t have the old one to compare it to anymore.. how would u recommend I go about this if u were me? Thanks in advance
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SBF = Small Block Ford with a V8. Its a common reference used throughout the automotive industry. You didn't say what size motor you have so I just assumed it was a 289.

Your parts ARE from a 68 and newer car. The clip does appear to be broken and should be replaced. I believe the springs are available separate but you would also need a couple of good strong rivets to do it right. Personally I would search for a replacement fork and I prefer the original Ford parts over the commonly available reproductions which I have tried. The reproductions will work but they have some variations at the fingers that I personally don't like.

Here is the Fork needed:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s.../model/mustang

Ebay is your friend for a used original. You can identify the correct one if yours has the manufacturer's # stamped on it--more than likely its C80Z-7515-A.

Here is a link to throwout bearings that will work with a SBF transmission and a V8:

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...8%2B4294924690

I personally like the cheaper one just because it looks more like an original. You could also go to a local autoparts store and order the proper one in by telling them you need the bearing for a 68 Mustang. Even telling them you have a 67 will work too as the throwout bearing would be the same regardless of year given or fork used.

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Hey thanks for all your help, and information. I agree,I definitely prefer to replace with all original Ford parts when possible.. but since I have to get this car on the road as soon as I can, this aftermarket fork will have to do for now.. and if u say the throw out bearing for a 67/68 should be the same then mine should work,, it came included with the clutch kit for a 67.
Since u were so helpful with the summit links, and b4 I place the order,, which Ujoints would u recommend , it’s is a “smf289 8” rear... thanx alot
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Jeez, the knowledge in this thread is invaluable. I'll be looking to get my trans set up soon so I'll have this page bookmarked.

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which Ujoints would u recommend , it’s is a “smf289 8” rear... thanx alot
Sorry but I have been out of town a couple of days.

U-joint selections are a little funky at times and it might be best to get them local to match the fit as cap diameter and cross measurements can vary. My guess is that the 1310 type U joints with 1 1/16" diameter caps would be the most applicable. I like "Spicer" brand joints but most any brand name companies joint should be good for you car.

I did a quick Summit check and came up with these 3 "potential" fitting joints for a 67 Mustang with a SBF V8:

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...versal%20joint

Any of those should be more than adequate for a street car.

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For future reference, NPD (and probably any Mustang shop) offers a replacement retainer clip for the 68-up clutch forks. I've used them with broken clips as the 71-73 forks aren't reproduced.

https://www.npdlink.com/product/reta...%3D0%26year%3D

I haven't personally used one yet, but will be ordering a couple.

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To instal that retainer clip, it would require drilling the two holes right,? And thanks btw
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