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drknyght
01-19-2007, 12:40 PM
i broke the little ball on the bell housing that holds the cross linkage for the clutch lever...for the second time. (sound familiar big b?) my frame twists and my motor twists...not together all the time! then snap. Any way to perm. fix this? It only happens usually when i'm hammerin the throttle flexing up a hill climb. Often occuring. Solid motor mounts?

Squishy
01-19-2007, 03:16 PM
i broke the little ball on the bell housing that holds the cross linkage for the clutch lever...for the second time. (sound familiar big b?) my frame twists and my motor twists...not together all the time! then snap. Any way to perm. fix this? It only happens usually when i'm hammerin the throttle flexing up a hill climb. Often occuring. Solid motor mounts?

one way to fix this is to make the frame rigid(build some rock sliders that attach into your cage in the back may work, or if you built the cage that would do it forsure, my cage made my truck completely rigid) or go hydraulic clutch or something(not sure whats involved in that though), i know everyone with chevs with mechanical linkage has this problem

T.O.
01-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Hydraulic clutch.[36]

basher
01-19-2007, 09:32 PM
Hydraulic clutch.[36]


[iagree]
swap in the hydraulic clutch and then you can twist her like a pretzel with no issues.

[cheers]

FU Toolbag
01-20-2007, 01:13 AM
Wha year chev? My 89 is a factory hydraulic and it's the 80's boddy.

Growly Gorilla
01-20-2007, 08:28 AM
Hydraulic clutch.[36]

:s30x:

UU
01-20-2007, 09:01 AM
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drknyght
01-20-2007, 12:16 PM
73' cab...1987 clutch/tranny non-hydro. i guess i need to change bell housing and everything to go hydro....i'm gona try to fab up some new brackets myself today...prob off the body or maybe just the frame.

Nutbar
01-20-2007, 12:22 PM
Hydro clutch for that body chev is hard to find, not impossible just hard, 87 1/2 - 3/4 ton and 87 - 91 1 ton 3+3 Blazers and Burbs. Had a tendancy to crack bell housings that is why they are hard to find.

FU Toolbag
01-20-2007, 01:27 PM
ran out to the truck and snapped a few for you.


41189

41190

41191

41192

drknyght
01-20-2007, 11:15 PM
so i put together a new mount for the linkage tonight.... it holds the linkage and bolted to the floor..... it's workin great so far. the little arm that goes into the bell housing is moveable so i think it'll flex with the body. At worst it might pop out but at least it won't break.

Dustbin
01-21-2007, 12:03 AM
WOW[5] .. so mine is next right.:D

FU Toolbag
01-21-2007, 12:39 AM
that looks like it'll work perrty good.

drknyght
01-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Dustbin, do i know you?[cheers] i'm still mesin with it a bit today. I want to extend the last rod so i get better clutch release. We can build your's anytime.[36]

MUD CHILD
01-21-2007, 12:35 PM
Hopefully that will fix your problem[cheers]

Taxidermy
01-21-2007, 08:21 PM
wow [36] [36] [36]

drknyght
01-21-2007, 10:58 PM
i continued on and actually welded a grade 8 bolt to the end link rod and made the clutch adjustable, and drilled out the arm on the bell housing side so the bolt goes through...won't pop out now!!!!! Also i lengthened/bent the arm to allow for more travel cause i have a body lift.

drknyght
01-21-2007, 11:06 PM
little rough lookin but i don't have patience for cosmetic work

Cadillacburb
01-23-2007, 07:21 PM
The bellhousing ball linkage one of the most long lasting over looked clumbsy setups created by a manufacturer my friends set up is similar cept its goes to the frame though on a one off rollerbearing set up

6 wheel
02-06-2007, 11:44 PM
if u still have problems with your cluch a can fix it