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upgrading your square with a hydraulic clutch

Discussion in 'Manual Transmission & Clutch' started by GreaseDog, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. HotRodPC

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    I didn't think it was possible to connect Z bar linkage pedals to the Hydro Clutch Master. :shrug:

    I still need Hydro Clutch Pedals for my K10/20. I passed on some Z bar recently that were very very cheap.
     
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    Anything is possible, and using that picture above and adding the plate to the pedal will probably work for the stock master and maybe for me I'm not sure yet. I will more than likely just drill a hole in my pedal though.

    My issue now is I'm using a Wilwood master that doesn't mount on an angle like the stock one. I cant mount it in the stock location because it will be to low on the pedal and I cant run it with that much angle on the pushrod. If you look at those pictures the stock master has the angle built into it and the push rod runs on that same angle. Maybe I should have went that route but I have the master now so I will figure something out I hope. I think there is room to mount it higher on the firewall between the booster and wiper motor. I'm basically going to need it at almost the same level as the brakes I think.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What bellhousing are you using? Are you adapting a mechanical bell too?
     
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    96+ NV3500 with hydraulic throwout bearing
     
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    For better or worse here's where it wound up. Haven't hooked it to the pedal yet but it's lower than I wanted it to be. Can't go any higher though because of the cowl area inside the cab. Hopefully it works ok. I plan to do a write up on it when I'm done if it works lol.

    master.jpg
     
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    Hooked to the pedal now.

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    Forgot all about this thread. good thing I found it again, I need this diagram for my truck.
     
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    I don't miss you at all. :shrug: :cheers:
     
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    Great Info to have here. Thanks Dvr4
     
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    After 2 years, I see @GreaseDog lurking around !!! WTH you been??? Find a Square? You coming back???
     
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    GreaseDog,

    I'm new to the forum just trying to figure where to post....lol I'm new to square bodies and am getting ready to do a 3/4 ton power train transplant swap from a 73 3/4 ton into a 1/2 ton 89 suburban. Just wondering which part of the forum is recommended to start a thread on that subject

    I do have one relevant question for this thread. My suburban is automatic and in the swap I'm considering going to older 350 2 piece rear seal engine SM465 NP205 10 spline. If I do this would the Novak hydraulic clutch system that is designed for the older chevy bellhousing be a viable option or would I be better off buying a 85-87 bellhousing. The current 350 tbi engine is toast thus the reason for considering the older4 barrel 350 that I already have though I am also considering a few 350 tbi engines I've been looking at on craigslist in view of just sticking with tbi

    Thanks

    Edited to add I posted a thread under Tech Discussion
     
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    I'm at this point in my conversion too. I have the Willwood kit and am looking at using the remote res to let me get the master into a better position. Looks like it can go vertical, I'm working with a buddy to figure it out.
     

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