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Old 10-10-2018, 11:54 PM   #1
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76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

Hello everyone

I have a 76' Chevy C10 with an automatic transmission that I would like to convert to manual I already have an engine I'm pulling out of my older 71 Chevy that has a hydraulic throwout bearing setup and a Muncie M21 4 speed that I would like to keep, I really liked the set up. Has anyone converted over using a hydraulic throwout bearing instead of the factory 85 and newer hydraulic setup?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: 76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

I did not use the 85+ stuff because people want an insane amount for the pedal set. I mounted a wilwood master on the firewall and bolted it to a manual linkage pedal. There are pics and details in the NV3500 swap link in my signature.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: 76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

I got my clutch master and mounting kit from American Powertrain (their HydraMax line). Has an adjustable mounting bracket for the master. Works gret on my T56. I used mechanical clutch pedals (84 and older). You can see the master bracket in the pic.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:39 AM   #4
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Re: 76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

That's exactly what I needed thank you very much for the pictures I have that exact wilwood clutch master so that will be perfect
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
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Re: 76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

Why not use the oem manual clutch setup? Its easy to push and gives great feedback unlike most hydraulics.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
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Re: 76 Chevy C10 Hydraulic Clutch Conversation

Only reason being is because the engine and transmission I have is already together with the right amount of shim for the hydraulic throwout bearing I'm using and I can't see a way I could use the factory setup with my hydraulic throwout bearing without separating the transmission, buying a new manual throwout bearing, new bellhousing and clutch fork and all the rest of the parts I would require
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:48 PM   #7
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That's a pretty good reason lol
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