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Old 03-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Icon18 TKO Hydraulic Clutch Install

Promised to post some pics of Mike Fortes "Push" Hydraulic Slave setup for the TKO after I figured out how to mount it without replacing the Clutch Fork. I had just pulled the engine and tranny to replace a defective clutch disc and wanted to avoid pulling it again. The Fork supplied with the kit is high quality and well executed, a better way to go if you are considering a hydraulic set-up and haven't installed things as yet.

I used the two cable holes in the stock FORD fork to bolt a fabricated aluminum bracket to capture the Rod End on the cylinder pushrod. Fabricated two 1 inch diameter by 0.6" thick washers to move the cylinder bracket towards the rear of the car. Shortened the threaded section of cylinder pushrod 0.6 inches. Bolted it up!

It fits really well and is super easy to install or remove. I will forward drawings of the adaptors to Mike, maybe he will offer this as an option to those with a TKO tranny who already have a stock Fork in place and don't want to pull the engine or tranny.

I added another 3/4 inch diameter Wilwood "mini" cylinder to the pedal box and used Mike's high quality braided cable to attach to the slave cylinder.

A shout out to Mike Forte for working with me on swapping out and crediting me for parts with absolutely no hassle to get get this done.

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Completed assy viewed from front of car:


Assy viewed from rear of car:


Pedal box with added cylinder and happier Wilwood clutch pedal without twisting force from cable system; all the parts for the clutch pedal were included with the Wilwood pedalbox in the complete kit:
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Nice work. Thanks for posting this. It will be helpful for when we get to that part of our build.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How did you run the braided hose and where does it exit the footbox.....can you post some pics?
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Hi SJDAVE,
Nice work. You did a great installation. The painted blue fork almost matches the slave....
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Braided line routing

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How did you run the braided hose and where does it exit the footbox.....can you post some pics?
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Brought it through the side of the driver firewall with a grommet. My car is a bit crowded in this area since I am bringing Driver Heating Duct across from the passenger footbox.

Mike - A couple pics of the rod end mount, simple part for CNC, took me about 1 hour on my ancient Bridgeport Mill. Thanks again for your help.

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Nice job Dave! What was the cost of the parts for the conversion?

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Nice job Dave! What was the cost of the parts for the conversion?

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Thanks David, I am happy with this result...can't say this with some of my other handiwork....doop!

Total Cost - $412.40
Cost Breakdown:

1) Forte's Kit: Hydraulic Push Cylinder with inlet/bleeder fittings, Rod End Fitting to engage cylinder, Bolts and Hardware, and custom Mtg. bracket for TKO tranny including new Clutch Fork - $300.00 ($50 Credit Back from Mike for returning Fork)

2) Wilwood Master Cylinder 260-6089 (3/4"bore) - $47.95 (Summit)

3) Wilwood AN adaptor for Wilwood inlet fitting 220 -7537 - $24.95 (Summit)

4) Forte's Braided SS (Earls Hose) from Master to Slave with fittings - $89.95

5) Some scrap Alum and 1 hour of my unemployed time to make the adaptor bracket - FREE

6) Stayed out of my wife's way for almost 6 hours - Priceless!

I had a complete kit so the Yoke and Clevis for the Clutch pedal were included with the Wilwood Pedal Box.
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Wow! Nice execution...
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