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  1. hobbes

    Clutch fork location

    I believe the slave position cutoff date is 8/1974 where it went from driver to passenger side (US). I am currently going thru the opposite transition. I am going from driver's side to passenger side on my pre-8/1974. It doesn't appear as though I'll have this same issue on my truck, but my...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Update: I held the pedal down for a couple minutes yesterday and the pressure did not bleed off. But still, once on a drive, the release point got low (on initial start). So I decided to see how difficult it would be to swap sides with the slave. It was actually pretty easy, with a couple...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Weird. That would be $150 more than I paid in shipping. It was free shipping when I ordered. $33 delivered.
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    That’s a great photo. Thanks! I went cheapo on the washer. But it slid right in and worked right off the bat with good pressure. It comes with a flimsy mount, but I still had the OEM one. Either would have worked fine. I was pretty surprised it worked as well as it did...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    I pulled it off on my setup on the DS. But again, it was a swap of parts. I didn’t slide the pivot bolt out of the bellhousing. Just reused it.
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Just looking at the pivot bolt. No way it'll go in without sliding back the trans an inch or so. I've got some "guide dowels" I made to mate the engine and trans. I could use those and maybe slide the trans back an inch. Just takes time and money... And, of course, I threw out my old fork...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Mark, that photo is exactly what I was looking for. The big question is if I have to pull the trans. That would change my plans. I got that fork installed in about 30 minutes. I noted the pivot nut probably couldn’t be completely extracted. So with it not being “pre-installed” on the pax...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Anyone got a clear photo of a 76 setup? As Jim noted, I'm not afraid to install things upside down if left to my own devices...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    On the engine mounts, I have them with the curved parts facing the engine mount. I take it both go flat side down. Jim makes the most sense to me because I'm pretty sure I was seeing this problem 20 years ago when I did the original 1975 2F swap. That would explain everything to me since I've...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Do clutch masters fail without leaking? I’ve only known them to fail by leaking fluid out. A new Aisin is under $50, so no big deal for me to swap. But “while I’m there” will necessitate new lines. If my current “design” should work, then great.
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Current parts: 5/1974 FJ40 frame (and majority of parts). 8/1974 was a cutover to the newer stuff, so I have a "early" '74 FJ40. 1976 FJ40 tub. 1975 bell housing. 1974 generic parts store clutch master. 10 years old, low miles. Early ’74 original hard line. Early ‘74 original soft line...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    The truck sat for 10 years. It had a new generic master put on right before it sat. So it has a decade of sitting and low miles on it. The fluid is completely clear. I was leaning away from that since it isn't leaking, but a new master is certainly easy enough. Also, I think the issue...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Yes. The pedal has a return spring. The pedal height is adjusted to the maintenance manual. A new clutch line is on “the list”. I’ll have to scratch my head on that a bit as I’ve got a ‘76 body now. The lines run a bit different between the years. And to be clear, my issue is every once...
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    No. The clutch works fine when hot. Temperatures have no effect. Prior to my current 3FE header setup, I had 2F headers. Same issue.
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    Good question. Fronts are brand new. The rears are original to a ‘74 and hard pucks. I do need to replace them.
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    Mixing clutch slave parts from different years

    When I'm driving my clutch release point seems to move around occasionally. This most often occurs on first start of the day, but not always. First thought was a bleed problem since pumping the clutch fixes it, but bleeding it doesn't seem to help. My truck has gone through three engine...
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    SWFL Powder Coater

    I have no clue. @shawnfj40? @UltraFJ40?
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    SWFL Powder Coater

    Thanks, but I got them done. They appear fine. But I’m on the fence as to whether I’d use them again, so I’m neither recommending nor not recommending them here publically.
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    Door and Windshield Frame Alignment Problem – Need Help!

    How do the windshield screw spacers (2 of them) look? I think they are 40 mm long. Is there a gap there indicating the windshield should come back more?
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    Passenger side door lock knob

    Both mine are broken, but it doesn’t really bother me. I’d think that’s common on both fronts. I’d think there would be a market for a 3D printed version for a couple bucks. Once the price goes beyond that, I’d go back to not being bothered.
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