64 dart with 4 speed with o/d clutch linkage question

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  1. Early a body

    Early a body Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Put a od in a 64 dart has a 318 . The threaded cluch fork adjuster is in a funny angle. Not alighned with the clutch fork. i posted another question on here earlier but now have it all back in the car . I installed the od about 10 years ago and the z bar lenghened to make the clutch adjuster rod line up better with the fork. However this created a crazy hard pedal. So i took all the components from the bellhousing to fork from an old od setup I had installed in a 64 barracuda that alighned better and had a much better clutch pedal to press.

    My question is the alighnment too far off between the z bar and the clutch fork?. The pedal pressure is great, I have not driven it yet but i am thinking i may not be able to get the car into gear with the alighnment being so far off. Everything up top is perfectly alighned. I am not sure why a 64 barracuda and a 64 dart have such a difference. Must be body height or something.

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    Thanks,

    i have the bellhousing bracket, but it did nt alighn properly with the ball
    I have the plate that goes to the bellhousing, it was way off (moved to far to the rear of the car) so I used the 67 a body style on the bellhousing. , I can’t change to Brewers clutch fork bracket because the holes on the OD bellhousing for the fork bracket are in a different location than a non od bellhousing. There z bar, which I have used in the past is the same length from the tube down to the ground as the z bar I have, the difference is they moved the lever closer to the bellhousing
     
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    so let me see your using the later aluminum 10.5 flywheel bell housing correct?
     
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    Yeah I am using the OD bellhousing, I just called Brewers they said I am basically out of luck, I guess I will have to use the longer z bar and just have one leg more muscular than the other.
     
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    Hm maybe you can convert to hydraulic style pedal?
     
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    I have a 340 with a iron 833 OD with a center force clutch in my 64 dart, I called brewers and they sent me a different fork pivot and Zbar. Seems to work fine except it hits my headers at the top.

    Petal pressure is minimal and I removed the clutch return spring.
     
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    Do you happen to have photos of what this looks like on your car?

    Thanks
     
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