Just thought I’d add to the thread. I just did mine for the tkx. I’m no sheet metal guy but it came out pretty good. Sst sent the piece for the tunnel with the trans. This is an auto car that I am swapping.
Looks great to me!Just thought I’d add to the thread. I just did mine for the tkx. I’m no sheet metal guy but it came out pretty good. Sst sent the piece for the tunnel with the trans. This is an auto car that I am swapping.
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For you guys that ran the hydraulic clutch, did you have any issues installing and aligning the master cylinder to clutch pedal attachment? If I align the master cylinder centered in the hole in the firewall, the rod from the clutch pedal doesn't really have a straight shot into the master and the instructions are pretty clear about ensuring it goes as straight in as possible to avoid failures. Were any modifications necessary?
Don't worry about centering the master cylinder with the hole in the firewall. The rod alignment is what matters, like you said. My master is completely off center of the OEM firewall hole (but perfect rod alignment). It's definitely tricky to do, especially alone with no help, which was my case. I spent at least an hour checking over and over again, climbing in and out of the car, to make sure the position was right before drilling the mounting holes.
My pedals are aftermarket ones that came with the kit. But I guess that’s pretty obvious.Clean install! Both of the pics definitely help.
jcolman's attachment is different than DC's. See how the spacer is in between the push rod and pedal on DC's and in between the bolt head and push rod on jcolman's? I believe DC's install is the way it's supposed to be done but I can't seem to get a straight alignment unless I use jcolman's configuration so I'll have to run with that.
I'm wondering if it's the pedal design? Looks like DC has original pedals while we have the aftermarket ones that came in the kit. Could be the reason for that.
No problem, and yes, I believe I had to offset toward the fender, same as you're describing. However I did not twist mine, and it does contact the fender. I only noticed after the fact, so I decided to... umm... let it clearance itself lol. My spacer positioning is like DC's btw (using SST's pedals), but that all depends on where you bolt the master on the firewall. Do whatever you can to get it the straightest, that's my suggestion.Thanks Arthur do you remember if you wound up offsetting the MC closer to the driver side fender in relation to the firewall hole? Mine seems to be happiest there but I also have to twist the MC a little bit because the end of it makes contact with the inner fender if I go in straight. Although I don't think the twist matters too much because the rod should still go into the MC body straight but I've been wrong plenty before.
Looks great. As far as hammering inner fender for clearance looks good to me.Mounted the mc today and blasted my pedals and transmission mount. Will epoxy prime and paint soon. Have not ordered my bushings yet.
Note the hammering on the inner fender for clearance. Maybe should have used a bigger hammer with more precise hits? Body filler too?
My stiffener plate inspired my my wrong holes drilled does strengthen the mounting area a bit
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I don't have the car anymore so I can't look to confirm but I believe the shop installed it just above and to the outside of the master cylinder.I got the clutch MC aligned about as good as I could get it without needing any type of twist. Wound up drilling one hole and mounting it. Ran the clutch pedal back and forth and decided that the MC needed to be dropped a bit. Elongated the hole in the firewall downward and it seems to go in a bit straighter. I basically have the MC as low as it can go without having to hammer on the freshly painted engine bay. This should work.
Looks like the fluid reservoir is next. Did you guys find a good spot for it?
I don't have the car anymore so I can't look to confirm but I believe the shop installed it just above and to the outside of the master cylinder.
Your for sale ad had a link to a bunch of pictures. Looks like reservoir is mounted up next to power brake booster. Duster August 2022 full sizeI don't have the car anymore so I can't look to confirm but I believe the shop installed it just above and to the outside of the master cylinder.
It seems like it should be simpler to position the MC. But I played around for quite awhile trying to get what I felt was nice alignment. I took a die grinder and ground a little clearance on the back side of the clutch pedal. The rod was almost touching the pedal. Wanted a little room.
I think the SST pedals give more room in that area.
I would recommend having someone help when mounting the MC. Just hold it on the engine side while the rod alignment was being checked.
I have not given the reservoir any thoughts. Kinda forgot about it. I repainted my MC area of fire wall when I did the floor so I understand about the new paint. The only thing in my engine bay is the clutch MC right now.
Would like to see some reservoir mounting ideas.
Hopping to get my pedals and cross member painted this weekend.
Oh. Is my SST MC a wildwood?
Was hoping to hear a longer term review from jcolman. I am sure who bought it will appreciate the work put into it.