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by ClutchFork
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

Re: Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics

Nice illustrations. The clutch master is separate from that of the brakes on my Ranger. The master is below the brake vacuum diaphram and there is a line from it to a point about 10 inches higher where the reservoir is located. I've done all I can and it is working. Hopefully over time the engagemen...
by ClutchFork
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

Re: Clutch Changeout Issues with Hydraulics

The tranny shop that did the master did bench bleed it before installing it so there should not be much in the way of air bubbles. But you point about self bleeding over time is interesting. That would support what my other shop said about the pedal improving with time (that and/or my theory that th...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch

the pedal just .... It is also too light, Yes, now I remember, the Ranger clutch was much lighter than the F150. I think that was a big part of it. I was used to a stiffer feeling clutch in the F150. EDIT: Let me add that the clutch pedal seems smaller on the Ranger and the space where your foot go...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?
Replies: 41
Views: 7552

Re: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?

Rope-Pusher wrote:I remove the driveshafts and disconnect the battery, because "You Never Know!"....
Also should chock the wheels.
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Snow on clutch shoe, slips on pedal, what to do????
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Re: Snow on clutch shoe, slips on pedal, what to do????

Some good ideas here. I have until next December to implement something.

Keep the ideas coming.
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch

Awesome graphs, RopePusher! My new clutch and hydraulics is all Sachs except for a Power Torque slave. Your "Sox" clutch doesn't necessarily have a "flat" curve - they make all kinds and some have quite a nice "Belly" in their pedal curves. F U want to learn more about clutch systems: http://devian...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Refinished my wheels last fall
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: Refinished my wheels last fall

Also a lot of metal chipping and peeling off from rust, so was hoping :lol: the paint might hold them together until I get replacements.
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch

Awesome graphs, RopePusher! My new clutch and hydraulics is all Sachs except for a Power Torque slave.
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Refinished my wheels last fall
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: Refinished my wheels last fall

Good points, but me and paint don't get along (probably because I am too lazy to do it right). One reason I didn't post this in the detailing section is because this was more of a ghetto paint job and I didn't care one way or the other. Yeah, I need to shop for the standard police style wheels and t...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?
Replies: 41
Views: 7552

Re: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?

You got me there. Foot slips off it will stall, but perhaps move a few feet. I don't know. As for throwout bearings lasting, my slave was changed at 70,000 but not the throwout and the throwout seized at 80,000 miles, of course trashing the new slave. Guess I just had a bad one. A new throwout would...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch

Interesting. I'll note that my son (Clutchdisc) started leaning on my Ranger. He bought the S10 before he was ready to drive a stick and continued to learn on the S10. It was easier for him, partly because 1st gear is about 8 percent deeper on the S10 and partly because the clutch was easier to enga...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Snow on clutch shoe, slips on pedal, what to do????
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Snow on clutch shoe, slips on pedal, what to do????

This really bugs me. You walk through snow, then get in and your foot is slipping around on the clutch pedal. I hate that. What do you guys do, carry a small stiff brush to clean off your shoe? Stomping my foot does not seem to help, especially if there is nowhere to stomp but in snow.
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?
Replies: 41
Views: 7552

Do you leave it in gear at a red light?

I am curious as I have heard some people do this. I would NEVER leave it in gear through a red light, holding the clutch pedal down the whole time. It has to be bad for the release bearing. It could also result in a launch into traffic if you get distracted or your foot slipped off the pedal for som...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Getting used to a new vehicle's clutch

I have had three F100/150s with the big torquey 4.9L inline six. Drove that type truck with manual transmission from 1977 through 2011. So after 34 years of that I got a 4-banger Ranger with manual transmission. I'll tell ya, the transition to the smaller truck lower bottom end torque engine was len...
by ClutchFork
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Launching in 2nd?
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: Launching in 2nd?

I don't normally launch in second. I used to have a highway geared '84 F150. It had a 2.7x rear end and 4 speed OD. When I got my '95 F150 it had a 3.3x rear end and a 5 speed OD. Second gear in the '95 was just a tad taller than first was in the '84. It was pretty close and I thought about launchin...