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post #1 of 30 Old February 4th, 2009, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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im about to put in a new clutch and flywheel.. i only have baisic tools.. do yall have any tips of how to do it to make it any easier?

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make for fuck sure you have a clutch alignment tool, aligning it by using the tranny isnt easy.... trust me

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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haha dude we have the same trap speed/heads/intake mani and your quartermile times sucks... i thought mine was bad at 13.3s

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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make for fuck sure you have a clutch alignment tool, aligning it by using the tranny isnt easy.... trust me
I've done it without a tool. It wasn't too hard. You can align the clutch by sight and then stab the tranny in. The only special tool I can think of would be a clutch alignment tool and a tool to remove the pilot bearing. everything else would use basic hand tools. Also don't forget to put locktite on the flywheel, pressure plate bolts and driveshaft bolts.
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I've done it without a tool. It wasn't too hard. You can align the clutch by sight and then stab the tranny in. The only special tool I can think of would be a clutch alignment tool and a tool to remove the pilot bearing. everything else would use basic hand tools. Also don't forget to put locktite on the flywheel, pressure plate bolts and driveshaft bolts.

we were tryin it by sight but kept barely missin, much easier to use a plastic tool than a 65lb tranny lololol

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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we were tryin it by sight but kept barely missin, much easier to use a plastic tool than a 65lb tranny lololol
Oh yeah it's easier with the tool. I broke mine and could not find another one right away so I just eyeballed it. I probably had luck on my side because it went right in.
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i ordered my clutch from american muscle and the bastards didnt send me one

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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autozone had an allignment tool for my 3550 for like 2 bucks. When I did my trans when putting the trans back on I had to put the drive shaft on to it and spin it around to slide in and lock in place. I needed 3 people.
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autozone had an allignment tool for my 3550 for like 2 bucks. When I did my trans when putting the trans back on I had to put the drive shaft on to it and spin it around to slide in and lock in place. I needed 3 people.
You guys probably won't believe this but I've done 3 clutch installs by myself.
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You guys probably won't believe this but I've done 3 clutch installs by myself.

i believe it dude, gota have some skill to hold up the tranny with 1 arm and stick the bolts in with the other unless you have a tranny jack

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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No jack all muscle. I basically bench press the tranny. I lay on my back and pull the tranny to my chest and lift it so the front shaft rest on the bellhousing hole. I then rest for a second and reposition myself and lift the front of the tranny and align it with the clutch. Once it in the tranny doesnt move and the bolts are easy to line up. I keep a hand on the tailshaft to keep it from coming out. I'll never try that with an automatic though way to heavy.
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No jack all muscle. I basically bench press the tranny. I lay on my back and pull the tranny to my chest and lift it so the front shaft rest on the bellhousing hole. I then rest for a second and reposition myself and lift the front of the tranny and align it with the clutch. Once it in the tranny doesnt move and the bolts are easy to line up. I keep a hand on the tailshaft to keep it from coming out. I'll never try that with an automatic though way to heavy.
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That's exactly how I have done it a 100 times, with those little tranys the jack is more of a pain in the ass.
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lol yeah, these t5's are light as shit compared to some muncies and toploader jobs i've done.. holy cow.

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well i have the tool that the clutch came w/ and a throw out bearing.. what else would i need

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[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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what kind of aod fluid

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what ft/lb are all the bolts on there

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until that vain pops out on the back of your hand, that's with a 3/8 drive.
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haha dude we have the same trap speed/heads/intake mani and your quartermile times sucks... i thought mine was bad at 13.3s
yea im running BFGoodrich T/A's that have had way to many dounuts(sp?) and burnouts. the stock 2.73s dont help any. one question though, I have the T-5 out of a 91 4cyl and I installed the pilot bearing is that tranny any Diff from the v8 t-5?
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