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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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cluch box upgrade?

The Guy I bought my truck said he installed a south bend stage 3 clutch. Idk if it is or isn't all I know is IV got problems with my clutch box flexing to the point where its hard to get in gear.....I have been told there is a reinforced clutch box. I have searched high and low and can't find one.
Have I been told wrong?

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Re: cluch box upgrade?

Check your rod bushing under the dash and the plastic bushings in the pedal assembly.
I don't know what you mean by a clutch box.

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Re: cluch box upgrade?

^^^^^ +1; bushing on the pushrod eyelet, and/or the eyelet is expanded by wear, and/or weak hydraulics, and/or pedal box bushings.

Is it also hard to get the pedal down enough to get the starter to kick in?
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You heard wrong, no reenforced clutch box. Just put new plastic bushings in they will go another 100k

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Re: cluch box upgrade?

IIRC, I think there was a reinforcement plate for the firewall (maybe in a TSB), but I'd have to look around some more. Cheers!

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IIRC, I think there was a reinforcement plate for the firewall (maybe in a TSB), but I'd have to look around some more. Cheers!
They had those for the 1980-91s

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Thanks for clarifying that. Cheers!

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: cluch box upgrade?

Its not the bushing or push rod....there fine....the bracket that hold the clutch peddle is flexing.

97 f350 cclb 4x4 310k zf5
south bend clutch,banks IC, header wraped ic pipes,banks .82 exhaust housing ,TS 6pos,S&B cold air intake

project truck is a 77 f250 crewcab on a 88f250 frame, 4x4 7.3 idi zf5 IP turned up and tuned

other project truck 78 f350 crewcab 4x4x4 4.9L turbocharged zf5 monster truck
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Re: cluch box upgrade?

That's probably the bushings (there's a set of four) in the pedal box, for the cross-shaft that goes between the pedal and the arm. You have to remove the pedal box to replace them, and that would be your opportunity to inspect it, to see if the box itself is damaged in some way that's making it flex (it may have a crack or something).
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Re: cluch box upgrade?

To remove it. Undo the clutch push rod brake push rod and 2 bolts holding the box right?

And are the clutch box's prone to cracking?
I'm assuming mines factory so its got 310k on it and I'm also assuming the pressure plate is heavier then stock.

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south bend clutch,banks IC, header wraped ic pipes,banks .82 exhaust housing ,TS 6pos,S&B cold air intake

project truck is a 77 f250 crewcab on a 88f250 frame, 4x4 7.3 idi zf5 IP turned up and tuned

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