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Hydraulic Clutch Conversion.

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by sandyfeet, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. sandyfeet

    sandyfeet Member

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    Port Macquarie NSW
    Hi,
    I'm looking at doing a Hydraulic clutch conversion on my 74 Bay.
    The slave cylinder on the gearbox end looks quite simple, but the mounting of the master cylinder on the pedal end seems a bit more of a challenge.
    Has anybody done this conversion? Would you recommend it?
    Could you please show me some photos of your master cylinders.

    Cheers
    Mike.
     
  2. VanAime

    VanAime Active Member

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    Primate Gully Vic.
    Good luck with this. It's something I've thought about several times. If you work out a decent set-up, please post the results. Knowing that the cable isn't going to snap in pouring rain in the middle of nowhere would give great peace of mind.:)
     
  3. sandyfeet

    sandyfeet Member

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    I know VanRex has done the conversion, but he doesn't seem to be on here very often.
    I'm sure I can make it work, it just makes it a whole lot easier if you can see a pic of how someone else has attacked it.
     
  4. kombi-man

    kombi-man Member

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    Knowing I can fix a brokenn cable on the side of the road in the rain is piece of mind for me.
    The thought of the clutch cylinder failing and spewing out brake fluid in the cab and not being able to fix it on the side of the road without a workshop or specialist tools is a worry.
    Love you Kombi for what it is :)
     
  5. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Yeah a kombi with a 3.8L chev engine!
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  6. sandyfeet

    sandyfeet Member

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    My kombi has a 3.8 chev engine. The extra weight and power causes some shudder and also the clutch is pretty heavy.
    My plan is to make it so I can put the cable back on if there is any failures.
    If the cylinder fails, it's under the car so there will be no brake fluid spewing into the cabin.
    I'm using all new parts. I'd say 90% of manual cars on the road have hydraulic clutches and it's pretty rare for them to just fail out of the blue.
     

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