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year the hyd clutch came out

I'd like to know when Ford did away with the cable clutch assembly. I'm swapping to the T5 until a t56 becomes availible. I'm very done using the hydraulic setup. Totally not my cup of tea.

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Are you running the mazdog tranny right now I've contemplated that swap my self have been told that some of the early 4 spds had mechanical clutches idk if that's true or not but worth looking into. And that u need a s10 tail shaft for shifter location with the bench

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The 70's trucks had linkage clutches. The cars in the 80's still had cable clutches. Don't know much beyond that without looking it up.

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stangs had the cable setup till 95 I believe. I'm in the process of swapping everthing truck over to a stang setup as much as possible. still gotta find a way to drop the charger on her and then get some new pipe bent to reach the intercooler.

I'm even doing away with the trucks serpentine setup and going with the stangs one cause the EGR setup is deleted and the tensioner is totally in the wrong place.

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I eliminated the tensioner on my setup completely

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to answer your original question, hydraulic clutch in Fseries came out in 1983.

I believe it was done to coincide withthe 6.9 diesel coming out and the manual linkage/bellcrank wa snot up the forces needed to push a 12" clutch driving a T19 trans.
ford started using the 460 again in the Fseries in the same area, but I have only had 1 1984 460/T19 and it was hydraulic, but could have accepted linkage as it had an external slave cylinder.

Ford even had a reinforcement update/recall for the diesel Fseries with the manual trans, they would crack up the firewall where the master cylinder mounted.
sorry about that, started reminissing about working at the Ford truck dealers back in the 80s and 90s.
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This is interesting because I just pulled the whole drivetrain out of my '90 Bronco for a restoration and see it's got the internal (in bell housing) hydraulic unit. I'd like to go with something different...don't like the idea of something potentially leaking in the bell housing. When I pulled the motor, I was surprised how much black oily crap was inside the bell housing. It's got the Mazda 5-speed and I noticed a separate hole (almost looks like it could be for a fork) in the bell housing that has a rubber plug. I'm not sure if that is for inspection or if it can be used for a different style clutch "linkage". I will be researching this too.


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This is interesting because I just pulled the whole drivetrain out of my '90 Bronco for a restoration and see it's got the internal (in bell housing) hydraulic unit. I'd like to go with something different...don't like the idea of something potentially leaking in the bell housing. When I pulled the motor, I was surprised how much black oily crap was inside the bell housing. It's got the Mazda 5-speed and I noticed a separate hole (almost looks like it could be for a fork) in the bell housing that has a rubber plug. I'm not sure if that is for inspection or if it can be used for a different style clutch "linkage". I will be researching this too.
sounds right, only the diesel and 7.5 had external slave .
smallblock ZF 5spd even had an internal slave cyl. ( had one of these in a 4x4)

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