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Replacement clutch
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:48:56 PM »
Looks like I need a new clutch for my 69 Z. Car is stock 302 with 3:73 gears. Would like something for normal street driving, and an occasional run thru the gears. Don't want serious pedal pressure. Anybody with experience/recommendations on this one? Would be replacing pressure plate, disc, and throw out bearing I think.

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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 08:01:24 PM »
I love the Center force dual friction we put in the 69 Z... easy pedal pressure and it has no problem even during 6000 rpm launches on 9.5" slicks...
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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 03:19:54 PM »
For the normal street usage you describe, the Centerforce II (or a LuK replacement) would be a better choice; the Centerforce Dual-Friction is pretty hard on the flywheel and pressure plate surface.
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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 01:55:22 AM »
I'm going to be heading down the road of clutch etc replacement too.  My driving style is similar to Jimmy i.e an occasional little rubber and going through the gears.  I trust both John and "firstgenaddict."  So what's the consensus?

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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 03:14:39 AM »
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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 02:08:59 PM »
Hey John,
Do you know the part number for the clutch, pressure plate, and t/o bearing for this clutch?

For the normal street usage you describe, the Centerforce II (or a LuK replacement) would be a better choice; the Centerforce Dual-Friction is pretty hard on the flywheel and pressure plate surface.
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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 05:00:21 PM »
Hey John,
Do you know the part number for the clutch, pressure plate, and t/o bearing for this clutch?

Not offhand, but the Centerforce site will have that application, and you can go to www.dialaclutch.com for the LuK application.
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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 02:57:53 AM »
I replaced my clutch with the Centerforce II about 3 years ago and i am very happy with it on my stock Z also with the same gears as yours.

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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 12:19:14 PM »
I have a Centerforce II in my 69 Z 3:73 and it hooks fine, no heavy pedal pressure.
I would use one again.

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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 02:27:38 PM »
Thanks for all the input; Have finished the disassembly stage last night, and want to clean bellhousing, trans, and related parts. I will then begin re-assembly with new clutch, etc. Looking good for labor day, I hope.

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Re: Replacement clutch
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2008, 12:04:27 PM »
Thanks for all the input; Have finished the disassembly stage last night, and want to clean bellhousing, trans, and related parts. I will then begin re-assembly with new clutch, etc. Looking good for labor day, I hope.

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