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I'm converting my 4 speed to a 5 speed, and I'm not going to use the old mechanical linkage. Has anyone fabricated the necessary brackets, lever arms, etc, to use the stock T-5 cable in a 1968 Mustang? It doesn't look that difficult really (assuming the cable is long enough), but I'd like to tap the experience of one or more of you VMFers!

Thanks.

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If what you are after is a smooth clutch and $$$ is not an issue, then get the JMC hydraulic setup. You won't regret it.

With hydraulic you can run as beefy a clutch as you want to without any left-leg buildup and the action is wonderful.
 

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PM blue67coupe. Ric has done a clutch cable swap in his 67. I have also done it in my 66.

You will likely want to shorten the clutch cable. McMaster/Carr has a cable end, part number 3475T63, that makes this easy and professional looking.

If you can weld, this is a simple fabrication and all the parts can be had for $70 or so.
 

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Has anyone done the hydraulic conversion and used a hydraulic throwout bearing? I think I'm going to go that route.

Here's one of the ones I was looking at.

http://pages.prodigy.net/al.martin/Clutch.jpg

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I'm in the middle of doing my '68 and one thing I've found is that most
sources of info for roll-your-own conversions are done on 65-66.
The '68 has significantly less underdash room compared to those
years. I found that I had to do some major surgery on the underside
of the cowl to open up enough clearance to add the cable head to
my pedal.

It's nearly done now, but it was so much hassle that I think
if I were to do it again, I just might spring for one of the $300 kits.
I'm already into the conversion for $100 for the cable and the
McMaster-Carr cable end (because the stock cable does need to
be shortened).

Good luck.
 
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