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Got the new flywheel and clutch installed yesterday on the 66 289. Question on the release lever/throwout bearing, We are using the late model bellhousing and release lever and a cable clutch set-up from Modern Driveline. It looks as simple as installing the bearing "ears" on the two little clips on the back side of the lever, then putting the inside, passenger side of the release lever over the "ball" attached to the bellhousing?? The lever has a couple of clips that hold in onto the ball joint. Then, once we bolt up the bellhousing, it looks like you slide the T5 input shaft thru the bellhousing, bearing, cluth assy, and into the pilot bearing. Is that really all there is to it? Seems too simple but maybe we are trying to over-engineer this? TIA
 
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that is absolutely all there is to it. To you use an alignment tool to set the clutch disc so it does slide in as easy as you describe?
 

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Yes, the alignment tool does slide in easy after the clutch assy was torqued down, so I am hopin the tranny will do the same.
 

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If only the T-5 were as light as the alignment tool. Granted 75#'s is light as far as transmissions go, but if you do it by yourself, you will find a certain amount of cursing is required to keep the tranny from sliding off the floor jack./forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 
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