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Old 05-19-2021, 11:07 PM   #1
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What do most folks do to make the 240 clutch fork fit the Ford throw-out bearing? To me it looks like there are two options; 1) grind down the pegs inside the opening of the Volvo clutch fork slightly (to make them shorter) and make some square spacers to go over the pegs to take up the slack between the pegs and where they need to go in the throw-out bearing, or 2) cut the ends off of both the Volvo fork and a T5 Ford fork and weld the ends of the Volvo fork onto the center of the Ford fork, if it's possible to do this and get everything to line up properly. Option number two would allow the Ford throw-out bearing to operate the way Ford designed it to, if that matters. Option one might be simpler to do, especially if there are already ready made spacers available for this.

If the spacer option is the better one what is the best material to make them out of for the best wear characteristics?

Thanks for any help with this.
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:10 PM   #2
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Going behind a redblock?

The Deeworks kit uses the Volvo TOB and the BNE kit uses block spacers that he sells
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:20 PM   #3
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There's also this option, which is really nice when using a stiffer pressure plate:
https://yoshifab.com/store/t5-conver...o-bearing.html
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Old 05-20-2021, 02:22 PM   #4
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A few people make things like this...
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-t...-bearing/28841
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Old 05-20-2021, 10:28 PM   #5
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Sorry I forgot to mention it's going behind a red block with my adapter plate.

I wish I would have seen the Yoshifab TO bearing before I bought my extended Ford bearing because that looks like the best option. I may have to get that and sell the one I have.

The hydraulic setup looks cool, too. I wonder what it would take to set that up (cost-wise and tracking down parts).

I'm just trying to keep it as simple as I can so I can get it done once. I have a tendency to get carried away with these kinds of projects and then I never get them done. This whole thing started with just doing a clutch replacement. Next thing you know I'm swapping out the whole gearbox.
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Bneshop.com should have the little square adaptors, I got those from Ben with his other T5 swap stuff. Edit: Or maybe he doesn't do clutch stuff anymore as it's not on the website that I can see.
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Old 05-21-2021, 01:21 AM   #7
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Bneshop.com should have the little square adaptors, I got those from Ben with his other T5 swap stuff. Edit: Or maybe he doesn't do clutch stuff anymore as it's not on the website that I can see.
I couldn't see just the fork adapters, either, from them. I thought you probably had to buy a kit with the adapter plate to get them.
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Old 05-23-2021, 01:49 AM   #8
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I think I'll just make some spacers out of mild steel bar stock. It can't be any worse than the cheesy arrangement Volvo had for the clutch fork. If I lube it with red grease it should last until the next clutch job.

The other material i was thinking of using for the spacers was brass since brass seems to wear well against steel, at least from what I've heard.
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Old 05-23-2021, 03:16 AM   #9
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I couldn't see just the fork adapters, either, from them. I thought you probably had to buy a kit with the adapter plate to get them.
Not super obvious. They're listed under the adapter plate page, use the pull down menu to select. $30.00 if I recall.
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Old 05-23-2021, 06:56 AM   #10
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the Tilton hydraulic tob is the sex... have you checked here yet? http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=357178

If you're hesitant because of the cost, the end results are so worth it. I'll never go back to a cable actuated clutch again.
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