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    Changing the clutch on my 58 Hawk6.someone messed up previous install flywheel is suspect.Spare flywheel is drilled for 8 1/2 HD? Clutch Original was 8 in Have pressure plates for both can I drill and tap to install smaller clutch?or can I change over to the HD clutch? Will bell housing and linkages interchange?Thanks

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    Originally posted by scoutergord View Post
    Changing the clutch on my 58 Hawk6.someone messed up previous install flywheel is suspect.Spare flywheel is drilled for 8 1/2 HD? Clutch Original was 8 in Have pressure plates for both can I drill and tap to install smaller clutch?or can I change over to the HD clutch? Will bell housing and linkages interchange?Thanks
    Believe 170 flat heads used 8 inch. 185 and OHV 170 used 8-1/2 inch.

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    • #3
      never seen a 58 Hawk 6 cyl. Is it an export? rare bird.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jeffry Cassel View Post
        never seen a 58 Hawk 6 cyl. Is it an export? rare bird.
        I believe that '57 to '59 Silver Hawks were built for the U.S. Market in both 6 Cyl. and V8, of COURSE not a big seller.

        On '59 6 Cyl Hawks and maybe the others, the Wheelhouse MOULDINGS were left off.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          When I bought my '54 Champion in 1996 it needed the clutch replaced. Original equipment was the 8 inch clutch, but the aftermarket one I put in (Borg Warner rebuilt) was 8-1/2. B-W specified in their catalog at the time to use the 8-1/2. It fit and worked fine with no modifications to the flywheel or anything else. Not sure if this pertains to your '58, but just thought I'd mention it.
          EDIT: I just noticed that your original post is from August, 2019 so hopefully you resolved this by now!

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