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  • Diaphragm clutch?

    Is it possible to run a GM diaghragm clutch in a Stude? Got a bum left knee and the diaphragm clutches are a tad easier on it.

    Analog man in a digital world.

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    I've heard yes, but you have to clearance the heck out of the bellhousing. I tried to make it work on my '55 but even after aggressive clearancing it still hit. I'd wait for a response from someone who's actually got it to work... (I probably just didn't have the exact right one; I'd try to use the exact same part as someone who's successfully done the conversion.)

    Alternately, check with Fairborn, I know they have nice aftermarket "blowproof" bellhousings, those should work fine with no mods, but I'm not sure if they work with the stock clutch linkage - may only work with Chevy style.

    nate

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    • #3
      Thanks Nate, I can handle the Borg & Beck but I thought if there was an easy way to run the diaphragm I would, every little thing I can do to lessen the load on what's left of the cartilidge in there helps.

      Analog man in a digital world.

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      • #4
        The diaghragm clutch will fit the truck bellhousing. Tryed to use one in a car. Ground on the housing until there was a hole in it. Couldn't make it work Jim