K series clutch fork upgrade

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Eriedor
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K series clutch fork upgrade

I purchased PGMs uprated clutch fork for dry sumped systems without realising it's designed for systems with the oil tank in the bellhousing where as my oil tower is external so I have a regular bell housing that doesn't fit.

Are there any other options? I just fitted an uprated clutch with a much firmer pressure plate and I worry for my forks longevity.

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I think the standard Ford clutch arm is pretty much bomb-proof. I wouldn't worry too much.

 

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Mine (original) on 104k miles now at 20 years old if that helps.

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Before I fitted the DS system and PGM fork, I had to change the Ford part as it had been made with a very narrow edge where the cable goes through and exhibited a crack. I got a 2nd hand one from ebay but also found some of the Ford Rally parts suppliers had had them remanufactured.

check it over - if no cracks just reuse it. Also the locating pin has a bit of screen wash tube pushed over it to stop that bit rattling!

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Ah ok, that makes me feel better. Mine has no cracks and the locator pin still has it's screen wash tube so shouldn't rattle.

Now to research CRB preload!

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I think the standard Ford clutch arm is pretty much bomb-proof. I wouldn't worry too much.

I agree.

JV

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Me too. 

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Semi-related question. I just remembered how when installing my new clutch plate I did not clean it with brake/carb cleaner. I just opened the sealed bag and installed with the new clutch plate. Is that likely to be a problem?

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The friction plate?

if so, no problem

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Not friction plate, that was brand new too, but I also got a new clutch cover which I didn't clean with a solvent, I just took it from sealed bag and installed. Only just realised after reviewing the rebuild process for snags.

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Aren't they supplied with a sticky protective coating that you need to wash off with solvent? If it was, it doesn't sound best to have left it on, but I'm not sure how badly it might go! Is the engine back in the car now?

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