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Old 08-29-2003, 09:21 AM
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Hydraulic Clutch In 55 Chevy Truck?

Hi Guys. I am looking to see if anyone has done this type of conversion and how much trouble it was.
I have a 55 Chevy halfton that I put together with a turbo 400. It works great but I should have followed my instinct and put a 4 speed in. Now that I have removed all the original clutch linkage etc I am wondering about doing a hydraulic cluth setup. What do you guys think?
Has anyone done this setup and also I wonder if there might be some type of aftermarket kit available?
Thanks a lot!!

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Old 08-30-2003, 06:04 AM
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GMC trucks of that era had hydraulic clutches, a dual firewall mounted master and a slave mounted on the belhousing, I've used these in the distant past for difficult engine conversions(Big Block, 4-speed in early Triumph 10 sedan, 59 Escort,Volvo's etc). In todays world you would probably be better with an S-10 master and a hydraulic throwout bearing, the early setup is not good for drag racing and fast shifting as the release is not as quick as a mechanical linkage
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