I posted this question within another section of this site and didnt have any luck with a helpful response so I am hoping to have better results here. Thanks again for all of your help.
I have what I am told is a 1970 351 W engine
I was told it was originally from a car such as torino ect ect from another ford forum and I am confident that I finally have that all sorted out and dont need to re-visit that again.
I am using this engine in a truck project, I do not however know what the trans came from originally, might be it is the same trans that has always been attached to the engine but I have a feeling not.
I pulled this engine and trans from a 68 F-350 so maybe the trans is original to that truck.
Anyway I notice that my throwout fork is fairly easily pulled out of and can be fairly easily inserted back into its place within the bellhousing.
Last weekend after scrounging clutch linkage parts at the boneyard I noticed that I cannot pull out the fork on other model trucks, ( I think they were early 80s or early 90s trucks ) they seemed to be held tight with some sort of internal spring that pulled the fork back in as I was trying to pull it out.
Stupid question maybe but what am I not understanding here. Why the differences?
I drove the 68 ( the truck I pulled the trans I am working with now ) for quite a few years and never had a problem shifting but that is not to say that whomever had done work in the past did anything correctly.
I dont want to get all of these clutch linkages fabricated/mounted and then have a throwout fork come out on me going down the road.
Thanks for any of your thoughts.
BTW if anyone can help me identify this trans that might be a help for the future.
Last edited by Oilyrascal; 11-04-2012 at 02:45 AM.