Originally Posted by Oilyrascal
I guess Ill have to pull out that fork and take a second look at it then, dont remember any spring but that does not mean much. Thanks
Between the spring clips
that hold the throw out bearing (TOB) to the fork (this isn't a regular spring) and the spring steel clip to the pivot ball, the fork is held relatively securely- as you have found out in the boneyard.
If your fork comes out easily, start by checking the spring clip to the pivot ball as mentioned previously, along w/checking the pivot ball itself. The fork clips holding the TOB can be checked as well. If there's any doubt, replace the fork and pivot ball- neither costs that much and they're an important part of the mechanism. If they're worn out the Z-bar and the rest of the linkage prolly needs attention as well. This would be a good time to go over all of it.
You might consider using a hydraulic TOB assembly if the whole thing is shot.
BTW, if the tranny is a 4 speed original to the Torino (10 bolt top cover) it's a Toploader. If it's a 3-speed w/a 9 bolt top cover it's a Tremec. But you do need to be more specific- like you said yourself, we're not mind readers!