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Unread 10-17-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default Clutch Fork Pivot Ball Adjustment ??

I'm installing a TKO with McLeod BH, Spec billet flywheel, Spec Stage 3+ clutch/PP, and extended/reinforced clutch fork.

The "stock" pivot ball seems to be too long as I am unable to get the throwout bearing to fit between the fork and pressure plate diaphram. I've got a couple of adjustable pivot balls on order.

Does anyone have a procedure on correctly adjusting the pivot ball height for proper fork alignment with my setup?

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Do you have the bearing riding in the fork arms?
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The bearing is placed correctly in the fork.
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Just bolt up the bellhousing with everything set inside, and adjust it without the trans in. It takes a little time, but youll get it. I had to do it with my Spec Stage II as well.
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Just bolt up the bellhousing with everything set inside, and adjust it without the trans in. It takes a little time, but youll get it. I had to do it with my Spec Stage II as well.

Thanks stangboy. Kinda relieved just to know that someone else with a Spec clutch has had to adjust the the pivot ball height.

Continuing to search on this topic, I've ran across some information instructing to adjust the pivot ball in/out until the clutch fork is angled just slightly forward (toward engine) when pushed up flush with the diaphram.

I guess I'll start with that.
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Yeah, spec makes beautiful clutches, but they aren't necessarily a bolt in affair. I knind of just eyeballed mine, and then made small adjustments, but we were on a lift, so my buddy adjusted and i could keep checking the clutch. Sure makes it easy. Good luck
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