I installed the JHR Stainless Braided, High-Volume Clutch Line last Thursday. It took almost 30 minutes and a tablespoon of my tears to complete, but it was definitely worth it. Your own experience with this installation and resulting effects my be different from mine; modifying anything connected to the MT-82 transmission will shave ½ second off your quarter mile times, improve your relationship with your in-laws, and increase your max bench press.
The Stainless Braided JHR clutch line is at the top. The plastic Ford OEM clutch line is at the bottom:
All the tools and extra materials used:
I jacketed the JHR clutch line with a Thermaflect brand heat reflecting sleeve and used micro-size stainless steel hose clamps to cinch off each end. I figured since the OEM clutch line had a heat reflecting sleeve, I should go maximum overkill and wrap the replacement line too:
The sleeve was purchased from Amazon and it was the perfect length. If you choose to follow this path, get the sleeve with the hook and loop seam. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to fight the closed seam over the end of the clutch line. A close-up of the sleeve I used (get the same size, but make sure to select the hook and loop seam):
I bled the clutch line by pumping the clutch pedal over 200 times. This was after I spent 30 minutes underneath the car, locked in mortal combat with the transmission and clutch line elbow; the clutch line connects near the top and to the side of the transmission. I was an idiot and tried to do it all by crawling underneath from behind the front tire. It wasn't until the 29 minute mark that I realized I couldn't get any leverage on the clutch line elbow unless I crawled underneath from the front of the car. After I moved positions, it was so easy I cried into a rag that was soaked in brake fluid.
Once the clutch was bled I took it for a test drive. The immediate difference was in the feel of clutch engagement. The clutch now has a very linear engagement feel and a more noticeable disengagement point. The OEM clutch had a more remote/removed feeling that made it feel as though the clutch plate was lagging behind the pedal.
Overall this was well worth the $60 MSRP.