Been a few years, looking for advice.. (95 GT)

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  1. ren

    ren New Member

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    Car is saying.. "Soon"

    Hey guys I used to be a lot more active with my mustang a few years ago, finances and life got in the way somewhere but I am getting ready to fix it up again and needed some advice.

    It's been sitting for over 19 months, last I drove it pushing in the clutch had a weird feeling (no snap) and I suspect the clutch imploded as there were horrible metal on metal sounds if I would try to turn the engine over. Didn't plan on having it sit this long but want to go ahead and get it working again after parking it

    For starters I obviously need a new clutch, so was thinking of starting here (http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/item/LRS-7560B-K/94-95-Mustang-50L-Master-Clutch-Replacement-Kit), car has no engine upgrades so power won't be a concern

    Can't do the work myself unfortunately but anyone have a price estimate for putting this kit in? I'm in Los Angeles and if anyone had a shop recommendation that would be cool as well :)

    I'd probably do the oil pan gasket as well since that was leaking but anything else I should be paying attention to after the car has sat this long?

    Thanks everyone and hope to be posting more about it soon
     
  2. CC'S95GT

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    Do the rear main seal too. and possibly the front although the front can wait till later if you don't have the money now
     
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    That kit comes with a rear main seal, was planning on having that thrown on as well because while it's open why not
     
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    Aside from changing the fluids, charging/checking battery, checking hoses/belt, maybe a tune-up, etc., shouldn't really need anything else besides whats broke.
     
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    Oh and also, I've had the Ram HDX in another car. Its a great clutch. Held up well even with a 100 shot of nitrous.
     
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    Well here we go, car is clean, parts are ordered

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  7. OnyxCobra

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    my clutch has never had any snap to it, that's just how these cable clutches are if I'm thinking of what you're talking about.
     
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    Great choice on the clutch. I love my HDX.
     
  9. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Do not use that steeda adjustable cable. I strongly suggest getting an OEM ford cable with the rest of your purchase.

    On the note of how much is installation. Most shops pull trans and do clutch from 3 to 400. I've seen as low as 2.
     
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    Check input shaft seal and the snout that the throwout bearing rides on. If it's not too worn or gouged from the failure a little Emory paper should clean it up.
     
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    This. OEM cable and MM cable adjuster and you will be happy (as will your cable).
     
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    The Steeda kits had the Ford cable, at least at one time. It's the one I have on my race car, of course I bought mine about 5 years ago.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Steeda now makes their own conglomeration of parts thrown together to make a cable, and from experience, they snap quite easily lol
     
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    Thank you for the warning! Returning the Steeda parts and ordered a cable and adjuster straight from MM
     
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    I recently upgraded my clutch in preparation for the added power from the vortech and after asking around I picked a different version to handle the power. Everyone I talked too though said to go with a ford racing throw out bearing even though my kit came with one. I know the last time I had my clutch replaced they used the tob that came with it and it started whistling 2 week later. Now it didn't ever actually fail as it did that for the last 4 yrs but imo its still worth the cash to hopefully save you from tearing it all out again.
     
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    Apparently not Ford racing but OEM ford
     
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    ^this. OEM Ford TOB. I also got one when I did my clutch rather than use the one that came with it - for the same reasons, everybody said to use that "or else." And I wasn't going to take the chance billions of internet users were wrong. :)