Mechanical or Hydraulic? (vote)

Mechanical clutch or Hydraulic clutch?


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500/600

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Nov 17, 2018
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‘57 F100 with stock hydraulic slave cylinder and Wilwood master cylinder with 1/8” smaller than stock piston. Flawless.
 
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pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
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I had a Howe that blew which cost me a new clutch, used a slave and fork after that and now I have a McLeod that is working great.......so far.... :popcorn:
 
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oldsmobile joe

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I have two cars with stock mechanical setups and love them. Smooth and easy.
I also have one bbo with a t56. Mcleod hyd slave tob (6+ years), junk yard camaro master and a clutch pedal from sicspeedmonte.
Previously i had a tsi(?) clutch pedal but that was lacking proper geometry for hyd clutch. I could only daily the car for about 2 1/2 weeks before my knee started hurting. Since i installed the sicspeedmonte clutch pedal, i can drive it endlessly. I don't fear rush hour traffic.

Someone else touched on this earlier, pressure plate has a lot to do with how a clutch pedal feels and operates.
 
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pontiac guy

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I put a mechanical in mine. Perfectly happy. I suggest getting a different T5. The 6 cylinder ratios are pretty steep. You may not like it behind the V8
 
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The 3.75 first ratio is steep but these are the strongest, 310 ft/lbs rated and easiest to find. I like that the dual pattern BOP bell housing, came specifically behind the Olds V8, thanks to the Ford top loader option, allows it to bolt right on the F body V6 trans. Make sure the input length is right, it may need trimming.
 
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pontiacgp

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The 3.75 first ratio is steep but these are the strongest, 310 ft/lbs rated and easiest to find. I like that the dual pattern BOP bell housing, came specifically behind the Olds V8, thanks to the Ford top loader option, allows it to bolt right on the F body V6 trans. Make sure the input length is right, it may need trimming.

what year T5 are you referring to?..
 
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