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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 07, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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long or short throwout bearing?

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Ram 33 pound steel flywheel. summit part number RAM-1501
Ram 11" clutch disk. summit part number RAM-980
Ram 11" long style pressure plate (2400lb). summit part number RAM-436

Lakewood 15000 bellhousing with lakewood 15501 adjustable pivot ball and lakewood 15500 fork.

I figured i'd go with a ram throw out bearing just to keep with the theme, but which do i go with?

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

Brian,

The 'flat fingered' pressure plate uses the longer throwout bearing. The plate with the fingers that are 'bent upward' uses the short bearing. Make sense?

The flat fingered pressure plates were generally used on 6 cylinder and lower performance V-8's.

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

Now that makes sense.


I'll go see if i can grab one before the local speed shop closes.

Thanks!

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

I dont think any of the clutch companies make their own t/o bearings, they use Timken, BCA or China companies. Last Centerforce bearing I ordered ended up having a BCA 1705C stamping. 1.250 height. If you find the industry number, you dont have to pay the extra pricing.

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

agree on the BCA bearing. Autozone stocks them.

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

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Lakewood 15000 bellhousing with lakewood 15501 adjustable pivot ball and lakewood 15500 fork. Brian F.
You may not be happy with the final position of the Lakewood fork - I'd use the GM fork.

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

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You may not be happy with the final position of the Lakewood fork - I'd use the GM fork.
better listen to this guy!!!!!!!

or if you are familiar with the adj pivot ball your about to use.your ahead of the game...

just to avoid the fork from hitting the firewall.

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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

Oh ya I remember the day the Fork hit the firewall...that day sucked!
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Re: long or short throwout bearing?

Ditto that fork hitting the firewall!
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