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Q?: Clutch Pedal Travel

Recently replaced the clutch and resurfaced the flywheel on my 69 Camaro 4-speed (M21).
Now the clutch pedal must go a lot lower to the floorboards before engaging.
Is this adjustable? or could I have done something wrong??




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Depends on how much was taken off the flywheel when resurfacing.

Did you try adjusting clutch for rod?
May either need a taller throw out bearing or an adjustable fork pivot ball

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Re: Q?: Clutch Pedal Travel

as noted when you resurface the FW the pedal will drop some. They make shims for FW you put between crank & FW to compensate for thickness taken off FW when resurfaced
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Re: Q?: Clutch Pedal Travel

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Did you try adjusting clutch for rod?
May either need a taller throw out bearing or an adjustable fork pivot ball
I haven't tried anything yet.


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Re: Q?: Clutch Pedal Travel

Not an expert, but if you had to surface the flywheel enough to not be able to adjust with the clutch rod you needed a new flywheel.

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not an expert, but if you had to surface the flywheel enough to not be able to adjust with the clutch rod you needed a new flywheel.
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Re: Q?: Clutch Pedal Travel

Your flywheel should be .980 thousands thick measuring from the crank flange surface to the flywheel clutch surface / face. That will give you the proper clutch linkage adjustment baseline. If after a resurface you should always install crank shims as So Cal mentioned to obtain the proper tolerances.

Also be very careful, even if you shim the flywheel, when too much material is removed from the flywheel face there's a chance the clutch springs could contact the crank bolts, if not at first then when the clutch wears the contact will rear its head. GL
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I would just get a new flywheel

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