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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 05, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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'69 Clutch Question

I've got a '69 350 4 speed that is missing the clutch return spring. I bought a spring, but had problems with the installation. I see where it attaches to the clutch fork but don't see where to attach the other end. Any help anyone can offer would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 05, 06:11 PM
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Re: '69 Clutch Question

There's a small hole near the rear edge of the frame-side motormount stand for the return spring; shown in the A.I.M. in UPC 7, Sheet C3.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 05, 02:06 PM
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Re: '69 Clutch Question

The stock setup used a return spring and a return spring extension rod. The extension is made from the same gauge wire as the spring with a hook on one end and a loop on the other. You should be able to get both from a resto supplier or maybe even GM.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 05, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: '69 Clutch Question

Thanks, JohnZ and 12Run for your replies. I neglected to mention I have headers and it looks like the headers would interfere with the spring if I try to connect it to the motor mount. No hole appears to be in the motor mount.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 05, 06:58 AM
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Because of the headers, I made a heavy "L" tab bracket and mounted it in an area just below and forward of the steering box. Use a long neck heavy spring to the fork hole. I also have a shorter "anti rattle " spring from the fork hole to the Z bar hole,, just to keep these from falling out , should the clutch stick to floor in hi rev situation? With stock Bellville type pressure plates, this used to be an issue but not now, I use the Centerforce design. On old habit.

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