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Old 10-03-2015, 11:59 PM
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Looking to swap a tremec 5 speed in my 78 with LS engine. Currently have 2004R. Don't have a z bar so thought about hydraulic clutch setup. Pro's and cons over the z bar?
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:38 PM
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Mechanical linkage gives a better feel for clutch engagement, a hydraulic has very little feel. Mechanical linkages wear and get sloppy. The hydraulic is, well, another hydraulic system in the car. The z-bar linkage may interfere with headers & stuff--I never had one on my car, but looking at others that do, it is a bunch of mechanical linkages in the engine bay that look like they would interfere with things. I would have to remove it to take my headers off & on. Hydraulic needs a place to mount the master cylinder. You may not have a mount on the frame for the z-bar pivot. I didn't and it needs to be welded on. The other side bolts to the engine with a bracket.

I'm happy with my hydraulic. A bit harder to install initially, but once it's in it's simple, clean and works fine.

Just my thoughts.
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