I am converting from the AMC 150 to the 258 and I have the hydraulic clutch. Will that still work with the 258 or do I have to buy all new linkage. I am really confused on how it all works. The four cylinder's clutch fork was enclosed inside the bellhousing and the slave cylinder pushed it when the clutch pedal was depressed. There was no other linkage. I have a feeling that this is going to change with the 258 because the clutch fork sticks out of the bellhousing and a mechanical linkage will depress it. What does the hydraulic master cylinder do then?? Is it still needed? Help me please!
just a thought as I am no expert here and I can only visualize the situation - what if you were to fabricate a mounting plate for the slave to push the fork - as long as it is in the right location - it will push. I hope ya have the ability to cut and weld at least angle iron or this could be tough - might be an after market plat just for this purpose
From what I can see from online searching... All you need to do is swap out the 150 slave to the 258 style slave and replace your hydraulic line with a later version. The master will be the same.
Here is the 150 style slave
And here is the 258 style (also what I have on my 304 w/T150)
I bought both slaves and hydraulic lines for my setup as fabbing it all myself I didn't know which would be better. I ended up using the style you need and having the style you already have sitting on the bench still, otherwise I would just give em to you.
I ditched that plastic tip at the end of the clutch rod too.. made a longer rod instead. I had that tip split open on me in traffic one time. Was sitting there in first gear and all of a sudden, the Jeep started moving forward. Almost hit the car in front of me. I killed it by stepping on the brakes and lugging the engine. Once I figured out what was wrong, I had to drive home with no clutch pedal.
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..