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Unread 03-28-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey fellas, How do you install the rod links kit clutch linkage

I bought the ROD LINKS clutch rod and linkage kit ( with the heim joints you know). I got the rod installed okay. But have no idea how the clutch linkage is supposed to install. It just has a heim joint on one end and the other end is threaded. Was it supposed to come with a bell crank bracket or something or how does this thing go on ? I imagine the heim joint gets attached to the bell crank with a bolt. But I'm sure the threaded end of the linkage does not just go into the clutch fork so I tried to transfer over my end from my old clutch linkage but now it's too long to fit.

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Unread 03-29-2015, 05:51 AM   #2
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I have the same setup on my 84.

Use a bolt, preferably a Shoulder Bolt, through the Heim Joint or Rod End and attach it with a locknut. The threaded end of the Rod End should be 3/8-24 fine thread. You can use a piece of all-thread to screw into the Rod End and lock in place with a 3/8-24 nut. Screw on another 3/8-24 nut, followed by the OEM hex adjuster. The other nut will lock and hold the adjuster in place after you adjusted for proper clutch pedal "free play". It's a good idea to install a small rubber piece at the end of the hex adjuster to prevent noise from the clutch linkage being pushed in and out. The factory installed one is seen in the photo below. A short piece of vacuum hose works good.

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Unread 03-29-2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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Okay so I may have to remove the piece of all thread from the rod links linkage and get a shorter piece because its too long............
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Unread 03-29-2015, 09:47 AM   #4
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Just use a hacksaw and cut it down to size
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Unread 03-30-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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Should the kit have come with a bell crank ? Because my old linkage has a notch in it for a ball on the bell crank
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Unread 03-30-2015, 08:00 PM   #6
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No bell crank with kit, that's a separate item.

The ball studs should fit into a plastic bushing in the bell crank, held in place by a wire clip.



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Unread 04-02-2015, 07:19 PM   #7
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I see what the problem was. There was a ball stud thing that bolted to the bell crank and went in the socket of the linkage. I just have to loosen that off.
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