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Clutch Master Cylinder

The installation of the clutch master cylinder went very well. I am not sure how I managed to do it but somehow, the space between the master cylinder and the fender is only about 1/8". Not much room, but it is enough!

To ensure I had compatibility with the Ford clutch, I purchased a Ford clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder for a mid 80's F-150. This is the same truck that the tranny came from so the clutch fork and throughout bearing should have the correct movement in and out to engage and disengage the clutch.

Just like the brake master cylinder, I used spacers to get just the right distance between the swing-down pedals, firewall, and master cylinder. The lower bolt goes right into the coupler on the inside of the firewall and ties the assembly together very well. The top bolt simply adds the security needed.

The Ford hydraulic clutch system uses a flexible plastic tube to connect the master cylinder to the slave cylinder. This made the installation of the slave cylinder super easy. I just routed the flexible tubing down to the frame and back to the slave cylinder.

Clutch Slave Cylinder

The slave cylinder on Ford trucks mounts directly to the bellhousing via a simple bracket. They can be found at any local junk yard. Unfortunately for me, my bellhousing did not have the moldings to accommodate the bracket. So, I had the bracket modified a little and now it can be bolted directly to my frame and finish up the clutch system.