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Old 01-20-2019, 06:57 PM
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AAARRGGH - How Do You Reinstall This Clutch Return Spring

For the love of God and all that is Holy - how do you reinstall this spring on my '79? Any tips would be appreciated.


 
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Doesn't look anything like the return spring on my '76 so I'm guessing that's your assist spring under the dash ?

If that's the case all it's for is to help you push the pedal . on diaphram style clutches you normally remove them. if you still have the long style clutch and you don't like the pedal pressure then you need it.

I've never installed one but I've removed many. it will be easiest when the pedal is depressed, either unhook your linkage or have someone hold the pedal down for you as you fight it back on.
 
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Originally Posted by Superblue400 View Post
For the love of God and all that is Holy - how do you reinstall this spring on my '79? Any tips would be appreciated.

^ Clutch pedal assist spring. See 7534 in parts catalog pic:





 
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I did get the name wrong, it is the clutch assist spring. I cut my hands to shreds trying to get it in this afternoon. I coukd not compress it enough to get it in the grooves in the rollers even with the clutch pedal fully depressed. I'm thinking of trying to use a heavy duty worm gear hose clamp to compress it, then cut it and pull it out. Any other ideas?

Also, something is wrong with my brake pedal to booster connection. (I have read Bill's notes about the many different booster, rod and pedal combinations). This truck was, as per the picture, with the brake pedal at the proper height before I statrted working on it. I am using the exact same pedal that came out of the truck (79 F250 400-2V MT 4WD) and sent the booster that was on it to Booster Dewey to get it rebuilt. Today when I went to attach it to the pedal, it only attaches with the pedal being only about one inch off the floor. So, it is the same pedal and same booster that came out of it - is there anything else that could be causing this?




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Maybe "Booster Dewey" sent you a booster he had "on the shelf" that he had already rebuilt, so it's not quite the same as the original.

Most people including rebuilders are unaware of how many different boosters 1973/79's F100/350 used, not to mention the 22 different brake pedals and 7 different clutch pedals!
 
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Originally Posted by 440 sixpack View Post
Doesn't look anything like the return spring on my '76 so I'm guessing that's your assist spring under the dash ?

If that's the case all it's for is to help you push the pedal . on diaphram style clutches you normally remove them. if you still have the long style clutch and you don't like the pedal pressure then you need it.

I've never installed one but I've removed many. it will be easiest when the pedal is depressed, either unhook your linkage or have someone hold the pedal down for you as you fight it back on.

Interesting.
I'll have to have a look in the manual, and see if we got them down here.
I just about have to stand on my clutch to move it.
 

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