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Thread: Manual Transmission Pedal Adjustable Clutch Link

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    Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech RamblinDMC's Avatar
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    Manual Transmission Pedal Adjustable Clutch Link

    If your clutch engages very low on the pedal travel, this is exactly what you need to allow you to adjust your pedal higher. I made one for my car recently and it made a world of difference.
    These are easy to install using basic tools and it bolts right into place where the old clutch link used to be.
    Price is $70 with free shipping in the US
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    I've got to be honest, this seems like $70 for about $20 worth of off the shelf parts. It's an internally threaded and an externally threaded rod end right? Is there something I'm missing here?

    https://www.mcmaster.com/rod-ends/in...oint-rod-ends/
    https://www.mcmaster.com/rod-ends/ba...t-rod-ends-10/

    This seems to do the same thing as the old adjustable master cylinders that vendors used to sell. To my knowledge these are no longer on the market because people tended to have their clutch mis-adjusted as a result of the adjustability. Not saying this is necessarily a bad idea, just something to be aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas R View Post
    I've got to be honest, this seems like $70 for about $20 worth of off the shelf parts. It's an internally threaded and an externally threaded rod end right? Is there something I'm missing here?

    https://www.mcmaster.com/rod-ends/in...oint-rod-ends/
    https://www.mcmaster.com/rod-ends/ba...t-rod-ends-10/

    This seems to do the same thing as the old adjustable master cylinders that vendors used to sell. To my knowledge these are no longer on the market because people tended to have their clutch mis-adjusted as a result of the adjustability. Not saying this is necessarily a bad idea, just something to be aware of.
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    To further the issue of mis-adjustment, If someone were to over adjust this contraption it could cause the pressure plate to not fully engage. This can result in damage to the release bearing, clutch, flywheel, and pressure plate.

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    LS1 DMC Nicholas R's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
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    To further the issue of mis-adjustment, If someone were to over adjust this contraption it could cause the pressure plate to not fully engage. This can result in damage to the release bearing, clutch, flywheel, and pressure plate.
    From what I can remember this^ was the most common problem. People wanted their clutch pedal to be nice and stiff from the get go, not realizing that even just a little bit of pre-load was causing the pressure plate to be slightly disengaged when the pedal was fully relaxed.

    Cooked discs, flywheels, and throw-out bearings followed.

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    All you need to do is make sure there is a little play at the top of the pedal. I don't see why people had problems with the adjustable link. I guess they wanted the pedal at the same height as the brake pedal.
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    Fair enough, but I've done a bit of work to figure out how to make it work. If you think it's too expensive, you're free to buy the components necessary and do your own testing. Some owners prefer the convivence of not having to figure that stuff out. This is true based on the fact that I've sold several of these already. This is also evident by the fact that many of us buy parts from our DeLorean parts vendors rather than doing the research to find out what the crossover part may be, or fabricate something.

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