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Thanks Ed, but I have ordered the opentracker. They are real nice people, apologised for USPS costing $42 to ship Down Under.

More progress today. Bought a roller bearing for the bottom of the steering column, went to my local machine shop guy who basically went, yup you need a sleeve to stop that thing walking. Come back Friday. He's an old guy, his machines are them big old heavy cast iron stuff you can't afford now and can't buy new and he does good work. I'll stick it up once done.

Sandblasted the engine pulleys and brackets, along with the under dash brackets, pedal box and bake pedal. I hate sandblasting as I have a crud machine, but it is pleasing to have nice clean things come out ready for paint.

Then I mocked up the roller clutch bearing kit. This is the Scott Drake one and not high end. Plain old gal washer, cheap bearings and lots of intolerance. I can move one side by hand so I'll weld the big ugly washers to the carrier so it don't bind up. The issue is probably more the old twisted pedal box than the kit but it was about half an hours work filing the mount holes flat.

Lastly, spent time thinking on the TKX issue. I think I'll be dropping some cash on one, hoping I can sell the TKO6 for close to what I bought it for.

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Thanks for the review on the SD pedal bearing. I'm really pleased with the fit and function of Mustang Steve kit. It moves the bearings outward onto the unused portion of the shaft resulting in no slop.

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On 12/27/2022 at 8:05 AM, dbmac said:

I agree with Vic on the TKO600 fitment. Some folks have had success but not all. Here’s my experience with a TKO500 which is smaller. Still needed to cut the tunnel. 

if you have not received the TKO6 yet, I’d seriously consider the TKX. Similar horsepower rating, in a slimmer case designed for retrofits. It’s pretty much the same size as a Toploader.

Let us know how it goes!

 

 

I just did the TKX in my '69 Coupe, and I would absolutely recommend it,  I used it to convert my FMX to a 5spd, only hole I had to cut was for the clutch master. It is about half of the size as the FMX, and I would definitely recommend the hydraulic clutch with it. I cant speak for what the cable clutch feels like, but the hydraulic is very easy to operate. I did it through modern driveline and Bruce over there was super helpful getting me set up with it. (Ignore the poor pain work, that has been fixed, but that will give you an idea of how it fits

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I test fitted the TKO today. I've decided I will try it before I change it out. Lot's of comments on forums about how bad they are but nothing recent. My engine will drop power at about 6400-6500 so I have no need to spin it faster than that.

Without the engine in, there is plenty of room to fit it and make adjustments. I just fitted it onto the crossmember and held the front up on a jack so when it goes in on the back of the engine I may have different thoughts. I have sufficient side to side room for sure. The top was hitting the seam at the firewall and floor board but a BFH fixed its' issue.

I am waiting for a cam to arrive which is about 3 weeks away so can't do much till then.

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