If you’re thinking of swapping over to a manual transmission in your 1964-1966 Chevelle, or thinking about upgrading to a hydraulic throwout, then we have a part to make it a painless install.
Before you’d have to mount a clutch master cylinder to your firewall at just the correct angle. Then attach a rod to your clutch pedal and get the stroke perfect. This required some figuring out, some math, and some tinkering. If you aren’t good with fabrication then it is even harder.
Luckily, we have the ultimate solution for you, Part No CAGM-40014. This is a completely new, bolt-in clutch pedal assembly with the clutch master cylinder installed already. If you need the kit with a hydraulic throwout bearing, that’s Part No HMGM-40021.
Other benefits are that you won’t have to remove your brake booster to install a bracket, won’t have to cut any major cuts into your firewall, and it’s a cleaner installation with less parts under the hood.
Installing The Clutch Master Cylinder Pedal
In order to install this set up you’ll need to remove the factory clutch pedal. If you reach up on the passenger side of the brake pedal where it pivots, there’s a clip that you can pop off. With this clip off, you can slide the entire clutch pedal off towards the drivers side. You’ll need to make sure any factory linkage is disconnected as well.
Then you’ll take the new pivot sleeve and slide that in from the drivers side, towards the passenger side. Note that we include new bushings if you need them. This sleeve has two bolts threaded into it. The shorter one is the bolt that goes towards the passenger side.
Slide the new pivot sleeve from the passenger side, through the factory bracket, through the brake pedal, and then through the bracket. At this point you’ll need to remove the rubber stopper that the factory clutch rests against on the factory bracket.
Raise the new clutch pedal assembly up, and thread the longer bolt through the assembly and thread into the pivot sleeve. Leave it loose for now. The second bolt will go through where the factory rubber stopper attaches. One note here is that the new clutch pedal assembly will go on top of the factory bracket, not underneath. Bolting it underneath will affect the geometry and your pedals won’t sit flush.
Once you have both bolts started, you can snug both of them down. The last steps are to hook the new braided line up to the clutch master and down to your hydraulic throwout bearing. The other part is to mount your reservoir somewhere accessible and hook up the hose that comes from the top of the clutch master to the reservoir.
Bleed the entire system and you’re ready to hit the road! If you have any other questions please give our friendly techs a call at (931) 646-4836