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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2017, 12:28 PM
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Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Clutch question for Y-block Car guys

Jim,
Ross has a flathead in his F-1. The Y-block and flathead flywheels are not interchangeable, but both came with Long style clutches, with common Long bolt patterns.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2017, 08:33 AM
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Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Clutch question for Y-block Car guys

Another option is using a '49-'53 Mercury flywheel. These are drilled for a B & B pressure plate, which has the same evenly spaced bolt pattern as many common OE and aftermarket diaphragm plates. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2017, 03:27 PM
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Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Clutch question for Y-block Car guys

Ross,
A straight finger diaphragm Long replacement is probably available, most likely from a clutch supplier/re-builder.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2017, 03:12 PM
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Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Clutch question for Y-block Car guys

What you have is a diaphragm replacement for a Long PP. Normal diaphragms have an evenly-spaced bolt pattern, like the Borg & Beck. Ford didn't start using diaphragms until the '70s.
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