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Tremec into VH Commodore clutch noiset any tips before

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by cantabdeano, Oct 31, 2018.

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    cantabdeano New Member

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    Hi,

    I’m fitting a Tremec TR3550 behind a 308. I bought a conversion kit from Dellow and it has all fitted up pretty good once they sent me the right bellhousing. Problem I’ve got is the clutch fork is hitting the clutch cover when the clutch is disengaged. I’m pretty sure it’s the adjustment of the clutch fork ball.

    Anyone got any tips on the set up before I waste a whole lot more time experimenting?
     
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    I would start by using the std factory set up for the fork ball.. and see
     
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    Contact Dellow?
     
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    I put a tremic TKO in my vr ss, had a similar problem with the fork and the ball was warn out, i went to a hydraulic thrust race baring all problems fixed, but not a real cheep option
     
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    If the clutch is all new & the fork is not bent nor cracked. Start by adjusting the ball (inside bell housing) to allow the fork to sit in the central point within the bell housing aperture when the release bearing is just touching the fingers on the pressure plate. Then fit clutch cable & adjust. (I found it easier to remove the box from bell housing as the adjuster on the end of the ball has a grove for a straight blade screw driver, which you can't get to with the gearbox attached to the bell housing).

    Make sure you have V8 pedal box as the "throw" is different between a L6 & V8 models! Depending on the cable, releasing bearing-carrier, fork, bell housing etc don't be alarmed if you need to add a spacer to obtain the correct pedal height.

    See below where my fork ended up central in the bell housing, good luck!

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    Strange you have a screw driver fitting at the end of the clutch fork pivot ball...I have a 2 6 cyl manual gearboxes here and a seperate Supra to Holden 6 bellhousing here...The seperate bellhousing has a 17MM nut that locks the ball in position....No screwdriver needed to adjust the pivot fork.....The other 2, I don't recall having to use anything else, other than a spanner to adjust it....Maybe the 8's are slightly different in this area
     
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    I sourced my clutch pivot ball from "Dellows", so maybe its something they do??????

    T5 onto a Trimatic bolt pattern.....
     

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