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Offline 65Autolite

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Clutch Fork ID
« on: February 06, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
Can anyone ID the application on this clutch fork?

Would it be safe to say this is NOT correct for a 1964-1/2 to 1966 Mustang?

« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 12:56:34 AM by Autolite »

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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 10:25:49 AM »
That's the correct style for 64.5-65 and maybe 66.  This style was replaced by the pointed type that fits the common bell housing shift boot.

I don't know the switchover date, maybe some clues in single year MPC's.
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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
The boot for the early style fork is near impossible to find.
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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 04:54:31 PM »
The original fork on my 66 GT350, late March San Jose build, was the pointed tip style.

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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 06:12:21 PM »
The original fork on my 66 GT350, late March San Jose build, was the pointed tip style.

Dave

I have a car built very, very close to Dave's, and it has the later style also. I can't say 100%, but it is very likely original to the car.

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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 11:46:41 PM »
I have a car built very, very close to Dave's, and it has the later style also. I can't say 100%, but it is very likely original to the car.

My Sept '64 San Jose has the "replacement" one also and I have no reason to believe it is not original.

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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 12:47:52 PM »
My Sept '64 San Jose has the "replacement" one also and I have no reason to believe it is not original.

A lot of things can happen in 52 years.  Wouldn't be unusual for it to be replaced, it's a wear item.
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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 09:28:02 PM »
My 65 with build date  ( Dec 22 1964)  has the original clutch fork and is like the first picture.

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Re: Clutch Fork ID
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 10:11:27 AM »
My original Aug 64 k code has the fork in the first photo as wel.