All newer cars come with a hydraulic actuated clutch. There are advantages to the hydraulic systems, and improvements that have been made to them in recent years, that make them a better choice for virtually any hot rod, muscle car, or race car. Back in the day, hydraulic throwout bearings were slow and it made a modern stick car very difficult to shift quickly. Those days are gone thanks to much better flow within good high performance throwout bearings. With that sorted, know that hydraulic clutch systems are much easier to drive, require much less pedal effort, and are much more precise than the old mechanical systems. In addition, they are MUCH easier to package in virtually any vehicle with virtually any engine, trans, and exhaust configuration.
When you get your high performance hydraulic clutch system, like the Hydramax system shown in the video from American Powertrain, you are going to have to do a little measuring and setup during the initial installation. And quite frankly, this is one of the things that hot rodders and racers find most confusing during the installation. For that reason, the American Powertrain gang got together with our friend Kevin Tetz to shoot a little video on just how to do it right. You can do this. It is NOT hard. Does NOT require special tools, and will give you an entirely new level of confidence the first time you let the clutch out on your hot rod.
Check out this video.