If you’ve got a stick shift Fox-bodied Mustang, a couple things are inevitable. The first is that you’ll probably destroy a T5 at some point in your life and the second is that you’ll have issues with the car’s Rube Goldberg like cable style clutch and quadrant. From fragged and stretched cables to bent up clutch forks, the system left something to be desired when new, and is especially vulnerable now that the clutch on your car has been depressed thousand and thousands of times. Thankfully, the mad scientists at American Powertrain are looking out for you and they’ve developed the new HYDRAMAX full hydraulic clutch conversion. This piece is robust and even better, it bolts right in, using the factory pickups for maximum ease of install.
Tweaked and tuned to give the user great pedal feel and the ability to have far more control over clutch modulation and engagement, this is something that could do wonders for anyone who regularly drag races their car as getting the car off the line quickly requires fancy foot work and a deft clutch leg to mix clutch slip and minimal tire spin for best results. We wish we had a Fox body so we could try one out!
Here’s the full release from American Powertrain. Scroll down for a large photo of the HYDRAMAX full hydraulic clutch conversion!
Finally a Full Hydraulic Clutch Conversion for Fox Body Mustangs
No more stretched cables, burned up clutches or bent forks for Fox owners. American Powertrain’s new HYDRAMAX Fox hydraulic clutch swap for 1983-93 Mustangs eliminates your Fox cable style clutch and quadrant with a true 100% hydraulic solution.
The magic starts with their new, pat. pending HYDRAMAX cantilevered firewall mount for the clutch master cylinder that mounts with plenty of clearance on any Fox firewall and hooks to the original quadrant pivot on the pedal. Simply remove your cable and quadrant, fasten the innovative bracket mount to the firewall and slide the rest of the assembly into the bracket. A carefully crafted swing arm passes through the original hole in the firewall and hooks to the pedal pivot giving you an ideal 6:1 pedal ratio for awesome pedal feel and clutch modulation.
The HYDRAMAX bracket, crafted from billet aluminum and low carbon steel, comes with everything needed to install the master cylinder and works with widely available slave cylinders. Or, you can purchase their complete installation kit that includes their HYDRAMAX hydraulic release bearing for T5, T56, Magnum, TKO, T45 or TR3650 along with all lines, fittings and hardware needed for a great installation. All kits include instructions, links to instructional videos and their Customer First 24-Hour tech support.
American Powertrain, a TREMEC Elite Distributor located in Cookeville, TN, manufacturers and sells ProFit modern overdrive transmission systems, Science Friction clutches and flywheels, Hydramax hydraulic clutch systems, X-Factor Cross Members and thousands of powertrain accessories for muscle, sports, street rod and race cars. Visit them on the web at www.americanpowertrain.com or call 931.646.4836.