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is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

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is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #1 by early ford fan » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:58 pm

i need a clutch kit for a 70 maverick.the only one ive found is rhinopack from rockauto.i just need something that will be troublefree with my mostly stock 170.any suggestions?

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #2 by 69.5Mav » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:23 pm

early ford fan wrote:with my mostly stock 170.any


Likely this will not work. You most likely have an 8.5" clutch and their kit is for a 9" clutch. Do you have it apart? If so you can measure the disk and see how big it is.

However you are not out of luck;

Brand new clutches available here for the 8.5 clutch set up.

Perfection Clutch 1-800-258-8312, option 4

mu72163-1/napa<<<<<<< 63-68 falcon 170 ci L6

Talked to them today and they have the Kit in stock for around $230, dont know if thats Canadian dollars or US


Napa does stock these last time I checked.

Good Luck and check the sticky at the top of this forum for a history of the search for a replacement clutch.

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #3 by early ford fan » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:00 pm

all ford sixes after 1967 have the 3.03 three speed.i bought the 'stuff'from a 1970 maverick so i can swap in a toploader four speed.it has the flat very heavy flywheel.the disc was worn into the rivits so i left it.i assume it was a nine inch clutch.

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #4 by 69.5Mav » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:30 pm

early ford fan

I have what may be the exact same car. A 69.5 Maverick 170 3 speed. Where is your ignition switch located, on the steering column or the package tray.

If on the package tray then it's a 69.5, an early production model.

If on the steering column its a 70.

On my 170 maverick, 69.5 & 72, ford used a 8.5" clutch, though ford likes to switch around just to make things interesting.

The only reasone I mention this is because the 9" and 8.5" clutches are not interchangeable so you want to be sure before you spend the money.

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #5 by early ford fan » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:05 pm

i pulled it out of a maverick marked 1970 at a pull a part.the engine only had three freeze plugs so im assuming its a 170.i bought it to install a four speed toploader od in my van behind a 1966 170.my van currently has the recessed 8.5 flywheel and disc with the dagamham four speed.the toploader im installing has the longer v8 type input shaft and more splines.the bellhousing and through out bearing fit perfectly.the maverick flywheel is flat,unlike the recessed 8.5"i have now.i know ford loves to change things,but other than not having the clutch disk everything seams to match.

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #6 by 69.5Mav » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Sounds like you have a 200 fly wheel. I am out of my depth at this point so anyone else have any ideas?

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #7 by mustang6 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:24 pm

Ford continued producing the 170 engine into the 1970's, and just as they went to the flat 9" flywheel on the 200 in 1967, they advanced the 170 in the same way. So a flat 9" flywheel and clutch is a 1967+ 170/200 part, not just a 200 part. The easy way to tell the engines apart is with the freeze plugs.
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65 Ranchero 200 ci, late 170 head, Autolite 1101, 3.03 3 speed, Maverick 8" 4 lug rear with 3.55 gears.

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Re: is rhinopack clutch kits good quality?

Post #8 by aribert » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:32 am

Back to the OP question - I have the Rhinopack clutch (78 Fairmont application - diaphram clutch) that I use in my '61 Falcon w/ 200cid (I bought the TO brearing seperately), bought from RockAuto. Is the Maverick application a diaphram style PP? If so, that is what I could have used to have gotten a TO bearing with the kit.

No issues after 6k miles of use. I used this as a default clutch - I wanted a LUK ProGold clutch but there is no application for the small six (I have a LUK ProGold in my Isuzu Amigo and I consider it to be the pinicle of what a clutch feel should be - actuation, effort, engagement, etc.). I commuted to Europe for work back in the early '90s and drove a variety of (then) late model rental cars and I got spoiled and I ***know*** what I like in a clutch actuation/engagement.

The Rhinopack clutch pedal effort is reasonable but I wish that it were less. Low on my priority list for this winter is to modify the "Z-bar" to change the ratio between clutch pedal actuation and the clutch fork actuation. The Rhinopack has a wide engagement zone and I think that I can sacrifice a bit of that for lower effort.

I have since put a LUK ProGOld clutch (3/4 ton application) into my F150 and I think the pedal effort ought to be 25% less - and with the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder there does not appear to be anything that I can do about it .
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