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Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

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Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Howdy guys,

So i think many of you will remember the clutch escapade i was on in May. I finally solved it by getting a 66' 200 and putting it all back together. Well i got a cheap Duralast clutch put in it and fron the beginning i knew I'd have issues. The pressure plate squeaks, yes the pressure plate, its been verified by a shop. On top of that, i always thought the TO bearing was slightly loud, as i could kinda hear it whir with the pedal pressed.

Well last week it actually started squealing when i pressed in the pedal. After an italian tune up, that fixed the squeal. But now it has a kinda quiet almost grinding noise or something. Im sick of this whole clutch, but i dont want to tear it all apart again so i was just gonna change the TO bearing and call it good, till i decide to get a T5 and put in a nice diaphragm clutch, (yes its currently a 3 finger, and this is a 9" clutch with a 3.03 tranny).

My question is, since i have a pretty much brand new TO bearing meant for a 65 V8 clutch, can i use it on my 67 L6 9" setup? It is slightly larger in OD than the current TO bearing but what i like is that its greasable so i know i can pump that fricker full and not worry about it. Should this be ok? Or do i need to get a 67 L6 TO bearing?

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Ryan
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Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

Post #2 by rbohm » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 pm

its not just the outside diameter, it must also fit the trans bearing retainer as well. i had a 66 falcon with the 170 where someone used the V8 throw out bearing, and you could hear the bearing rattle around on the bearing retainer.

one thing however, the bearing itself is pressed onto the throw out bearing base. so if you find a bearing, you can remove the old one and press the new one on. check your local bearing shops.
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Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

Post #3 by StarDiero75 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 am

rbohm wrote:its not just the outside diameter, it must also fit the trans bearing retainer as well. i had a 66 falcon with the 170 where someone used the V8 throw out bearing, and you could hear the bearing rattle around on the bearing retainer.

one thing however, the bearing itself is pressed onto the throw out bearing base. so if you find a bearing, you can remove the old one and press the new one on. check your local bearing shops.

So it actually fits the bearing retainer. I had it on there shortly during my clutch fiasco and had that on with a diaphram. I just want to make sure this shouldn't have any problems down the road or anything. The V8 TO bearing fits just like the L6 one on the retainer, just the bearing itself has a larger surface area. It should be fine then, right?
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Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

Post #4 by rbohm » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 am

i didnt notice before that you have the 3.03 trans, so yes the V8 bearing should fit nicely and have no issues.
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Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

Post #5 by StarDiero75 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:26 pm

rbohm wrote:i didnt notice before that you have the 3.03 trans, so yes the V8 bearing should fit nicely and have no issues.

Beautiful. Thanks a lot man!
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200, dual friction diaphram 9" Modern Driveline clutch and billet flywheel all balanced, 1985 SVO WC T5 with front shift, 1966 2.8 Ford 8", Weber 32/26 with VI adapter, CRT Performance HEI.
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