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3/31/10 10:55am - Original Message: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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I have a Lakewood bellhousing that I'm thinking of putting on my engine. It seems that the Lakewood bellhousing requires a special clutch fork and that the unit Lakewood sells is not for Corvettes.
 
Does anyone have any experience with this and can you recommend where I can get a clutch fork.
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3/31/10 12:37pm - Reply: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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I have used them in other cars.  My experience has been that the only difference is the outer end.  Corvettes use a pin and clevis, and some cars use a socket.  If that is all the difference, you can either find a passenger car rod, or have yours modified.

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3/31/10 1:27pm - Reply: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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I'm wid Larry on this un. The linkage arrangement on our cars is a little weird, compared to other cars, with the clevis/pin set-up, instead of a simple rounded rod end.
You should be able to find a push rod from a Camaro, or other GM car that does not use the clevis/pin, and the Lakewood fork will work. Just be sure the throw-out bearing is correct, as there are a couple of different heights for them.
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3/31/10 1:58pm - Reply: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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Ok, ask a question and then that geneartes another one.
 
How can I verify that I have the correct height release bearing?
 
I will get a socket type rod for the clutch fork.


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3/31/10 11:06pm - Reply: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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Larry might be able to answer that with a measurement. Imma gonna say match it with the one you have...

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4/1/10 11:52am - Reply: 'Clutch Fork for Lakewood Bellhousing'
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Exactly!  Or buy the clutch disk, pressure plate, and bearing as a set.  The height of the throwout bearing is determined by the installed height of the pressure plate.

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