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BALL BEARING CLUTCH PEDAL CONVERSION

     
       Fits 64-1/2 to 73 Mustang, Falcon, Ranchero, Comet, Fairlane,  All F-100 and F-150
                                 
(and most other Fords using similar clutch pedal with 5/8" shaft)
                                 
(Don't tell anyone, but these will also fit Camaro, Malibu, and other GM Products)

PROBLEM:
  The Ford clutch pedal is attached to the pedal shaft so the shaft turns in the plastic bushings every time you press the pedal. 
  Years of use and stiff clutches cause excessive wear and usually destroy or distort the pot metal bushing retainers. 
  Over time, some bushings even wear into the steel pedal hanger housing. 
  The plastic bushings also cause greater pedal effort.  Worn out bushings or retainers cause uneven pedal travel and an "out of position" clutch pedal.
  Replacement pedal support assemblies equipped with the same old plastic bushings cost $70 or more.

CURE:
  This kit will allow you to modify your clutch pedal and pedal support assembly so the shaft pivots on sealed ball bearings. 
  It can also be used to repair hopelessly worn out pedal support assemblies. 
  Even the worst case scenario can be repaired with this kit, and can be done for less than the price of a new pedal support assembly.
  The bearings fit perfectly on the original pedal shaft.


The MustangSteve BALL BEARING CLUTCH PEDAL KIT  removes the pot metal bushings and plastic inserts and replaces them with industrial quality sealed ball bearings, supported by precision fit, sturdy steel retainers welded to the sides of the pedal support assembly. 

  Removes all play from the clutch pedal.
  This makes for a much smoother and stronger clutch pedal.
  Decreased pedal effort.
  Allows the use of stronger pressure plates or performance clutches without clutch pedal shaft wear.
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Pedal Shaft Replacement    $27
 
If your shaft is so worn that it cannot be reused, add $27 to the above Bearing Conversion Kit or  Modification Service price. 
  Shaft can also be ordered with the do-it-yourself kit, but is RARELY necessary. 
  Seldom are the shafts worn so bad that this retrofit will not make them usable again. 
 
Since the new ball bearings ride in a different location on the shaft from where the original bushings resided, even a moderately worn shaft can be reused with no problems.
  
Modification Service    
This is the most popular method.
  Ship your pedal support assembly, clutch pedal and brake pedal to me and I will modify them for you. 
  You will receive the parts back in about a week, ready to bolt in.  (Figure 2-3 days at my shop max)
  The price for this conversion includes bearing kit, all labor, welding and shipping back to you, (in USA).
  Send your pedal support and your pedals with the
ORDER FORM to the address on the form.
  Be sure to include name, return address and a phone number on the form.
  Payment can be included with the parts in the form of a money order, or you can use paypal.
  (see How To Order, below)

Pricing


1964-1/2 to 1970 Mustang, Cougar                 $120.00
1971 to 1973 Mustang, Cougar                       $140.00
1960 to 1968 Falcon, Comet, Ranchero        $125.00
67-71 Camaro                                                   $135.00
All Other CARS                                                $130.00
All TRUCKS                                                      $142.00

Part # BBK, Bearing Conversion Kit      $40
Can be purchased for only $40 + $5.15 to cover Small Flat Rate Priority Mail shipping. (in USA) 
  Requires welding and the removal of the pedals and pedal support assembly in order to install kit. 
  Uses original clutch pedal shaft.
  Once the pedal support assembly is removed from the car, the modification takes less than one hour.
  Can be done with a stick, TIG or MIG welder.
  Instructions for simple step-by-step installation included with purchase of bearing conversion kit.
FAQ's

  
What if my pedal hanger assembly is worn so badly that a replacement bushing could not be installed? 




   Are the bearings replaceable?





  
What about ball bearings for automatic equipped cars for the brake pedal?






   Which is better?  Ballbearings or roller bearings?

This kit will repair even the most badly worn hanger assemblies, even if the pot metal bushing is completely gone.  (See picture at right) 
This kit will work for that application as well, but is not really necessary as the pedal will still have the original plastic bushings fitting it to the shaft.  This is an inexpensive way to repair a damaged hanger assembly, though.
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This is the support ring and the bearing.
(2 ea. per set)
Totally worn out, but still fixable
Bearings installed on 65-66 Mustang pedal support
(Fits almost all early Fords)
Yes, just slide out the shaft and remove the bearings.  Bearings are readily available.  Replacement is unlikely, though - these will last a long time...
The cheap roller bearing kits that others offer for this swap have no inner bearing race.  They rely on the shaft itself to act as the inner race.  The shaft is a softer material and not suitable, plus every shaft has some damage or wear.   Also, if the pedal support is worn even a small amount, the bearings will not fit tight into the pedal support. 
 
The MustangSteve sealed ballbearing setup has it's own inner race and works fine even if the shaft has severe wear.
---   CONTACT INFO   ---
Bearing Conversion Kit Parts
A     (2)  Bearing support rings
B     (2)  Sealed ballbearings
C     (2)  Brake pedal spacers
D     (2)  Brake pedal plastic bushings
E     (2)  Pedal shaft shims
F      (1)  Brake pedal pin plastic bushing 
A
D
F
C
B
E
IMPORTANT !!!
When you send your parts for modification, send ONLY the pedal support, the clutch pedal and the brake pedal.  Keep any small parts removed.  It is important for me to have all three parts, as the modification service includes making sure your pedals are straight, and they align with each other evenly.  Most pedal assemblies will require some realignment effort to get the pedals to align. 
The labor to do this is included in the price for this service.
NO EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGE when ordered with the Bearing Conversion Kit
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"CK-165M"  65-66 Pedal Assembly with
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Includes parts, labor & return shipping in USA.  International orders, contact for pricing.
  
HOW TO ORDER ONLINE
1. Open up your
paypal account.
2. Click on SEND MONEY tab.
3. Enter
steve@mustangsteve.com as recipient.
4. Enter appropriate amount.  Texas orders must add 8.25% sales tax.
5. Add note to recipient to include your part numbers, etc being ordered.
6. Click the SUBMIT button.

BE SURE to state PART NUMBER.
                       
or
Just send an
email and tell me your zip code and what you want to purchase.  I will send a paypal inoice so you just click on PAY.  You can pay with a paypal account or with credit card even if you have no paypal account.
HOW TO ORDER USING SNAIL MAIL.
1. Click on and open orderform.
2. Print out the orderform
3. Fill it out with appropriate information.
4. Enter appropriate amount.  Texas orders must add 8.25% sales tax.
5. Send orderform and money order to address provided on the form.

BE SURE to state PART NUMBER.
VIEW online instructions with pictures