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Mk-II, 289 6-bolt, clutch fork needed

Discussion in 'Sunbeam Tiger' started by jumpinjan, May 31, 2021.

  1. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    I see what looks like two types of clutch forks: An early 289 Mustang fork that uses a wire clip to hold it to the pivot, and a '68 & later ('68-'72) that uses a sheet metal tongue that slides into a square hole in the pivot. Each style fork requires it's own proper pivot. I assume the 6-bolt 289 forks are the same length. I know the 260 5-bolt fork is much different (different pivot location and so on)
  2. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    I would go to Mustangs Unlimited for this type of part.
  3. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    I also need the push rod & wire clip to hold it to the fork.
    Here's Tim Morin demonstrating how they are assembled

  4. spmdr

    spmdr Donation Time

    A bit off topic, but,

    I have used the OEM wire clip ( In the video), and found it goes on as Tim shows.

    ...Not much drama.

    THEN, I have been party to installing a reproduction wire clip...


    A fighting match ensues!

    Kind of like the first part where it doesn't go together, times about 50 trys...

    ...or as many trys as you have time for.

    THEN the repo wire clip gets bent open a little and it goes on like the OEM part...

    But fits poorly...

  5. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    I will have to use a Mustang 289/302 fork and use the same slave push rod. To do that needs a return spring to keep it engaged to the fork, which is also Mustang.

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