"Very little time to do this at the moment so only a little progress to report.
Since completing the gear selector modification I have...
Extracted the wrong diff, purchased in ignorance. I bought a 100mm PCD 7 inch diff and it should have been a…"
"i checked today with the supplier of the conversion plate about the clutch plate and it can take the 8.5 inch theres plenty of room for it the guy said . but im thinking if i change it to the smaller clutch i would need to change the flywheel as…"
"hi guys i thought it was the 8.5 as thats what was already in the car , but since it uses the 7.5inch 23 spline that suits me even better as i have a full new clutch in the shed (result ):) i have the prop shaft that came with the box…"
"Good call Daryl. The 1600 Cortina estate used a 23 spline 190mm friction plate. Part number is for a National clutch CK9563. If I get one it will be £85 + postage (3 piece, not sure if you can use the release bearing)
All the other…"
" if you can source a drive plate let me know . i have most of the main parts now and hope to complete the job in 3or 4 days once started but it will be full shifts once the box is in it should only be the prop that i will need to wait on…"
"Given a bit of time I can track down the parts. Checking clutch sizes is easier on the computer (and a wee bit cheaper)
There is no clutch in the car at present (Dave had the same issue I think.) but the engine / adapter / box are bolted together."
"hi adrian it is a hydraulic clutch but it can be modded to stay as per the old cable system this is the route im taking im not sure about the mazda clutch though that is something i had not considered
"I'll see what I can get. Its in an S2 so there is more space around it underneath and around the bellhousing. To be honest it looks a fair fit in the hole the crossflow box used to fill.
Will the mazda friction plate fit inside the pinto clutch…"