Clutch and Aluminum Flyweel
I recently had a Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch installed by a Ford Mechanic/Mustang Enthusiast. He told me everything installed smoothly.
With that said... I've noticed a few differences:
1). The engagement position of the clutch feels much higher than it used to. I have to release the clutch pedal from the floor about 2 inches until it grabs. This doesn't bother me a whole lot cause I now only have to push in the clutch only an inch or so in order to engage. This works well for quick shifting. Since the engagement is so high up... I just have a small concern that the clutch is always engaging slightly when the pedal is up. However... I'm pretty sure I would feel that happening ... Right? I looked into adjusting the clutch quadrant teeth engagement.... But from what I've read... The only way I can adjust it would be opposite of what I'd like to do; it would put the engagement even higher (towards my seat). I followed the instructions to auto adjust the clutch (stated in the manual) but it seems to already be at its happy position. I know I could get an adjustable Clutch cable... But I still question why the position adjusted in the first place ???
2). When the clutch does grab... It wants to bog out fairly quickly. I'm chalking this up to the lighter flywheel installation. Any disagreement?
3). Sometimes moving at a snails pace in 1st or 2nd gear... I can hear an odd vibration or rattle... It seems to only do it when the clutch is engaged. However... I have heard a similar sound when at a stop and in neutral (no clutch)... And when I rev the rpms and let them fall... The sound sometimes happens close to idle
I'm probably over thinking all of this... But I'd rather be safe than sorry
Thanks for taking the time in reading this.