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Had my buddy help me do it just a little bit ago and just got back from the test drive. It is not as good as adding a stage 1 clutch but it does grab noticeably faster and the pedal increase is actually appreciated as it is not that much. Great job whoever figured this out.
 

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so I take it that this is a reversable mod right? When you unscrew the thing and let all the flued drain out, do u need to collect it or just throw it away? So then u just screw it back together without the spring and refill the resivor and bleed the lines? Thanks sorry kind of a newb question here
 

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when the fluid drains out just refill it with new stuff. its pretty cheap. you don't need more than 1 cup of it. my suggestion. while the line is open. have some one else jump in the push the clutch a few times to drain the system completly. just change out all the fluid.

it is a revesible mod if you keep the spring. but after you do it you will probably just throw the sping away. you won't want to go back to it. if your nice on your clutch you won't even know that its been done
 

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I know I sound stupid, but would one of you guys be able to draw an arrow or something on those pictures so I know exactly what to unscrew? I would greatly appreatiate it! :D
 

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Ok, so let me get this streight...that screw that the arrow is pointing at, i take a rag and stuff it underneith it then unscrew it all the way out while the fluid is draining out...I then get a magnetic screw driver and stick it down the hole that the screw just came out of and I pull the spring out with the little plate attached to it. I now screw the thing back in titely without the spring and without the little plate thats attached to the spring...I then go to the clutch fluid resivore, open it up, pour in the clutch fluid untill its full then I open the bleeder vavle, push in the clutch, close the valve, let go of the clutch, open valve, push in clutch, etc. untill fluid starts to come out of the bleeder valve then I close the valve, and top off the clutch fluid resivor, titen the cap on that, and I am all done? Sorry just making sure what I am doing lol. Also, where is the clutch fluid resivore located at so I can top that off?
 

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close. you loosen the 1 screw a little. then undo the 2 bolts holding it in place. then open the 1st one all the way OVER A BOWL and let all the fluid drain. once its drained turn the slave cylender upside down and the spring/plate sshould fall out. then installation is the reverse. and follow the rest of your directions. the clutch resevor is the little urine sample bottle looking thingy nearly right above your master brake cylender
 

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I do not suggest removal of the slave cylinder for this mod... I know vbeach suggested it but i dont think its really necessary and it will take longer to undo / redo those two extra bolts and what if you loose the cotter pin ?

ouchy....

i did the mod without removing the slave clyinder itself and it was just easier. :)
 

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My brother and I did this mod and we found that the easiest / least messy way to do it is just to hook up a hose to the bleeder valve and bleed out all of the 'clutch fluid' aka brake fluid into a bottle. You can pump the clutch pedal until it's dry. Then when you unscrew that bolt, it won't be messy at all. That's the only alteration I'd suggest in Ford's DIY.

Brake fluid can be some pretty potent stuff -- powerful enough to eat through thin plastic cups and the clearcoat on your car. So if you can avoid spillage then that's one less thing to worry about.
 

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You don't have to drain the fluid...

...unless you're planning to change it. All you have to do is disconnect the hose, then raise the end until it's above the level of the reservoir. That way, the only fluid you lose is what runs out of the slave cylinder. BTW, I found that the fluid coming out of the slave cylinder pushed the spring and plate out without needing to go fishing for it. YMMV.
 
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