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 Post subject: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Hey guys!

In have a 97 XH XR6 ute and am just wondering how I can reinforce the firewall so it doesn't crack? Its been welded before but I want to fix it permantly before it starts to crack again!! What's the best way to do this?

And the clutch feels really heavy.. I'm just wondering if there is any way of adjusting it to make it a bit lighter??

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Cheers Jesse!
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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:23 pm 
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I made one using TROYMAN'S tech doco. (search...)

Here's mine: http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/ev-s-xr6-5-speed-t99478-300.html

down the page a bit...

 

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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:28 pm 
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So a piece of flat steel, some pipe and a washer welded on the end of the plate and all ground back to look nice??

Doesn't sound too hard, do you pull the cable off??
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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Slacken the tension off and disconnect it from the pedal under the dash.

 

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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Then pull it through the firewall?
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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: firewall reinforcement and clutch adjustment
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:11 am 
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I've seen a post recently about some mob in NZ who sell a firewall plate kit. And there's also a very decent looking pedal box pin setup available that includes a nice big spreader plate.

 

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