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Username Post: '83 S10 Clutch problem        (Topic#346746)
rawbertsun 
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rawbertsun
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
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08-22-17 06:39 AM - Post#2705181    

I just bought a '83 s10 mainly for the transmission. Clutch won't disengage - kinda hard to drive that way. But, I did for 40 miles.

I have found the problem and it is the plastic quadrant used on '82 and '83's as I understand it. Cable clutch system, not hydraulic or mechanical.

I've seen a couple of ways to rig it, but not sure whether clutch pedal assembly needs to be pulled or not. Not much access, but I'm looking for the easier faster way.

Opinions wanted.

Thanks



 




raycow 
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08-22-17 08:59 AM - Post#2705192    
    In response to rawbertsun

I'm not sure I understand your question properly. If all you want from this S-10 is the trans, then the type or condition of the clutch mechanism on it should be irrelevant, because you won't be using it in the vehicle the trans is going into.

If you actually want to drive the S-10, your easiest route would be to do a normal repair on the stock linkage, assuming the parts are still available. If stock cable parts are unavailable from GM or the aftermarket, then I think your best shot would be to convert your S-10 to hydraulic using stock parts, since hydraulic S-10s are fairly common and the linkage has a good reliability record.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rawbertsun 
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rawbertsun
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
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08-22-17 12:22 PM - Post#2705212    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
I'm not sure I understand your question properly. If all you want from this S-10 is the trans, then the type or condition of the clutch mechanism on it should be irrelevant, because you won't be using it in the vehicle the trans is going into.

If you actually want to drive the S-10, your easiest route would be to do a normal repair on the stock linkage, assuming the parts are still available. If stock cable parts are unavailable from GM or the aftermarket, then I think your best shot would be to convert your S-10 to hydraulic using stock parts, since hydraulic S-10s are fairly common and the linkage has a good reliability record.

Ray



Thanks, Ray.

Yea, the only reason I want it to work is for resale to try to recoup some of my investment back. I want the 5 speed transmission for the '51, so I might take everything up to the engine.

And, as much as I don't want to, I might have to pull engine to sell it. Might be hard to sell truck with just engine and no tranny.




 
raycow 
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08-22-17 03:52 PM - Post#2705232    
    In response to rawbertsun

Thank you for explaining. I think I can understand your situation better now.

May I correctly assume that you don't want to put a lot of money or work into the S-10 just so you can sell it? If yes, then I think your first move should be to see if the stock repair parts you need are still available.

That still leaves you with having to find another trans for the S-10 that will be an easy swap and not cost too much. What kind of trans were you planning to use?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rawbertsun 
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rawbertsun
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
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08-24-17 08:48 AM - Post#2705419    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
Thank you for explaining. I think I can understand your situation better now.

May I correctly assume that you don't want to put a lot of money or work into the S-10 just so you can sell it? If yes, then I think your first move should be to see if the stock repair parts you need are still available.

That still leaves you with having to find another trans for the S-10 that will be an easy swap and not cost too much. What kind of trans were you planning to use?

Ray



So, after thinking this out for awhile, I will pull engine and trans as a unit. I would love to swap the whole thing into the '51.

The clutch linkage in the s10, specifically the clutch linkage quadrant, is beyond repair, imo. Seems that this part is impossible to find, nor do I really want to do the work.

So, I will pull engine/trans and sell the rest of the truck for parts.




 
raycow 
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08-24-17 04:24 PM - Post#2705471    
    In response to rawbertsun

Is your 51 a car or truck? What engine and trans are in it now?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rawbertsun 
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rawbertsun
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
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08-27-17 03:12 PM - Post#2705777    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
Is your 51 a car or truck? What engine and trans are in it now?

Ray



I'm pulling original engine today or tomorrow. It will not go back in. Styleline Deluxe, not too stylish.

I have a three speed w/overdrive and now I have the t5. I love three on the tree, but we'll see how it goes.

Rear is all done. '56 Chev rear axle and all buttoned up. I think the ratio is 3.36. It will need more power.




 
raycow 
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08-28-17 10:43 AM - Post#2705866    
    In response to rawbertsun

IMO, either trans would be a good choice. It just depends on whether you prefer your shifter on the column or on the floor. I put a T-5 in my truck because it was originally a 4 speed. If it had been a 3 speed, I would have gone with the B-W overdrive and kept the column shift.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rawbertsun 
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Posts: 43
rawbertsun
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Reg: 07-27-17
08-29-17 02:37 AM - Post#2705989    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
IMO, either trans would be a good choice. It just depends on whether you prefer your shifter on the column or on the floor. I put a T-5 in my truck because it was originally a 4 speed. If it had been a 3 speed, I would have gone with the B-W overdrive and kept the column shift.

Ray



My thoughts, exactly. I'm leaning toward the column shift. Just something about three on the tree. And with the overdrive and 3.36 I should have no problem at highway speeds.




 




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