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icdpride 04-11-2016 12:35 PM

Converting cable trans to hydraulic
 
I currently have a 1986 244dl 4 spd with a cable clutch set up I was wondering if there was any way to change that over to hydraulic fairly easily

cwdodson88 04-11-2016 12:40 PM

pull type slave http://static.summitracing.com/globa...l-260-1333.jpg and a hydro pedal box or a universal one like this http://www.wilwood.com/Images/PEDALS...40-6916-lg.jpg

Redwood Chair 04-11-2016 12:41 PM

Sure all you need is a 26x pedal box & MC, some 740 hydro stuff and some ingenuity.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...psb142dd99.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/..._Clutch_01.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/..._Clutch_02.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/..._Clutch_03.jpg

740
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/..._Clutch_05.jpg

Hen 04-11-2016 07:43 PM

I used 940 hydraulic parts (master, slave, etc) and modified the 240 pedal assembly to suit. Some of it's prepared and the work required is not difficult if you can cut and weld.

At the gearbox end you'll need either a pull type slave as shown above or to pull the box and change the fork and pivot (maybe bellhousing too) to a push type.

Some pics of what I did here - https://picasaweb.google.com/Chookho...ydraulicClutch

classicswede 04-12-2016 05:44 AM

I often get asked to supply a conversion kit. All you need is the clutch fork, slave cylinder, master cylinder, clutch pedal (or modify your existing one) and some pipe work.

vwtechnician 04-12-2016 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hen (Post 5377580)
I used 940 hydraulic parts (master, slave, etc) and modified the 240 pedal assembly to suit. Some of it's prepared and the work required is not difficult if you can cut and weld.

At the gearbox end you'll need either a pull type slave as shown above or to pull the box and change the fork and pivot (maybe bellhousing too) to a push type.

Some pics of what I did here - https://picasaweb.google.com/Chookho...ydraulicClutch


I was coming here to add your link. I used Hen's picto write up as a guide when I did mine and it turned up very successfully. Used a master from a 740 on mine.

Fingers 04-14-2016 08:56 AM

My RHD '79 244 was hydraulic from factory

Janspeed 04-14-2016 10:35 AM

a cable pull-type clutch has the pivot bolt on the other side of the bellhouse.
a hydraulic type clutch has the pivot bolt on the side of the bellhouse where the clutch fork hole is located.
If you want to use OEM Volvo parts (pusher slave cilinder) you need to switch to the appropriate clutch fork and switch the pivot bolt to the appropriate location.
Or like cwdodson88 proposed, get a pull type slave cilinder.

mopar318 04-14-2016 11:01 AM

Why do you want to convert to hydraulic in the first place?

Cables are cheap...~$30

Hen 04-14-2016 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fingers (Post 5379219)
My RHD '79 244 was hydraulic from factory

I'm lead to believe that all RHD 200s and all 6 cylinder 200s were hydraulic from factory. So these are options for finding the necessary bits. But manual 740s and 940s are much easier to find in my experience.

icdpride 04-15-2016 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mopar318 (Post 5379325)
Why do you want to convert to hydraulic in the first place?

Cables are cheap...~$30

Because shifting in a hydraulic in autocross is much easier

mopar318 04-15-2016 11:28 AM

Maybe there is something wrong with your clutch or transmission. I have no problem shifting during auto-x with a cable clutch.

Stiggy Pop 04-15-2016 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mopar318 (Post 5379325)
Why do you want to convert to hydraulic in the first place?

Cables are cheap...~$30

get a serious, two footer pressure plate and you'll understand.


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