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    1. #1
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      Help with clutch kit

      Hi,
      I decided to convert bw35 to m400.
      So Im looking for clutch kit.
      Dose anyone know clutch pressure plate, disk and bearing codes that would fit ? Not volvo
      Thanx

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      What do you mean 'not Volvo'? I don't think Volvo ever made its own clutch. They were Sachs or perhaps BW or F&S. If you are going with the M400/M410 and matching bell housing its would be easier to stay with the original style clutch.

      http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...tno=1401060103

      Skandix, Scandcar and CVI also probably list the parts.

      Your bigger problem may be finding the pedal box / steering column mount to mount the clutch pedal.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      I found pedalbox.
      I thought i could finde cluch that is identical to volvo catalog .
      I did not mean volvo brand

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      Then the VP Autoparts kit should do the trick if you are looking for an OEM replacement.

      http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...le&artno=KS164

      I assume that you are getting the flywheel from the same donor car that is providing the transmission and bell housing? Remember to add in a new pilot bearing and release bearing because they are typically not included in the kits. It looks like you will also need to source the release fork from the donor car because they no longer appear to be in production. Examine the fork for wear on the pins that engage the release bearing (these may need to be built up with bushings) and cracks in the fork. Wear and cracks is a not uncommon problem on the forks used on the M40 / M41 so the M400 might have the same problem.
      Last edited by 142 Guy; 05-27-2019 at 04:11 PM.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Big modifications are on the way.
      First I have to modyfy 144 pedal to fit 164. Searching for pictures how 164 pedal and fastenig looks .
      Then flywheel and cluch building, adapting from ????
      And propellershaft extending.
      So far so good
      If sombody has pedal pics please show.

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      Hopefully you have a flywheel. If not, your best bet is to find one out of a Penta motor. I think the marine B30 is a Penta AQ140 (or AQ160?). They come up on Ebay once in awhile. B30s have two flywheel bolt patterns - 6 and 8. 6 holes up to early 73, 8 holes after. Pay attention to this if you need to procure a flywheel. Then, the clutch kit from VP will be bolt on and your original starter will work just fine. Input shaft pilot bearings are available. All B30 cranks were drilled for pilot bearings. The 164 M400 bellhousing is not the same as the B20 bellhousing. Hopefully your donor is a 164. Car-part is a good website for searching junk yards nationwide. There are a few 164s still out there. http://car-part.com/

      I just finished converting my 164 from a BW35 to a manual. I built my own clutch pedal box that mounts to the existing 164 brake pedal bracket. The 140 pedal box will not work in a 164. I know because I have both. I'll post a photo once I figure out how to post since the whole photo bucket thing went down. 164 clutch pedals are extremely rare if you don't have one. The 140 clutch pedal will work but you'll need to modify it to work with the clutch cable on an M400. Otherwise, hydraulic is your only other option. If you go this route, you need to build the clutch master cylinder into your clutch pedal assembly, route lines, and figure out where to mount a fluid reservoir. Again, I'll post some photos - probably over the weekend.
      Lesky
      '58 PV444
      '73 164E

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      Here is a shot of my pedal setup. I built a bracket that mounts to the existing 164 brake pedal assembly. I opted for a hydraulic clutch and you can see my plumbing as well. There is an HVAC duct that runs above the pedals, so the master cylinder had to be at an angle to clear.

      Attachment 57239

      Attachment 57241
      Lesky
      '58 PV444
      '73 164E

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