Which Clutch Linkage Is Best-oem-cable-hydraulic

Ray's 69 Mach1

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My 69 Mach1 came out of the factory as a three speed manual. Someone changed it over to a C4 auto at some point and I plan to change it back to a 4or 5 speed. Should I use the stock clutch linkage or go with cable or hydraulic?
 
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I have hydraulic in my 35 ford pick up 302 with a t5 .I really don't like the feel of it .It pushes very easy but just doesn't feel right . I dont know why but i always liked the feel of the stock set up but modified with heim joints on the rod ends for a smoother and easier push .
 

Ray's 69 Mach1

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Thanks for the info! My gut feeling was to go with a hydraulic system because that is what all the late model cars have. The factory linkage has so many metal to metal friction points it must be a bear to push in. I'm old as dirt so a smooth working clutch pedal would be a plus! Ray
 

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I've got a cable setup from Modern Driveline I'm looking to sell. New, installed and then decided I wanted to go hydraulic so my wife would be more comfortable.

Make me an offer if you're interested.

It was a sweet set up and felt fine even with my stuff clutch. Very smooth.

Nate

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I have the Mustang Steve cable setup in my 66.
Like yours, it was factory 3-speed and someone changed it to a C4. When I got it 10 years ago I also found a SROD trans and it's still working.
If you go with a cable pay close attention to the routing near the exhaust. Mine burned up right when I picked up someone from the airport, made for an interesting drive to the shop.


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