beautiful work Doug. this kit will be one of my first purchases for my coming build. Starting from scratch with new Ashcroft everything and no donor selected, would there be any preference between long or short?
Let me install one and I'll let you know. Picked up the HD Mopar clutch kit and having the flywheel drilled and tapped for that this week. Hope to finish a project and ship it and get into one of these in the next week or so. Have all the parts on hand now.
If trying to decide, I'd say it depends on what floors,tunnel, and seat box are in your donor I guess. My only concern @ present is how the big slave Chad chose will fit inside the little lt77 trans tunnel. Wont know if its a concern till we have it in the truck. Not much of an issue given the multitude of options
Had time tonight to look into the clutch setup. There are various 1"x 23 spline clutches from Dodge in the 70s. Found a 12" from the 75 W200, and 10.5" and 11" from the 77 Ramcharger. The standard bolts on the Cummins flywheel for "stock" clutches are at 12.5" diameter. Seems a little tight to get the 12" in there, but maybe. No local parts store has a 12" kit in stock to try. Chad mentioned the 11" HD kit from OReillys. I tracked that back to part number K1877-06HD. That crosses with K1877-06, MU5505-1B (alternate NU5551-3), NCF 1105016 at various retailers in non-HD form. There is a Duralast kit in town at an Autozone (NU5551-3) that I may go look at. I'd have to order the specific HD kit, none local.
Doug, do you know why the non HD's don't fit according to Chad? I see several different pressure plate designs across those part numbers so that's my only thought without having them hands on. But Chad posted pictures on his company facebook page that have the thickest of the plates (at outer edge)... so I'm confused. It's no big deal to stick to the one kit, but if there are options it would be good to know.
The clutch fork/slave parts all appear to be from the 96-08 Dodge Ram. That slave is huge!