'86 Aerostar

I'll be picking up said vehicle this weekend - 3 hrs away. By what I'm told, it has a standard tranny and the clutch needs to be bled. Whay kind of fluid does the hydraulic clutch use?
Thanx is advance.
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Just Regular Brake Fluid
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Thanx. I've got plenty of that!

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Just needs to be bled huh? It uses brake fluid but much like brakes they don't usually need to be bled unless something else is going on. Don't be conned by some salesman saying a slipping clutch is caused by a need to be bled, and don't count on being able to drive it back. Bob
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====================Yep, a clutch that needs to be bled, wont slip. It wont go into gear though. So if its slipping, it needs a new clutch. Plan on *at least* $500 for the replacement if it is slipping.
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This thing is coming home if I have to pull it with my Pinto! As long as it gets me to and from work, I'm happy. It'll be a temp vehicle while I V8 the Pinto.

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302....351.....460, just how wild are you planning on getting? Should be a wild ride. I put a 350 Chevy into a 72 Vega some time back and it was a blast. 12.90s at 110 on street tires through the exhaust. Surprised the hell out of a few challengers lol! Made a great sleeper. Bob
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Putting that rat motor into a Vega is a whole lot easier than squeezing a V8 into a Pinto. The shock towers in the Pinto eat up a lot of space. IIRC, the 302/289 fits without too much metal work but the Windsor or larger blocks might require a ton of welding and cutting.
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Actually a 350 is considered a small block or mouse motor while the big block V-8 is referred to as the rat motor. I've never installed a V-8 into a pinto but I will vouch for the fact that a V-8 Vega was an easy build... I wish I hadn't sold mine... it was a lotta bang for the buck. Bob

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Look here http://www.bob2000.com/pinto2.htm , lots of V8 Pinto stuff.
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Yep! Been there, done that. In fact, there is more Pinto support than you'd think out there. There's good stuff in those groups and sites, and a lot of good info here, thru quite a few regulars that I pay heed to. Even though there's a lot of bashing going on, anyone who's been here a while knows who they are. Who knows... I may be asking a whole new slew of questions in the near future, so thanx in advance!!
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I'm going with the 302. Problem around here is that the junk yards think stuff is worth more than it really is...

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Got to Pensacola on Saturday to pick up the van... Hydraulic clutch seems to operate just fine. After some tinkering, got the engine started. Seems to run fine. Gears shift smoothly, but the clutch will not engage! Possibly the clutch assembly froze in the disengaged position, or were these good for the forks bending/breaking or slipping off the slave unit?
No matter, the tranny gets dropped this weekend anyway. What do you expect for $300?!
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