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Early Alfettas(75- late76) clutch assemblies had a straight clutch shaft. Later Alfetta(late76- 79) clutch assemblies had a tapered shaft. I know that the type of shaft dictated which type of rear clutch shaft bearing you had to use. My question is -assuming you use the correct rear shaft bearing, can you install an early clutch assembly in a "late" Alfetta and visa versa? I ask this because periodically newearly style clutch assemblies appear for sale on the internet.
 

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clutch swap

I just completed a swap of my worn out 76/77 clutch with a later one.
The clutch and housing are different so you need a late clutch housing to go with the late clutch.
Somewhere I recently posted my journey on this project.
It will accept the 76/77 drive shaft.
Since the early donuts seem to be NLA I just got a late drive shaft and clutch yoke. I will try to replace it just before my cracking front donut fails sometime soon.
For what it's worth, the reason I changed the clutch was that the shaft was worn out so much that the bearing(s) rattled around something fierce at idle. It sounded like someone with a big hammer was banging around from the clutch area.
 
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