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Old 26th-January-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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65 clutch linkage technical question

Would someone have an original 65 manual trans V8 car that they could take a measurement for me? I am guessing it's the same 64-67 but not positive.

I have the correct front piece for the linkage from the Z bar to the clutch fork but I'm pretty sure the rear piece (right side of the picture, long pointed piece with a few inches of thread on it) that I have is too long. Could someone tell me the correct measurement for the threaded piece, tip to tip? I am converting from an automatic and have stored some of this stuff for years. Now I forget what is what!

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Old 26th-January-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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It is too long but dont have one here in front of me,Ill have to find it.
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Old 26th-January-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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what you have will work.
after you get everything installed.cut the second piece to size.

the length should be aprox to the nut.but dont cut it untill your all installed and ready to adjust.this will ensure you have the correct length and you will have enough for adjustment as your clutch wears in and out!
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Old 27th-January-2010, 01:06 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yes, I'm hoping to get the correct length, cut this one to that size and get it threaded accordingly so it looks stock and has enough thread for adjustment.

THX138, yes, if you can post it or PM me that would be great.

I did a swap like this close to 30 years ago on a 66 and I was sure this piece looks longer than I remembered it.
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Old 27th-January-2010, 01:19 AM   #5
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looks like a six cylinder rear arm to me,i will take a look at one in the garage.
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Old 27th-January-2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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Thanks Don, I'll be waiting right here!
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Old 27th-January-2010, 01:34 AM   #7
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same rear adjustment arm i took off a six cyl. car.
i got one from chevy 11 only for v8 car,rear adjustment arm is
not as long.and is two pieces.

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ps if john says it will work. believe him he knows novas
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Oh, now I think I know what you mean!

At first I read two pieces and thought "how can it be"?

It's a female threaded sort of sleeve that a piece like I pictured (only shorter) threads into?
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Old 27th-January-2010, 01:54 AM   #9
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yes the chevy 11 only v8 arm has a front sleeve in it.rear arm has a offset
to it.possibly to give more clearence for the oil filter. IMO
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ps iam going with orig. v8 style linkage/non nova block
have to use a SHORT oil filter from what others have
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Thanks again Don for your help.

I have the correct Nova block, and that front piece is an NOS piece I got long ago. This should make my linkage puzzle complete!

I believe even the correct blocks have to use a short filter.
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Thanks again Don for your help.

I have the correct Nova block, and that front piece is an NOS piece I got long ago. This should make my linkage puzzle complete!

I believe even the correct blocks have to use a short filter.
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I have a original 66 V-8 set up I believe .The adjustable part which contacts the fork measures 4 inch's all threads pointed and 2 jamb nuts .The other rod measures 8 1/8 on center. I hope that helps.


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Don is correct on the reason for the offset. You can make the 6 cylinder one work by cutting as John said.
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Perfect, thank you everyone. Armed with all this I can make it fit and look correct.

As said, NPHNP!
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Sorry for the add on here... but looks like the right guys to know..
This post made me think I may need to order...

I have a V8 install in a couple of weeks. My clutch rod from my L6 is all one piece from the Z-bar to fork and about 12" long.
My V8 (283) is a 67 nova block. Am I going to need to get a V8 rod like the one chevy2only carries?

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