i know of no difference in Z-bars... but in case yer using a non-chevy II block, i heard a couple times that the adapter (?) for the block to hang Z-bar has had adjustment issues before... a slight tweaking or slight bending to get installed right...
If I had purchased an aftermarket front clip and my stock z-bar wouldn't work with it, I wouldn't be asking what was wrong with the stock z-bar, I would be asking what was wrong with the aftermarket clip.
I just finished my 6 to 8 conversion and Z-bar is exact same, and as pointed out by Flyer, if it's not a Chevy II block, you have to use the bolt on adapter to drop the pivot ball lower on the block. But, if you mean it's not lining up correctly on the driver side framerail of your new clip, Mike has a valid concern/point. Brett in Ala.
It looks like it should bolt on to the left rail,but no holes or bracket there.Should be bracket to allow attatchment on outside of rail.Could make something but i thought this set up was supposed to work with factory clutch linkage/set up.Guess i will have to call.Thanks.
Depending on the clip you are using (sounds like TCI) most don't come with it. The Chassisworks clip comes with the mount already in place in the stock location for those who are planning on a clutch linkage install.
Thanks ,it is a tci and everyone said bolt in set up.I was even very clear on 5 speed set up.Oh well.Maybe this will help future 1st genners.TCI does not have a mount for z-bar on their frame stubs.Wish I would have known that might have went different direction.Back to the train wreck out.skull
Yes, there is a clip that is kinda open ended that is in front of where the subframe bolts to the cowl on 1st gen, this is where the driver side of Z-bar attaches. This clip bolts to the stock subframe, and it is kinda under the steering box if memory is right. And, I'm here at work for 13th hour, so I'm getting dain-bramaged from exhaustion...
The engine side attaches to the adapter plate (for non-Chevy II blocks) which drops the pivot ball down lower to line up in a straight line with frame side attachment. And, the stock z-bar has a zeirt fitting and is full of grease. If the guy having the problem will look at some major supplier catalogs, he can see what this little bracket looks like that contains his z-bar on the driver side and he can see what the adapter bracket that bolts to the block looks like. Or, if he's got the adapter bracket already bolted, can hold the z-bar up by hand and figure out where his bracket is supposed to go and tack it down. Brett in Ala.
My bracket is part of the"assembly"Welded on as a unit.As in part of the rail/fenderwell.No unbolting here just have to fab a part.Should be pretty easy bracket to make I thought I was not seeing something correctly,not my eyes this time.Thanks for input guys.