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My uncle has a '72 SS with a factory 4-speed. I'll be seeing him in the near future, and can take a peek under the dash for a photograph.
Thanks, I haven't found any info saying they had any, so don't be suprised if there isn't any. 馃憤
 

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As I mentioned B4 there should be a rubber block for the clutch pedal to rest against,
AS your car w3as converted, you may not have it. see it here as "clutch"
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I'm not 100% on your BBC but My SBC the clutch return spring goes to the subframe, mine has an extension link. ,. there are a couple holes made into the frame for this. Its the straightest path, unless headers are in the way.

Note: the clutches were known to stay disengaged, on the floor when shifting hard and fast. Old school racers used to tie or strap thier left foot to the pedal to ensure it would engage when they lifted their foot.
 

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Here's the clutch pedal "Rubber Bumper" - under u'r dash - that 'Rupert' was talking about .
This IS the one that I had too buy & install (my 69 was a stock p/g car) . . .



This is a Camaro site - - but has really good "catalog" pictures and list 'Factory part numbers' ;
good for making sure you get the correct parts (really good parts descriptions) .
Plus, I have bought parts from them = good service = and, I have "returned parts - with good results" .

and, Thank you for posting up your Part Numbers , could very well help someone down th' road . . . .
plus all your install pictures .

On my "return spring" - - - mine is attached to my sub-frame "hole" , under or near my motor mount , (a six cyl car) , hole may be there .
using the ' long rod and flat link ' . . . My inside clutch pedal DID - NOT have any spring .

for = SBC = "rod"

'spring plate'

just some ideas . . . . . jim
 

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Thanks Jim and Rupert.

I do have the rubber stopper, and the because of headers I can't attach to the exhaust manifold with the extension bracket and spring, and the SBC variant with rod and spring won't work either.

I have been playing with the stainless steel band clamps on the header tube in the front of the clutch fork. I should get it to work, tried shortening the spring, to get some pre tension, as the new mounting location is closer to the clutch fork, so I am not getting enough force to really pull the fork + linkage to pull it all the way back to the rubber stopper, if that makes sense. I really need a spring with same travel, but higher force. It is just a matter of trial and error.
 

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kinda why we hang-out here . . . . learning new thing everyday . Keep going - it'll work .

jim
 

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#2 Installation of buckets seats

I found some time to tack in the seat brackets to the floor and mock up some adapters/spacers for my Cobra buckets.

Here I am just double checking fitment, so I can then burn in the brackets for good. Also waiting for the second seat.

 

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All welded in, and I also patched up some random holes in the floor from probably previous attempts to bolt in bucket seats. Ugh patching up holes is something I need to practice more, so tedious with old sheetmetal.

Just waiting for the second bucket seat.


 
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