'81 Z28 Front trans/clutch linkage

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  1. MP81

    MP81 New Member

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    Does anyone have any pictures of the assembled reverse/trans/clutch/whatever-else linkages that have to be disconnected on the lower left of the engine bay when installing headers? I think I have it pretty close, but I want to make sure everything is right - mainly where the long spring goes. I know where it hooks into on the frame rail, but cannot recall where it attached on the bracket/clutch/trans side (I should've paid more attention, but we had a bit of a time crunch getting that left side header in).

    Thanks!
     
  2. LADDTWZ

    LADDTWZ Veteran Member

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    should be a hole on the outside edge of the clutch fork just to drivers side of clutch rod. Sorry, don't have a pic.
     
  3. MP81

    MP81 New Member

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    Right by the dimple the adjustment rod presses into?
     
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  5. MP81

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    Sweet, that shouldn't be too bad then.

    I have a couple washers on the ground from that area - does one of them go in between the cotter pin and the bracket that the reverse linkage attaches to (that goes up to the column)?
     
  6. LADDTWZ

    LADDTWZ Veteran Member

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    I believe so. I actually took my reverse lockout rod and strapped it down so I can start the car without having it in reverse. Hated that function. While it might not be the safest thing, that's just how I prefer it.
     
  7. MP81

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    I don't blame you - it's kind of obnoxious. I may eventually do that once I'm sick enough of it.
     
  8. MP81

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    Found the hole on the clutch fork to mount it to - and then found the spring runs right into the primary if I try clipping it to the original hole.

    Seems like all the search results I'm seeing pretty much just have it running wherever similar tension can be found?
     

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