Aug 8th, 09, 03:54 PM
I am converting a 67 firebird 400 from turbo 400 to muncie. I need the linkage from the pedals to clutch. Found a guy who has originals, wants 60 + shipping. Found repo stuff on ebay 89 +15 shipping. repo kit looks like it has everything, rubber boots ect. the original is just the z bar and two rods. need the pivot, spring boots, ect. I searced the site for this, found a thread that someone was talking about an x3 or x4 with heim joints? can someone point me in the right dirrection? Is the repo an ok item? It seems like a pretty basic assembly but would rather avoid problems if some of you have had them already. Thanks for the help, Ed
Aug 8th, 09, 04:11 PM
I used a conversion repro. from Ricks on my 67 RS 4 spd. I kept all the original GM pedals and Z-bar ect... I did not have any problems once I set the linkage. If you change you motor you may need to change the cross member though.
Sorry for the hijack, but I have a very nice complete set of dual traction bars for you Firebird 400.
Aug 8th, 09, 05:18 PM
Make sure you get a kit for a Firebird, I have been told the z bar is different from both big and small block chevys.
If the kit you found is for a Firebird, could you please post a link? I am slowly gathering parts for a trans swap also and still need to buy the clutch linkage.
The heim joint equipped linkage, but you still need the springs, z-bar, etc
Aug 8th, 09, 06:08 PM
here is the link to what I found with a google search.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/67-69-CAMARO-FIREBIRD-68-74-NOVA-MANUAL-CLUTCH-LINKAGE_W0QQitemZ270424312548QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ 20090711?IMSfp=TL0907111710003r30905. . Let me know what you think. Cross member is different from a turbo 400. I have that.Thanks any way on the traction bars. Took them off the car when I bought it 18 yrs ago.
Aug 9th, 09, 03:47 PM
Seems like a good deal. The parts are probably the same ones you could get from a parts house and should be just as good as factory equipment.
I would double check the price compared to repo houses like Ames, py, classic, year one.
Shipping will kill you from those guys though.
Don't forget pedals and a clutch fork...