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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 00, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Gentlemen, a customer of mine wants to add the rally sport option to his 69. My questions are many;(1)does anyone offer a complete conversion kit,(2)has anyone done this 100% so that the headlite washers and the reverse lites all function,(3)do the wiring harnesses differ,(4)price figure to do this(parts only),(5)is there anything about the front sheetmetal that will have to be addressed? Any help is greatly appreciated.Thanks
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 00, 04:44 PM
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Parts that are different:front fenders, grill, head light assymbly, windshield washer motor and pump, head light switch, complete wiring harness, tail light lenses and housings, backup lights, vacuum resivour, washer tank mounting bracket, vacuum hoses, and more that I cant think of at this time. He would be better off to buy a RS.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 00, 07:29 PM
 
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Question?? Did the RS option come stock with washers in '69 or is that a piggy-back option??? pdq67



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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 00, 08:40 PM
 
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You can get conversion kits through Clasic industries, and Ricks first gen. for sure as well as others I'm sure. Cost is about $1000. I'm not sure if they come with the brackets for the fenders or not, but the fender brackets can be modified for the conversion without replacing the fenders. Hope this helps alittle.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 02:44 AM
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I think the washers were part of RPO-Z22 (Rally Sport). I am not sure if I understand what you mean by "piggy-back" option....

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There were 4 headlamp switches for 1969: std, std w/gauges, RS, RS w/gauges. Used switches are around but the slider in the vacuum port is often broken. The gauge version is identifiable by the larger ceramic block on the rheostat. I believe someone still services the non-gauge RS switch.

The front lights and engine harnesses are not different for RS; the rear differs slightly in that the reverse lamp leads have male plugs rather than sockets. 68 vacuum tanks have 2 nipples; 69s have 1. The wiper motor/pump is not different; for RS they added a small solenoid-operated pump for the headlamp washers. This often didn't work while under warranty so don't expect much.

RS included style trim; fender moldings, drip rail trim, etc. Early production RS included bright-trimmed parking lamps. Non-Z/28 & SS cars would get the D96 pin stripes.

Can be done; just gotta find all the parts.

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William, what, functionally, is the difference between the RS switch and the switch for RS w/ guages? I am unclear on this issue....

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William,
Could you please explain the functionality difference between the gauge and non-gauge headlight switches?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 06:06 AM
 
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When I bought my Z11 new in 1969, it had the headlight washers included as part of the RS package.

They really did work too, but in Minnesota when you used them the most to wash off the salt and grime, the blue washer fluid always seemed to go otherplaces too.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 11:07 AM
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The noticable difference between gauge / non-gauge switches is the ceramic block on the rheostat. Gauge cars have more lights to handle; more heat. Side-by-side the difference is obvious. And there could be other differences. Point is the P&A manual listed all 4.
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