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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 01, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchased a Z kit car and a couple of issues with it that I am trying to resolve are:

The steering column firewall seal seems to be missing. I found one in a catalog for order. It seems as though I would have to dismantle the steering column to put this boot on. Is there an easy way of doing this?

Also, I have a lot of air/exhaust entering the interior through gaps around the gear shift (muncie with hurst shifter) I will be replacing the carpet and would like to order the necessary parts to seal the air leak around the shifter. Anyone know exactly what will be needed for this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 01, 09:34 AM
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If you have an original Hurst Super Shifter, (round shaft) than you can use any suppliers boot and bottom plate that is for a "correct" set up.

If it is a Hurst Super Shifter, that works in a 69 with a rectangle bar, than I think the part you want is the three speed version for 68 and 69. You will need the bottom plate also.

I would first check with our site sponsor but you can see the difference between the two styles in the Classic and Ricks 1st Gen catalogs, they both have the items pictured.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 07:32 AM
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If you don't have an Assembly Manual and a Chassis Service Manual, they'd be a good investment - will answer your questions about how things go together and what parts you may need as you go along. All the Camaro resto parts catalogs have them.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 01, 06:47 AM
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Steering columns on our 1st Gens are the easiest to work on, in my experience.

Yes, to get the firewall rubber seal on properly, the column comes out.

As was mentioned, the assembly manual is a must buy.

Now then, you have a couple bolts under the hood, the screws that hold the metal "seal" around the shaft at the firewall, and (on my '67) three bolts under the dash that support the column.

Undo them in this order, and column will pull right out very easily.
I've done it numerous timewhen I needed under dash clearance while working on things.

Just make sure you torque the bolts properly so that when you turn left, the car goes left


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