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    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4

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    I shortened a Z Bar to work in my Dart. The bar was from a later a body. The angle of the lower arm seems to be to far back. I moved it until seems to work. Can someone tell me or show a pic. of the original angle of an a body z bar arm? If i look straight down from the fenderwell side the upper arm at 12 oclock the lower now is at about 7 originally it was around 8 oclock. Hope that makes sense.
     
  2. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4

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    Anyone? Maybe a pic of a z bar looking straight down the tube? I'd like to weld it tomorrow and can't find any info.
     
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    dust B5PistolGrip.com

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    I have pictures of my Z-bar installed in my 1972 but it is a modified (cut) /6 bar. It works just fine.

    Would that help?
     
  4. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4

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    Thanks any pictures would help.
     
  5. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4

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    Let me rephrase this question. With the z bar installed on an a body (and the clutch pedal fully up) does the lower arm (engine side) point straight down or towards the front of the car? any help would really be appreciated.
     
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    Blues65 Well-Known Member

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    Is your clutch size 9 inch (stock for /6 and early A V8s) or 10.5 inch (upgraded)?

    I have an original Z Bar from my 65 Barracuda (9 inch flywheel), I could locate it and photograph it later this week (if that’s what your looking for).

    When I built my Z Bars for my 10.5 inch clutch application I tried to hug the bell housing as close as possible, which placed the lower arm almost straight down and directly in line with the clutch fork.

    Enclosed picture #1 is for a Z Bar for a 10.5 inch bell housing that I modified when I ran a diaphragm clutch.

    Enclosed picture #2 is my current configuration with a MoPar Performance Scallop Clutch, the lower arm is straight and longer but still inline with clutch fork

    Good luck, this job took a while to get it to work well

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  7. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4

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    Thanks for the pics. I have the 10.5" clutch. Your arms look almost 180 degrees apart. My bar was originally (supposedly) from a later model a body. The lower arm pointed towards the front of the car a couple of inches. I shortened the tube for my 66. Now when I mock things up it looks like the arm should point straight down and everything fits. Does it matter if I rotate it a little?
     
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    dust B5PistolGrip.com

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    Do you still want any more installed pictures? I can take them right now.
     
  9. 66340SEDAN

    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    I would just buy the 10.5 conversion kit right from Brewers Performance (THE MOPAR 4-SPEED GODS!) :notworth:. I swaped in the 10.5 clutch in my car and their parts fit awesome!! No fabrication was needed, a true bolt in!! Everything works great, I got the Z-bar, clutch fork bracket, adjuster kit, ball stud bracket, everything is brand new and is made for the 63-66 early a-body. Let me know if you want some pics of my set-up, I can get some later if you want. One nice thing is the Z-bar is way more heavy duty than the puny stock one! I do have a stock early a-body z-bar if you need one, let me know! Good luck, Keith. :thumblef:
     
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    Blues65 Well-Known Member

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    Cool - I didn’t think anyone made one.
     
  11. dart4forte

    dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Good quality parts
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Here are some pictures and details....Early A Z-bar.....

    Z-bar is (without ball studs) 7" wide, the longer arm with the bend that points down is 6" and the shorter straight arm that points up is just a hair under 5".

    Early A Z-bars are all the same, V-8 or 6! The trans side ball stud bracket looks slightly different. I also will post some pics of the ball stud brackets later. The 2 pictured are the same, just thought the painted one would show up better. The non-painted one I would be willing to sell. Hope this helps!!

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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Early A ball stud brackets...

    The black one is from a slant six car, non-painted is from a 273 car. The larger one is the same for either engine, mounts to the inner fender.

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