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351c - Identify this part??
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Hello, wondering if anyone can identify exactly what the part I have circled in orange in the picture is? I know this block came from a 73 Mach 1 that had a manual transmission. I'm thinking the clutch is connected in some way here at a guess? The car had previously been crashed I recall seeing the front cross member pushed in on the drivers side before that engine came out. That might explain the thick washers. Would be interested what others think?
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that is the mount for the equalizer/Z bar on a manual trans linkage . . there will be another one on the frame that is adjustable in and out
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#3
It is indeed a z bar mount, but. . . The 351 Cleveland cars I have seen used a bracket that bolted it to the back of the bellhousing. In earlier cars and perhaps some other models, the bar mount does thread into the block. I suspect a prior owner converted the car to a manual transmission and the washers were their method for getting the z bar mounted square and level.

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#4
Guys,
I don't think I have ever seen a tapping for the z-bar on a Cleveland block.
Could that possibly be a 351 Modified block ?
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#5
70 mustang used it !
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#6
It doesn't look like the large bell housing so I don't think it is a 351M

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#7
Would be interesting to see some casting numbers. Thinking it would be an early 70 block if it was indeed a 351c.

Mike
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#8
That's interesting. The car that this block came from could very well have been converted from an auto to a manual transmission at some point. The block is a D0AE-L 4 bolt mains. What exactly should be there? Sounds like this was not the standard setup for a 71/73 Mustang with a manual trans?
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#9
My block is tapped for this hole. But it is not an original block. http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=3267 is the correct bracket but I'm not sure if the nylon "ball" comes separately

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asusnz;245244 Wrote:That's interesting. The car that this block came from could very well have been converted from an auto to a manual transmission at some point. The block is a D0AE-L 4 bolt mains. What exactly should be there? Sounds like this was not the standard setup for a 71/73 Mustang with a manual trans?


Ok, the question is: what is the date code on the block. As we all know, any Cleveland block can be drilled and tapped for 4 bolt mains. It could have been a Boss block as some were know to be D0AE-L, or from another application, Who knows for sure!! I took a look at my Mach 1 factory 4 speed and a spare L block I have and that hole is tapped. I took some pictures of the in car position, if I can find a way to up-load them. What I can tell you is that the position of the fitting will NOT line up with the frame mount for the Z bar in a Mustang. The bracket required bolts to the back of the bell housing. If that position were to be used, the engine would sit way further back, like about 3 inches.
Geoff.
Seems I haven't figured out how to upload pictures yet. Sorry.
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