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Need help on clutch linkage - 4 speed z bar
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Converting my 73 Mach to a 4 speed. Got ready to install z bar for clutch and I can't seem to get the frame side bracket and the motor side bracket to line up with each other. It is possible I may have the wrong engine bracket but perogie says it's the one. Here are a few pic's. Maybe I am just not getting the idea but if you can help please!!!


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I hope these pics help you to figure it out, however, it does not appear to be the correct bracket when compared to the one I have off the car. Pics are taken from my 73 w/ 3sp toploader. Same brackets used on the 4sp TLoader.
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Pics of the bracket in question
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Pics of the correct bracket and I can't believe Perogie of all people got it wrong. This is the correct bracket '71-73 for 302, 351 and 429 motors.
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Aftermarket bracket
http://www.cjponyparts.com/CLUTCH-EQUALI.../p/CEBBE6/
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Thanks so much for the help, I do have the wrong engine side bracket. With your pic's I was able to find the right one on the web and have ordered it, it is available reproduced. Again thanks for your help!!! Mark
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WF 73 Mach 1;30131 Wrote:Thanks so much for the help, I do have the wrong engine side bracket. With your pic's I was able to find the right one on the web and have ordered it, it is available reproduced. Again thanks for your help!!! Mark
You're welcome Mark! When done, can you post your experience doing this conversion? I too wanted to do the Auto to 4sp Manual conversion on the '71 and sourced every part needed, but decided last minute to stick with the automatic, cruising 3:00 rear end gears and reinstall the A/C unit. I may do the conversion once I see your write up.
DJ
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#5
Sure thing, I am almost through. Built my original 351C with aussie heads with new seats, guides, manley valves, screw in studs, bored with sealed power pistons, comp roller cam, roller rockers, arp fasteners, balanced, performer intake with Holley 780, sanderson ceramic coated block hugger headers, toploader 4 speed, 3.50 gears with traction lock. Was hoping to start it up this weekend and drive around the block but will have to wait on the z bar bracket. I bought this car new and with the emissions in 73 it had less than 200 hp, hope to at least double that number! Always wanted it as a 4 speed so thus the conversion. Funny thing, I paid $4100 for this car new and I spent $5200 just for the motor, inflation!!! Again thanks for your help!!
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WF 73 Mach 1;30186 Wrote:Sure thing, I am almost through. Built my original 351C with aussie heads with new seats, guides, manley valves, screw in studs, bored with sealed power pistons, comp roller cam, roller rockers, arp fasteners, balanced, performer intake with Holley 780, sanderson ceramic coated block hugger headers, toploader 4 speed, 3.50 gears with traction lock. Was hoping to start it up this weekend and drive around the block but will have to wait on the z bar bracket. I bought this car new and with the emissions in 73 it had less than 200 hp, hope to at least double that number! Always wanted it as a 4 speed so thus the conversion. Funny thing, I paid $4100 for this car new and I spent $5200 just for the motor, inflation!!! Again thanks for your help!!

I saw your introduction page and really like what I've read and seen. Beautiful stang and great job! Welcome to the group!
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Thanks for the welcome.
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Hi Mark,
I'm not near the car right now to take measurements, but here are some pics to hopefully answer some of your questions. If not the pics you need or need different angles, then let me know and I'll post them.
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Now I have a new problem, the adjustment rod I have seems to be too long or I have the wrong lever going to the throw out bearing. Can you take a pic of your adjustment rod and measure the length of it and also a pic of the end of the z bar where it attaches and maybe a pic of the adjustment bar in place between the z bar and clutch lever. Sorry to be so much trouble but I really need the help if you can spare the time. Thanks, Mark!
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#9
Hate to throw a wrench into your plans at this point but check out this system from American powertrain

http://www.americanpowertrain.com/Ford/t...aulic.html
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#10
Mark, Adjusting rod measures approx. 5"
Later,
DJ
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