I am reviving this thread as there are a few unanswered questions. I recently purchased a 22,000 original mile 1969 RS/Z project and it appears the engine, transmission and diff have never been out of the car. The car did have a few Day 2 bolt ons including a flex fan, ACCEL large format coil, headers, traction bars and a Hurst Competition Plus shifter body. The shifter rods and levers that were included with the aftermarket Hurst Shifter assembly were in a box of parts that accompanied the car and were never installed. Instead, the original levers and rods were used, except the long reverse lockout lever to bellcrank rod had been removed (fortunately it was in a box of parts retained with the car). I have attempted to summarize the information on finishes/plating posted to this thread however the items in bold have not been well defined or confirmed, so input would be appreciated:
1. 3138 Shifter Body - Silver Cadmium
2. Shifter Rods (all) - Zinc (dark grey) Phosphate
3. Reverse Lockout Bellcrank - Zinc Phosphate
4. Reverse Lockout Bellcrank to Subframe Bolts - Manganese (black) Phosphate?
5. Shifter Body to Transmission Adaptor Plate - Sliver Cadmium
6. Shifter Levers 1-2 and 3-4 - Yellow Zinc (or Cadmium?)
7. 5769 Shifter Lever - Reverse - Zinc Phosphate
8. Shifter Lever to Rod Washers - Silver Cadmium
9. Adaptor Plate to Transmission Bolts (2) - Manganese Phosphate or Silver Cadmium ?
10. Adaptor Plate to Transmission Large Screw - Silver Cadmium (?)
11. Shifter Body to Adaptor Plate Bolts and Washers (2 x 2) - Manganese Phosphate ?
12. Shifter Rod to Shifter Body Lever (threaded) Buckle - Silver Cadmium or Zinc Phosphate ?
Regarding Item 6
(Shifter Levers 1-2 and 3-4) I have never seen these levers in other than Silver Zinc. I understand later production Z/28s may have used Yellow Zinc - would like some input on this
. For Item 7
(5769 Shifter Lever - Reverse - Zinc Phosphate), I have only seen the reverse lever in Manganese Phosphate not Zinc Phosphate - would also like input on this
My 5769 Reverse Lever