Two or three years ago, when I first began digging thru my garage for the 'original' parts I'd removed since purchase in 1976, I've been looking for the Rev LO rod that I'd removed and 'stuck in the garage' when I installed new headers that interfered with the lower LO rod. (The headers that were on the car when I bought it in '76 (that I think were Hedman?) had not conflicted with the rod, but they eventually rusted out.) I'd dug thru all the most likely places in my garage several times looking for that rod I'd removed, but hadn't found it until today. In fact, I'd even went ahead and purchased a 'reproduction' 5773' rod to use.
Today, while digging out my '57 Nomad parts (that I hadn't seen in 20 yrs or so..
, I FOUND the rod... of course, I came out with a "EUREKA, I found it". Once cleaned up where I could read the engraved PN, I found a different number! (5776) .. See photos of comparison between the two rods (original and repro). Is the '5773 pn correct? Did they change that part or PN at the tail end of '69 (my car is an 09C - Sept '69 - production. HELP!!