Author Topic: 1969 302 headers with working reverse lock out linkage and power steering  (Read 2493 times)

WaltZ

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let's try this heading.
Anybody able to have 68 style factory headers on a 69 Z with the reverse lock out modified to work and also with power steering
Thanks in advance

169INDY

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Kustom Repop version from Colorado; (KH37)

I am not sure "IF" they have some still avail or had to mfr. another batch of these.

Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
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WaltZ

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nice, but can you still leave the reverse lock out linkage functional.

169INDY

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I am installing them on a 68.
I have a friend (& CRG-Member) that was interested in the same question. He consulted a crg core member whom indicated that even use of these on a 69 would require removal or major linkage Mods.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

camaroboy68ss

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I am installing them on a 68.
I have a friend (& CRG-Member) that was interested in the same question. He consulted a crg core member whom indicated that even use of these on a 69 would require removal or major linkage Mods.

yeah I dont see those fitting with the lockout and without taking a the ballpeen hammer to cleat a power steering box. Curious as well on the fit in a 68 as I have tossed the idea around on my car a few times.
Young gun with a Camaro or 2.
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1933 Ford Pickup - "Camaro in disguise"

Jonesy

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I dont know of any headers made that fit a Camaro without removing the reverse linkage
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Z10Mike

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Agree with Jonesy. I installed my first set of headers on a '69 in 1974.  And I've never had headers that were compatible with a reverse lockout rod.  That lockout rod just wasn't a concern to us back then.   We would just wire up the lever so the column wouldn't lock and that was that.  The rod went into a take off parts box with the smog pump, tubes and manifolds for "someday". 

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does anyone have pictures of the 68 headers installed on a 69. looking for driver side to see if a linkage rod can be made to work.
thanks

jdv69z

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I have Dougs 1 5/8 headers, and my reverse lockout works. I do have a bell crank that I had custom made with an offset for the rod which goes to the reverse lever. If interested, I can take some pics.
Jimmy V.

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I have Hooker headers, and my reverse lockout has always worked. I have power steering as well.
Buddy
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
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Hey Jimmy and Buddy, could I ask you to post some pictures of the driverside and linkages,
Thanks
Walt

jdv69z

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Will Do; Give me a couple of days.
Jimmy V.

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I can send them to you. Not smart enough to post pics! Send me your email.
Buddy
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
15 z/28 Arctic white, A/C 505 HP #251

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Seems to me we just tied it up at the steering column and added a backup light switch to the shifter linkage, but it has been a few years.  :)

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Got your email Walt. Iíll get pics out to you tomorrow!
Buddy
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
15 z/28 Arctic white, A/C 505 HP #251