I'm finally re-installing the BB into my '68, ...however I have a question on the clutch bellcrank/Z-bar.
When the Z-bar is mounted on the block side pivot ball (with the pivot ball mounted in the block as compared to the bellhousing) it seems awful close to the steering shaft/rag-joint. The AIM I believe shows the pivot ball in the block, ...but it almost seems the Z-bar would clear the steering shaft better if it were mounted in the bellhousing. (?)
I was temporarily running a small block in the car (until the BB was finished). The Z-bar used with the SB is about 1" longer than the one I believe is for the BB. Is the BB bar indeed shorter?
1.) Does the block side pivot ball mount in the block or the bellhousing?
2.) Is a BB Z-bar shorter than a SB Z-bar?
...just to note, ...I do have the correct '...621 bellhousing and the engine frame mounts are the (original) correct BB ones. (ie. driver side slightly taller, (PN '......7').
Thanks in advance for any information,
...lets hope it stays this clean...
(Note: clutch pivot ball mounted in block, ...should this be in the bellhousing?)
...Finally resting back home again.
Hopefully I'll have time over the next couple weeks to get everything back together and finish this up. Will keep you posted...