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 Post subject: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:28 pm 
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I am trying to install my new A833 OD trans and I need some help. My truck had an A903 3 spd with a different Z-bar than what I need for my new 4 spd. Two questions: 1. Can I reuse the old ball stud that the z-bar mounts to the bell housing on the new set up?
2. Where does the new z-bar mount on my truck? I have the mounting tab for the new trans (thanks DI) but I do not see anywhere that it should mount to on the frame or cab of my truck. Will I need to change anything else with this swap.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 pm 
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1. Can I reuse the old ball stud that the z-bar mounts to the bell housing on the new set up?


If you had the 11" clutch, then no... you need an A-833OD bracket.

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Where does the new z-bar mount on my truck?


Been a while, but it bolts to the top or side of the drivers side frame rail if I vaguely remember right...


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Thanks DI, you would not happen to know where to find one of those A833OD brackets might be located? Can I use one from a V-8 truck or car? There is a pull a part yard not far from me that has a 318 truck with a busted up OD trans.


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 pm 
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There is a pull a part yard not far from me that has a 318 truck with a busted up OD trans.


Has to be slant six, the V-8 bellhousings are wider due to the 10 1/2" clutch on the small block and 10 1/2 or 11' clutch on the big block... so they
mount a bit differently, and the Z-bar is narrower.


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Will any other transmission work? NP435/445 maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:11 am 
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No same issue applies for the NP 435..the bell is wider and things are different...

The only other one I could think of is a 1973-1980 Car 3 speed bell... but that's not an easy item to find
any more either.


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:28 pm 
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I might have a couple of those at my buddies salvage yard. Thanks for all the help.

Zeb


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 pm 
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If you haven’t had any luck finding what you need, I have a z bar and brackets from an ‘84 truck with a slant and a833 I’d be willing to part with.


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 Post subject: Re: Z-bar ball stud
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:37 pm 
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I rigged mine up with the 3 spd body mount and a z bar and bell mount. It is not pretty and not straight, but it works fine and the clutch action seems to work fine. I would like to actually see a pic of one all hooked up and working properly.


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