ANyone know who is reproducing Z28 Reverse Lockout Linkage

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  1. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    Can anyone direct me to the supplier for 1970 Z28 back drive, reverse lock out rod supplier? Do you know if they stamped these with the correct numbers also???
    Thanks!!~
     
  2. jacsey 70Z

    jacsey 70Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No one is making the reverse lockout rod at this time, I looked into it but to do it right you need to hammer forge the ends and the cost was way to high for the number of rods you could sell.
    Yes the last four numbers are stamped into the lockout rod. 5618
    Jack

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  3. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    Wow , Thanks for the fast response, Jack. So that would be a "no repo" on the upper rod 5624, as well?
     
  4. jacsey 70Z

    jacsey 70Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No one does the upper rod either, but they are way easier to find then the lower.
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  5. M21RSZ28

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    Camaro Specialties in New york use to sell a reproduction lower lock out rod but without the "5618" on the rod for 1970-72 Camaro


    Camaro Specialites
    12 Elm Street
    East Aurora, ny 14052-2536
    Phone: (716) 652-7086


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  6. Hotrodpaul

    Hotrodpaul Veteran Member

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    Jim Stubbins over at Heartbeat City was making a nice and correct lower lockout rod for 1st Gen Camaro's. I wonder if he would be willing to reproduce the 2nd Gen lower rod since he already has the proper tooling.

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  7. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The lower rod is reproduced, they are on ebay now and then along with the bellcrank. I believe the company is called Chicago Muscle Car Parts? The lower rod from a 69 camaro (with Muncie) is the same,but different part #'s. I have done two of these swaps using the 69 rod.
     
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  9. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    David Nelson, First I read where somebody was claiming that 69' lower rod was SAME AS 70/71 Lower Rod...........(with exception of part #) Hmmmm!!!!

    To all of you, how many other years was 5624 upper used with same bellcrank assy as 1970.....and guess I need to study AIM to see what set up was used with T350/400 to lock out steering wheel ??????
     
  10. M21RSZ28

    M21RSZ28 Veteran Member

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    First of all the 1970-74 muncie lower reverse lock out rod is stamped 5618 for the 3975618 rod - 1969 Camaro with muncie uses 3955733 reverse lock out rod for Z28 and 3955755 for SS 386 Camaros.

    If the 69 lower reverse lock out rod were the same for 1970 Camaro with Muncie trans the part number would have been the same

    1969 Camaros use the same subframe as the 1968-72 Nova, the 1970 Camaro-up subframe is different and would require a diffferent lever assembly attached to the subframe and a completely different lower lock out rod

    Maybe you can make a 69 reverse lock out rod fit on a 1970, i don't know and would never try, but it won't look right no matter what

    The picture of the lower lock out rod offered by "Thepartsplaceinc" does not even look close to the "5618" where is the bend in the rod, their rod looks to straight

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...&category0=&fvi=1&item=330308919093&viewitem=

    The upper rod 5624 was used on 1970-74 Z28 as listed in the Chevrolet Parts catalog dated June 1974


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