1974 Z28 shifter knob (style & color), headlight bezel colors

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  1. CamaroNmotion

    CamaroNmotion Veteran Member

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    Attempting to gather reference data on original 1974 Z28's .
    SHIFTER KNOB style and color
    HEADLIGHT BEZEL color


    I am original owner of special ordered 74 Type LT Z28. Has 2nd week Feb. build date.
    The car has:
    4-speed wide ratio Muncie transmission
    Black hard plastic shifter knob (words lift at top left), ITM shifter
    chrome with silver headlight bezels
    no fender cutout or indentation
    console
    points distributor

    There seems to be different thoughts on round or conical shape shifter knob, when used what determined hard plastic shift knob color (black or white), when did chrome with black headlight bezels arrive and when they did,were the chrome with silver headlight bezels still available?
     
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    my 73 is hard plastic like you describe with lift and inland shifter with its stock M20 muncie. and 73 and 74 Z28s are very similar power train wise [​IMG]
     
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    CamaroNmotion,

    It will be interesting to see what your "info post" will uncover. Here is some of the same info I posted in the other post over on the '74 specific section.

    It's a Midnight Blue Metallic, Type LT-Z28, no AC

    Build date, as per trim Tag: 01C - Third week of January (Norwood, OH)

    My car has NO fender cut out or indentation

    My Car did NOT have HEI

    My car DID have a large front plate holder (held both top and bottom of plate)

    My car DID have the Safty Belt Interlock Bypass switch on the Driver side inner fender & it came with a MUNCIE M21 Close Ratio Transmission

    The original shifter had a black, round hard plastic shift knob (with the word lift)

    Headlight bezels were bright aluminum with silver paint out to about 3/4 inch from the front rim of the bezel.

    No console.


    I have sold many of my original parts to finance the resto-mod project we did over the last 3 years or so.

    I have already sold the following:

    all 5 original Z wheels (including the spare) with 4 sets of perfect trim rings and center caps.perfect

    The Muncie M21 Close Ratio 4 speed transmission

    The original shifter and linkage

    The Hurst Competition Plus shifter and linkage (which replaced the original shifter sometime in 1975)

    The original dual snorkle air cleaner

    The original AM-FM stereo radio

    An original NOS, black non-AC dash pad that I bought from the dealer parts department back in the 80's (Still in the original GM box)(that brought some big bucks on ebay!)

    I still have a few misc parts, but as you can see, most of the big stuff is already gone.

    I have all the original smog equipment (the pump is seized, though)

    The seatbelt interlock overide switch and maybe a few of the small items.

    As much as I would have loved to restore the car back to original, I am LOVING the pro-touring mods with the 6 speed.
     
  4. Ricks72Z28

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    Picture of 74 Z28 Knob

    Here is a picture of the correct style 72 thru 74 Z28 shift knob, part# 6262264.

    ebay auction 111.jpg

    ebay auction 112.jpg
     
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    1974Z28 4 sp shifter knob

    Here is photo of my O.E.M. M20 Muncie 4-speed shifter knob.....round, hard plastic. 74_OEM shift knob (Small).JPG
     
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    Mine looked exactly like that one too.
     
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    The other number I ran across was 494367 for all cars with 4 speed, any part numbers on the bottom of the ball?
     
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    Just took a look at underside of my shifter knob....no part number, letters, just plain.
     
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    where did that # come from and is there a date on the # change . obviously mine is neither. the one you show which Ive seen before(which looks a lot like the 71 Hurst knob, but does the Hurst have to be lifted to engage reverse) the 71 brochure.... [​IMG] or the perfectly round knob in post 5 which Ive never seen before except on the 70 Hurst( just the round knob,either chrome or black). the 70 brochure... [​IMG] mine is more the later Z28 knob kind of egg shaped with the hard plastic and the 2 lines going up the side. you say the # may be underneath the knob?
     
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    This is from the GM Camaro Parts book.

    494367 1972-75/ALL ST 4 SPD /SUP 6262264/
    9794506 1975/ST3SPD
    357702 1976/ST3SPD
    357703 1976/ST4SPD

    DSC_0929.JPG Knob 357703
     
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