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Manual Swap, clutch problems.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by petryshyn, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    I just finished up swaping a sm465 from a 82 1 ton into my 86 blazer. When I tried to hook up the z-bar it will not fit between the bellhousing and the bracket, it is about a 1" or 2" away from the bellhousing when on the bracket, am i doing something wrong, or is a 86 blazer meant for hydralic?
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    could bee...

    I know my friends 86 K20 has a hydraulic clutch master and slave cylinder in it..I dont know the exact year they changed from manual to hydraulic,but it was right around that year ,somewhere in the mid-80's..No way to make the manual setup work??..maybe someone else here has done it,and will know more... :confused: :crazy: ...
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    85 and later was hydro... but i cannot imagine they changed the frame to match...
    i would think you can just move the z-bar bracket mount points without any issues

    oh, and just a simple thing: verify that you have the correct z-bar as well
     
  4. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah I am not to sure about the correct z-bar, its from a 82 1ton, I got the guys at the dealership to look up the part number and they said they were the same, can anyone confirm this?
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I cannot confirm that part.. but can you measure the length? I have one on my garage floor.. non paying ebayer :doah:
     
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    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    Mine is 8.5" steel do steel, out of a 1982 1 ton 4x4, do you mind measuring yours?
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    just gotta let me get home from work first... @ 4:15 I should be home
     
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    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    K, thanks.
     
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    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    the bracket you are talking about, is it the one on the frame?? did you change it?? if not that bracket is for the shift rod for the auto
     
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    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    no i put the bracket off the 1 ton frame onto my blazer one.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    we are talking the z-bar.. hoepfully he put that in from the manual.... it has a ball at one end to go into the bellhousing... and slides over the piece that bolts to the frame.. or rivited..... anyhow I didnt get to check.. was busy... ya didnt call me or pm me back!!! ill try later....
     
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    Mine is the same....'80 K30
     
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    I know this post is a little old, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Anybody have a picture of the Z-bar bracker, how it bolts to the bell housing, or the frame. Anything would help at this point...
     
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    I have a 87 that I put the sm465 in and the donor was a 79 truck and it all fit just fine the holes where even in the frame for the zbar
     
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    That helped a lot, thanks! I just need to get the bushings etc...I got th eZ-bar so am gettign close!
     
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    I now have everything installed except that bracket that goes on the frame...anybody have any idea where to get one? I can probably fab one up if someone was willing to give me dimensions...please?
     
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    It is GM Part number 6264942, available from GMPartsdirect.com or your local GM dealer. You could find in junkyards I'm sure too, but it's rivited on,so bring your cordless grinder....
     
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    yeah mine is still on my frame.... however I will take mine off once I do the crew cab drop.... :wink1:
     
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    Perfect, I ordered the part this morning. With any luck I should have it, and then my truck back on the road, within a short period of time. Thank you for all the help. Merry Christmas...
     

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