After an exceptionally shitty day at work, I came home and was able to mock up the clutch linkage for the chevelle - or at least try to. In short, the whole “finish this month” and probably the whole “finish before winter” thing is out the window.
That’s right, the collector of the headers that I just put on it last year and the Z-bar are doing their best to occupy the same space. You can see on the left just how much further in it needs to go, too.
Financially it’s been a huge stretch to gather the rest of the parts (which as of today I have all the parts I know I’ll need for the rest of the swap) which means another set of headers (not to mention then needing to tie them into the rest of the also-brand-new exhaust) is out of the question for quite a while. I have no way to remove that much material from the collector to make it clear, either, so I’m pretty well stuck.