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Old 09-29-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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ZL1 Shifter Set Screw Question

Hey Guys,

Well I just had my formula1 ceramic tint put on and installed my gill inserts than guess who showed up to keep the mod train rolling? the UPS man with my zl1 shifter and suede knob and boot

I have a question, I used part # 11609670 (a set screw off a corvette m6) which I had heard a fellow member used for his ZL1 shifter set screw and it worked fine for him. When I try to install it, the set screw is the right threading but the washer/head of the bolt are too fat and the chrome top of the boot wont sit correctly with the knob since it sticks out too far. I've attached pics.

Any different part #? Mabye I got the wrong one? Or maybe I just havent done it right (but I dont think its my error at this point, i've tried a million ways).

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Thanks for your help, cant wait to have a little zl1 dna in my SS

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And I don't really car how they make the horsepower, whether it a Turbo, supercharged or just a whole lot of hamsters.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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As long as it has enough horsepower, I don't really care if it's a 4, a 6, an 8, or a 10.
And I don't really car how they make the horsepower, whether it a Turbo, supercharged or just a whole lot of hamsters.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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You should have gotten the MGW way better than the ZL1. I had it in my 2010 and loved it. Now that I have the ZL1 manual I think it is in between the SS and MGW. I always had a problem with the 2-3 shift in the 2010, but with the mgw never missed another gear. So far though I haven't missed in the Z yet, but the MGW was alot closer shifts. Where is that bolt supposed to go in reference to the pic? Nice car by the way, you should come hang out with the H-Town Camaro Club sometime.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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I can get the knob to sit down and get to a point where the set screw will go in, but it sticks out too far for the chrome boot to turn and attach?
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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It is supposed to be a set screw from a corvette.... someone stated it worked and gave part #.

I might just epoxy the hell out of the thing wont come off than

But no, seriously Idk what to do
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As long as it has enough horsepower, I don't really care if it's a 4, a 6, an 8, or a 10.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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You should have gotten the MGW way better than the ZL1. I had it in my 2010 and loved it. Now that I have the ZL1 manual I think it is in between the SS and MGW. I always had a problem with the 2-3 shift in the 2010, but with the mgw never missed another gear. So far though I haven't missed in the Z yet, but the MGW was alot closer shifts. Where is that bolt supposed to go in reference to the pic? Nice car by the way, you should come hang out with the H-Town Camaro Club sometime.
Eh, I liked the mgw but wanted the zl1 suede and having a factory part
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Eh, I liked the mgw but wanted the zl1 suede and having a factory part
And yes, I have been meaning to join
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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And yes, I have been meaning to join
Cool... or just come hang out at one of the meets sometime. You're going to love that shifter.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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Anyone in the club that loves installing shifters? lol

I will for sure
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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What if you were to take a dremel and just cut the washer off, would the head of the bolt be able to go in far enough then? Just a thought
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:00 AM   #11
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If I had a dremel I would me friend. You don't realize when you grow up and move away that "dads garage" that always had any tool you needed isn't around anymore. :(

I'm going to attempt to install today...
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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Maybe a regular set screw will work. You can get them from the hardware store or autoparts. Just take the screw up there and match the size and thread.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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Well I purchased a dremel tool and after going through several sanding discs I finally sawed that washer off. What a difficult little booger.

Right before that I went to auto zone to see if they had any recommendations, and they looked at me like I was an idiot and told me to just thread the washer off. Derp, if I could have I would have. Needless to say they were morons and lost a sale.

I installed the ZL1 shifter, it is very smooth and I really like the feel. I made 2 mistakes though,

1. I installed the shifter 180 degrees backwards so now I will have to rotate the shifter It works great, its just that the knob is on backwards. I hope that I can just disconnect the transmission linkage from the shifter stick and rotate it with the knob from the top. I want to spend as little time that I can under that car. Talk about hell. Back is killing me.

2. I stripped one of the bolts that holds the shifter in. Once you install/stab the shifter from underneath and get the cage in you have a metal plate with a 10mm hole on each side you tighten down to keep the shifter from falling back down out of place. I got one tightened up well, and I somehow managed to strip the other one. I went ahead and attached the linkage and drove it down my parking garage and it felt great. I am just worried about something happening if I happen to shift hard. :( (you know, WOT shifting )


Anyone know of a good way to maybe get that bolt to hold? It acts like it starts and wants to tighten, than just keeps spinning. Locktite?


Does anyone think it is dangerous or possible the shifter will fail if this is not corrected?

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #14
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May try to run a tap in the hole and see if that helps? If not i would say the safest solution would be to tap the stripped out hole to the next biggest size and use the appropriate size fastener.

Will it fail currently or with thread locker? I dont know but that's not something I would want to take a chance on.
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