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Title: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 15, 2020, 10:46:08 PM
In 2017 I found a 67 Z-28 after years of searching that a friend purchased new here in Ga; it sold in 68 to another local friend who took it off of the street, installed a 427 and from there was a dedicated drag car. In the process of doing a full restoration and looking for the original engine which was in great condition when sold.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: HOGDADDY on August 16, 2020, 12:10:48 AM
Lets see some pics!
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: MO on August 16, 2020, 06:40:01 PM
Nicely optioned for a car destined to be a race car. Good luck on your search!
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: Jon Mello on August 16, 2020, 08:42:49 PM
Cliff, the first owner Mike Harris blew the original engine and had a CE replacement installed, no?

Have you started on the restoration yet or just acquiring parts?  Looking forward to you bringing this car back to original.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 19, 2020, 11:58:23 PM
Hey Jon,
I talked to the original owner Mike after I saw you in Chicago, he informed me that he only dropped a valve in the engine without doing any damage to the block. So he sold it with the original engine.
Yes Iíve started the restoration and acquiring parts as I go.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: firstgenaddict on August 23, 2020, 11:24:09 AM
Was the firewall ever cut for the Cowl Plenum?
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 23, 2020, 01:44:21 PM
James,
The original owner said the car did not come with the Cowl Plenum and the cowl was never cut as you can see from the photo, which is odd.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: MO on August 24, 2020, 07:44:44 PM
James,
The original owner said the car did not come with the Cowl Plenum and the cowl was never cut as you can see from the photo, which is odd.


CR,

I'm sure you know this, but the cowl wasn't cut for the plenum air cleaner at the factory. That was left up to whomever actually installed it; i.e., self, dealer or mechanic. That assembly was shipped loose in the trunk.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: firstgenaddict on August 25, 2020, 09:21:55 PM
The dealership was charged for the Cowl Plenum... 05Z28BB 
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 26, 2020, 02:03:13 AM
The owner was charged for the CP. LOL. He never saw it, it was not in the car at the time of the purchase.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: firstgenaddict on August 26, 2020, 06:34:02 AM
Do you have the original heater block off plates?
I am pretty sure the defroster block offs were just black paperboard.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 26, 2020, 01:09:51 PM
Hey James, it did not have the heater block off plates when I purchased the car. The second owner installed a used heater assy. during the time he was driving it on the street. The heater delete plates were gone however, I did purchase a used factory set that I found on eBay. I had asked Jon that question regarding the block offs and Youíre right, they were some type of paperboard.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: MO on August 26, 2020, 06:35:30 PM
I don't think it was unusual for them to be missing. Since they were loose it would be pretty easy for them to disappear. The same thing happened to the original owner of my car, but he made the dealership order a replacement.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on August 27, 2020, 03:31:15 PM
Here are some photos
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: MO on August 28, 2020, 12:08:06 AM
Nice! Look forward to seeing more of your progress.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: firstgenaddict on September 15, 2020, 04:44:34 AM
Do you have the original 4.88 axle for the car... I am thinking that would be a VERY difficult item to find.
Title: Re: 67 Z-28 engine
Post by: CR on December 05, 2021, 01:15:48 PM
Sorry for the late reply James,

The car had a Dana rear end when I purchased it. I found an original 67 12 bolt rear end with the factory right side traction bar bracket that Iíll use. Planning on rebuilding this rear end with 4:88 gears.

Cliff