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Restoration / Re: Torque specs
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:48:41 AM »
All the torque specs are in the "Specifications" section (last few pages) of the Chassis Service Manual and/or Chassis Overhaul Manual.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
Anyone willing to contact the seller to see if we can get the partial VIN and suffix code?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: What is the option code for '68 Mats?
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:34:36 PM »
Yes, the mats are color keyed to the interior. Red interiors got red mats, blue interiors got blue mats, etc... Black interiors would get black mats. Clear was also available.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 68 L48 Harmonic Balancer
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:38:49 AM »
The part number (3896966) is 67/68 350 only, but the key way index applies.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 68 L48 Harmonic Balancer
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:40:21 PM »
The 3896966 is the balancer you want and the difference between the 67/68 and 69 balancer is where the index mark is located.

The 67/68 index mark is directly in line with the keyway and the 69 was moved 10 degrees counter clockwise (see picture below)

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:33:57 AM »
I disagree with what you guys are saying about mismatched parts being installed on these cars. Chevrolet didn't even accept the order unless all the parts and sub assemblies were available. They would never start building a car without having everything they needed at hand. Chevrolet had an entire department dedicated to just this. It was their job to anticipate what would be required and make sure the parts were in stock to build cars. William and John have talked about this numerous times and a search should yield more detailed answers that mine, but this should get the general idea across.

Ed

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That wouldn't happen. Per John Hinckley:

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An engine failure in the assembly plant resulted in the engine being pulled and returned to the engine plant for credit - there were NO repairs to engines in car assembly plants - they weren't equipped, trained, or authorized to that kind of work. A failed engine was in a rack and on a train back to Flint the same day it was pulled from the car (there was ALWAYS a Flint V-8 train arriving and departing every day).

When the failed/returned engine arrived at Flint V-8, it got a cursory inspection to determine whether it was worth repairing (in which case it got repaired, a "grind-out" and re-stamp); if not, it was scrapped. One engine to be repaired didn't get much attention in an environment that had an engine to be built and shipped every 12 seconds.

Note that a new engine would have been pulled from the dress line, stamped with the correct VIN and then installed in the car.

In your case, the engine that's in the car now started life in a different car.

Ed


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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:26:49 PM »
Andi, I'll have to wait until Bryon logs in to check the official CRG database, but it's not in mine.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:47:49 PM »
Well, in that case you're probably not going to be able to determine with it started life as. What's the VIN? We may have it in the database.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:31:41 PM »
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Was the indicator the same for Powerglide and the torqueglide?

No, the Torque-Drive lens was different but I can't find a picture of it. The 1968 Camaro column shift Powerglide lens was P/N 3904851 (with tilt wheel) or 3895209 (without tilt wheel), and the Torque Drive lens was P/N 3943646. Apparently there wasn't a service part number for the Torque Drive lens WITH tilt, and that's probably because it was such a rare option (a hair less than 3100 made in 1968), and only available with the 6 cylinder engines, I would imagine there probably weren't any Torque Drive cars built WITH tilt columns!! If someone ordered the Torque Drive, it was because they were cheap!!!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:22:01 PM »
Andi, if you still have it, the plastic indicator on the original column shift will tell you how many forward gears you had. Look below at the pictures. The top one is for the Powerglide and the bottom one if for the Turbo 400 (or the Turbo 350 if you happen to have a VERY late car).

Ed

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Restoration / Re: Brake light
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:09:14 AM »
Bad switch or grounding out. Check the switch first.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:58:25 PM »
You'll never know without the original engine or docs but you can get clues as to what it originally was. Starting HERE would be a good beginning.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: Custom Chevrolet Badge
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
I agree. That appears to be a 60's or early 70's (?) truck emblem on the same vein as the ones pictured below. I'm not up on trucks but maybe someone else on the forum is and can narrow it down for you.

Ed

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1968 - Orphans / 1968 Los Angeles L78 engine 18L339001
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:17:16 AM »
Not mine but on CRAIGSLIST.

Pad stamp is 18L339001 and the date is T0320MQ (March 20th, 1968). Possible VIN's are 124378L339001 or 124678L339001

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1968/69 Chevy 396/375 HP Engine Camero chevelle nova impala - $4800

This is a rare and desirable 396 big block chevy. Best I can figure, (I am not a professional) is that this engine is a 1968 375 HP engine. The engine ID on front of motor reads T0320MC, indicates it was manufactured March 20. The casting number 3916323 indicates it was cast in 1968. The casting number is associated with a 1968 375 HP engine. I was informed that as per the Vehicle Vin Stamping Number, 18L339001, the second number (8) = 1968, and (L) = Built in Los Angeles, with the remaining numbers being associated with vin of the car it came from. I assume this engine was from a 4 speed car as there is a pilot bushing in the back of the crank. Check the numbers and see if they match up to your car. If you don't have original numbers matching block, one showing that it's correct to your car would be a really nice way to add value to your prized possession. This would be a great engine for a Camaro, Chevelle, Nova, Caprice, Impala, El Camino or Corvette. It's in great shape for a rebuild. All the parts are standard sizes. The engine block, heads, and steel crank were just magnafluxed by a local engine shop and guaranteed rebuildable. Dimple Rods and pop up pistons have some light surface rust which of course affects nothing. All of the 4 bolt main caps are in place and this block is ready for your classic. All packaging and Shipping costs to be paid by customer and is not included. Can ship to a business address, residential shipping is an additional cost.

Phone number is 9 five 1 - eight 9 three - 0 nine 0 nine

Ed

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