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Maintenance / Re: Spark plugs for 396 / 325 hp
« on: November 17, 2022, 11:24:47 PM »
I have been running Champion plugs (RC-12YC) in my Edelbrock RPM heads per their recommendation for years and never had any problems.
They are 1/4 " shorter for header clearance also.

I just replaced a set and probably wasted my money. The plugs looked ok. They were pretty old.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rare 67 L78 Convertible, White Power Top
« on: August 31, 2022, 09:23:29 PM »
Where did you purchase the top if you don't mind me asking? More pics please.

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General Discussion / Re: RS Head Lamp Bezels Needed, 68 Z28
« on: April 21, 2022, 05:29:22 AM »
[quote author=Gars68Tux link=topic=19940.msg180960#msg180960 date=1650139738

Compared to the bezels,my nos fenders were around $300 when I bought them. That rs frontend does look good with the repops.

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Mine (fenders) were $210 ea, including extensions. I recall the parts guy commenting how expensive they were! :)
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Mine still have the extensions wired on as I have not installed them yet.

On the bezels, I see the radius on the HBC bezels I purchased.

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General Discussion / Re: RS Head Lamp Bezels Needed, 68 Z28
« on: April 16, 2022, 12:33:33 PM »
I'd say NOS bezels are way over priced and they don't fit perfect anyway. Look at some vintage photos and a lot of times the edges don't line up with the grill so good. Personally, I'd look at what CHQ has to offer.

Here's a shot of mine. Everything, grill and fenders were NOS, purchased about 30yrs ago (when they were affordable ;)), EXCEPT the bezels! I guess they weren't available "over the counter" back then or I would've got them. And I don't recall what brand these repops were. CHQ didn't exist back then. The fit was good with only minor tweeking needed.

 

Compared to the bezels,my nos fenders were around $300 when I bought them. That rs frontend does look good with the repops.

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General Discussion / Re: RS Head Lamp Bezels Needed, 68 Z28
« on: April 16, 2022, 06:01:00 AM »
I bought a pair of the bezels from HBC and while I can't comment on the fitment yet, they are very nice looking.
I have nos upper & lower rs moldings and wanted all to match up but we will see one day.


Originally I was going to try and modify the nos rs fenders I purchased many moons ago to standard fenders but have decided against this and now going to make it an rs.

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Originality / Re: Hood side bumpers
« on: February 02, 2022, 04:54:22 PM »
When they are individually packaged you can't go wrong, but I also have some purchased years ago that are nos but unpackaged.


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Originality / Hood side bumpers
« on: January 20, 2022, 04:44:05 AM »
One would think these would be easy to find being that the same ones were used on many models but not the case.
Probably not a concern to judging as I doubt they are scrutinized but original or NOS will function as intended.

Beware of some on the auction site claiming their NOS. I can tell the difference.

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 10, 2021, 01:11:50 AM »
Support fixture J-22573 for column in vise and some amber color lithium grease I believe will do for re-assembly.

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 07, 2021, 03:08:07 PM »
I have 2 also:
One is tilt the other non-tilt but both are floor shift.
Hopefully the pins don't need replacing on the tilt.

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 06, 2021, 01:09:03 AM »
So I since I had the tool to remove bowl only made sense to get installer too!
This is one stout chunk of plastic.

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 05, 2021, 05:44:58 PM »
Thank for the info on the socket. I am gonna check this out further when I tear down the column.

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 02, 2021, 02:40:34 PM »
Pic of above mentioned socket. Looks like I  could cut down a 12-point socket possibly?

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: November 02, 2021, 06:40:12 AM »
What about the lock nut socket (Kent Moore j-22599) ? What size is this and can I make one with an old socket?

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Maintenance / Re: 68 Tilt column loose & turn signal switch removal
« on: October 29, 2021, 03:09:13 PM »
There are four critical tools to use in disassembly and reassembly - look at your Service Manual for the numbers of the pivot pin tool, special socket and the bowl (reassembly) driver, which keeps you from bending or crushing the collar when you drive it back in place after replacing the switch. I wish you luck in finding that one - that REALLY took a good while to locate.

Regards,
Steve

The pivot pin remover tool (J-21854) is available but I see where people have improvised here with other tools.

I have found several bowl drivers (J-21853).

 J-22599 is available also if that is the socket your referring to.

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