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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: Today at 06:20:15 PM »
A-arm shields, Soap & water, gentile nylon brush then a little Welseys (sp) and 303 cleaner followed up with a Napa tire dressing. I did need to replace the damaged pass side, just traced and cut out from some masticated rubber that has been discussed on the site in another thread.   

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:38:14 PM »
I have a quart on order (ZINC Version)

I will post some pics before and after & in process. (Hood, Hinges, Hood Hinge springs, Clutch Z-bar, Hood Latch & Catch, Heater hose inner fender clamp.)

Tech Link


Restoration / Re: 69 fuel line sleeve
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:49:58 AM »
04C LOS Z11 w/ measurements


General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:03:48 AM »

That is going to be one very fun car and like how Jon is working it that as a "fun car to drive." Love them 68Z's!

I second THAT !!


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
I purchased a replacement (USED) 403 re-usable condition alum S.B. Bellhousing at a local swap meet.
I gave it a cleaning in the solvent tank, then a low pressure blasting in a Glass Bead cabinet, Purposely left "some" orig orange overspray, found little to none down low. Interesting; chased threads but found the original pivot very worn & removal required propane heat to the front side and candle wax to wick and act as penetrant to get it to release its grip on the threads. Nice little pop & out it came. I gave the alum a wash down with Alum cleaner (acid) DX rinse and then the Alum DX-501 conditioner brightener- Bam Looks good for my use. New pivot, boot and fork.
Was  fun little project


Nicely Done Sir!
One of my Fav cars here!

I MUST have a sickness, I am digging the correct overspray of the body color on the underside  of the hood.

I vote for magnet on tail pan.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Decoding tag
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »

NO first gen ('67-69) had those (Z28) stripes from the factory except the Z28....

....and the '69 Z11   ;D

NO first gen ('67) had those (Z28) stripes from the factory except the Z28....

I am sure Gary meant this, He would not Leave US Hugger Orange & White Cars out,,,,, ALL HAIL ORANGE


I bought a Large version of this incorrectly labeled 67 as it is a 68 w/ locks

Great project  Original Poster of the thread.


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:04:56 AM »
Been a Very slow start to Spring so I have been working on a few indoor items.

Rear qtr windows, Lot of Evapo Rust, elbow grease, wire brush, steel wool, silicone lube, lithium lube, Boe-SHield T9, Rubber dressing, Soap & Water, etc.

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:28:55 AM »
Special Driver machined to contact THREE surfaces at same time to provide uniform drive.
The a) stationary flange b) Spring loaded seal c) The nose of the dynamic portion of the seal.

Samples, I like the Long pumps as the bodies are beefed up, I think in 1972 GM revised the waterpump bodies which use a larger shaft and bearing combination, so you have to be careful which kit you order. The squatty short pumps MUST be supported by the body not the legs, Don't ask,,See my numbers matching Z28 pump I shattered!

I saw a fellow in or at the Prtland Ore Swap meet in April and he sells the seals in addition to the Kits
Arg!!! I lost the business Card, CRUD!


Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:11:28 AM »

 I have rebuilt a bunch and had this problem crop up. When pressing the static/dynamic combination seal in the shaft and into the housing the shaft catches the lip and stretches and rips the seal apart

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:39:04 PM »
Regarding the water pump rebuild kit. Purchased one from Zip. Had a machinist friend help me at his shop. He had a good press and the knowledge. This should not be that hard to do, especially with an experienced machinist. Used the instructions on the Corvette Magazine site. The repair kit did not come with instruction. Took our time and read the instructions carefully, but when we pressed the seal on there was no clearance and the shaft would not turn. Was able to remove the seal without damaging the shaft or housing. Called Zip to see if they would sell another seal. Was informed they did not offer just the seal. Been checking for a source for another seal. All of the chain stores don't carry them. Don't know what we did wrong, but I have $50.00 in a kit I can't use and a pump that is halfway build. My machinist friend questioned some of the instructions(probably went against his experience), but I wanted to follow them as written. Appreciate if anyone has suggestions. Seal shows # 262714.

I Had this problem also.

When I get to it, I will post source for Seal & special tool I made to install same.

PS. I learned the Hard way on supporting the pump by the body NOT the Legs- Scratch one Dated 68 Z28 Pump! Makes a Nice 2 piece paper weight. (Live & Learn by Doing!)


Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 shift lever
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:15:41 AM »
LOS TH400 w/ console (68)

General Discussion / Re: Information on a 1967 302 motor.
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:02:01 PM »
.......... If anyone has any pics of a original 67 302 without a aircleaner on it would be greatly appreciated. Pics of original 1967 302 are almost impossible to find. Thank you every.

I know in CHICKS build thread on there are a couple of shots with the air cleaner on,,,,

1968 - Orphans / Re: 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:16:13 PM »
If I had the Car, build a CE L78 Motor and then take this Cylinder-Block and manufacture a glass topped coffee table ,,,,,

I concur it is almost only worth something to the owner of that VIN,

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