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Decoding/Numbers / Re: rare '69!
« on: December 17, 2018, 11:56:43 PM »
Rust Never sleeps.

Hope it can get saved Dare to be different should be that cars motto,,,,

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Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad of Choice???
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:17:53 AM »
I am sure others here have additional TIPS.
I chose Isopropyl Alcohol as a evaporative lubricant and machined a brass "driver" to Set the fasteners w/o tearing them apart. It contacts the tip and flange of the fastener boot at the same time and prevents the tearing from a blunt driver.

The flat Pad I used to have used a stiff plastic fasteners that was hard & ridged and did not replicate the originals to my satisfaction so I sourced the ones show based on recommendations from  of others here.

I hope y0ou find this helpful,

Jim

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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 17, 2018, 01:26:49 AM »
The document clearly reads "Serial Number".

You can bet "they" GM & the plants & divisions "USED" (Who cares How),,,, that Serial Sequence Number for sure.

JIM

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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:36:54 PM »
Coated 15% Gloss via Auburn Wa Performance Coating Co.

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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:04:27 PM »
Thanks for posting this Kurt,,,,,,, "Jim" aka CE9A49906
Funny they do not stamp them with the gap between the CE & the serial number


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Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:47:37 PM »
I think you might find some KEY blocks or squares of codes in that still, Work small sections, using makeup soft brush and new razor blade play like you are excavating  rare Dino remains, photos digi camera in place using tripod and good close up settings, Mine was similar also flatten between a couple of pc's of glass and piece it together like a puzzle, nothing liquid, no vacuums, I used a Ear bulb to poof some of the dry dirt away, you know that thing the Doc uses to Hydro- your ear drum at the Docs office,,,,Best of luck

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Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad of Choice???
« on: December 16, 2018, 06:35:37 PM »

silver thermal material used (maybe they've updated the design and it's no longer there).

Yup it is still there, I trimmed it back (appx 1/16 to 1/8") with tiny seamstress scissors [where you might be able to see it when installed] and really like the "SKINNING" that was suggested in the early (Referenced) post

Thanks for the ideas guys, Great sharing of methods,

JIM

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Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad of Choice???
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:33:31 PM »
Molded all the way. I just removed a cheap flat pad & got the $175 model you looked at and it is WAY better than that flat junk, I gave it a short thought on searching for a parting out car to source a original but that is difficult and kinda like shopping for a used diaper after all these years the pads just do not survive the test of time,,,If I remember I contacted mfr & they did not sell direct, So I made sure I used a vendor selling the best molded unit and confirmed that is what was being purchased then low & behold, they drop shipped it from the Mfr. I can dig out the info when I get home.


JIM

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Restoration / Re: Fuel Pump Restoration?
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:32:28 AM »
Fuel Pump Back from Fred's after rebuilding; Ethanol  friendly.

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Restoration / Re: Trunk sound deadner
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:51:29 PM »
"First it was missing some dimpling mid pan (similar to the dimpling around the jack hook loop) which needed to be replicated "

Convertible version Hook anchor location?

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Restoration / Re: Need Ball Joint Rivets Installed
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:38:09 PM »
I tried to "TOOL" up to perform this task and failed -
Challenges, Sourcing quality correctly size starting stock rivets, Correct Tooling for "Backing bar" & "Buck"  driver for proper setting of rivets, Making a stable set up to crush aka set rivets,  was a big pain for just 6 pc of hardware, I went with ZIP products threaded rivets the Vette houses sell and called it good.

JIM

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General Discussion / Re: Horn Restoration
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:19:04 PM »
4X He has the tooling and talent-

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General Discussion / Re: How many ?
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:23:41 PM »
Most guys do not even realize there IS a socket designed to hold the (GM) threaded stud on the top of the rear shocks, recess is a strange oval size, I have a snap on version in my tool box- Food for thought

JIM

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
OMG Thanks for the heads up-

JIM

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1968 - Orphans / Re: 1968 Z28 Block 18L320850 V1211MO
« on: December 03, 2018, 05:06:57 AM »
Dang close to my missing "MO" triple seven

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