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Restoration / Re: Power steering gearbox rebuild service
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:27:04 AM »
If you have it out or can get it out, you can change that seal in about 5 min.  I did it on an 85 GMC with it installed in about 2 hrs. because I didn't know what I was doing and had a hard time getting the steering column out of the way.  Plenty of videos on YouTube.

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:29:47 PM »
Thanks. I was hoping to locate where various markings etc go when they came off the assembly line for example I know there are stickers on the disc brake shield. I am trying to restore as original as possible.

The best way to do that is to search and research build threads.  There are people here and on TC that have already gone through this process and detailed many of the items you are asking about.

Restoration / Re: complete brake booster for drum brakes: parts numbers
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »
If you search the forums there are probably a lot of places that rebuild the mc's and re-sleeve with stainless.

I think the tube is just the standard GM small block tube available everywhere still.  One is inside the block under the pan and the other is outside on the block.   That's the difference in part numbers.

On the dipstick, I think the inference is the flat handle goes with mostly NOR cars and the round one seems to be more LOS cars.  Not 100% as it could just be two suppliers and different stock of one type in greater quanity at each location.

Originality / Re: 69 BB p/s pump
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:00:57 PM »
There's a bench in that pic??  lol

No, but I did notice a can of Grizzly Long Cut Wintergreen.  Don't ask me how I know.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..funky rivets
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:08:40 PM »
I guess I should have been more precise.  Being a 68 owner I didn't take into consideration the change in vin stamps on 69's, but my point is that if you provide a picture of an obviously re-stamped block and claim it's born with, red flags go up with me.  There are ways to authenticate some of these 69 engines, but for me, I will always have doubts as it looks they're trying to deceive.  They may not be but with all the bs out there I am very jaded.

General Discussion / Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« on: August 23, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
Do not put the repro spiral shocks on the front if you want to drive it with any semblance of a decent ride.  They are what they say "for show only".  If you have originals, keep them and put them on for a show and put the kyb's on for driving.

Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:06:11 PM »
I have that same scene on my i phone but have no idea how you get that on here.

So am I correct in understanding that there is no correct replacement molding clips for my 68Z without vinyl top? Or is this just a 69 and/or vinyl top thing?  At one point I saved a thread about the front and rear being different on mine, but I don't remember any discussion on clips being incorrect.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..funky rivets
« on: August 22, 2017, 03:29:45 PM »
It seems they've added that the block was decked and re-stamped during restoration.  To me that just means non born with block.  It may be the born with, but no way to prove it other than hearsay.

General Discussion / Re: Heater core seals
« on: August 22, 2017, 03:27:26 PM »
I either have this somewhere in my pile or was going to get it.  Either way I don't know if it's any good yet.  I do know the seal for the tubes is incorrect and most kit descriptions say so.  Either Steve's or Heartbeat used to anyway.

Then you have to get the correct seal separately.

Heart beat has the same same seal kit as Steve for $2 more.  I just personally don't like to deal with Heartbeat if I don't have to.

Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 Z28 Survivor - Lemans Blue -
« on: August 02, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »
another -
The 2nd owner bought the car when it was about a year old. -
He removed the shocks and smog almost immediately.

He probably just wants to get rid of those and send them to me.  Seriously, just great to see these kinds of cars.

Mild Modifications / Re: Tri-Power 427 fit under 69 SS hood?
« on: July 25, 2017, 04:51:24 AM »
Is the base of the cowl air cleaner is bigger than the open element?  Maybe you could custom make a bottom for the cowl air cleaner with a bottom from a tri power?

Mild Modifications / Re: Tri-Power 427 fit under 69 SS hood?
« on: July 25, 2017, 04:43:45 AM »
The cowl hood opening is about 15 1/2".  Most of the systems I see only show this as an option.

If you had the round top carbs you could get away with a round air cleaner and probably make it fit to the cowl hood with the seal and have it functional.

Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:28:49 PM »
That's an interesting shift boot.

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