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Originality / Re: 69 L78 engine lift hooks
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:26:00 AM »
Thanks Warren I appreciate it.

Originality / 69 L78 engine lift hooks
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:02:34 AM »
Did the L78 in 69 come with engine lift hooks? If so were they painted silver like the intake or were they orange?

Thanks guys


« on: October 17, 2018, 01:57:36 AM »
I have had good luck preserving mine with Boeshield after I had them re arched. The color the Boeshield leaves on them is close to the right color.

Maintenance / Re: Coil Issues
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:18:24 PM »
Its probably the coil. If you test a stock dist. with points on a Sun machine the points will start to bounce at around 4500rpm.
This causes a weak waste spark ATDC and a weak coil cannot recover from this.
With a strong coil this waste spark has no effect on performance.
This can be clearly seen on the Sun Dist. scope.
Great info thanks. I bet the points are bouncing. No idea how old they are.

Maintenance / Coil Issues
« on: March 10, 2018, 06:24:06 PM »
I wanted to share a problem that I had and the end result to fix. I had a misfire at 4500 rpm seemed like a lean problem. So I checked the carb, and ended up rebuilding it which was not the problem. Then changed the fuel pump which resulted in me removing the smog pump to get to the fuel pump. Still not the problem. So I changed out the old 293 coil with a Mallory coil that I have had for 24 years. Bingo bad coil. Since I did not have the correct number coil, I ordered a repo coil with the "298" embossed on the part, correct for a 69 Z28. I thought new coil should take care of the problem. Nope, same misfire at 4500 rpm. Put the old Mallory coil ran great. I thought maybe my plug wires had aged so put in good relatively new wires with the new 298 coil...misfire. So this told me the coil was bad for sure. So put the Mallory coil back in the car, and then put the crappy "correct" date coded Packard wires back on. Car runs great now. But previously I had the old 293 coil on the car with the Packard wires and the car ran fine. Just over the time has this problem surfaced. So I am wondering if I still have a problem masked by the better high output coil?

General Discussion / Re: CRG Forum is back up!
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:10:20 AM »
Glad the site is back up!! Thanks to the guys that put in all the hard work.

Restoration / Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:18:07 PM »
No I have not figured it out. I did "tweak" the bar Charley was referring to and did not seem like it helped. Maybe I was tweaking the wrong part. I don't have the car home at the moment. It is at the shop and I have been working on other cars. Let me know if you fix your problem John.

General Discussion / Re: Straight off Mecum's to Ebay?
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:32:28 PM »
Lol,  I don't necessarily jump to that conclusion because there isn't a pic of it.   With forgery being such an issue these days I'm not so sure I'd put a pic up of my own tag for the world to see if it were for sale. Next thing ya know an identical repop tag shows up on a rebody somewhere.   Serious buyer? Wanna see it, come look at it is what I would say.  Call and ask the right questions would likely remove any doubt.  Not serious enough to look at the car in person then he's likely not a buyer anyway.   I've sold a lot of stuff in the past, and you waste a ton of time on people like that.  I don't waste too much energy with that anymore.

Just looking at it from a seller perspective.  On the flip side, being a dealer shies me away

Neat car none the less.

Totally agree!

General Discussion / Re: LM-1 car?
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:27:02 PM »
Yes, its is a good site. Would recommend it.

Original '69 RS Z here. 03D, VE3, flat hood no spoiler.

Restoration / Re: Manual Steering Box Rebuild
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:51:04 PM »
ZLP955, great info thank you for sharing the site!


Restoration / Manual Steering Box Rebuild
« on: December 24, 2016, 01:42:25 PM »

I had the above restored by Lares Corp. Frankly, wish I would had gone elsewhere. I had to send it back once I got it back because the box still had slop in it. Once received they called me and said there was a bushing that needed to be installed which they missed the first time. I have no problem with this. People make mistakes. They paid for the shipping etc. Got it back and it drove well until the slop returned. I was like man now what. So had a buddy over and while turning the steering wheel the top cover of the box was moving due to the fasteners being loose. I tightened them skeptical. Drove the car not many miles. Now they are lose again and tightened them up with lock tight this time. Are these bolts the style that you use them one and when removed you throw them out and install new ones? Or should I just put lock washers on the box? I don't want to do that because as I recall that is not right? Maybe the lock tight will work, but that just does not seem like a long term fix.



1969 - Orphans / 69 Camaro Z28 engine in Ohio
« on: November 29, 2016, 12:48:35 PM »
Can't tell 100% about this stamp but looks good enough to be checked out. The guy states that the car was wrecked in the 70's so not sure it is still around.

Restoration / Re: seatbelt cleaning
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:07:25 PM »
I had the same issue with oxyclean removing some of the color from the buckle cover. However, was able to take VRT from Adams and soak the plastic part of the buckle and was able to get most of the color back. Next set I clean will remove the plastic part of the buckle.

Maintenance / Re: 69 Z Fuel Pump
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:57:12 PM »
Thanks William will check it out.

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