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Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: Today at 03:04:01 AM »
right, ok for show car but i would not want to have it hurt someone down the road. i was very lucky it didn't hurt me or anyone else. could have been really bad had it happened on the track. we were doing some spirited driving in the pits checking something out and it let loose. check your fans, guys.

Paul,

I take it by the two washers under the bolt heads that the bolts likely bottomed out before proper torque could occur - wonder if that affected the fatigue that ultimately broke the fan. Bent or loose on the clutch probably accelerated the breakage for sure, especially if it was cracked on one side.

Kurt"s right - I'd have a competent welder repair it and put it away (or street it) - they're just too hard to come by. Run a lo-po at the drags if you want the appearance; the diameter and pitch are the same, and they sure are easier and cheaper to locate (also reproduced).

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: Today at 02:38:25 AM »
Looks like 3-1/4 BC to me, markings correct. I'd venture it's the genuine article -

Regards,
Steve

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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:17:25 AM »
Hakan,

One good looking ZL-1 for sure. Out of curiousity, why the TH350 instead of a TH400 ? I have a bad mental picture of twisted output shafts and exploding internals after that kind of power metering through it. True, a 350 will hold up to mannerful driving, but wasn't really intended for this kind of duty. Just asking -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:48:09 PM »
That's the correct L78 and Z28 fan. Don't let it grow legs

It does have the appearance of the correct L78/Z28 '68 fan blade, but the proof is the bolt circle (should be 3-1/4")and clutch openings. The lo-po 5 blade with the 3.00" BC is marked the same, looks just like it except for the difference in the BC's and a smaller center hole. The fan clutch (non-Eaton) could look the same for both hi and lo-po applications, only the bolt circles tell them apart.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:59:57 AM »
Just checked mine, recalled. I had it standing by when I started my 1949 P/U this past weekend after 20 years of dormancy, picture of it sitting on the driveway close to the truck. Good thing when the carb flooded out I didn't have to try the extinguisher -

Regards and thanks,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Hugger Orange
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:13:12 AM »
Either your humor was wasted on the HO guys, or they're ignoring you.

I thought it was appropriate (and funny)

Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: October 31, 2017, 01:59:14 AM »
Glaring.

Somebody went to a lot of trouble to sell it so cheaply, shame it's fake. Bet someone proudly shows this one thinking it's the real thing.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 31, 2017, 01:48:29 AM »
All four of my water shields from my X77 are in decent shape - I removed them from the car in 1980; off and stored in the dry ever since. If any one needs a measurement from them, send me a PM.

I looked in vain for part numbers on the backs of them (noticed the part number on my door panels quickly), but nothing on them at all. Heavy paper, like pattern paper, black coating on one side only. I never thought they were very water resistant, but I guess they did their jobs -

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 69 4x6 front speaker info
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:57:38 PM »
Sorry, Doc - I enthusiastically reacted before the "4 X 6" sunk in -

My car owners were obviously frugal car people - AM's only, no stereos in any, although the '68 Z came equipped with a rear speaker on the list of options ordered with the car.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 69 4x6 front speaker info
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:38:19 PM »
My original -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: Help with Z/28 proof?
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:24:13 PM »
  I've done that for years in Tennessee - in the old days, you could get every piece of paperwork that was on file by running a title history through the DOT (or DMV in you case). They charged $5.00 (now $15.00 last time I did it), and would dig out the pages from microfiche files, overnight. The Federal Privacy Law (which I think is what your people are referencing), prohibits the sharing of names and addresses by governmental agencies, which shouldn't affect most of the paperwork : Tennessee didn't start redacting the names until later. One of the cars I used this routine on (not mine), provided a big stack of the dealer invoice, MSO, title history with all of the past owner's info on it, which I sent to the current owner of the car after I tracked him down through the CRG (car was a local car sold out of state, disappeared for a couple of years until CRG helped me find where it went). My '68 Z came back as a 1/2" tall stack of copies, 13 owners in all (one guy bought and sold it 2 or 3 times), with the oh-so-critical dealer invoice and MSO perfectly legible and intact. '69 Z was the same, just not as thick as I'm the 3rd owner from 1973 'till present.

   This whole thing was easy to do - required a visit to the TN DOT office in Nashville with the title in hand, fill out the title history request form, pay the fee, and come back the next day and pick up the results. If the car was originally from Tennessee, they had everything on file as I mentioned, but if it was a transfer the paperwork started when it was titled in TN.

   Might be worth a trip to your state office (likely where the files are stored) in person - always easy for people over the phone to turn you down when they aren't sure of what they are talking about. Our office stopped doing this for a while, stating they didn't have the manpower of the overtime capabilities, but I heard recently they have started it again. It is worth a try -

Regards,
Steve   

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Originality / Re: Help with Z/28 proof?
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:09:15 PM »
Will the Indiana State DOT run the title history for you ? Some states still do, some don't, most redact the personal info of names and addresses, but could possibly still have dealer invoices and MSO's on file (like both my '68 and '69 Z's did). Worth a shot, anyway.

I have a postcard advertisement from my originating dealer dated '69 that shows a Le Mans Blue '69 in the showroom, often wondered like the thread above if it could possibly be mine in the shot. My MSO stated January 28th release date (01C build), car was sold in late February 1969, but unfortunately it is in the block of dates the NCRS can't locate; at least I have the dealer invoice and MSO for documentation. I don't reckon you can ever have enough, but it's good enough to verify what it is - 

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:47:21 PM »
My original is welded inside of the pulley, spot welds through the support cup and the outside minor diameter. The one shown above is a reproduction, but a good one - I've seen similar from PartsPlace and other vendors that look like this.

Considering prices for OEM's are usually through the roof, ones like this are usable until you can locate a used OEM or NOS - my opinion -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: BUMPER DATE CODES
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:18:53 PM »
No, bumpers aren't date coded, nor are there any part numbers on them.

Ed


I think the date code occasionally popped up on some of them - I had the occasion to help a friend with a 7000 mile original '68 SS car, a survivor that was featured in one of Hooper's books because of the frame markings, original Corvette Bronze paint, and extremely low mileage and originality. To make a long story short, my friend proceeded to re-chrome parts of the trim, including front and rear bumpers and the guards through Advanced Plating in Nashville, with the car stored at my house while waiting for a local (and talented) painter to touch up the car. When we removed the rear (and detached the center bracket from the bumper) it exposed a date stamp (impressed) on the back side of the rear bumper, an April '68 stamping (car was a May or very early June car if I remember correctly). First one I had ever witnessed, and unfortunately before cell phone cameras and even my first digital camera came into being, but it was there. Moral of the story - I should have discouraged him from even touching such a low mileage example, but he was really obsessed with a blemish free car. And he eventually got it - before he sold it. True story -

Regards,
Steve 

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General Discussion / Re: sprial piston locks
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:54:40 AM »
Another good way to make sure of the rod orientation is to keep the larger chamfer on the rod to the fillet radius on the crank journal. Might bind if you don't - the 302 crank carries a really decent fillet on that side for strength - almost .125".

Spiralocs are a pain. I tossed mine and used Circlips -

Regards,
Steve

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