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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:00:31 PM »
Hakan,

They look pretty good - did you see the Design Studio ZL-1 pics for inspiration ? They were apparently only on the grille and tail panel, car was black and gold; I saw a cloned version of the car at Indy Super Chevy many years ago that replicated the car down to the emblems. I (and many others) would really like to discover whatever happened to the original -

Good effort, I really like what you have accomplished with this build - especially considering the distance you are from sources here in the US.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...big problems
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »
Annnnd - it's gone -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 21, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
Danny,

The fitting arrived today - many thanks in your direction. You gotta love OE parts - reproductions pale by comparison.

Keep an eye peeled for something I can help with - there has to be something I can source for you. I very much appreciate your generosity, but I would like to return the favor, too.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 69 smog pump resto
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:46:48 AM »
Send the casing to Jerry MacNeish and get him to tumble it. Accelerated tumbling media is the deflashing and deburring technique used by a lot of automotive parts manufacturers to de-scale and smooth the surface of aluminum castings, does a great job of refinishing aluminum and restoring the "mill finish" look. Jerry's technique works very well on manifolds and valve covers, ASL used to do this on alternators and smog pumps to restore finishes to bead blasted and polished cases. Contact him and see what he can do -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:02:02 AM »
Steve, z28z11... I purchased this bypass fitting 3 or 4 years ago for $35 from Steve Pardini at Steve's Camaro's in San Bruno, CA. I thought that was a good deal. I never had bought one before. It was just sitting on his desk and he sold it to me. Wish I had another for our other fellow member needing one. It's a little pitted as mentioned, but will hold up when installed. AND it's original!! I have it packed and ready to ship out. My gift to you. PM me your mailing info and I'll send it out to ya  ;)  Cheers ... Danny

Danny,

Sent you a PM -

Thanks !
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:01:02 AM »
Steel with a zinc dichromate top coat, unless I guess wrong. Look at the pic of my superseded part for the likely finish spec before painting - GM probably didn't care if the bar stock for making the body was hex or square, just dimensions and finish per print spec.

Regards,
Steve

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Garage Talk / Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:44:32 AM »
They make digital testers nowadays ? Lol -

I couldn't miss a chance to plug good ole Made in the USA. I felt my old RAC was getting a little long in the tooth (used since maybe '68-'69), so I bought a new Craftsman tester, made in the USA, gosh knows how long ago. I acquired another analog Sears tester about two years ago from a friend's estate, noticed it's no longer Made in the USA. Guess which one I expect to fail first ?

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 69 CAMARO COWL INDUCTION AIR CLEANER
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:31:34 AM »
Give us a pic of the mid section of the snorkel side on the raised bottom cleaner, the side that faces the fan if you can. It will help identify whether the cleaner is a reproduction or later OE production. Give us both cleaners if you wish -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What color was it ?
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:52:57 PM »
I realize everyone doesn't use an iPhone, but if you do, email the photo to yourself, drop in pics, documents or desktop, it should ask what file size to use when you send it - pick the medium (around 135kb) and it will attach easily without resizing. If you want to use a resizer with a conventional photo, download Light Image Resizer 5 (or any of several free downloads), and resize appropriately. Hassle free -

Regards,
Steve
 

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Restoration / Re: rusty chrome
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:43:58 PM »
I can't figure out how with this new confuser. It won't let me take pictures from my little card. I want my old one back!!

If you use the camera on your phone, just email it to yourself. Some (all?) phones let you choose the file size when you send it, so there's no need to resize. No cables or cards to connect, either. Just a suggestion -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:14:12 AM »
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I found one.. It's a little tired. Is this correct? Has different markings, but maybe a different vendor?  Danny

Looks like it to me. The two (or more) vendors for any particular part is perfectly plausible - we've noted that fact on many other parts.

This one appears to have been painted at one point in time - wonder if that was original ? By the looks of the hose end, it was in service for a long time - you don't get pitting like that on a plated steel part in a couple of month's exposure.

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: August 26, 2018, 06:57:23 PM »
Here's what threw me - correct part number in my early 70's part book, 3829819, NOS, but apparently superseded the hex with the square. Disappointing due to a good looking part !

Thanks for the replies and the confirmation -

Steve

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Originality / 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:29:11 PM »
I've searched the threads and never found a "definitive" answer - is the hex style fitting or the square style proper for a June '68 Z28 326 water pump bypass hose fitting ? I have a 1/2" NPT GM NOS square style fitting, but afraid it was released as a replacement or maybe was used on L79 motors prior to '67-'68 MO applications. Opinions ?

Regards,
Steve

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1969 - Orphans / 19N5605?2 trans case on eBay
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:37:51 PM »

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Maintenance / Re: another 4053 question
« on: August 24, 2018, 01:09:54 AM »
Any air leakage around the throttle shafts ? Did you rebuild or bush the throttle plate ?

Just a thought -

Regards,
Steve

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