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General Discussion / Re: Crossram Package
« on: May 26, 2018, 11:43:23 AM »
Great thread! I can't get enough of stocker 68 Z's. Ash Gold to boot. Caught my attention when I saw Nova and injectors. Then re-read a 64, and engine scattered in Wisconsin. There was a guy running a 68 or 69 with Hilborns and a "Z motor" in NE Ohio, more street then strip duty. Hugger orange with 302 air brushed on the fenders. Beautifully done car. Surfaced again a few years back. "Ya know, thats a Z motor in there"

I can't imagine you weren't glazing the track with 7" slicks. Today's track prep surely would shave some time off your old slip. Used to only spray 60 feet at Norwalk, now any event or points meet gets a full spray.I'm rambling on now.

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:05:09 PM »
I used a hot plate and cheap pan. Mine didnt get quite as hot as i would have liked but left in a bit longer. Worked great. I did all my bolts

DITTO!  Also, per this site suggestion, I get a crockpot going. For storage, I label small ziplock bags, shoot the fasteners with a healthy dose of wd40, refillable squirt bottle. Once assembled, and the wd40 evaporates, I treat with sharkhide or restoguard dry. Both products appear to be fine quality.

When stripped, my hood hinges look gray with black streaks, springs black. I was going to farm those out, along with the z bar and hood release. Now my train of thought is just picking up a cheap roaster and giving it a go.

Since your inquiring bullet, product is reusable a few times. When done, just run through a paint strainer. When finish quality starts suffering, just mix a new batch. Pick up a candy thermometer to watch temp.

General Discussion / Re: My new project....
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:13:51 AM »
Asking price
 My guess it went something like this" gonna take at least 75k to get this car right, and the original engine is gone, really devalues these. But I'm really into these Z's, and gonna do it right, will even give you and your aunt a ride when it's done😈"
I'm thinking lowballed, this area either your doing ok, or broke. Probably jumped on a little over 20.

General Discussion / Re: Holley Carb Leak?
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:30:41 PM »
Ok, thanks. On the shelf, so i will take a look later.

General Discussion / Re: Holley Carb Leak?
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:59:08 PM »
Quick question while we are on carbs: do the new holley 4053's come with blow out protection?

Had a lead on my oe carb but trail ended up cold. So picked up a new one last month. Emailed holley, waiting on reply. Vendor was not 100% sure.

General Discussion / Re: Holley Carb Leak?
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:28:49 PM »
Aggree, touching, but able to move the arm back and forth. Over adjustment sounds like the problem, also wouldnt be getting the full shot of fuel(30 cc is it ?)....flat.

Thought the old 4053's had base plate issues. Also metering blocks don't stay true forever. We use vitron tipped needle and seats. And have a box of the "reusable" bowl and block gaskets in the trailer. Used to be blue, now come in black.

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:08:14 PM »
Also, not a stump puller 468 between the wheelwells😉

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:44:56 PM »
Mounting flanges were ok, basicaly they just had to repair the area where the race presses in. It's the way I wanted it done.

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:41:00 PM »
BTY, Henderson Driveline, out of Westlake OH did the rear end. I've known Tony for many years. Bullet proof rear ends and drive shafts.

My biggest issue was having this converted back to a c clip axle. Preference would have been going with the Ford style housing ends and axles. Bigger bearings and safety engineered in. But ground pounding days with this car are over, so they corrected my 28 year old hacksaw job (for the eliminators) and sleeved outside the carrier for added strength. Seamless work, looks great.

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:17:08 PM »
A few more...

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:14:12 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:12:10 PM »
Update: Got the diff back last week and installed. Very pleased.
             Exhaust came back about 2 weeks ago, happy with the manifolds Don't hate, but really don't love the rest of the exhaust. Down pipes and muffler/ exhaust tips nice. Some scale was discovered top of pipes going over axles. No longer smooth. Can't really see, but I know it's there. Finish a bit too much on the aluminum side with a slight texture. Nit picking, but want the look of a "natural" -new exhaust. Going with a Gardner. And sent the Caltracs back to Jegs  last week. Keeping all stock. That will be one for the next project. Summers coming fast and the upholster is backed up. Plan on having the headliner replaced prior to the front clip, engine installed. 1 small mouse hole the size of a quarter, otherwise it would have presented as new..

OE yoke, 4:10's, axles, bushings and springs on the shelf.

I guess over restored concerning fasteners, but I like the detail.
Soaked the drum hardware in evaporust and treated. Rabestos spring kit. OE drums and backing plates shot in Eastwood 3x semi-gloss. Shoes....actually had less then minimum wear showing, so yup, reused. Already seated in the drums, which are well in spec. Cars really just my high dollar model, no not sweating if she's not breathing life till winter.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 brake rotors
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:27:56 PM »
Went with the same ones as above(hbc) watch for sales around any holiday, seems I got them for a bit cheaper then that. My oe's are still in spec, but worth it to me to shelve them. I thought they were pretty spot on, shy the rotor min thickness not stamped in inches.

Mild Modifications / Re: Muncie 4 speed rebuild/replace
« on: May 13, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »
Sent me a pm. How far are you from NE Ohio?

General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: May 12, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »
Jon, didn't you cut your teeth, so to speak, on a 68 Z? Plan on creating another masterpiece with it? Or more of a "gear grabber?" Or both, lol.

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