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General Discussion / 50ís & 60ís Assembly line workers
« on: April 24, 2020, 05:48:43 PM »
Watching one of the shows on car assembly lines. Got me thinking about what kind of training did the new assembly line workers (Specifically Chevrolet) get before they were put on the line. The pace that the line moved had to be a little daunting to a new worker. The noise, new unfamiliar surroundings and pressure to keep up was scary to a newbie. Was there a system to make sure the worker installed the correct part or option were installed on the correct car? Also, was there a large turnover?  Being in the union I guess the pay and benefits were pretty good.

Originality / Re: Original seat belts
« on: March 11, 2020, 05:36:38 PM »
Thx for the tip Bert. Tried it & it worked like a CHARM.

Originality / Re: Original seat belts
« on: March 08, 2020, 07:01:20 PM »
Good!  Glad I checked before I just jumped in. Iíll take them out & clean them up. Any suggestions on cleaning solutions? Mild laundry soap?

Originality / Original seat belts
« on: March 08, 2020, 01:40:58 PM »
Pulled out the back seat and this is what I found. Could this be how they came from the factory or one of the previous owners just taped them up?

General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions
« on: February 14, 2020, 03:48:48 PM »
Addional question. Will be painting the X77 no D80 2A NOR car soon. When I bought it 5 years one of the previous owners put the Z21 trim on. Removed that. It also has the front & rear spoilers. Donít know if it originally came with spoilers, but I do want to keep them. Read section on CRG re:spoilers. To keep this as original as I can, should I paint the rear stripes all the way to the back of the trunk lid then install the spoiler so the stripes show on the lip or just assume it came from factory with spoilers and just paint it that way so the stripes donít show on the rear of the trunk.

General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions
« on: February 02, 2020, 06:15:17 PM »
I definitely will post photos.

General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions
« on: January 31, 2020, 11:08:53 AM »
Thanks guys for all of the input both pro and con. Guess Iíll see how my decision goes when I start taking it out this spring and summer. Canít wait to see the reaction from friends and relatives who last saw it as an X33 car and now will see it as a ďPlain JaneĒ basic Z/28.  As someone posted in an earlier thread, it is my car and this is the way I want it to look.

General Discussion / Decisions Decisions
« on: January 29, 2020, 01:47:51 PM »
This has been discussed before. Am having my 2/69 X77 painted. When I bought it 5 years ago it had the Z/21 chrome already installed. Had to decide if I wanted to take it back to original so i made the decision. I told the painter to weld up the holes at the gills to bring it back to original. Hope I am doing the right thing. Read comments from other owners. Itís your car do it your way. Will probably catch flak from friends for doing this, but I want to do right by the car and take it as close to factory original as I can.

Maintenance / Tire pressure gage
« on: August 19, 2019, 03:21:32 PM »
Been trying to check air pressure on my repro Goodyear bias ply tires regularly. Used a small gage I have had for years. Recently I found a couple more hidden in my tool box and decided to try them. Of course, each had a different reading. The was as much as 6 or 7 lbs. difference. Who makes a reliable & accurate tire pressure gage? Is there a way to check the accuracy?

General Discussion / Re: Al Knoch Bright Blue Dash Pad 68 Camaro
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:12:15 PM »
Noticed he doesnít show Ď69 Camaros on the website and only Ď69 Firebird in red. I would like to use them when my green dash pad needs refurbishing. Know there is a good reason, but wondering why he doesnít redo the Ď69ís. Would rather use them than the repops I read about.

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:51:54 PM »
Noticed licorvette sells 63-67. Will that work?

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »
Video looks like what we did. I still need to find a source for the shaft seal and find out what we did wrong.

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:22:47 PM »
The bearing assembly was pressed in flush with the opening per the instructions. The seal does seem to be a 1 piece unit. 

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
Regarding the water pump rebuild kit. Purchased one from Zip. Had a machinist friend help me at his shop. He had a good press and the knowledge. This should not be that hard to do, especially with an experienced machinist. Used the instructions on the Corvette Magazine site. The repair kit did not come with instruction. Took our time and read the instructions carefully, but when we pressed the seal on there was no clearance and the shaft would not turn. Was able to remove the seal without damaging the shaft or housing. Called Zip to see if they would sell another seal. Was informed they did not offer just the seal. Been checking for a source for another seal. All of the chain stores don't carry them. Don't know what we did wrong, but I have $50.00 in a kit I can't use and a pump that is halfway build. My machinist friend questioned some of the instructions(probably went against his experience), but I wanted to follow them as written. Appreciate if anyone has suggestions. Seal shows # 262714.

General Discussion / Re: Help in finding this car
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:50:03 PM »
Yea, I know itís a long shot, but I thought someone out there in Z/28land might know something. This picture was made spring Ď69. This early car did not come with front & rear spoilers. It did have chambered exhaust though, which brought a few conversations with the local law about it being a stock exhaust system.

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