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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:50:23 PM »
On another note.....I am curious if the green '69 pictured is stored long term like that on jacks. Isn't that bad for the rear spring front bushings and front upper and lower control arm bushings that otherwise had their bolts tightened with the weight of the car?

Mike

Car is never stored on jacks. It was only up because I was switching wheels around and test fitting different wheel combo's. Car now has it's Day II wheels on it and is back on the ground. When I store things long term, I always put the tires onto contoured car dollies or foam pads to keep from flat spotting the tires.




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General Discussion / Re: "DZ" grease pencil mark
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:43:51 PM »
In 2004, I took these pictures of a low mile CTB coded LT1 engine removed in the early 70's from a wrecked car. Although a 70 motor, you can clearly see where the plant has written the engine suffix on the sides of the block, and where they have placed two lines (forming an X) on both cylinder heads. The front had the X on the drivers sides as well but hard to see as the paint held up better on the front than it did the back. These were shared with Greg Roberts on the Nova site after they were taken.

Like I said...these are from a 1970 build but it does tie together with earlier practices from the preceding years.










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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:35:22 PM »
As noted the wheel does have the BB, and yes Steve, it did appear to have tire bead marks from a tire being mounted at one point? I say did...as I have now restored the wheel to "normative practice" along with 4 other wheels. I get what your saying Kurt, but as William stated, if parts were needed from stores, they could have been taken due to a shortage and ended up on, or in a car. Having adopted the CRG normative practice and sometimes over restoring, this wheel will no longer be a possible straggler as it is now black and silver.

One point to note, all of my other 4 wheels before being restored were spun and trued up. When it came to balancing the new bias ply tires, all required significant weight...except for the one that was the claimed original spare. It spun perfect on the road force balancer and was noticeably better than the other 4 which had all been recently trued? Go figure. :)

Here's how they turned out once restored. (i did leave the factory paint gobs between the outer hoop and center so I could tell which one was the suspected spare)





Wheels were then fit with a non factory tire of my choice and placed on the car to get it as a roller for moving around. Today they will be replaced with a set of Day II Cragar's and will go into storage along with a full set of NOS derby caps and 4 clip trim rings. I'm sure they'll be seen again someday?




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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 17, 2017, 12:43:48 AM »
So you are saying this was an over the counter wheel Kurt? Did they utilize the same dates as found on the cars for service wheels or did they use another series of dates?

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:31:39 AM »
FWIW,

Here's a Day 1 takeoff spare that was reportedly removed from the trunk of a 69 Z/28 that got a mag wheel change when brand new. The originals went home with the owner and were secured away in the basement until I got this wheel earlier this year. It's a factory spare dated K-1-9-4-18 and in mint untouched original condition. Obviously it was grey and not painted like the other wheels off the car?








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1968 - Orphans / 1968 302 Complete V0529MO 18N445313 CL NY
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:15:07 PM »
In case someone is looking for this motor. Complete and listed on CL

https://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/d/1968-chevrolet-camarochevy/6254657356.html


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General Discussion / Re: Good '480' distributors??
« on: July 30, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »
Numbers are stamped pretty deep on the 9D2 but they do appear to be correct fonts. It's a bargain at that price IMO, but suspect it'll climb much higher in the next 7 days.

Here's mine for comparison.




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Mild Modifications / Re: Dz302 rod bolts
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:54:31 PM »
I have bought a couple sets of these from Skip White. Ebay listing with ARP 2000 7/16" bolts sold complete for $389 and rated for 700hp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCAT-SBC-CHEVY-5-7-COMPETITION-SERIES-RODS-ARP-2000-I-BEAM-2-ICR5700-7-16A-/371625365057?hash=item5686990e41:g:1ScAAOSw5dNWnD-t

Great deal on what is a "really nice" set of rods.



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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:34:11 PM »
Thanks

Bryan and I have communicated many times regarding this block and others. Great guy and enjoy talking with him.  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Repro fuel tank packaging?
« on: June 05, 2017, 08:29:56 PM »
Bought one for my 68 last week from Tamraz Parts Warehouse (eBay) and it included free delivery in the US. Arrived in great condition with no issues. Total cost was $117 plus $43 for the 3/8 pickup which came installed in the tank.


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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:16:26 AM »
My DZ block was a 0421 but the previous casting # block. Must have mixed in on that day.

Yup...definitely from the transition period where blocks were switched over from 618 castings to 010 blocks. Here's a 618 block cast one day earlier and stamped V0418DZ. The 010 block above is the earliest date I have seen. I'll post the VIN if we can read it.






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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 03, 2017, 02:47:34 AM »
Yes it is D159. I am working to buy this block from the current owner and I am also checking on the VIN being determined.

Standard bore and in storage for 34 years.

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Decoding/Numbers / Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:07:13 PM »
Found another 010 block that appears to have been cast one day earlier than mine. Anyone seen an earlier 3070010 block than this?










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Garage Talk / Re: A Beautiful Day in Northern Nevada
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:59:39 AM »
Great pictures.

Meanwhile near the Canadian Rockies  >:(


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