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Garage Talk / Armrest help
« on: December 15, 2021, 02:51:20 PM »
Looking for a vendor who carries this plug. My usual sources are coming up blank. Thanks,,you can PM me.

Restoration / Help with plastic fastener ID. C-2-1
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:37:55 PM »
What are theses used for? 14ea.
Into the interior now, only "thing" not marked. Look like new,may have already used the OE's and tossed these in the box. Window felts,door seals?? Memory failing.

Originality / 68 Z exhaust
« on: March 28, 2020, 03:58:35 PM »
Didn't post the exhaust clamps, but, 1 7/8" stamped in the pass, no stamping but the driver's was clearly larger. Left them in the tumbler a day and polished. Look nice, zinc another day, wanted the exhaust hung. Also screws were clearly phosphated, no traces of zinc. The fit was superior to the vendor claimed "correct". Full closure, magic I guess.

Restoration / Bored? Feel like zincing tailpipe clamps?
« on: March 20, 2020, 01:56:29 PM »
I've had no luck with restoring zinc, maybe my Eastwood kit isn't up to par. Most likely operator failure. Phosphating coming out great, marvel mystery oil really made a difference.

Anyway, not finding a decent repop for the tailpipe clamps. Pulling my originals out to compare, pretty big difference, not to mention diameter. Yup, one bigger then the other. And beefier. Not a huge deal, I'll take another swing at it, but anybody interested, pm me.

Garage Talk / Found anothet old pic
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:15:24 PM »
Cropped out of a collage, sent via cell,  far from good quality. But the only one I know of with the glass hood on it. And I forgot about the Weld front runners. My favorite look of the car, and it had a few.

Garage Talk / Sad day today
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:48:08 PM »
One of my dad's friends just passed. He had a 67 red ss back when I was younger. Cars in a few old pics I have. Spoke with his son, who is a few years younger. Have not seen in 32 years. I sort of kept an eye on him when we were younger at the drags/shows. Couple times we were roomates, Indy and Canfield I think. I was around 16 or 17 at the time,,,sneaking girls in the room,,and giving him beer,lol.

Anyway, first words out of his mouth was if I still got the Camaro, and all my dad's mech/work buddies: hows the Z coming along? Very sentimental that old ash gold Z is to me.

Test Drive / Reducer test
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:50:08 PM »
Image reducer test

Restoration / Windage tray bolt/studs GM # cross reference?
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:50:00 PM »
Anybody know if GM #3872718 has an updated number? Lists as discontinued.  Need 1.

Decoding/Numbers / 68 Z rear drum cylinder numbers
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:54:52 PM »
78 meaning 7/8 bore

Decoding/Numbers / rear drum shock plate spring eye cup #'s
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
Smart phone has really made life easier keeping track of theses numbers as I'm moving along. Here are a few I found.

Waiting for the diff to come back, hopefully this week. Ready to button this up. Backing plates, brake hardware, drums, etc all refinished, waiting installation.

Restoration / my old fuel line
« on: December 20, 2017, 11:09:20 PM »
I ordered new lines because I really just got sick of cleaning undercoating. I've been happy with the vendor in the past, and this time was no different, Bends matched, brake routed nicely. We oops the fuel line. Stupid mistake. Looked fine...unless your in the know that it's wrong. So out it came. Was going to pull the trigger on a new line, but curiosity got the best of me so down stairs came the original line. Under rattle can Rustoleum and undercoating was this.  :) More hours into it then I'll admit, but worth it.  I did not polish it, reflection from the phone flash.

After the holidays I'm dropping the rear end and having it gone through. And re-geared...maybe. My heads already wrapped around another project, long time coming but time to wrap the Z up. 2nd owner got a hold of my old man out of the blue, so this summer like to get those two and #1 together, shoot some pics, have a few beers and document the story. #2 really did all the Day 2 things back in 69 to the car, pretty cool it's going back together with all the parts he actually ordered and installed way back when. And had enough foresight to keep what he took off. Plus he loved the car and am told he should have a lot of old pictures.

Garage Talk / some progress
« on: December 17, 2016, 04:29:01 PM »
Has been a long week, honestly feel more like playing on the computer vs. playing with the Z! Anyway, here are just a couple of the 100+ pics I shot of the sub frame resto this year. Throwing in under body and MC, and brake line clip id markings. Before:

Restoration / rear bump stop bracket finish
« on: October 24, 2016, 12:03:15 AM »
Maybe tired, can't find the color for the rear bump stop bracket in my references. Semi gloss?

Garage Talk / Evaporust...WOW !
« on: September 12, 2016, 11:29:41 PM »
How have I not heard of the product until this site? I'm in the process of restoring my steering linkage, and originally dropped them at the arms. The front end is tight, never had an alignment, never needed one. The complete unit is from the factory, retaining factory adjustments, so I don't want to bust it apart. Sort of a deal to me.

Everything cleaned up relatively easy...with the exception of the arms. Hidden, they never received any additional coating, and looked it. Soaked them for 12 hours, got home from work and pulled them out of the containers, voila, look freshly cast !

Reviewed the thread on bluing the center link(Bill-Chick), going that route. After doing some research, I'm trying the cold method, appears to work. Looks like both ends had red inspection marks with an orange dab in the middle.

Sub frame back on, control arms attached, steering box( restored by Camaro Specialties), fasteners re-phosphated, excited to start buttoning the front end up.  So much time involved.

Garage Talk / WWCD ??
« on: July 01, 2016, 06:27:23 PM »
As I'm sitting here literally waiting for chassis paint to dry, thought I'd pay homage to a perfectionist: Chick.

Funny because when I get a chance to tear into the Z, and want to go 95% this little voice says " what would Chick do?" lol, maybe it's the lacquer thinner.

Seriously though, was thinking about it today because I'm shooting the sub frame and control arms. So yes, as I was taking the washers, bolts and dog bones out of their marked zip lock baggies, decided to push the bushings in and shoot the uppers as a unit.

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