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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.

[/Correct] :) :)

Decoding/Numbers / 1973 Alternator?
« on: February 20, 2016, 06:25:17 PM »
Original is long gone, this one served duty until mid 80's.

1100934   63A
3A20         12V Neg.

January 20, 1973 ?

Internal regulated I'm assuming. SI plug style.

Restoration / Restoring original exhaust.
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:45:21 AM »
Need some input, after giving some thought...hell has frozen over.  After 48 years come Spring, think I'm hanging the original exhaust back on it when come time. Concerning the pipes and muffler, any suggestions as far as coatings? Not going on it looking like this. Want to keep the aluminized appearance. Or will just cleaning them up, and out of the weather keep it looking new? System was literally a take off.

Decoding/Numbers / 68 database
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:54:23 PM »
Who is keeping track of the numbers now that Ed no longer does? Now that I'm in the process of reassembly(when I can),I'm continuing to document. Last I was emailing them out to him.

Restoration / Heartbeat City
« on: March 21, 2015, 02:05:50 PM »
Beginning to stock some of the few " misc" items that have been missing for years.  Shroud clip, a few fasteners ,etc..

Very pleased with what arrived in the mail today. Matches my originals, labeled and packaged well for organization.

Restoration / rear brakeline
« on: March 15, 2015, 11:07:08 PM »
looking for pics of 68 rear hard line to flex line ( from sub frame to bracket)  my rear floor pan has 2 clip assemblies. seeing 1 in the build manual. Also bends appear different? Original to car , never repaired or spliced. Single line from engine compartment. thanks.

Restoration / battery hold down bolt
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:34:01 PM »
anybody have an extra one in the bin?
also looking for hood hinge to fender bolts. Hinge to hood were still in the hood luckily (32 years)  I believe they are the same as the hinge to fender.  Dropping the front clip tomorrow so back to it. Black phosphating in the near future so they don't have to be pretty. Just sound. Remember when these things used to be laying in the dirt at the junkyard? Whoda thunk?

shoot me an email---thanks,steve

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