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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:




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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?

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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.

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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] :) :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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General Discussion / 9/11
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:52:38 PM »
Asking everyone to take a moment today and give a prayer to the Fire fighters who gave their lives trying to help those who were unable to help themselves. Also remember the other first responders who are suffering from secondary effects. And the families of those innocent victims.

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Maintenance / technical articles by JohnZ
« on: August 09, 2014, 07:02:55 PM »
Reminder, for those that do not know , JohnZ has posted a series of wonderful articles pertaining to timing , cooling system ,valve adjustment etc.  Written in easy to understand format pertaining to principal/ troubleshooting. I've posted before : great as a refresher or a must read if you are just getting in to theses old cars. Just click on Technical Articles on the home page.

Would help many a poster from running in circles when they are having some issues and are looking for help. Take the time to read over these first , everybody here likes to lend a hand so to speak, and some of the replies just might seem a little clearer. Unfortunately, you just can't stop by with a 12 pack ;)

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Decoding/Numbers / ring and pinion date code
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:23:13 AM »
Where are the date codes located ? End of the part number ? eg: 2 68 ? 

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