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General Discussion / "DZ" grease pencil mark
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:56:33 PM »
I've looked at 2 very nice 69 Z/28's recently that had DZ written on the passenger side head.  Both Norwood cars.

Was this a common thing or another case of someone adding something that wasn't there originally?

Restoration / Factory style chrome exhaust tips...Where to buy
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:24:33 PM »
Seems like these are getting harder to find.  D & R no longer carries them, they want to sell you polished aluminized now.  I've never known aluminize coated pipes to polish to a nice shine so I'm reluctant.    Heartbeat doesn't even list the tailpipes on their site when doing a search.   Other places I've looked wants to sell an entire exhaust system with it.

Anyone run into this lately?

General Discussion / 69 RS vacuum relay
« on: February 07, 2017, 04:55:14 PM »
Any one in particular that is better than another?   I see D&R has it for $70. 

I've heard strange stories of vacuum ports being reversed from originals etc...  Anyone here go through this?

Maintenance / Heater control cable adjustment?
« on: January 02, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »
The AIM is showing nothing that I can find.  I've had the dash apart 3 times now looking for something that I'm guessing isn't there.
  My issue is the fan control switch.  It acts as though the cable is too long.  As I pull it down I get low and medium speed, but I have to force the switch down further for high speed, and then the cable pushes the switch back up to medium.
Cable moves freely, and I can reach the air door that it controls down on the box, it's moving the door to the end of it's travel before I can activate high speed on the fan, so it's keeping the control lever from moving further.  It's almost as if the cable is too long, and I see no adjustment on it anywhere.  I only have to push the control switch down about a 1/2" more for high speed to engage, yet the lever is no where near the bottom of the control panel.

I see no adjustment.....thoughts?

General Discussion / Question on canadian sold cars...
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:41:33 PM »
Is there a simple way to find out if a Norwood built car may have been sold in Canada?    Did they all have that odd looking Canadian data plate or were their US data plate cars sold up there?  A list of serial numbers maybe??

I ask because under my original carpet I found a partial excise Canada tax paper.  It's not unusual to find that in an Arizona car since we have a lot of Canadian sun bunnies that live down here in the winter as well as operate businesses.   It just peaked my curiosity as to the possibility that the car may have been sold up there.....or not.

General Discussion / Headers that fit?
« on: August 28, 2016, 03:17:38 PM »
I'm not good at searching but so far I haven't found anything that answers the question.   I've talked to a couple manufactures and they tell me either the back drive linkage has to be removed or I hear it doesn't clear a power steering box.  Google searches come up with all kinds of different answers that don't appear to be certain.  No pics, no feedback, etc..

  Is there a header that works without fuss?  Without removing reverse linkage?  I'm finding it hard to believe as popular as these cars are, there isn't a header that fits the intended application with factory equipment in place.

Thanks for any insight.

General Discussion / 69 Z shifter
« on: August 23, 2016, 01:53:30 PM »
Just a ball park.  What is the going rate for a complete shifter assembly these days?  The rods, housing, stick and knob that is complete, correct, and in perfect working order.

General Discussion / 4-Speed Neutral Safety Wiring
« on: August 02, 2016, 06:49:50 PM »
Does anyone have a good picture of the wiring in and around the steering column on a 4 speed car that would show how the wires tie in at the 2 prong column switch?

The AIM is a little vague on the wire diagram.  It only shows an automatic 4 prong column switch with 4 wires attached, yet also shows the 4 speed clutch pedal neutral safety switch wired in with it.  That in a nutshell is a little confusing to say the least.  Unfortunately there is no clear cut picture for a 4-speed car for a 2 prong column switch.

To explain what I have may help.   My clutch pedal neutral safety is wired and working (a pair of 12 gauge purple wires)   I have 4 wires not connected and the terminals have been snipped off.  A 20 gauge pink and a 20 gauge light green.  A 12 gauge purple and a 12 gauge purple with white stripe.

The 20 gauge pink is hot when key is on, which should be correct.  The light green I know triggers the back up lights.  I believe these 2 wires should be connected to the column switch to trigger the back up lights.   The 2 purple wires (one with white stripe)   I believe may have something to do with the emergency flashers (also not working) and may not go to the column switch at all like the AIM shows.....or??

What I can't comprehend from the AIM is how these 4 wires tie together on a 2 prong column switch, since it only shows a 4 prong automatic column switch in the AIM.

A good picture would be great, or a clear explanation, or even a link to a correct wire diagram for a 4 speed and not a generic "one diagram fits all"       I've searched to no avail.

General Discussion / 69 RS Z
« on: June 13, 2016, 04:21:58 PM »
The owner of the company my father retired from just bought this one.... 

General Discussion / M&H Electric Fabricators Inc.
« on: April 02, 2016, 02:22:22 AM »
Anyone buy from there?  I seem to remember a few have purchased the adjustable fuel warning light from this place.

I was just getting ready to place an order and thought the process was odd.  You fill the order online but they don't want payment information.  It states they'll just contact you for that via phone.  I thought that sounded a little fishy.  But if others do it without issue I'll proceed.

General Discussion / fuel octane decal
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:09:59 PM »
Wasn't there a fuel octane requirement decal located somewhere on Z28's....or no??

My Z has 2 original decals on the core support.  One is the usual emissions decal, there is enough legible on it to determine that.   The other decal closer to the radiator cap is not legible anymore but I can tell something was there.

I'm guessing it was either a coolant decal or fuel octane.

Any help appreciated.

General Discussion / spring weight chart
« on: March 27, 2016, 01:43:12 AM »
Who wants to run the math on the spring weight chart so I can double check what I'm doing?  I'm not sure I'm coming up with an accurate number.

69 Z28 with rally sport package.  Console and gauges.   Flat hood and no spoilers, no power steering.  These things I know for certain.

I can't be certain on things like which radio it came with, whether it had floor mats, which battery it came with, or if they consider the original Z radiator HD cooling.

So when I run the math I just assume it had an AM radio and I don't use any of the other options.  I come up with 62 lbs.  Close or am I missing something?

Much appreciated

General Discussion / 69Z front coil springs
« on: March 25, 2016, 11:43:46 PM »
Anyone ever run across originals that appear to have a black phosphate coating?

General Discussion / Suspenion paint markings
« on: March 09, 2016, 12:38:22 PM »
Thought you guys would like to see the numerous paint daubs on the 69Z suspension, 12D norwood car.  Hope this might help anyone with a future restoration where these markings usually don't survive.  There are many more than pictured here so I just highlighted a few.  Enjoy these while they are up, I'm having issues with photobucket.

Tore it all down for control arm bushing replacement and ran everything through the parts washer.  Paint marks began to appear.  They'll get a short soak in evaporust for a quick removal of surface rust and some satin clear to preserve them for a future restoration.  Until then they go back into service.

Center link, has a lot of white on it right in the center with a hint of orange left as well.

This is just one tie rod, but all 4 of them had a liberal amount of orange on the ends

Here is one spindle.  A lot of white on the top side and then liberal amounts of orange, so much so that there are runs in it. There is also a small amount of green inside the spindle.   The other spindle was the same with with white on top and a lot of orange, but no green found on that one. 

General Discussion / Picture of 69 seat belts, standard vs deluxe?
« on: March 05, 2016, 07:46:56 PM »
Anyone have a good picture showing the differences?  Maybe it's on the site somewhere and I overlooked it?

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