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Restoration / "Flint #1" sticker on 1968 L48 valve cover??
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:28:21 PM »
Hello all... trying to get my engine bay correct....  i have a numbers matching L48 68' SS. I'm seeing a Flint #1 sticker online... some say its correct others say only on painted 69' L48 covers, im thinking none at all on the 68' chrome covers..

Is this a some had it others didn't argument? Or am i just seeing more incorrectly represented items for sale?

Thank you all in advance

Maintenance / Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:18:05 AM »
1968 L48
1965 #461 heads (1.94's)
Comp cam XE262H
Cast iron intake, Q-jet
180 thermostat

Temperature outside was 93... although this has happened at lower temps also... in the 70's

Car runs fine for about five miles and then when you come to a stop it stutters and stalls out.

Opened the air cleaner operated  the throttle no fuel, only a little vapor.... poured some gas into the carburetor and could hear it sizzle!!

Fuel pump was hot to the touch, so I got a bag of ice and set it on there for about 20 min. Car started after that and I was able to get home. This is happening more than one occasion

Insulated the fuel line near the rear tail pipe with high heat tape, had no impact. Thought that was a problem because it was only a half of an inch away

Here are a few shots under the hood, I have the steel fuel line from the fuel pump to the carburetor and you can see the distance from the rubber hose to my radiator hose, and my steel fuel line to my headers.

I'm not sure what to do here other than perhaps and electric fuel pump. I do not know what temperature the engine is so I will put a gauge on it this week and see if it's running crazy hot. But the car did not overheat at all.

Any ideas suggestions comments?

Thanks everybody in advance

Originality / 68 350 oil fill tube length
« on: April 29, 2017, 04:57:59 PM »
Hello all,

Looking for the correct length of the oil fill tube on a 68 350
I have two. One measures 8-7/8 and the other 6-3/4

Wanting to get this as close to correct to correct as possible...


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