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General Discussion / Car Life July 68 Z28 Road Test
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:46:33 PM »
I found several 67 road tests here but did not find this one for 1968.  Apologies if a repost, but here it is.





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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:46:12 PM »
Now all I need is Jim Rockford PI skills to find out who the student was in 1971 that had this parking pass at Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose Hullman) in Terre Haute, In.

Actually, I did find an old year book and have assembled a list of possible candidates as the YB listed hometowns and such and it was a very small student body back then.  Interesting...




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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »
A01 Soft Ray tinted glass.



Door sheet metal in excellent condition.



Door panels appear to have never been off.  No adjustment marks on or around any of the bolts, fabric sleeve inside door, felt paper still has the plastic dust shield at the handle opening and all in great shape.  No water damage to door panel or liner.  Planning now to restore these rather than replace.














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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
Paint and body man is Paint By Jason in central Indiana.  He has his own Camaros and has done a lot of high quality show cars and restorations.  This is my 69 Chevelle 300 Deluxe SS 396 that he did from the ground up, so I have pretty high expectations for the Z28.
















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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:18:52 PM »
Doors coming off now.  Appears to have never had the interior door panels off.  Everything was perfectly correctly fastened.




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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:18:33 PM »
Glad to see you know what the car is now. Don't see many Red on Red Camaro's. Kool find since it is also Z-28. Also plum l78 you are right about at the motor mount clip. I was talking further  back were the fuel  line comes up the frame. Look in your 68 assembly manual for big block fuel line  show good picture of it.

I do really like the red on red.  Probably ingrained in me at a young age when Mom's new SS/RS 67 was red/red.  :)




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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:45:35 PM »
Documenting the white paint in unmasked fashion in the cowl area of my RR paint car.




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General Discussion / Re: 68 Rear Disc Brake Package
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:50:25 PM »
SMS - (Would be nice if we had a name) - you would be cutting up a full size housing and there were hundreds of thousands of those from 65 to 70.  Not a huge loss.


Bill

Thanks

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General Discussion / 1968 Z28 Power Steering
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:02:46 PM »
Does anyone know how many 68 Zs came with power steering?  Jerry’s book simply states, “very few 67 and 68 Z28s were equipped with power steering.......... .”

Mine still has the PS box, so I will be seeking the cast iron deep pulley for the pump and extra balancer pulley and related stuff.

Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Rear Disc Brake Package
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:57:05 PM »
.......

The OP in this thread was asking about 'details' about the disk brake rear available during the '68 model year, and the ONLY one that was available to my knowledge was the SD rear, and that one was NOT very well known or publicized, as it was basically information/parts passed along to known racers/race teams.  I'm not sure when the SD rear was available OTC, but I believe by summer of '68 it was available (if one knew someone).   If someone has more/better information on the Service Duty rear either details or when it was available to race teams like the Donahue/Penske team, I'd sure like to know, whether this was what the OP was asking or not.. :)

Part of this thread is just to be well informed, and part of it is just wondering if I could replicate the 1968 OTC SD rear disc package on my 68 Z28 to be different, and at least be able to have it a period correct kind of thing, and something you'd never see at a show or cruise in.  "Yeah, you could pick that up in the parts department after you bought the car."

And if I did that, it would be nice to know that any old 12 bolt housing from 1968 would have potentially come in the package, because if it's true that a narrower housing came with that, I'm not cutting up a correct date and code housing for this novelty.  But if it seems the OTC kit did not have a parking brake but the 69 JL8 option did, that kinda complicates my idea.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Rear Disc Brake Package
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:50:55 AM »
This just keeps getting more interesting.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Rear Disc Brake Package
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:56:53 PM »
Not only is my memory questionable from 50 yrs ago, it's not 'perfect' even for a few months!  :)   

I was looking online, ebay, etc to possibly buy an old copy of that May'68 HRM magazine and in looking, it of course showed a photo of the cover...  The more I looked at the photo, I came to realize... I probably HAD that magazine.  THEN i recalled that a few months ago, I'd brought over a box of 'old car magazines', thinking of perhaps selling them one at a time via ebay (as others are doing)... so I spun my chair around to find that box (messy office), and right behind me, on the floor, 3 feet from my chair was the box.. and right on top was that May'68 magazine!~   ( I need to hire a secretary to keep me straight at home!).. :)

Anyway, I read the article, then decided to scan it and post it here for you guys that maybe haven't seen it, but I have to say after reading the article there is VERY little on the rear disk brakes; it did give a pn for the complete axle unit and stated it had to be swapped out complete!   It also implied that it might be available before '68 yr end, but we all know that wasn't the case (except for the Service Duty units for racers), and since they discussed the emergency brake equipment for this one it implies it's the JL8 unit that they were *testing* in the '68 model Camaro. 
Of course the dual quad setup WAS available during 'the 68 model year for the Camaro Z28.  Anyway, I still contend that VERY LITTLE has ever been written (that I've found) on the HD Service Duty disk brake rear axle with all it's many differences from the JL8.

Thanks for that!   The caption beside the photo does indeed seem to answer my question.  You had to get the whole rear axle as the service unit. 


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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:06:10 PM »
My shipping report link I noticed did not post, so here it is.





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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:22:18 PM »
Does anyone know how many 68 Zs came with power steering?  Jerry’s book simply states, “very few 67 and 68 Z28s were equipped with power steering.......... .”

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