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General Discussion / Re: Car[s} Back in Garage!
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:11:49 PM »
Two thumbs up

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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
Booster looks awesome. Keep the progress shots coming. I love watching other projects. Itís motivation.

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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:45:05 PM »
Tell me more about the headers?
Vendor, lead time, est market cost, fit, finish, material, etc?
You seem to making great progress.
JIM

Jim,
I bought them new from Brett Radnoff, T/A Performance Restorations in California.

He is not the builder. If you do a search here on reproduction headers there is some discussion on them and Jerry M mentions the guy who builds them.

There are a bit like art.  I will hate to make them black and install them as they look so good on the bench. :)
Very solid and hefty. Welds and bends are very nice. Supposedly fab ed off the correct jigs.


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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:09:00 PM »
B27 8 and B28 8 291's








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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
Buying parts as I come across them in no particular order.  Focusing first on Z specific items like cast iron PS pulley, etc...  Decided to go the reproduction headers route rather than manifolds and smog equipment.




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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:57:15 PM »
Finally a step in the forward direction.  Doors removed, DA sanded, media blasted, hammer and dollied, primed.  Orig. sheetmetal.    Subframe coming off next and body going on a dolly and inside.














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Semi related, I see the current 68 feature car is a repeat from 2004, but I can't find any old write up on it.  Would love to see the story on that beauty.  Am I just missing it someplace?

Thanks,

Bill

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Soooo cool. My dad was plant engineer at Allison and took us to Powerama as a family when I was a kid.   Sometimes cars, sometimes tanks with Allison transmissions. Always overwhelming for a kid! 

Thanks for the memories.

Bill


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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:23:48 PM »
Itís from a car that was totaled 30 years ago he reported.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:50:47 PM »
I told him itís posted here so hopefully he checks in and provides intel.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:47:19 PM »
Same time I was buying my first Camaro. 67 327/210hp with deluxe interior. Nice shape for $250 so your Z was pretty pricey!

I hope the above engine finds its proper home. Cool that itís stilll so untampered with.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:23:02 PM »
Thanks for the link. Just checked on it. June engine. Seller knows complete history on it.

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General Discussion / Re: Car Life July 68 Z28 Road Test
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »
This test is on a drum brake car. They show the disc photo and reference the past test they did in Mesa.

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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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