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General Discussion / Re: In line fuel filter 69 Z28
« on: June 07, 2023, 01:12:41 AM »
Thank you. Sent carb to be rebuilt, so they will be changed

General Discussion / In line fuel filter 69 Z28
« on: June 06, 2023, 07:28:06 PM »
Was there ever a in line fuel filter on the '69 Z28?  Just acquired my first Z and surprised that I can find no evidence that one never existed on the car. I am putting on a new gas tank and rebuilt the Holley. Car will not be judged, so I am considering adding one in to the new fuel line.

General Discussion / Re: 110 octane fuel
« on: May 07, 2023, 06:53:22 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. 93 octane readily available here in Western PA. I'm just trying to eliminate the ethanol which is hard on carb gaskets. For as little as we usually run these toys, I'm OK with the $7.00 per gallon charge for aviation fuel which is rated at 100 octane and skip the ethanol.

General Discussion / Re: 110 octane fuel
« on: May 05, 2023, 12:42:39 AM »
My holley carb needs rebuilt. I suspect it is the ethanol that took it's toll on the gaskets. Part of the reason I want to eliminate it.

General Discussion / 110 octane fuel
« on: May 04, 2023, 04:01:32 PM »
Recently acquired a '69 Z28 with the original engine. Considering running VP 110 octane or also have access to 100 octane aviation at my local airport. Any thoughts on this appreciated as well as changes I need to make to timing? I believe the car has been running on 93 pump Sunoco.

General Discussion / Re: '69 Z28 warning idiot light
« on: April 23, 2023, 01:05:50 AM »
Parking and headlamps work. I think these idiot light don't work when you have a console car with actual gauges. High beam blue light works.

General Discussion / '69 Z28 warning idiot light
« on: April 22, 2023, 06:16:59 PM »
Have a recently purchased '69 Z28 that has the factory console and gauges. Console gauges work as they should. However when I turn the ignition switch on, the gen, temp, fuel lights etc. don't light up. Are they supposed to with the factory console/gauge option?? If so, what should I be looking for to cure the problem. Just put new carrier surround and lens in for both the tach and speedo. They didn't work prior to the new parts either.

General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Rally wheel
« on: April 18, 2023, 02:21:45 PM »
What are the back space and bolt pattern measurements for a '69 Z28 15x7" wheel?

General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Rally wheel
« on: April 15, 2023, 03:48:46 AM »
Are the measurements in my post correct?

General Discussion / 69 Z28 Rally wheel
« on: April 15, 2023, 12:37:01 AM »
I need a rally wheel for my trunk. Just want to check if I need a 5X 4.75 bolt  and 4.5" back space. Also a recommended seller. Just want a new one in the trunk of a driver that will not see any judging. I do know it needs to be 15X7.

General Discussion / Re: '69 Z28 Crank shaft pulley
« on: April 09, 2023, 06:53:13 PM »
Thanks, I'm good to go!

General Discussion / '69 Z28 Crank shaft pulley
« on: April 07, 2023, 05:53:16 PM »
Did a '69 Z28 without power steering come with a single deep groove pulley? Car has no A/C and smog has been removed. I am removing a cobbled together power steering system in favor of manual steering which I believe the car came with. The car currently has a 2 deep groove pulley and I'm unable to find a single deep groove for it. Concern is whether everything will line up using the existing 2 deep groove pulley.

Restoration / Re: Power steering belt configuration '69 Z28
« on: April 05, 2023, 09:16:07 PM »
As suggested, I checked for the Julian date on my steering box. It reads : 3370. Am I correct that would mean December 3, 1970? The casting number is: 56786555. My LA built Z28 has a final assembly date of March 3, 1969. Checked the pitman arm and cast number on it is 8770. The pulley is not deep groove. I am assuming somebody made an early effort to convert this car to power steering using all the wrong parts. Do you guys agree? I'm looking to remove everything and take it back to manual steering. Can't find a manual 16:1 ratio box anywhere but Summit. They sell brands Lares  and Borgeson. Are these any good? My only other option is to do the power steering correctly this time and buy the whole kit through Hearbeat. Any suggestions and wisdom appreciated. This is a real Z but I intend to keep it a non judged driver. Had it now for only 2 months. After 10 Vettes, decided to try something new. Feedback on all of this will be appreciated.

Restoration / Re: Power steering belt configuration '69 Z28
« on: April 05, 2023, 12:53:53 AM »
Thanks for suggestion. I'll find the julian date on the PS gear box. It appears to be original, but questioning everything now as the pulley is not a deep groove. Also it appears I need to see the casting number on the pitman arm. I'm trying to get the car right, so I'll probably end up buying the whole conversion kit for power steering.

Restoration / Re: Power steering belt configuration '69 Z28
« on: April 04, 2023, 04:08:50 PM »
Thank you! Agreed this is missing. I just dropped what appears to be the original gas tank on this LA car, but no broadcast sheet. Best I can tell, the car originally came with power steering. The steering gear box for power steering looks original as does the reservoir, pump, and pulley all there. Somebody cobbled the system together with some make shift brackets. The PS lines are not even close to correct. I suspect the original hoses failed and generic stuff was added. The car also had headers which I removed in favor of original manifolds. I couldn't get the original driver side manifold to line up because the wrong brackets were obstructing it's placement. All of this lead to recognition that the power steering either needed to be removed all together or bracket positioning needed reworked in order to make everything line up with the pulley. At a crossroads now as to just order a complete whole power steering install kit from Heartbeat or just bracket and PS lines. Leaning towards the whole kit as the pump and steering gear box are probably tired after 54 years. If I eliminate the PS , I still need a gear box, correct pulley, pittman arm etc etc.

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