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Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:26:29 PM »
I remember back in the day using a green oil. I don,t remember it being called Brad Penn. We discussed then that it got darker quicker. The appearance of oil signaled a change since most people did not change by mileage.


Bingo, believe you are a winner! Great oil and a lot of car people use it.

Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:10:21 AM »
I noticed Shell Rotella reduced the Zinc of there products in the last couple of years. I am not sure if it was across the board or just in my region.

I read that somewhere in the last couple years also but most of us use Brad Penn oil which is similar to the same thing we used back in the day and its made in Bradford, PA. That is what our engine builder uses and recommends. It's green in color and been around a long time. Some info here: "“the Original Green Oil.” is cut from Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil from the Bradford Oil Field in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it was first extracted in 1859. The oil has a unique green color and the ability to stick and cling to metal objects, offering full film strength to the customer. Its enhanced levels of zinc and phosphorous protect vital engine components, and it has been the first choice of engine builders and equipment manufacturers for decades." I purchase it locally at a Oil Distribution Store (does wholesale & retail) but realize for many they have to order it and that becomes expensive.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 20, 2018, 12:01:28 AM »
Looks great Lloyd! How about a picture before restoration? :)

General Discussion / Re: Crossram Package
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:55:18 PM »
Very interesting and thanks Michael! We have an original cross-ram and carbs on our 69Z but the original block is now 383 and it runs great with a solid roller. LOL
Great info and love the history so thanks again!

Originality / Re: Correct starter brace for '68 small block ???
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:36:06 AM »
Later service replacements had the slot and was still available a few years ago. Originals did not have the slot from what I've researched and what is on our 68.

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:34:35 PM »
These Anchor produced original looking motor mounts being discussed for restoration have been selling for years and are a common sight. I have not but has anyone heard of any issues with safety concerning their use the past decade or pending legal litigation? If someone wants a correct restoration that is what is being used in many cases.
Time to end so Pete, there you have it! You decide and enjoy that 68 Z/28..... ;D

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:07:09 AM »
Thank you all, but I did make a mistake on the larger mount it's 3980701 not 3880701, sorry. The mounts seem to be ok so I'm going to use them. I did buy the recall 'hold down' kit a while back. So if I want to be correct then I should buy 1 3886466 to match the one I have or buy a pair of new ones to be safe.?

Pete, that is what I'd do, purchase a pair of the what appear to be 3886466. Seem to be excellent quality.

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:39:38 PM »
Thanks guys, Butb believe me I have a 3880701 mount and it's bigger in size than the 3886466. I don't know if it's an original part? Something about the engine torque required the beefier mount? I'm in the process of assembly of my 302 and I wanted to install the mounts on the block ahead of time, so that's what my concern is.

Thanks Pete
Pete, the repro 3886466 being made in S. Korea (I believe) for the original supplier Anchor is a spitting image of the originals and well made. That is what I used for our 68 restoration. The 3886466 is what was in our 68's and used on both sides.
Hope that helps!

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:19:20 AM »
Chick, I just did a search over on teh NCRS site 3880701 and nothing showed up. You sure about that part number??

And the Anchor motor mounts can be purchased at your friendly local auto parts store (FLAPS). AutoZone has them for $14.99 each, Pep Boys has them for $17.59 each and Rock Auto has them for $5.85 each.


Sorry Ed, I'm thinking its a typo and 3980701 is what Pete has. That is what I have copied from Joe Lucia on NCRS and found it again. Agree in that don't believe there is a 3880701.

Restoration / Re: GM hood hinge springs
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:48:11 AM »
I think another key point is many cars can use the original hood hinge springs as in many cases they are not pitted with rust. A good soaking in Evapo-rust and oiling or some other rust preventative is all that is needed in many cases. Our 68 utilizes the original springs and they look like new.

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:32:52 AM »
Just to add, when I purchased mine I found them very inexpensive made by Anchor Industries, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio and is who made them for GM. Anchor Industries #2249 seems to be made as the originals.

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:19:10 AM »
It doesn't matter. However, I can't find any reference to the 3880701.


Ed, when I looked into this years past NCRS states it was used later. Per Joe Lucia he said "3886466 mounts were installed on 1966-1968 Corvettes and the 3967767 mount made its debut on the 1969 Corvette as per the assembly manual. According to Chevrolet Parts History GM # 3967767 was replaced with GM # 3980701 in Oct. 1969. GM # 3980701 was then removed from service on July 1970."

General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:15:59 AM »
I have a 68 z/28 Camaro and my motor mounts are 3886466 and 3880701, my question is which one is the left(driver) and which is the right(passenger)?
Our 68's use 3886466 on both sides. Your 3880701 was used in later years I believe but not in 1968. Many of the Corvette houses sell the correct 3886466 made by the same supplier used by GM. That is what I used in our restoration and they matched exactly the same as originals I had. Here is an example.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 brake rotors
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:30:54 PM »
If you purchase rotors for your daily driver, I don't think any of that is USA or for that matter North American made. I wanted to leave mine as original as possible also. I figured using the rotor only on my hub would at least save one piece. Once the rotor is mounted to the original hub, I will true the assm on a brake lathe. I think the torque spec of 60lbs was posted here in a previous thread....Joe
I went with complete 2 piece rotor set-up that is made in the USA. Realize that is a overkill for a street driven car but for a restoration it might be worthwhile to look at.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
Shame about the TT and glaring issues with the WS, it's a beautiful car though.
Agree Tim, it be pretty! But oh how careful one has to be in todays world of obtaining a classic car of some kind. As Charlie mentioned, thoughts on POP?

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