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Originality / Re: Original L79 valve covers
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:17:54 PM »
Thanks Kelley King and Cook DW for your replies.  Invaluable info as I just might've put the covers on upside down.  Kinda looks that way and with the pushrods a rubbing, lightly I may add, but, nonetheless.  I have to get the two or 3  sets cleaned up before I post 'em up.
Encore, thanks for the answers and e-bay photos.

Decoding/Numbers / Rochester with metal tag 7025121
« on: July 10, 2018, 02:29:42 PM »
Have this carb  sitting and I would like to know if it is a 4GC  or  a  4Jet   with  attached metal tag = 7025121 ??
Thanks gentlemen!

Originality / Original L79 valve covers
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:29:55 PM »
I'd appreciate a couple of photos if someone could post 'em.  I have 2  sets  and they are both original, but one set is heavier than the other.  Both of them have the oblong 0 lying down on the lower part of the valve covers.  One set has slight  pushrod rubbing marks on the inside..  Maybe I should've used a thicker set of valve cover gaskets.  What years and what engines did these beasts come on.??
Thanks for your response(s) in advance.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 5 numbered Rochester carburetors
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:35:10 PM »
Thanks for the replies!!   I'll check further on the 2 carbs I have.

Decoding/Numbers / 5 numbered Rochester carburetors
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:07:07 PM »
Have  29202  +  29251  Rochester 1969  carburetors ..  Notice the "70" is missing from the units.    Anyone explain what engines / car models
these units are from, and why the 5 numerics instead of the common "70" numbered carbs. The Julian dates are;   098 9   and  114 9  respectively?

Is a   29202   carb  good with a date code of  098 9 . . ?? 

Originality / Re: 7/16 ths L88 pushrods were
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:40:00 PM »
Good afternoon!!
These BBC rockers have an    L    on one end.   Read somewhere that these rockers are a bit longer than the   H    rockers.
Just can't see anywhere that they were in fact used with the L88  7/16ths H.P. push rods.

Originality / Re: 7/16 ths L88 pushrods were
« on: February 27, 2018, 11:02:31 PM »
Thanks bcmiller..
BBC rockers stamped with an "L" also??         These " L "  rocker arms were designated as Long slot ..  Just hoping they were used with  my  7/16ths pushrods.

Originality / 7/16 ths L88 pushrods were
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:56:06 PM »
used with what rocker arms?  Were they  "L" coded ??

Originality / Re: Camaro driveshaft identification and . . .
« on: November 17, 2016, 06:11:11 PM »
Good afternoon bcmiller.  Here is what went on with my driveshaft. I measured it coming in at U-joint to U-joint centers at 48.5 inches.  Sold it to a p[erson who was looking for 1970 - 1981 shaft.  He calls me up after a week and says it is not right for his '79 Camaro for whatever reason.  The older U-joint with the spring retaining clips were on shafts prior to 1975 and the newer U-joints with a heated plastic installation process were from GM from '76 and up.  I had sold him the spring retaining clip U-joint shaft.
Now, a question; what is the length of a  a 69 shaft versus a shaft from 1970 - 1981 measured center of U-joint to center of U-joint? 
Is a '69 shaft 49"   and a 70 - 81 shaft 48.5"  ??

Originality / Re: 1963 Corvette 327 c.i. Water Pump that needs . . .
« on: November 06, 2016, 05:04:23 PM »
3782609 and GM3 are on the front of the pump.  S3 in raised letter / number is on the rear.
Hope that did not mix anyone up with my miscue.!

General Discussion / Re: John Z needs our prayers
« on: November 06, 2016, 05:00:15 PM »
Hope you get home soon, safe and back to health.  O'er the many years you've been bombarded with me moot questions.
Get well John!!

Originality / 1963 Corvette 327 c.i. Water Pump that needs . . .
« on: November 06, 2016, 03:20:58 PM »
a wee bit of cleaning.  Is it okay to sandblast the pump without destroying its originality?   
'63 Vette water pump p/n 3782609 with raised code GM 3 on the reverse of the water pump.  The beastie is valuable and therefore stands the question.

Thanks in advance Gentlemen!!

Originality / Camaro driveshaft identification and . . .
« on: November 06, 2016, 03:09:33 PM »
How do I go about identifying a First Gennie Camaro or Firebird driveshaft?  Are there codes somewhere on the shaft?  Is the driveshaft length different to Second Generation Camaros?  Any differences between  P'Glide / T350 / T400 or standard trans shafts?
The stripes are there but unfortunately, have long been painted over and have lost their lustre.

When did GM stop using the spring-loaded 'hard on the ole eyes' retaining clips on their U-joints?  Seems like a load of questions, and, you are right, but,
this is  the correct no-nonsense place!!

Thanks Gentlemen!!

Originality / Re: CARTER CARB 7029202 DH
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:24:20 PM »
The 2 carbs I have are Rochesters -   29202 and 29251   >  NOT Carter carbs..

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