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Restoration / Any pictures of windshield mounting clips?
« on: June 14, 2010, 04:14:14 PM »
I am getting ready to install the windshield in my 68.  I forgot how the lower mounting clips are positioned and I can not find it in either the assembly manual or the fisher body manual.  Can anyone help me with a picture or a page number from the correct manual?  Also, some say the outer clips have to be installed before the fenders but I am told that is not necessary.  I can not even see the holes for the brackets.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Restoration / Re: Location of spare tire hold down bracket on a 68
« on: March 05, 2010, 03:26:02 PM »
Anyone have any measurements or pictures to post?  I just want to make sure I have it in the right place before firing up the welder.

Restoration / Window Glass
« on: March 01, 2010, 07:55:22 PM »
I will be getting my car out of the body shop in about a month or two and am looking for recommendations on window glass.  I have seen prices all over the place and not sure what to buy.  First of all, not sure if I really need to pony up to the date coded glass.  Just want something that fits well and looks good.  The body shop painting the car said that he has used Auto City glass before and had relatively few problems.  He said he thought he bought PPG from them but they said they dont sell ppg anymore because it is a lot thinner than original.  I see that they have ebay specials for 475 with free shipping which is cheaper than their regular price plus it has free shipping.  Any reason to stay away from them?  Any other suggesions?

Restoration / Re: Location of spare tire hold down bracket on a 68
« on: February 23, 2010, 07:15:39 PM »
It is a coupe.

Restoration / Location of spare tire hold down bracket on a 68
« on: February 19, 2010, 08:56:10 PM »
I had my trunk floor replaced and the body shop did not reinstall the spare tire hold down bracket.  He did not keep the old floor so I do not even know where it goes.  Can anyone help me with some measurements on where it goes so I can get it in the proper place?

thanks for all the help.  I figured it out.  the only thing I am a little iffy on is where the metal line meets the carb.  my metal line will shove right in the carb and make a nice fit.  the rubber hose will not fit over them.  i can use the rubber hose but it isnt as nice a fit as the metal line pushing into the carb.

Restoration / Re: 3917291 sbc heads 2.02's or 1.94's
« on: January 24, 2010, 04:42:46 PM »
X4.  When I bought mine, it had 2.02 valves shoved in them but they did not fit right and I didnt pay that close of attention.  The machine shop ground them to fit the 2.02 valves for me.

Restoration / anyone have pics of the vacuum line routing for a 68 z/28?
« on: January 24, 2010, 04:40:23 PM »
I bought the vacuum line kit for my 302 and I can not figure out how all the parts fit together and I can not seem to find it in the assembly manual.  I have the long piece of hose and a short piece of hose, a metal line which I can tell fits into the carb and goes down to the intake.  there is also a metal fastener that I can not figure out how it goes.  Anyone have pics or can they tell me where to find it in the assembly manual?

Restoration / Re: Lower alternator bracket question
« on: January 23, 2010, 11:52:42 PM »

I ordered the bracket you showed me from heartbeat city and got it today.  it is exactly the same as the one I already have. 


that spacer is present on both the bracket I had and the one that I just bought.

I know I bought the upper brackets from heartbeat city, but is there any chance that they sent me the wrong ones.  Can someone measure their brackets and tell me how long they are (the upper brackets that is)?  Mine measure 12" end to end...give or take a half inch

Restoration / Re: Lower alternator bracket question
« on: January 23, 2010, 02:06:47 PM »
I measured my valve covers this morning and they are 2.5".  I had another set that was 4" and that is what I was thinking of.  I elected to use the shorter set. 

Is it possible that the bracket I have is not from a camaro at all?  would this bracket be different for different applications?  Maybe the guy that sold it to me didnt really know what it was from and just told me it was a Camaro bracket?  would these brackets be standard for any small block chevy or different for different vehicles?

Restoration / Re: Lower alternator bracket question
« on: January 23, 2010, 12:05:21 AM »
First of all, your car looks awesome.  I hope mine even comes close to that detail.  Second, I do have the correct exhaust manifolds.  I did look at the pics in the assembly manual and do not see anything that I have done wrong.  My upper brackets are new repops from Heartbeat city, so I can only assume they are correct.  My valve covers are not original GM, but look like the right thing.  How tall should the valve covers be?  they look stock height to me, but maybe they are not correct.  The only other variable is the lower bracket.  Are these brackets specific to camaro and year specific or are they pretty much the same for any small block chevy?  is there anything specific to a z/28?  I have not got the belt yet.  Waiting to resolve the alternator issue

Restoration / Re: Lower alternator bracket question
« on: January 22, 2010, 06:15:32 PM »
I can take some pics tonite, but the bracket looks just like the brackets in the parts catalog.  The alternator looks pretty much the same as any external regulator alternator.  I have 5 of them on the floor at home and they are all the same with the only difference being the location of the plugs

Restoration / Lower alternator bracket question
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:50:45 PM »
I have a 68 z/28 and am using the stock exhaust manifolds.  I am using what I believe to be the correct lower alternator bracket.  I purchased it at the swap meet and was told that it was for 67-68.  The upper brackets are new repros from Heartbeat City.  The problem is that when I bolt the alternator in the lower bracket, it only will catch the outermost portion of the upper bracket.  Is it possible that I have the wrong lower bracket?  I know my alternator is not a numbers matching alternator.  Is there something special about the alternator?  Is the z/28 bracket something different all together?  Alternator hits valve cover before it can come into correct adjustment.  Any suggestions?

Restoration / Anyone have pics of the routing of the fuel lines for a 68?
« on: December 16, 2009, 05:46:36 PM »
I purchased stainless fuel line for my 68 from Classic Industries.  The lines was folded to fit in the shipping box.  I straightened it out but can not seem to get the bends right to get into the engine compartment.  It seems to fit well from mid door all the way back but I just can not figure out how it goes into the engine compartment and how the bends should be correct to transition from the rocker panel to the subframe.

Anyone have pictures or advice?

Restoration / Re: Intake Manifold Question
« on: December 11, 2009, 08:37:13 PM »
I am planning on using the stock exhaust manifolds with a heat riser.  So, based on that, are you suggesting that I use the restrictors?

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