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Restoration / Re: Difficulty Disassembling Smog Pump
« on: November 04, 2018, 02:01:24 AM »
Best penetrating oil is 50-50 acetone-atf. Heat is your friend. Take one of your freed up pumps apart to get an idea how it comes apart & where things are hung up on the pump you want to use, kind of a trial run. I say this as this 69 pump you are probably being very gentle as not to damage in anyway, like pry marks, cracking , etc... it may take the coveted Ford tool (a big hammer) to persuade things?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Checking out a car, someting seems odd
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:27:16 PM »
Everything lines up as an end of Dec 66 car if it was a Norwood built car. But you say it says Los. Best to post a pic of the tag. Something is amiss.
Try to get a pic of the hidden VIN under wiper cowl panel.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 124379N640398 entire Z drivetrain on eBay 69, no 68
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:22:15 PM »
Unfortunately I just saw this post. I have owned the original car for about 10 years. It wasnít a wrecked vehicle and still retains all of itís original sheet metal. I purchased the car with a supercharged 468 BB and an M21 trans. The car and this drivetrain were about 200 miles apart from each other. Iím sure the person that purchased the drivetrain would want more than I paid for the car for it! Thatís how it usually works. Thanks for starting this post hopefully I can get in touch with the purchaser and work something out.
On the fortunate side, you found this site, someone was thoughtful enough to post the info, the drive train still exists, the eBay ad still comes up when you click the above link, you can get a hold of the seller by that info...sounds like your ďluckĒ is changing? Welcome aboard!
I am curious about the 68 this engine came out of? Back in the 80s, one of my buddies put a whole drivetrain from a 69 Z in a Rally Green 68 RS. He was/is in N. Ky. Doubtful the car he got the drivetrain out of and drivetrain itself, both, found their way to Missouri?

Originality / Re: '69 bell housing bolts
« on: October 26, 2018, 01:44:59 PM »
The ďAĒ head are flat across the top, whereas the ďMĒ has a recessed top. I was under the impression that although they are the same length bolt, the ďAĒ was for the aluminum intake 396-427 engines (possibly 302, not sure)?

Maintenance / Re: 302 Valve adjustment
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:34:35 AM »
Not sure how much run time you have on this new cam, but before I would touch the 1st adjusting nut I would make note of which valves are noisy. This can be done when re-adjusting and noting the loosest valves, ie most clearance. You can also do this with a section of hose, like a couple of feet of rubber fuel line or similar. Start engine with v covers off. Put one end of hose to your ear and other to each valve. It will be easily apparent the culprit(s). Regardless of method mentioned, the reason to note which valves is after you re-adjust, I would set up a dial indicator on those valves and note full lift. You may want to record this and if there is significant (.050) change from stated lift on cam card, I would want to determine if you are wiping out a lobe, having premature cam failure from break in.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Need help identifying this tag
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:48:25 PM »
This tag came with the car's paperwork.  Not sure what it is.
That is an early 65 Mustang/ Fairlane manual steering box ID tag.
Further- 4=1964,G=July, 24th day, C= 3rd shift

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 12 bolts decode
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:41:26 PM »
Because your rear end has limited slip, aka posi-traction or posi for short, the E further describes what brand of limited slip unit was installed in your housing. In your case, E is for Eaton.

Restoration / Re: restoration of copo
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:32:28 PM »
FYI. Checking out Mike's Profile page on this site reveals he has an anniversary tomorrow, the 17th, of joining CRG in 2005. Congrats Mike!

This site used to have factual content from knowledgeable guys who owned unmolested examples that could be used as reference that would help guys, like you, who donít know much about these cars, learn all that you could in hopes that with that new found information guys like you could preserve and authenticate these cars.
But now the site is becoming infiltrated with the lowest common denominators and is keeping the knowledgeable guys away because they just donít want to be part of such nonsense.

General Discussion / Re: Robke Chevrolet
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:51:55 PM »
Robkesís was at 3rd and Madison in Covington, Ky. That was right across the river from Cincinnati. Later, in the 90ís it moved to the location where it closed, like you knew, about 6 years ago. Now, Wyler Kia (I believe what I was told) is at that location. Several of the employees scattered to other dealers, of which my buddy could elaborate as he knows a lot of guys in the auto business. From what I have been told, no old records exist.

General Discussion / Re: Robke Chevrolet
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:01:27 PM »
That was in my neck of the woods. Northern Ky. in the Greater Cincinnati area. One of my buddies was good friends with the parts manager. Iíll be seeing him tomorrow...hope I can remember to ask him. What is it that you would like to know?

Originality / Re: Position of Air Cleaner Decals
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:38:51 AM »
Tim, I realize that description was difficult to explain and thank you for your tireless contributions, but  to clarify: the 10:00 position of the silk screen, is that as if you were looking through the top of the lid? Or, is that position determined by taking the lid off and (while leaving the decal at 6 oíclock) turning the lid over and observing? If I understand what you wrote, it was as if looking through the top of the lid?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...big problems
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:29:35 PM »
...But it came with spoilers, ZL2 hood and gauges! Didn't all Camaros come that way?? (joke) At least they take A LOT of pictures, and that is good.

General Discussion / Re: AACA board of directors
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
I canít think of a more worthy candidate. The guy is super knowledgeable about a variety of cars, and just a plain nice friendly, helpful fella. I have benefitted from his thoughtful generosity. Best of luck Phillip.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 3959512, V03I9DZ, 124379N621880
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:22:31 AM »
That 1 is clearly a 4, imo.

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