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General Discussion / Re: Tachometers
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:15:03 AM »
6-8 tachs started showing up in January and later- there were three groups of tach introductions during the '9 model year. The 6-7 is appropriate for a November car, and earlier.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Crossram Package
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:10:32 AM »
The package also included the four blueprint installation instruction drawings and parts list. I made copies of those sheets many years ago and my GF was selling the copies on ebay. I think several folks have made copies of my copies and still sell on ebay. I sold what must have been the 1st design cold air plenum about 20 years ago too. 

Michael,

I bought a set of those years ago on eBay, 1968 dated prints with the crossram plenum A/C setup clearly shown on the prints. I'm glad to have them, always wanted to find a set of '69 prints to verify what I had collected for my "cloned" crossrams I built over the years.
Always impractical for the street, but visually impressive to say the least.

Welcome to the CRG -

Regards,
Steve

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Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 15, 2018, 12:10:13 AM »
If you want a brand name - Shell Rotella.

Amen. I use this in all my small engines, too. I used to use strictly Castrol, but they pulled the zinc and phosphorus as everyone else. Years ago - Union 76 20W50 oil. 

Regards,
Steve

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The seller that is selling this distributor is well known for restamped engine parts.
^ read this (long, but gives you an idea of the extent of his 'dealings'): http://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=140881&highlight=1bud_auto


Wow, thanks for leading me to that. As I said that is the main reason why Iím leary of buying one of these distributors. The money involved in this stuff just makes it way to easy and enticing for this sort of thing.

So it sounds like (March  / April ) are the two dates I need to be looking for. Search continues lol.

Krateness - I sent you a PM -

Regards,
Steve

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Should look like this one. Un-restored original April 28th, this is the font and appearance you need to look for. I added White Out to the stampings for contrast, but it has not been blasted or modified, only cleaned of gook. You can usually spot a restamped or altered housing by looking at the step for the cap (about .020 wide or better); the appearance of the feed lines of a cutting tool where the housing was trued up in a turning operation or a lathe. Blasted housings or extremely smooth surfaces are a dead giveaway something has gone on -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Numbers matching or not - 3932388 block
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:25:26 PM »
I'm gonna stick my neck out a little, and say it's quite possibly correct if the casting date is OK to the build. My 350/300 Z11 is a 388 block, I'm 99.999% on faith in it's originality, stamping is very similar to this one in font and appearance. I think someone took a sharp screwdriver to scrape the pad with to expose the stamping, not try and duplicate the broach marks - and I can't see any feed lines that would indicate block decking with a mill. All of the stripes appear to be hand motion, not machined feed lines, and erratic. One thing for sure - some doofus really butchered it.

If I can chop my way through the garage, I'll get a shot of my pad to compare it. Don't lose hope yet -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Car magazines
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:46:12 PM »
Worse yet, Auto fill on phones - makes you proofread everything twice, and still send some things you have to explain -

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Looks great with it, looks great without it. Cool thing is you don't have to be permanent about it -

I took mine off when I bought the car, ran the screws back down in the holes and forgot about it. When they started showing back up on cars at shows, it made total sense to see them, as that's the way most dealers equipped the cars for sale.

I'll magnet mine - hopefully find a Courtesy Chevrolet from Houston for the Pace Car someday -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Car magazines
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:53:44 PM »
Steve just say the word and I'll come rescue that ole Comaruh..  (Camaro for the non rednecks of the site..  Oh and which btw if you are into Camaros then you is one...)

I prefer Camero. Appeals to my heritage -

You'd think rescue if you had spotted the buzzard on top of it a few weeks back - if they weren't protected I would have shotgunned it. You'd have had to rescue me from jail.

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General Discussion / Re: Car magazines
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:41:31 PM »
Photo of shame - even more when it's got a coat of that gosh awful Hugger Orange (over Daytona on the doors) over the original Cortez Silver. Take that, all bogus barn car fakers - lol. Still has 4" (5" ?) Cragars on the front.

Notice the heater core box - makes barn car detectives interested. Disgusting.

Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Car magazines
« on: April 27, 2018, 05:32:04 PM »
I have to cringe every time I hear the term ďBarn FindĒ as I still have one growing myself. Complete waste if I donít hurry and get it out of harmís way. Every black cloud that shows up reminds me of the vulnerability of lack of secure storage space. Too ashamed to show a pic of it, resting on the rims and rotten tires. And I keep telling everyone ďget to it some dayĒ. Kinda like a lot of stories Iíve heard -

Steve

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Mild Modifications / Re: Harmonic balancer - SS350/300HP
« on: April 26, 2018, 03:40:24 AM »
Here is the stamp on the pad:


What on earth got after the pad ? Looks like a pneumatic scraper really took it apart -

Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Newbie Needs some help with a 69 Z 28
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:38:38 AM »
1. Z/28 did not include or require a tachometer until early 1969. At that time it became a required option; either as part of Special Instrumentation which required a console or a new tach only option. The tach only option [U16] immediately had supply problems so for some time Special Instrumentation [U17] and a console [D55] had to be ordered.

William,

How early is early ? My 01C X77 has a console, no tach, no gauges, echoed on the dealer invoice - I always wanted to put the tach and gauges in it, but now leaning towards leaving it like it was and what it is. Shame, I let my factory 6-8 go a few years back, dated January '69 (stupid move, but I needed the cash out of it at the time).

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 with console shifter cable
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:29:59 AM »
Thought so - thanks Bob and Kurt !

Steve

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Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 with console shifter cable
« on: April 14, 2018, 04:54:17 PM »
I don't believe the original seal was screwed into the floor - my cable on my Z11 small block looks just like this, apparently replaced at some point, and there are no holes in the tunnel around the seal where an original would have been mounted. I would like to see someone's original cable in place to see what I need to replace it with myself -

Regards,
Steve

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