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Restoration / Re: best gas tank sending unit
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:25:26 PM »
The 5/16 sending unit with no fuel return is for 2 barrel applications I believe, because 2 barrel fuel pumps don't have a return either.

The 69 Z/28 never used a return either, and that sending unit will be 3/8 feed.  Same deal with L-78's, no return on those and is the same sending unit the Z/28 uses.

Return style sending units with a 3/8 feed line were used on Q-jet applications, like the L48 350's and L34 396/350hp engines.

The one I linked to for Bryon is the correct unit for a 69 Z/28 and L78 application.

Restoration / Re: best gas tank sending unit
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:12 PM »
You're welcome.

Looking at the picture, it's identical to the one I put in the Z.  Same color sock, same color float.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same supplier, whom ever that might be.

He advertises free shipping too.

Let me know how that works out.

Restoration / Re: best gas tank sending unit
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:39:15 PM »
Here ya go Bryon.  I was fishing around, not many places even mention stainless sending units anymore and then this ebay store popped up listing stainless sending units for various applications.  AM-Autoparts in Kansas??  Sure enough they have the correct unit for a 69 Z/28 with a single feed line.  I've never heard of this place before but, the price is less than what I paid 3 years ago from Bob's.

Might be worth a shot???   

Restoration / Re: best gas tank sending unit
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:45:55 PM »
I put a stainless one in our Z.   At the time I used Bob's Impala (carries Camaro parts too)  because he advertised stainless steel sending units.  Albeit more expensive, he's also local to me in Mesa AZ.  I bought one for our nomad at that time as well.   However I don't see that he advertises the stainless sending units anymore. I don't know if that has become a supplier issue or not.  Might have to do a more extensive search if that interests you.  I liked the stainless idea in hopes of avoiding corrosion down the road.

Garage Talk / Re: Anyone use a go-cam?
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:19:19 PM »
Just drove around him.  He was a mid 12 second car.  The goat has gone 10.70's at 128 mph in full street trim.  On this pass, we were making easy shake down passes feeling the car out.  Came out very easy and didn't go full throttle until 2nd gear and then ran it out the back door.  Also couldn't seem to stay off the rev limiter as you can hear in the video, lol.  I can't see that darn hood tach for the life of me.

Garage Talk / Re: Anyone use a go-cam?
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:47:47 AM »
Okay, yeah I think we're talking about the same thing, just has different names.

We bought ours at Costco.  About $350.  But we've used it in many different applications, off roading, cruises in the cars, drag racing.  Been a pretty handy little thing.  Fits in the palm of your hand, not very big.  I'm not that up on technology but this was pretty easy to figure out.
Here are some short videos we shot with it driving different cars.

Garage Talk / Re: Anyone use a go-cam?
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:07:41 PM »
By go-cam, do you mean a go-pro?

We use the go pro quite a bit for cruising, dragstrip etc... 

General Discussion / Re: Chrome shifter ball
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
I'm pretty certain that in 69, there was no jamb nut used on the chrome shifter ball.   I believe William told me that back when we were trying to decipher my car and I thought the jamb nut was missing.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody know this Z28 ?
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:03:06 PM »
I like it.  Nicely done.

Mines a 12D RS with deluxe houndstooth, console and gauges with tach/clock, but no spoilers.  Which to me isn't all that unusual.

General Discussion / Re: Is there any history on this ebay 69Z?
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:18:46 PM »
Good to hear Austin.  You also got a feel for the owner which helps with decision making.  I find the phone is the best way to answer specific questions above and beyond an add, and usually additional specific pics can be shared via email if needed, because not everyone is a photographer.   Either way one can only satisfy themselves so far before a look in person is needed to confirm everything. 

Maintenance / Re: 69 Z28 battery
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:11:46 PM »
As William stated, I would guess it's cranking fine hot or cold, but would like a better description.

   This likely isn't your issue since you stated it starts fine cold, but one thing I often see missing on a points ignition car is the hot wire that runs from the "R" terminal on the solenoid up to the coil.  This provides a full 12 volts while the ignition is in the crank position.  Otherwise the points are dead while cranking and only light off once the crank position is released.  Sometimes makes starting a car that is still running points hit or miss, and most times requires more cranking than should be necessary to get the engine to fire.

Since it's a hot start problem, taking the starters ability to crank while hot out of the equation, most often it's the quality of the pump gas being used.  The ethanol fuel today is more susceptible to heat soak, especially if you're trying to run a lower octane.   Any part of the fuel system close to heat is at risk.  Some of it can be cured or subdued to some degree with various things you can do, but in some cases it may just be the nature of the beast.

General Discussion / Re: Is there any history on this ebay 69Z?
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:53:15 PM »
You guys crack me up.  I mean, if I were interested in the car, I'd just pick up the phone.  It says in the add to contact him with any questions.  No need to type 5,000 words LOL    There is enough in that add, with pics, to peak anyone's interest that's looking for a real Z.

Maintenance / Re: Tuning a 4053 with AFR
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:47:51 AM »
Good to hear Todd

General Discussion / Re: Another Garnet Red Z28.. sorta....
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:20:40 PM »
Gary, your line of thinking would lend to someone having all the "correct" components for a Z on a 6cyl rolling chassis and that you would consider it a Z.

BTW this car has a legit trim tag, vin & doc proving it was ordered from Berger Chevrolet.

Well there ya go.  That seals it for me.  It's an original Z and you can't take that away from it.  Once a Z always a Z :)

Besides the road racing deal Gary, there were plenty that tore up the dragstrips as well, and even held some records and won some championships.  Strickler comes to mind.  So they were well respected little drag cars too.

Shucks I've been thinking about pulling the 302 out of mine too.  With my wife daily driving it she's put nearly 10,000 miles on the fresh build already.  I figure why wear it out when I have a fresh 355 sitting on the stand.  Dress it like the 302 and she can put all the miles she wants on it.
But I guess it wouldn't be a Z/28 anymore, lol.

General Discussion / Re: Another Garnet Red Z28.. sorta....
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:40:13 PM »
Nevermind found it.  Also FWIW I couldn't see the pic in Gary's first post until I created a login over on Tri-5

So let me make sure I understand a couple of you that are shitting on the car because it was modified from stock form and now is not considered a Z any longer?  Is there photos showing the trim tag or legitimacy of the sellers claims of it being a Z?

I like it!!   That looks pretty damn good to me.  Typical street machine we always saw in the 70's 80's, just taking it a few steps beyond "day 2".  Regardless of mods, still a real Z if tag is present and untampered which I gather is the case from what I'm reading. I'd own it and drive the wheels off it.   Does he want to trade for a Nomad?  :)   

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