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Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:51:54 PM »
Noticed licorvette sells 63-67. Will that work?

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »
Video looks like what we did. I still need to find a source for the shaft seal and find out what we did wrong.

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:22:47 PM »
The bearing assembly was pressed in flush with the opening per the instructions. The seal does seem to be a 1 piece unit. 

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
Regarding the water pump rebuild kit. Purchased one from Zip. Had a machinist friend help me at his shop. He had a good press and the knowledge. This should not be that hard to do, especially with an experienced machinist. Used the instructions on the Corvette Magazine site. The repair kit did not come with instruction. Took our time and read the instructions carefully, but when we pressed the seal on there was no clearance and the shaft would not turn. Was able to remove the seal without damaging the shaft or housing. Called Zip to see if they would sell another seal. Was informed they did not offer just the seal. Been checking for a source for another seal. All of the chain stores don't carry them. Don't know what we did wrong, but I have $50.00 in a kit I can't use and a pump that is halfway build. My machinist friend questioned some of the instructions(probably went against his experience), but I wanted to follow them as written. Appreciate if anyone has suggestions. Seal shows # 262714.

General Discussion / Re: Help in finding this car
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:50:03 PM »
Yea, I know itís a long shot, but I thought someone out there in Z/28land might know something. This picture was made spring Ď69. This early car did not come with front & rear spoilers. It did have chambered exhaust though, which brought a few conversations with the local law about it being a stock exhaust system.

General Discussion / Help in finding this car
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
Attached is a picture of my Navy buddy's '69 Z/28. He bought it in the late fall of '68 and told me several years later it was the 6th Z off of the Van Nuys assembly line. Don't have a VIN, but is there any way to find out if this could be. I would like to find out if the car is still around and surprise my friend with the info. BTW When I went to visit him in early spring of '69 he let me drive it and I ordered mine when I got home. Just had to have one.

Originality / Correct 1969 Windshield washer repair kit
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:28:56 PM »
Wanting to replace my broken washer pump nipple assembly with a new kit. CI has a kit that is supposed to be correct that is black. CC offers one that says it is correct in white plastic. My broken one is black. On an older thread in the Restoration area shows the CC whole pump with a black nipple assembly. Which one is correct.

Restoration / Re: '69 center console oil pressure gage
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:28:13 PM »
Engine does read about 80 lbs. while running. After shut down the gauge read about 15 lbs. Oil line is metal. The other one failed because something on the gauge broke on the back. I will have to dig it out and look.

Restoration / '69 center console oil pressure gage
« on: August 08, 2017, 05:44:28 PM »
Just noticed my oil pressure gage started reading about 15 lbs. with the engine off. This is a fairly new gage. The one that this one replaced did the same thing. Anyone else have similar problem and is there more than one supplier?

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:56:35 PM »
Did see Brownell, but called Allegheny Arsenal and ordered their Zinc Parkerizing kit for $29.95 + $13.00 shipping. Shipping was fast. Will see how it works.

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:18:37 PM »
Did get a call back from the older #. The lady told me they closed down the business(Owens, Group), due to too much red tape involved.  Wished they had taken down their website. I did find a couple of other sites that have similar products, Allegheny Armory and Brownell. Will look into their products.

General Discussion / Palmetto Entrprises
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
Anyone know if this company is still in business? Called the # on their website and got a recording that it is no longer a working #. Found a # from '09 on this website. It did ring and got a generic VM. Left a msg. Doing the research, sounds like a good product, inexpensive and easy to use. Is there another company  that offers the same type of product?

Restoration / Re: Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:50:58 PM »
Think I found a shop locally. They say they can repair the heads and suggested I could have the water jackets ceramic coated to ensure a better seal. They didn't think I needed to have hardened valve seats installed. Has anyone had water jackets ceramic coated? Would it be better? Also, I have heard for a long time about hardened valve seats being necessary when running unleaded gas. Any thoughts?

Restoration / Re: Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
Car was built 2nd week of Feb. Heads show early Jan date build dates. Thanks for all the replies.

Restoration / Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:51:20 PM »
Both of my heads are cracked and can not be repaired. Checked several Camaro sources with no luck. Does anyone have suggestions? Getting desperate.

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