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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 11, 2022, 11:23:03 AM »
Some outstanding work you're doing there. Those seats are cleaning up nicely. Will you be able to keep the OE door panels too ? I Luv 68 deluxe interiors!

One thing I can't help but mention...maybe you're already aware, I believe the power steering pump cap should be the metal type with 2 ears for 67-8. Surely someone will correct me if I'm wrong. ;)

Good eye. I believe you are correct on the PS cap.  I borrowed that one out of my 69 Chevelle temporarily. 

I will try to save the door panels, but I also have a set from Koch that look very nice.  Well see how that goes. 

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 08:11:09 PM »
Here is a running clip of the fresh 302.

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:37:13 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:34:04 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:18:12 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:16:43 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:15:30 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:14:28 PM »

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:12:12 PM »
Hey guy.  I'll do a quick update here.  And thanks for the comments.  That helps keep me motivated on a long project. ;)

So my want ad for info provided a substantial pay off.  I have since met the family of the original owner, spent alot of time with the second owner who bought the Z in May of 1969, and the third owner who raced it in the mid 70s.  Have tons of cool stories and info I'll be putting together, and they all claim to have baby pictures coming my way, but none have come thru yet.

The work at the body shop stalled out, (same old story) so I collected the car and all the parts and restarted the effort on my own.  The new rear frame rails were also put too close together at the front spring perches so we re-did all the floors again and got all the dimensions correct.  Here is where we sit now.   Restoring and mocking up all the major components and now starting on body gaps.  Then back apart for body and paint.

1968 - Orphans / Re: 18L326098 MO block for Z/28
« on: November 12, 2020, 02:03:12 PM »
Curious if this marriage ever occurred!

General Discussion / Re: International Camaro Club
« on: November 11, 2020, 01:08:12 AM »
This is the article and photo Im looking for a copy of. 

General Discussion / Re: International Camaro Club
« on: November 10, 2020, 09:10:12 PM »
I still have my complete sets of the "Camaro Corral" and "Camaro Enthusiast". A lot of great articles and information. (Back then there were no computers to look things up. You actually had to read a magazine or book to get the info). Also a lot of great pictures in those magazines. I'm sure a lot of members on this site had there cars in those magazines and don't even know it. But I believe beginning in the 90's it was turned into "Camaro World".

Any chance you have the Sept/October 1996 issue of Camaro Enthusiast?  I'm looking for a detailed 68 Z under hood pic that is published in that one.


Originality / Re: '67-'68-'69 Camaro HEADER Panel
« on: June 01, 2020, 07:37:45 PM »
Bumping an old topic in hopes someone can re add the missing pics.  Date stamp location on header panel.


That bellhousing is perfect.  The whole car is awesome.  Thanks for sharing!

Restoration / Re: .030 over pistons for 302: specs/supplier?
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:23:07 PM »
After much discussion with my local gurus, we ordered a set of .030 over JE forged Pistons PN#202890 described as a 302 SBC 10.4-1 Dome, for Rings we ordered the J103F8-4030-5 which are 1/16 - 1/16 - 3/16 .

I know these are not 11-1 but the consensus is that at 10.4 we can, carefully, run pump 93 and not jeopardize the motor...will have to experiment with the advance curve and if we need to continue to run some of the 110 race fuel as we're doing now, so be it. I don't know yet how deep in the hole these JEs will be. Don't want to end up with anything more than 11-1.

Over the weekend we scored an Eagle forged 3" stroke large journal standard, 2 piece seal, crank at an extremely good price. It's at the shop now for fluxing and miking to see if it needs to be turned.

Still no decision on the cam configuration: how tight the LSA can be without a vacuum deficiency at the booster is the question. Can anybody chime in?


Just put a 112 LSA in my 68 Z due to the brake vacuum needs.  Should be adequate.

Here is my cam spec.  Still on a stand however, so its just theory but based on other builds.

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