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General Discussion / Re: 69/302 idle problem
« on: April 25, 2020, 05:42:55 PM »
Car restarts after it dies. Dwell is set at 30. Points were just replaced. Tight lash Comp cam. Valves set at 16. How do you check pcv or brake booster by crimping line?

General Discussion / Re: 69/302 idle problem
« on: April 24, 2020, 11:58:04 PM »
I didnít use a gauge. Wasnít sure how to use it. Set it per specs. Iíll try backing screws out.

General Discussion / Re: 69/302 idle problem
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:48:26 PM »
BobH1  Nothing leaking around carb. Is there a way to check vacuum with gauge? And where would I check on carb?

General Discussion / Re: 69/302 idle problem
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:44:46 PM »
I was thinking fuel pump. But there is still fuel in the float bowls when engine dies. I disconnected fuel pump and put a gauge on it towards pump. On start up had no vacuum on gauge then rose after about 5 secs. to 14.  Does that sound right?

General Discussion / 69/302 idle problem
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:12:36 PM »
Looking for alittle help. My 69z,with original engine and carb won't idle. I have had the carb rebuilt and looked at twice form Eric's carb shop. Distributor has been redone by Camaro Hi Performance. And engine was recently rebuilt, before I bought it.  I have set total timing @36. Car starts fine. I can get it to idle around 1500 rpms for about 10/15 mins. then it slowly dies. If i turn idle down, it wont idle at all.  Ive checked float bowls and set air mixture. Ive also checked for vacuum leaks around carb and intake manifold. Any ideas would be appreciated....Thanks Bob

Restoration / Re: radiator shrould bolt
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:19:45 AM »
 Thanks for the replies. I found the right ones at Heart Beat City. Using part#9419380.

Restoration / radiator shrould bolt
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:41:09 AM »
Does anyone have a pic. or part number for top radiator shroud bolt for a 1969 with 302 engine?  thanks Bob

Originality / Re: Head light washers
« on: June 30, 2019, 12:59:05 AM »
Thanks for the replies.....was just curious.  I had seen them on RS Z's.  But never on a X77 Z like mine.  Thanks Bob

Originality / Head light washers
« on: June 21, 2019, 04:04:46 PM »
How rare would head light washers be on a 69 non RS Z28?  (RPO CE1) I think.

General Discussion / Re: Tires
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:15:45 PM »
The Sportscar 200's were the correct tires that came on car. I still have one original as a spare.  Not much tread left. LOL   Im looking to upgrade to a radial, but like the older style look. Was just wondering how they handle.  Bob

General Discussion / Tires
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:18:09 PM »
Is anyone running the Firestone Wide Oval radial tires? Pros and cons?  The Goodyear Bias tires on my Z are over 15 years old.  They still look good, but alittle wary of them.  And would the FR70-15 fit?  Thanks Bob

General Discussion / Re: Timing issue?
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:25:08 PM »
I haven't checked timing mark yet.  But the results....I borrowed a timing light with a timing advance dial.  Timing was at 58 deg.with vacuum plugged. Hence the hard starting when engine was hot. I cant believe engine ran as good as it did.  I adjusted points to 30.   I backed the timing down to 18 deg.,  about 30 deg with vacuum plugged in.  I couldn't lower timimg anymore because vacuum can is hitting motor bracket. May have to remove bracket or lift dist.  Havent taken a test drive yet because of weather, but car starts much easier when hot now.  I cant get car to idle below 1100/1200 rpms.  At 1000 the car slowly dies. I messed with idle mixture screws and idle screw.  Any ideas?  Thanks for everyones help.  Bob

General Discussion / Re: Timing issue?
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:26:09 PM »
Someone suggested I read timing and vacuum advance by John Z.  I did a search but nothing popped up.

General Discussion / Re: Timing issue?
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:22:48 PM »
Mike are you talking about timing tab when you state timing tape on dampner? Or do I need something else to set timing?  Ive been thinking of replacing points.  But want to keep original look.  Engine runs fine except when I try to restart after its been running.  It really lugs engine when I restart. When I try to retard timing it kills engine.

General Discussion / Re: Timing issue?
« on: May 11, 2019, 02:40:53 AM »
I didn't do initial timing.  Just purchased car recently. The engine has been rebuilt with only test miles.   I did plug vacuum when checking timing.  Might have to pull distributor and start over.  I Cant turn timing back to get it on timing line.  Engines dies.

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