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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 mo block and other gear on: October 19, 2014, 08:05:04 AM
Wow.. did you know this guy at all? Do you have any mutual friends who might go and talk to him and provide him with a whack upside his head to try and get things functioning?
Did you get the impression that he felt he had paid far too much for the car originally or was resentful for some other reason to make him so illogical, like maybe he felt the engine should have been included in the sale.
He obviously doesn't have much of a grasp of just how many owners would love to have the same opportunity presented to them.. 
Depending on what 'nominal' pertains to - in your comment "I did ask for a nominal amount" - its certainly hard to imagine his train of thought or lack thereof.
I would suggest if you still have any contact with him, try and get back and give him one last chance to readjust his logic.
If that doesn't work get whatever you can for what you have, but try and retain some idea of where the parts might end up so you could pass along such valuable info in the future if it becomes necessary to someone who cares..     
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 14, 2014, 10:32:15 PM
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3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 26, 2014, 10:56:44 PM
If you have the intake off anyway - its not such a bad idea to remove the pan off from the bottom side just to clean all of the crap that might have accumulated up under it anyway - regardless of whether you are looking for a cast date or not.
And as Kelly stated you want to make sure the knurled pins aren't at al loose, so by hammering the metal around the original holes a bit smaller in addition to staking them in place with some good quality Loctite or Permatex product it should assure that they won't come loose..
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 26, 2014, 09:00:16 AM
Did you remove the tin splash pan on the bottom of the intake - the date is cast in the area under it that can't be seen unless the pan has been removed - and as far as I have seen they all have it cast there!
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Got Rust? on: September 21, 2014, 12:03:28 PM
"The opening bid should be more like $250 or $500... and NOT $1500."
Don't know if I could even get $75 scrap price at the local junk yard considering whatever metal is or isn't there..
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 on: September 08, 2014, 05:46:30 AM
Mine is a 02D car and it originally came with '302' versions from old pictures I have seen - unfortunately it now has the more common 'Z 2/8' emblems and unless I want to paint the fenders I can't revert back since the attachment holes aren't the same!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Distributor Questions.. on: August 28, 2014, 10:15:07 PM
"they did a bunch of GM and aftermarket weights and mapped them out on a graph and you can see the different shapes of the curves RPM vs degrees"
Joe, do you mean from this that ALL the GM ones were the same in the test - but the aftermarket versions were the ones that differed..? I still trying to gauge if there are variances within the GM ones based on application - or if they are all basically the same and interchangeable between distributors.
I can understand and imagine the aftermarket versions being vastly different from the GM variants - but I am looking to see if there are differences within the ones GM used, to determine if any weight would replace the OEM ones that my '266 distributor was born with, and in fact if I need to keep looking for my original ones verses dropping in any old GM ones I presently have laying around..
Randy

8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Distributor Questions.. on: August 26, 2014, 06:22:37 PM
Thanks for the replies so far - guess I was hopeful of JohnZ or Jerry M or others who had vast knowledge of the Z 2/8 model and I'm sure that model's distributor, to assure me that I could use any SBC weights and feel secure (at least until my originals make a re-appearance) that all would be interchangeable and operate correctly as per original specs..
I swore I saw a post where someone had stated that the aftermarket ones weren't correct weight and profile-wise and that ANY SBC weights would work better than those sold with the spring kits, as all of the SBC ones were all the same - but for the life of me can't now find where I saw this stated or by whom.. 
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Distributor Questions.. on: August 24, 2014, 02:34:26 PM
There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding distributors lately - but the one thing I really haven't seen is many comments regarding the advance weights in them.
I have a '266 distributor in my '68 Zed and I recall taking out the original weights when I put in a kit and changed (lightened) up the springs and used the aftermarket weights in it, a few years back.
Question I have - since I can't right now locate the weights that are original to my distributor is.. are all GM distributor weights the same or were some specific to certain distributors like the high performance versions in L78 and Z 2/8's or solid lifter motors?
I'm sure the weights I took out are around somewhere (I recall seeing them a while back somewhere - but you know how you can never find stuff when you need to - only to have it show up later when you aren't looking anymore?) but in the meantime I have a couple of other old distributors from regular performance 283 and 327 small blocks, and I am wondering if they would likely exactly the same and be just as good to use.
I was going to trash the Accel or Mr. Gasket ones in it now and return it to 'as built' with slightly heavier springs than what I have in it right now, since the car occasionally has a wandering idle and I feel it is probably a case of the springs being a bit too light to settle it back down, along with possibly the aftermarket weights possibly being a bit different from the GM original types as well..
Any suggestions or comments are much appreciated - Thanks - Randy
 
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 01, 2014, 07:35:50 PM
My Z 2/8 pitman arm number - special steering, non-power steering was 3935075A - and as per Pozzi's site it looks like the number pictured is from a 1967 Z 2/8 Pitman Arm.. according to what I read there.
The cast numbers on the original Pitman on my '68 were confirmed as correct by many other Z 2/8 owners on this site that had the same numbers on their cars, when I was trying to ID it and find a replacement a year or more back
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 01, 2014, 05:39:26 AM
That doesn't look close to any number I've seen on pitman arms for Z 2/8's..
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 23, 2014, 07:24:15 PM
Yep - the 350 4 bolt truck short block was finished off with the 'Born With' (I hate using that phrase by the way).. 302 oil pan with baffles, 302 windage tray, water pump, '266 distributor, '291 heads, '610 manifold, along with assorted other bits like alternator arms, bellhousing, clutch fan, fuel pump, flywheel, balancer, and starter..
Most people would never know except guys like you fellas here - but if ever anyone does ask I tell them it is a replacement engine for the one sitting rebuilt at home.
 
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 22, 2014, 10:50:12 PM
The car from the time the posted photos were taken, hasn't at all changed for the most part - except for the "Caution Fan' sticker removal  Grin - better '302' decal on the air cleaner and the feed line to the carb from the fuel pump being more a factory-style configuration and make up..
Oh - and it probably has 500 - 600 or so miles more on the odometer in those 5 or so years!
Randy 
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 22, 2014, 07:54:18 PM
Bump..
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 21, 2014, 01:19:30 PM
I was originally looking for a '66 - '67 Nova to build up back in the mid '80's and ran across this car stored away in a garage covered in grease and oil to protect the trim and available at a decent price because the then owner was building a house and needed the $$..
Since I really wasn't interested in Camaros I almost passed on it, but it was basically a lot less work than any Nova I was getting looks at - so.....
As an interesting side note - I wasn't into 'numbers matching or born with' stuff at the time obviously (how many were back then?) - so my first order of business after I bought this thing was to get it running. It would keep a charge and after a few boosts and having the battery checked out, I realized the alternator wasn't working at all, so I did the logical thing ('80's) at the time I got a parts store replacement to get it one the road, ASAP!
It haunts me to this day, considering how much an original alternator would cost me now, that I probably turned an original one complete with deep pulley AS A CORE!
How's that for being honest about my own stupidity!! 
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