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General Discussion / Re: Chevrolet assembly process pictures
« on: November 26, 2008, 11:59:50 AM »
I noticed that the rear of the 283 engines appear to be a different casting than later small blocks. A rounded bell housing flange instead of triangular. Or, is this just an adapter bolted to the block for a cast iron Powerglide?

Maintenance / Re: 302 oil sending hole thread
« on: August 05, 2008, 04:33:36 PM »
Can you drill it out, and re-tap with 1/4" NPT? Then, use a 1/4 X 1/8 bushing.

Restoration / Re: correct mono leaf springs for L48
« on: April 28, 2008, 07:52:14 PM »
There is a rear spring usage chart in the 67 AIM. UPC 4 - B1

Originality / Re: Oil line for 1967 cars with guages
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:20:35 PM »
The 67 AIM (U17, A3-A4) does have a footnote that the pages were "redrawn & redesigned" on 3-10-67.
Doesn't say what was redesigned, or that anything was added, or removed. Could this have been a mid-year change?

General Discussion / Re: New Member..Looking for an old friend
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:52:48 AM »
I believe "Blankenship' or some such name was on it years ago. Seems like that name has been removed, but the car name continued.

Funny you should mention the old clocks; I bought them at auction when Ralph died, and they are hanging in my garage!

General Discussion / Re: New Member..Looking for an old friend
« on: February 21, 2008, 06:07:15 PM »
I know the car you're talking about. It's been to Thorn Hill dragstrip in Ky. within the past couple of years. Don't know who owns it now, or if the paint scheme survives.

Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Front Bumper
« on: November 19, 2007, 12:21:48 PM »
The bumper guards were not bolted to the bumper.The lower end is bolted to the valance, and the top uses a clamp to attach to the bumper. If the bumper had guards originally, there are usually scratches in the chrome where they were.

Restoration / Re: 68 grille picture
« on: November 16, 2007, 10:42:35 AM »
I picked up this Nov. car a few years ago. It had been dis-assembled and stored in a barn for many years.
I believe the grille to be original judging by it's appearance and condition. Logic would dictate that "if" it had ever been replaced, why would someone go to the trouble of painting it this way if it hadn't been originally.

Restoration / Re: 68 grille picture
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:25:08 PM »
As has been stated, only the SS grille was all black.
 The "standard" grille had Argent Silver bars, and a black surround. I have a non-SS November built car with the grille painted this way.

Originality / Re: Stripe color for 68 0-6
« on: September 22, 2007, 08:35:46 PM »
I can't find any info. to indicate that the stripes should be anything but black w/Corvette Bronze.

The two 68 stripe colors that were dictated by top color were Matador Red, and LeMans Blue.

I'm not aware of anything other than Eaton being used in passenger car axles. Dana and Warner were used in trucks, I believe.

Originality / Re: 68 Z ground wire
« on: August 08, 2007, 04:44:24 PM »
This particular water pump bolt is also a stud, like the alt. bracket stud, except the wire connection is 5/16" diameter with a star ground washer.
The wire wouldn't go under the water pump bolt, as the engine was already assembled when the wire was attached.

Restoration / Re: oval floor pan plugs
« on: July 17, 2007, 08:03:33 PM »
The reason the indentation goes to the top is to match the floor level. Otherwise, there would be a dip under the carpet or trunk mat.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN / Cowl Tag Discrepencies
« on: May 03, 2007, 10:30:42 AM »
No mixing of Los trim tags and Nor VINs occured, or vice versa. Lots of red flags with the black car aside from the poor quality restoration. Trim tag appears to have been replaced. It may even be a 68 body shell.

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