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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 08:59:20 PM
Danny;
 No! Don't change out the base, original bases are non-existent!
If you want to have some new plates fine but that base is rarer than hens teeth!

Todd
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 15, 2014, 06:58:41 AM
Interesting distributor not functioning, got any pics of the springs and cam weights?
That's your original distributor right? Wonder if it is a bad breaker plate ground or something?
Pull that thing apart they are simple to rebuild.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 25, 2014, 02:41:44 PM
Danny;
Whoa! You start into that bottom end you are opening another can of worms here.
Just my opinion but if it ain't broke why fix it? Is something leaking?
I couldn't find a good new/original high pressure oil-pump. So It required a new pump/pick-up and so on.
Just say'n!

Todd
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 23, 2014, 09:52:56 PM
Danny;
 See here: http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121095&highlight=Intake+Manifold+Gasket+Alignment+Tool

and here:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9663.0


Todd
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 23, 2014, 06:59:58 AM
Danny;
 Have you disconnected the vacuum line from the diverter valve that is the most common leak.
That way you can tune the car and deal with the smog later.
Yes that diverter is leaking, but it's the vacuum leak thats causing engine idle problems, so put a BB in the vacuum line and continue on.
The diverter valve failure is common, I pulled the vanes on my pump its just a great big idler pulley.
BB in vacuum line, #10 screws in the exhaust ports. 
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What's the correct Alternator bracket for a 69 Z/28 on: September 18, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
Hmm doesn't the Z28 smog pump have a spacer under the pulley also for alignment?
Never have seen pics of an original set-up showing correct parts for alignment.
Anyone have pics and dimension for pulley spacer as well? 
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 16, 2014, 07:26:20 AM
Danny
That curve sounds good, didnít here you say what vacuum you get at idle or advance setting without the can. Should be 8*-10* initial, distributor all in by 2800, Didnít hear what PVís your running but they should be half the vacuum reading at idle. What PVís did you install? Also I run a .031 pump shooter (the stock .028 shooter had a lean off-idle transition with 3.5 PVs) 72 primary jets with 76 secondary jets.
Sounds like your distributor is real close now, carburetor needs addressed.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wire files?? on: September 03, 2014, 07:31:43 AM
Gary;
They make wire foam cutters that use a battery to heat the wire and cut have you thought about one of those?
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Distributor Questions.. on: August 26, 2014, 10:56:14 PM
As 1971ls6 says; "I have a distributor machine and without it you cannot get it right without a lot of trials in the car."
It is a tall order with lots of trial and error to do one on the car, not impossible but my aching back would kill me with all those over the car adjustments.
Interesting though hardest time I had with my 480 distributor on my Sun machine was getting it to hold and come in at 1050 rpm These 302 cars like to idle at 900rpm plus and you can't have any curve come in at idle or it with dither like the dickens at idle. So if you can't set one up I'd say send one out for a curve. Mine is 1050~1100 to 2800 rpm 12 degrees or 24 total bushing restricting slot. Advance 12 degrees and distributor vac can with limiter for 10 degrees more.
Todd
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 07:11:16 AM
Danny;
Nice butternut 68 Z/28...
Yes you want a re-curve, so do that he should know 302 curves.
My curve is 1100 to all in at 2800 rpm. He should be limiting the slot for 12 degrees at the distributor or 24 degrees mechanical advance.
You want something along those lines.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 18, 2014, 10:48:50 PM
Ok I'll take a shot at value. Looks like a few original bits and pieces are changed.
Assuming its had some parts changed over time and is missing a few original items (Chrome fender supports, non-original alternator etc.)
I'd pay around 53K, but that's just me cause I like a car to be as close to original as possible and I'd pay more for originality.
Still it is a very nice 68 Z28, so whoever gets it will have a nice car from the pics!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 10, 2014, 07:27:03 PM
So, if I put in my request for my documentation on 6/4 what should I expect a check back saying we no longer offer this service?
Hmm. Will they finish existing orders?
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Question on exhaust manifold tube support on: March 01, 2014, 11:08:31 AM
What source are you using? The ones at Heartbeat don't list O.D. My D&R 2 1/4" aluminized system didn't come with them, so I have none installed.
Does NAPA source them? I'd like to buy a set and put them in.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: October 24, 2013, 07:14:17 AM
Steve;
 Received my shirts yesterday, awesome job!
Thanks again for you efforts!
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ? on: October 23, 2013, 08:24:32 PM
Yes;
 Here is the tag, my theory is it was built on Halloween plus it's orange Smiley
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