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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine rebuilders Los Angeles. on: June 06, 2010, 07:00:16 PM
I used these guys and they are honest and professional, and they honed cleaned my original 302 block.
L&R Sante Fe Springs excellent guys!

62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z clutch fan on: August 12, 2009, 08:31:09 PM
So is this a correct 4 rivet 5 blade 68 Z28 fan?
Item # 220465841395

63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement clutch on: August 20, 2008, 07:19:14 AM
I have a Centerforce II in my 69 Z 3:73 and it hooks fine, no heavy pedal pressure.
I would use one again.

64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great report on bell housing alignment and a QUESTION on: April 28, 2007, 07:55:43 AM
 One other question what did you use for an engine cradle when you loaded your bellhousing.
All the ones I've looked at support the back at the bellhousing flange a few are oil pan rail supported.

65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great report on bell housing alignment and a QUESTION on: April 27, 2007, 04:44:45 PM
 Which clutch are you using?
I'm using the Centerforce II and Centerforce thowout bearing.
Very good quality stuff.

66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great report on bell housing alignment and a QUESTION on: April 27, 2007, 07:31:20 AM
 Did you finish alignment?
How much was the tool from Browell?
I need to check mine.

67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel / Octane Rating on: April 20, 2006, 10:51:43 PM
Tuned my 302 per Johns instructions on 91 octane California gas.
As long as you don't get carried away on advance and curve that sucker,
it'll sing like only a 302 can. Warning it's actually fun to learn to tune them
just time consuming. The key is get the right tools and mapping the curve! 
My car runs great no hesitation and no ping!
It's just plain old fun to drive it when its tuned right and pump gas works, mixing gas
and such is a Hassle.

68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: April 20, 2006, 10:45:00 PM
Awesome job!
That sucker should last forever. Plus looks original, from the outside.

69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 Z/28 engine stands on: April 12, 2006, 11:41:06 PM
 Guess I'll need to send some pic's, but everything fits and functions correctly.
Non-interlock mount will fits tight on frame bracket.
No #5 spark plug issue. (non-ps car so ?)
and the balancer clears the sway bar with room to spare.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / 69 Z/28 engine stands on: April 10, 2006, 09:55:40 PM
While restoring the 69 Z I replaced the motor mounts with units from Year One. After sending back the 69 Z mounts and calling the tech line/service
I was told some of the early cars had 68 Z/BB mounts, maybe until newer version release or supply was used up? Can any of you early 69 guys confirm? My 69 is a 68 built 10E car. Anyhow I have looked at the mounts a few times and
wonder why 68 style? The 68's are wider tower with engine mount containing spacers welded on right? I seem to remember the 69 style motor mount being too narrow to fit the wider 68 style tower? Also I'm pretty darn sure these towers are original, they looked like the original hardware had not been removed when I pulled the engine out.
 Next question; Do the modern style engine mounts I purchased contain a built in rubber isolater stop-lift fastening device?
By this I'm talking about the engine lift brackets I see on e-pay all the time. Seems in the first gen cars the mounts would break loose
and the accelerator would fully engage with disasterous results.
I'm pretty sure some of the newer design non-original mounts I've seen have a metal tab retainer built in them to provide break-away engine retainment.
Do the newer original style mounts incorporate a fastening device engineered through them to prevent this problem right?
Why is everyone insistant on providing stop-lift brackets on a restored car? Is it for motor mount retainment on original restored cars?
I'm a little worried if mine might not come loose at some point. If they aren't for retainment then why?
If these parts would be correct then why shouldn't every TSB part be installed for us anal-retentive correct guys?
Was this a major recall or just a TSB.

71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: April 10, 2006, 09:15:49 PM
Don't tell John Pirkle!
I had mine restored by him and it's a top-flight job!
I have an extra one of the solid state units, no moving parts.
Here's an idea sell a solid state with an original lid and base!
My restored unit works great just a little more pricey than a $20.00
unit from Auto-Zone.

72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Members from old forum version please post here on: December 10, 2005, 09:52:45 AM
Old forum name TODD
new forum name TODD

73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Early 69 Z/28 wheels. on: October 18, 2005, 10:47:08 PM
Early 69 Z/28's had AD rallye rims. This 69 Z/28 wheel looks to be latest produced in 68. K188 Dec 18 68?
see link

CRG have a record of when AD rims phased out and YH rallyes started?
True difference in rim AD to YH  clearance for the JL-8 disc option?

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