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General Discussion / Re: 69 Front coil spring tags
« on: August 09, 2007, 02:29:01 AM »
One blue EY sticker remained on my car, Pass side spring, a few coils uo from the bottom. It most likely survived because the car was effectively parked since 1984!!!

KODAK moment indeed, I started snapping photos before I could even see what color it was...

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Originality / Re: ***Wanted PICS of 69 Z Radiator Hose Markings***
« on: July 17, 2007, 04:19:11 AM »
Congratulations on taking this on- it says something that you will willing to go beyond complaining and develop a solution. I look forward to seeing more of this sort of thing from our community!

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Maintenance / Re: Do Heat Shields Work?
« on: July 07, 2007, 05:40:01 AM »
My friend is still on vacation, but this is the general idea, from camaros.net, a relevant thread:

"Whatever starter you use you might want to make sure IF IT IS A STOCK TYPE that it has the big field coils in it!!

You can tell if it does b/c back on it's end opposite the snout, it will have a 3/4" long copper spacer piece that bolts the field coil strap that comes out of the housing to the back of the Bendix. This is b/c the field coils are longer and are heavy-duty!! (I.e., more torque output!!!)...

Once, I just took my old 350's big flywheel starter to the parts house and told them I wanted a h/d one that matched my snout and I ended up with a rebuilt h/d 454 vette starter.. The parts-person dug around opening boxes for about five minutes before he found it....

That's the kind of service I look for in a good parts store!!!!!

pdq67"


You can read the whole thread at:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=50981&highlight=starter+interchange

Hope this helps, sorry I could not do better ( for now at least). I guess the kay is whether or not your block is drilled for the desired starter .

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Maintenance / Re: Do Heat Shields Work?
« on: July 06, 2007, 03:34:44 AM »
I am still trying to get in touch with my friend ( on vacation) to see what starter we used- it had heavier windings, and a bigger "connector" between the motor and the solonoid- when I speak with him I will advise...sorry about the delay!


It has been a while, but we used to use "big block" starters in our modified cars- it had heavier windings and never failed to start here in the Texas heat.

I will see if my buddy recalls the details... 

I tried that on my 69 SBC, the BBC starter has a different bolt pattern than the SBC unit does, won't work.

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Restoration / Re: 3030 duntov camshaft
« on: June 25, 2007, 05:06:34 PM »
Thanks!

What did you end up doing???

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Maintenance / Re: Do Heat Shields Work?
« on: June 24, 2007, 10:15:09 PM »
It has been a while, but we used to use "big block" starters in our modified cars- it had heavier windings and never failed to start here in the Texas heat.

I will see if my buddy recalls the details... 

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Restoration / Re: Rear Stripes - again
« on: June 15, 2007, 04:19:35 AM »
I will try to get them scanned for you asap. Also, the diagram in the Assy manual is esoteric at best. I have inspected a few original cars, and mine still had the old stripes under a rather crappy scuff and shoot. It has been discussed quite a bit that the AIM for whatever reason does not represent what was done in production. I am sure you have done it, but a search here and over at camaros.net re-affirms the error of the AIM.

A nice example of a survivor:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=81626&highlight=z28+stripes

And other threads:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=101799&highlight=z28+stripes

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=84805&highlight=z28+stripe+measurements

Its been kicked around exhaustively!!! Note that JohnZ is an engineer, and was there when the cars were being made, so you gotta believe, at least from a factory perspective.

Regards-

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Restoration / Re: SPRINGS IN THE BURLAP
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:50:30 AM »
If nothing hits here you might try over at Camaros.net:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/

In the interior section.

Good luck!

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Restoration / Re: Rear Stripes - again
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:44:42 AM »
A few observations...the early '69 Z's as evident in Mag road tests had the narrow stripes, which in the photos look like maybe they terminated a little lower than the later ones, but the car in question seems to have the wide stripes? The termination point looks like that of a '68 w/o vinyl top...with the narrow stripes. The fact that the holes were brazed just kinda indicates anything could have happened after delivery, since that is not a factory thing. No reason to dismiss the cars authenticity, which I dont think anyone has even implied- just not factory rear striping, IMO.

Cheers 

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Maintenance / Re: GM head gasket
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:03:27 PM »
Out of respect for his experience I dont want to dispute what Jerry says, but in the event he was in error I quote from the 1994 Chevy Power book P. 67 ( it is dated),

"Steel shim gaskets do not require retorquing. Most composition gaskets ( except PN 10185054) should be retorqued (either hot or cold) after the engine is first warmed up."

PN's 10185054 and 12363763 are specifically listed in the 2001 GM Performance Parts book as not requiring retorquing. I guess things may have changed in the interim- I am just quoting the General, and if JM made a typo direct you back to the source, that being General Motors, and make sure GaryL does not mess something up!

Cheers 


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General Discussion / Re: Street Drag Racing back in 70's
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:03:58 AM »
Agreed!

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General Discussion / Re: Street Drag Racing back in 70's
« on: May 18, 2007, 05:46:35 AM »
...obviously I have not mastered posting- not sure what happened, but sorry about that...

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General Discussion / Re: Street Drag Racing back in 70's
« on: May 18, 2007, 05:44:41 AM »

There is almost nothing to equal to the excitement of the hole shot, popping the clutch at 3,000 rpm, flooring the gas pedal, feathering the pedal to keep from spinning the tires to much, power shifting to 2nd at 6,500 rpm hoping not to miss the gear, shifting to 3rd with about 750 rpm drop and in 4th gear reaching the finish line at about 6,500 rpm, of course with a 488 gear, I believe I needed a 513 gear.
All that in a few short seconds.


Burgandy/white stripes 69Z28

I love my car

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Most of my activity of that sort was back in the early eighties- being able to power shift was a badge of honor. The first time I saw someone do it- in a '69 SS 396 Chevelle I thought it was about the coolest thing- something I would need to learn how to do and master- and so I did. Years later, sometime in the '90's, I knew a guy with a 5.0 Mustang, who was always going on about how it would not run...so I took a chance ( as did he!), and I took him for a little ride, I grabbed some serious rubber through 3 gears- very sweet indeed- and he never viewed his car the same!  Power shifting is just plain violent and cool!


Larry

There is almost nothing to equal to the excitement of the hole shot, popping the clutch at 3,000 rpm, flooring the gas pedal, feathering the pedal to keep from spinning the tires to much, power shifting to 2nd at 6,500 rpm hoping not to miss the gear, shifting to 3rd with about 750 rpm drop and in 4th gear reaching the finish line at about 6,500 rpm, of course with a 488 gear, I believe I needed a 513 gear.
All that in a few short seconds.

Burgandy/white stripes 69Z28

I love my car

Larry

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Restoration / Re: 1969 302 DZ Heads
« on: April 27, 2007, 05:51:02 PM »
It is a very good book, applicable to all of these late '60's- early '70's 64 cc heads which we are speaking of, with flow figures, Mods., a really good book plus has some great stuff on the aftermarket heads as well.

ISBN is   0-87938-547-2

How to build and modify small block Chevy Cylinder heads David Vizard , 1991 MBI Publishing Co

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Restoration / Re: DZ motor mount to frame bracket bolt, washer and nut
« on: April 26, 2007, 03:11:09 PM »
I am going to have to defer- hopefully someone will chime in-

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