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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is this engine code ?
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:10:32 PM »
I think the (402) would be a big block which is just the late 396 bored out that they continued to advertise and call the (396). The smallblock would be a real (400).

General Discussion / Re: What thieves will do to steal a car!!!
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:59:02 PM »
Although I have not tried it yet. I have more than one phone for work reasons and I have thought about using the find my iPhone app by leaving one on and hidden in the car. Lo Jack is kind of costly and they want to install it themselves. With the iPhone app you can check every so often to see if it moved just to ease your mind.

Garage Talk / Re: Is there an offset flywheel turning tool?
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:44:55 PM »
Never seen one. But the McGiver in me thinks an old starter drive, a bracket to bolt to the starter mount, and a nut welded on to be turned with a 1/2 rachet?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another tag mismatch
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:34:49 PM »
X44D80, little odd but possible. Hidden VIN would tell the story.

Mild Modifications / Re: Stock-Looking HEI
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:51:33 PM »
I used Petronics but the single wire Ed used would be easier to hide since mine is two wire. Either of them will probably do fine since they eliminate the resistor or resistor wire that points require. You might want to make sure whatever you use will work with your tach.

Mild Modifications / Re: Stock-Looking HEI
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:57:17 PM »
Not sure about the stock looking HEI. I use the electronic conversion that fits under the stock cap with a HO coil. The coils are usually chrome or ?? but I just paint them black. Works pretty good.

Restoration / Re: restoration of copo
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »
While SCW has a great reputation I would think the COPO,s as well as the Z28,s have been researched enough that other shops that do good work could handle the job. The specific parts and dates are well known. Finding them might be the challenge.

General Discussion / Re: Chrome shifter ball
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:45:44 PM »
I remember buying one for my 61 impala 4 speed with stripped shifter threads from JC Whitney. Had a set screw.

I personally have learned more about camaros and GM from this site than anywhere else. If examining cars that are listed on public sites brings forth knowledge that I want to hear then so be it. If someone does not want their item discussed then do not list it on a public site. Even this discussion has shown me things I did not know. Thanks guys for sharing your extensive knowledge with me.

Odd thing is if it is a good body and has what he says, the price is not stupid.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody know this Z28 ?
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:45:29 PM »
My 12A L78 is optioned exactly like your Z Jimmy. My previous statement about the Ebay Z being correct for the time was referring to the fact that although odd one could be ordered like that before the tach was required. I have looked at a one owner 69 Z in NC that had no tach or anything that was not standard on it. The odd thing is when someone springs for several options like RS and  upgraded interiors and leave off the tach and gauges of a performance car.

General Discussion / Re: Chrome shifter ball
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:35:45 AM »
I do not remember seeing any factory shift balls that had a set screw. Only aftermarket stuff.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody know this Z28 ?
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:54:10 PM »
Actually it is not a center fuel guage and has no tach which seems odd but it fits the time. My 08E has RS, comfortweave, the required tach, but no console, no gauges, and the center fuel guage. I agree the car does look nicely done.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody know this Z28 ?
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:42:00 PM »
If it is all they say that might be a decent starting price. But it seems that to get in that price neighborhood a car needs to be something special which red on black with a few odd options or lack there of does not really do it for me.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Unusual valve covers and intake ??
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:20:36 PM »
The valve covers kind made me think vintage but the height and width makes me wonder. Most old ones were the small style. I remember seeing spacers for roller rockers in the day. Which was the 70,s.

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