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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 26, 2014, 12:38:47 PM
Make sure when you drive the pins back they go in tight. You don,t want one to fall out.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 23, 2014, 07:47:24 AM
I to think vacumm leak. I have seen where if you remove the carb and check both sides of the gasket for marks to insure that your intake manifold flange and your carb base are completely covering all areas might help. When I replaced my Z,s aftermarket intake with the correct unit, I had problems similar to yours. I too worked on the distributer and worked on a carb that needed nothing only to find a leak at the fitting supplying the brake booster. With a noisy engine and fan blowing it can be hard to find. I have also used duct tape to seal all openings to the engine and put canned smoke in the PVC hole and pumped compressed air in the engine. But be easy or you could blow out a gasket and cause an oil leak. Using the compressed air trick with the engine off you even hear the leak.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '69 Z/28 Stripes applied backwards? on: September 22, 2014, 02:23:42 PM
That vin should be 12A or 12B. Probably too early for the cowl hood. It also has no tach,console, or gauges. I can,t remember when the tach became a requirement.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Hours of body part install on: September 17, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
unless there is a car you can look at that this guy has done all this work to I would have to think about. I have seen many friends who ended up going and getting there partially complete car after relations with the original guy fell through only to find out much of the work needed to be redone. Even though I am not much into new bodys, I would thing they were put together with some type of jig and done by people that do it everyday and have learned from past mistakes of how to do it right. Plus I think 175 hours is low. Just my opinion.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 15, 2014, 02:29:11 PM
Kind of neat that he uses the finger in the hole trick. I thought I invented it.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What are these? Mystery item at pawn shop. on: September 10, 2014, 01:41:13 PM
So I can sleep tonight. If you did not know what they were? Did you buy them?
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 12:40:09 PM
Ditto on congrats
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 06, 2014, 09:14:00 AM
If you get a small telescopic magnet you might luck up and get it in. But with all you have done pulling the intake is not that big of a deal. While it is off I like adjusting the valve lash when you can see the cam. You can also look at the lifters bottoms and check for wear. Might be an inspection that could save on bigger problems later and since you are dating all parts you can check the intake date. It is on the bottom under the oil shield.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay ad for a big block Z11 car.... on: September 05, 2014, 01:29:03 PM
If it was not so far away I would go look. No gauges, center fuel gauge. reminds me of my Z.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 12:51:23 PM
if you remove the balancer with the proper tool insure that all parts are ok. the slot in the balancer,the key, and the slot in the crank. In the past I installed a new key with a questionable slot in the balancer and ruined my crank.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:48 PM
I know you guys have nice tools but I have used this method for years and it works. Remove # 1 plug. Stick your finger in the hole and have someone bump the engine. When the compression blows past your finger line up the rotor with # 1 wire on the cap. set the vac advance midway travel and fire it up. Then adjust timing. Try it, it works.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 15, 2014, 02:24:51 PM
Hurst shifters that came on GM cars did not have the shift stop bolts where as the after market ones did. That is the most notable sign.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 12, 2014, 09:40:07 AM
I did the math on my 08E 69 by the CRG site and it worked out to the 25th. My NCRS papers say the 28th. Pretty close I think.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay "COPO" trim tag for sale on: August 09, 2014, 09:29:58 AM
ditto on the worthless and the 2nd week.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Benchtest - 67 RS headlight motor on: August 09, 2014, 09:23:21 AM
You could have multiple problems. I would remove both motors and check the doors for binding. then in the half open position both limit switches should let power through to test the power to the connector in both open and close modes. If you door linkage is binding the motor won,t appear to work. If the the motors are not new while off I would open the transmission part and clean and regrease the gears and the shaft. After that bench run them to work it in. On my vette (same set up) one side was always slower until it stopped. After the the clean and regrease it was faster than the other so I had to pull it and redo it to get the speeds to match.  The limit switches also tend to corrode and sometimes work intermittingly. An electrical spray contact cleaner sprayed around the button while pushing in and out several times sometimes helps. Also while testing everything on the car you might want to put a charger on the battery. They can drain power quickly and then things get eradic. Many people have have pulled a lot of hair trouble shooting the systems. Also clean where the ground screws goes to bare metal at both ends and wirebrush the screw eyelets to insure your grounds are secure. Testors will sometimes show a ground but it goes away under load
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