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Maybe I am just old and delusional, but I don't see the EV market as robust as others seem to think it is. Our electrical grid is barely limping along as it is with limited EV's. We need a lot more ways to generate electricity before EV's will be a meaningful share of all vehicle production.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Engine Code POP and Block Pad
« on: October 02, 2022, 03:01:02 AM »
My POP also has a T instead of a V for my 69 Z28.

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General Discussion / Re: Single post car storage lifts
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:31:39 PM »
Guys this is what I was talking about.
I went ahead and bought a 4 Post lift.

Here is the single post lift. Pretty slick.

Itís not the old hydraulic underground deal.

https://automotiveequipmentspecialists.com/tux-sp-6k-ss-6-000-lb-single-post-storage-lift/?_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9pb62p2M6wIVBL7ACh1qtAOLEAQYASABEgL0BPD_BwE


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General Discussion / Single post car storage lifts
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:55:06 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the above?

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Restoration / Re: 69 RS Actuators
« on: July 22, 2020, 01:58:46 AM »
Put silicone in the actuator and seems to work better. Thanks

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Restoration / Re: Latest creation PF-25 Assembly line oil filter
« on: July 17, 2020, 01:49:37 AM »
I had a similar oil filter that had dating back to 1971 (car / year fitment).  I was going to use it, but a friend of mine who is a GM mechanic, talked me out of it.....thinking about the age of the filtering media.  He was afraid of the media falling apart / clogging...but who knows....

So I sold it on eBay......

Smart move, very smart IMHO

Richard

Agree, too risky..

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Restoration / Re: 69 RS Actuators
« on: July 17, 2020, 01:45:47 AM »
I recall talk of this at Team Camaro, years ago.

I suggest trying some silicone spray in the ports of your originals. It usually helps the internal seals.

That is a great idea. I am going to try that.
When I restored my car, I submerged my actuators in a pool of evap o rust and some got inside the actuators. At the time I did not know that once dried evap o rust can get sticky. I am guessing one of mine is stuck inside. I will shoot it with silicone and see what happens, and if it works will try the one that is on the car. It works now but is a little slower than the newer repro with the right length rod.

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Restoration / Re: 69 RS Actuators
« on: July 04, 2020, 06:34:33 PM »
I took my repro actuator out and had one OG that still worked OK. Put it in and the door fit is perfect. Imagine that use an OG part and all is great. I am going to cut that shaft down to the correct height.

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Restoration / 69 RS Actuators
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:25:02 PM »
Has anyone had to shorten the actuator shaft slightly to get the door to close correctly? Both of my headlight doors were perfect prior to taking the car apart and painting it. Now one door is slightly open beyond acceptable to me. I have adjusted the door cover, the bracket the holds the back of the actuator etc. The actuators that I put in the car 11 years ago! Were OER. This has been something that has always bugged me but have lived with it. Now going to take it to the next step and fix it perfect if I can.

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General Discussion / Re: Clutch for 69 Z
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:12:09 AM »
I agree with James. I have the center force in My Z28 and it works very nice. I have LUK in my 67 Vettes and more pressure to the floor.

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Maintenance / Re: 69 Z Manual steering
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:11:21 AM »
Guys great feedback! Thanks for all the comments. I am going to do the two person inspection next and see what I find. I also donít disagree that the box could had been rebuilt incorrectly.

I will report back what I find.

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Maintenance / Re: 69 Z Manual steering
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:55:33 PM »
So before you guys installed PS was your manual steering as I described? Has slack in the box from 11 - 1 o'clock. Can't understand it.

The L78 steering is pathetic honestly. Has the one million to one lock to lock box in it. With big front radials it is a bitch to turn when stopped. If I keep the car it will be restored and OEM wheels and tires put back on it.

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Maintenance / 69 Z Manual steering
« on: June 05, 2020, 01:43:12 AM »
So I have had my car 15 years and always disliked the slack in the steering. I had the manual box rebuilt by Lares. Put back it back in and saw no improvement. Took it back out sent it back and they agreed they had made a mistake on the rebuild. Got it back re-installed and only mildly better than before. I am thinking that I may have another issue. I have installed a new idler arm. The ball joints are all original the car has 44k miles. What else is there to look over. I have seriously thought about putting PS in the car to eliminate this issue and make the car more drive able but I hate not keeping it original.
As a side note I have a 69 Chevelle with a rebuilt Lares manual steering box with new front suspension and it is sloppy too. Granted the Chevelle although a real L78 car only has the non fast ratio manual box.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
PS nice to be back on the board...has been awhile.

Lawrence

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Maintenance / Temp sending unit for a 69
« on: April 26, 2019, 10:30:15 AM »
I have tried two different units with the same incorrect reading. Not sure if my gauge is out of calibration or what? I have grounded the gauge and it goes all the way to H. My gauge needle rests way below C when cold and rises slightly past the first mark, thermostat opens and it then settles back down to the first mark on the gauge. I have had two other 69's with gauges and as I recall the needle would rest at the first mark when cold not positive. I am using NAPA part number TS 6469 at the moment. If someone has another part number maybe with a different resistance let me know.

Thanks

Lawrence

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General Discussion / Re: Z28 for sale on CL
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:13:55 AM »
I have spoken to the seller about this car...a year or so ago. It sounds like a very nice original car. The owner has collected and sold some fantastic original cars. The biggest drawback of this car that I am aware of is that the original owner installed style trim on an X77.

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