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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:58:32 AM »
I would recommend saving the turbo 350 and your old motor for another vehicle.
To bad you aren't closer I have a 454 and turbo 400 that got built with a street/strip idea, (10 seconds in the 1/4 on all motor) and then never got installed. I am trying to find a buyer for both...and the search continues.... ::) :P
Old motor long gone...its in a 68 RS now!  ::)
Ill try the TH350 first and then wait n see...  :P

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:38:37 PM »
Without big tires I think the 350 will do OK. Might want to think about that low rpm converter unless your motor likes to idle at 6 or 700 rpm.
I think you're spot on there, Kelley!
There are a lot of things that we probably have to deal when it comes to getin the ZL-1 back in the car again... ;)

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
One good looking ZL-1 for sure. Out of curiousity, why the TH350 instead of a TH400 ? I have a bad mental picture of twisted output shafts and exploding internals after that kind of power metering through it. True, a 350 will hold up to mannerful driving, but wasn't really intended for this kind of duty. Just asking -

Thanks, Steve, appreciate it!  8)
I want to keep the TH350 thats already in the car for several reasons...!
One is money, cause building a ZL-1 isn't cheap anywhere...second I'm not gonna race this car and use sticky rubber so hopefully the 350 should manage with me driving it?!

But you have a point and we have thought about it but for now this is how gonna start!  :-\

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:49:14 PM »
is that a bung for a fuel air mixture gauge?
 Also are you going to put a 4 speed manual or more modern 6 speed manual in it with a stick looking hurst shifter by chance?
Yes! I thought its was called lambda probe in english..?
No! Going to run it with the old TH350 I had before....low stall speed and shift kit.

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:26:48 PM »
A friend of mine, whos a self taught welder, got a mission to contribute to the history of our ZL-1.

A place for the lambda sond to be in....can be useful in the future! ;)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...looks like a Camaro
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »
What a nasty interior...yikes!  :-X

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:43:43 AM »
Going somewhere.....  :P

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:40:22 AM »
I just got the email yesterday from Photobucket saying my account (Plus20) will not longer be offered and I'll need to upgrade to another plan within 30 days.

However, it appears only the $400/yr plan will continue to permit 3rd party hosting (the ability to copy the link from PB and have the image presented on sites like here vs a link sending the user back to Photobucket). 

Has anybody found a more competitive offering??



Ive just started to use as my host for my pics and I'm very pleased so far!
They only charge $24/year for hosting 100 GB, I think that's accurate!

Photobucket are lost in space and hopefully they will change their policy otherwise they don't exist before the end of this year....

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:39:07 AM »
They wouldn't load at all for me yesterday. They loaded instantly today. Go figure. :)
Great, Kurt!  ;D

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:38:37 AM »
pics loaded fine for me, and i am on a slow connection. I like all the pics in general. What kind of heat shield is that for the starter solenoid?
The heat shield is the one that's in the AIM and was originally mounted on all engines I guess?
Its just a thin metal plate so I'm not sure how efficient it is but I like how the engine designer thought when they made it back in the 60:ies...they knew the solenoid has a place there near the manifold so...

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:55:54 PM »
I used the 1884R also. Hmmm. I've heard others have the same problem that you did also. I don't blame you on using the studs on that block!!
OK, great. But I think there is different bolt kits out there and they all came to be original but I think they differ in length...?!
No, the studs are great, especially when ju planning of taking the pan off a couple of times as I do.!  :P

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:51:49 PM »
The pictures are huge. They timed out before they loaded - and I'm on a kinda fast connection. Anyone else having that issue?
As I wrote above Ive noticed that too, but I really don't know how to fix that? :-[ I think many sites must have like an autocorrect fix for large pics but this site doesn't I guess?
...but I don't really have any upload issues though!  :P

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
Looks great Hakan! I wouldn't use anything but that Felpro gasket. They work great for me. I just used factory bolts. They were plenty long enough. I like your stud idea though.
Thanks, Dave!  ;D
I agree regarding the FelPro but the original bolts wasn't long enough for me, especially the two for the chain cover! This is the 1884R-gasket, which ine did you use?
I wanted to use studs due to the aluminum block, I'm afraid of over-torqueing the bolts and then destroying the threads... ::)

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:39:57 AM »
Im back and I've decided to let go of the ****ty after their hostile behavior the last months. My new supplier is that I hope will have a more mature business.
While Im new at Fotki and I've noticed that at some sites, like this one, the pics are larger but I don't know how to scale them automatically yet, sorry!
OK, here we go again and I believe we were around here the last time we could se the pics...cause I cant see them anymore either! :(
Fuel- and water pump in place together with manifolds and valve covers:

Oil splash guard in place:

The hotter thermostat for alu-engines in place:

The temp sender unit has after the pic were taken been moved to its correct place in the left hand side cylinder head.
Oil filter adapter has landed:

The correct and also authentic oil dipstick:

Alternator and belt. The screws has been sent to correct black surface treatment.

Intake, thermostat housing and fuel line mounted:


I just hade to put it on, sorry! :)

Finally I've mounted the oil pan with the one-piece gasket from FelPro. Very expensive but so nice it fitted and I'm so glad to use this one instead of the old school and not customer friendly 4-piece original gasket!

I had to make my own studs while ARP didnt have any set for this FelPro gasket...


Oil pressure sensor and break-in filter in place together with a transport-mount of the flex plate:

Starter with bracket and heat shield in place:

...and the dipstick in its correct place:

Its getting closer now....! :) be continued, welcome again! :)

Originality / Re: RPO D96 together with RPO DX1 ?
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:49:56 AM »
Lookin good!  8)
...I also have a complete set of NOS mud flaps that I intend to use on my ZL-1 tribute car! :)
The dog dish and steel wheels are already on my Hugger orange X44 and Im also going for the DX-1 stripes but I want to all of it in vinyl but I haven't find a single supplier for that, strange I guess when a paint template is almost the same thing?
Ive spoken with Phoenix Graphix but they weren't that interested, that's a pity for them I guess....! >:(

Does anybody here know where to get a correct set of DX-1 stripe in vinyl, NOT for painting?

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