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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?

Originality / Re: Aluminum intake BB bolts?
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:26:36 AM »
Ok, thanks William.
But you don't happen to have that book, do you? You can send me an PM if you have....

I don't seem to find any engine pics of that #3 ZL-1 car, did you have any of those too? ;)

Originality / Re: Aluminum intake BB bolts?
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
Near as I can tell all ZL1 engines were assembled with the studs, used or not. They are visible in original engine photos of ZL1 #3, a 4-speed.

The drawing is a page from the ZL1 engine assembly manual.

What? :)
Is there a ZL-1 engine assambly manual? Never heard of and is possible to download it?
I would really appreciate that kind of document in my ZL-1 build right now.....

Originality / Re: Aluminum intake BB bolts?
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:22:56 PM »
Great William, but why do they don't have extra bolts in the kit for all of us that don't need the studs?
There only three washers and not four either, strange?
Where did you get that pic?

Originality / Aluminum intake BB bolts?
« on: July 13, 2017, 04:40:24 PM »
I bought a master screw kit for my ZL-1 project but I don't really understand where all the stud bolts should go when mounting the aluminum intake?
They look like this:

As I t says there one should be for the alternator bracket and one maybe for the fuel block, but the rest? It's four of them in the kit.

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: June 30, 2017, 01:43:22 PM »
How can we act to make photobucket reasonable again, suggests?

Hit'em where it hurts.  Stop using them.  I did over a year ago.
That's easier said then done, Im afraid!  :(
I've got threads that I started years ago and they still are active and to start to edit the pics, if its even possible, its not an option!  :'(

Site Comments/Discussion / problems...BIG time!
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »
After more then 11 years as a happy user I, and a huge amount of internet users, today discovered that decided to take action against 3rd party hosting usage as they call it.  :o

This makes all my threads in different forums, including this one.,..... round the world, worthless cause all the pics are gone...  :'( demands a fee of $399 a year to let the pics be used in forums, homepages and similar.
How can we act to make photobucket reasonable again, suggests?
Otherwise this act is going to kill a lot of good and reliable forums connected to our hobby...  >:(

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:35:33 AM »
That is going to be one fun car!
Thanks...hope youre right!  :P

Originality / Re: How is the original spare tire mounted?
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:35:23 PM »
Remember JohnZ's pic above is the correct mounting.

Huggers orange car, he decided to mount it with the letters up, and go through a stud hole.
Correct, Bullit!
Mine is a custom thing but it looks far better in the trunk, in my opinion!  8)

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:38:20 PM »
Weve had a Midsummers holiday here in Sweden this weekend but I managed to get some hours off to continue the build of the ZL-1. :)

A proper, and hopefully period correct, fuel pump from AC Delco have found its new home:

The aluminum water pump is also in place now:

Since I choose to use the factory installed exhaust manifolds, they went in as well:

Rocker covers made the all the parts getting more and more looking like a real engine!

Its always something missing so Im waiting for some parts from US & A to arrive...maybe in the next coming weeks?!

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:33:35 AM »
Even if everything is moving slowly, suddenly things are happening! :)

The Hugger itself needs some attention during this heart change so Ive done some work in the engine bay and I finally got the heater box out!

The new heater core from NPD, that I got as a gift from winning as ROTM on Team Camaro, didnt fit in height even though it was made for a 1969 BB Camaro! Thats not good for NPD...... :(

Now I have to let the local radiator shop build me a new and correct one, We have an original 1969 BB core as a template so hopefully we get it right.
As said here in Sweden: - I f you want something right, you have to do it yourself! :)

The missing parts for the engine has arrived so I've started to do some mounting.
The timing chain and gear, the timing cover and the special cam looking plate are now in place.

The timing cover and harmonic balancer in place...

The heads came back from the engine shop with the new and correct springs from Crane in place.
We didn't put the inner springs in yet due to the breaking in process of the cam.

Other stuff that didn't come with the block are now in place.

Then I started with the beautiful head gaskets from Felpro...

But after mounting a bunch of bolt by hand I realized that 8 of them was too long for my heads...I had bought a special kit for aluminum heads and block  but maybe different heads has this setup of bolts? :(
We had to order 8 new ones and luckily they had them here in Sweden so we had them in a day. I also discovered some thread problems in one the block holes and fixed that before I continued to mount the heads. The new bolts had 6 point heads instead of 12 point but I place them under the valve covers. Now every bolt is tightened correctly with its right torque.

The Melling oil pump has been docked with the adjusted pickup and a spot weld keep the pickup in place.

I couldn't help myself...I just had to test mount the intake just to se how it will appear...! :)

You just have to love how the engineers at Chevrolets put in to these parts...

General Discussion / Re: I saw a real 1969 Yenko up for sale,
« on: June 06, 2017, 07:32:32 AM »
...just another Camero!  ;D

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:37:29 AM »
Finally the ZL-1 block is home in my actually arrived last Tuesday even though it was delayed due to a broken crank seal.
Mot motor shop guy Ulf was generous to lend me his own engine stand from Snap On. Nice gear box with crank for easier and controlled rotation. You just have to love the detailing from Chevrolet on the cam shaft cover from:

Its a beauty from any angle....

Then we had the positive and negative news regarding the heads...  :D  :( 
Starting with the positive the heads look very nice overall and machine work that was already done on them for the valves was remarkable good! We just bought them on eBay based on just the pics so you really don't know what to expect really.
The stainless valves had some numbers on them that I had to check and it turned out that these valves are really good shit, so to speak! They are from Ferrea and their Competition Plus series! Some times the sun shines on me too...! They are priced almost as much as I gave for just the heads on eBay!  ;D 

The negative was that the valve guides, se below, were made of cast iron and that could be a problem together with stainless steel valves and aluminum heads. We also noticed that the springs were to low in rate and they were missing the bottom cup/locators so we had to order new parts from Crane and that will get us two extra weeks of waiting . 

We decided to go for K-line insert bushings and that work was done after the pics were taken.

Other things that went missing from the block are all the guide pins for the heads, cam, transmisson and the cap and screws for the camchaft.
....when you are new to this type of project as I am its a lots of thing to think about so I guess this will happen again before the motor is ready to go back in the Hugger!

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