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Restoration / Re: restoration of copo
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:31:29 PM »
SCW does great work, but it's out of the price range of many....

So are COPO's  :D

... depending on when you purchased it; the OP apparently purchased his in 1972...  :)

CPC:  I'd for sure love to see/hear more about your car..  photos maybe?   glacier blue with dark blue buckets; gotta be pretty sharp!  :)

Restoration / Re: help me to find 3927186 heads
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:28:22 PM »
No, they aren't.   Some '186' heads were ground/prepared for 1.94" Intake valves..   In fact, in searching for these old heads these days, one might even PREFER to find the 1.94" valve versions for prepping for 2.02 usage...  It allows cutting away from metal to get to fresh metal and maybe eliminate some cracking of the seats.   And Yes, the combustion chamber will need some work to match the 2.02 factory shape...

Restoration / Re: Difficulty Disassembling Smog Pump
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:09:07 PM »
I use kerosene and ATF and I don't think that separates...   The acetone you're using is probably trying to evaporate....?

You probably should keep the container closed up to prevent the acetone from evaporating; the thin solvent (acetone in your case) is basically a thinner and carrier for the ATF to get into tiny openings and lubricate with the aft...

Restoration / Re: Difficulty Disassembling Smog Pump
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:12:39 AM »
1.  If you can find a suitable container that is "just large enough" for your pump, it shouldn't take too much evaporust.   Or solvent.. depending on direction you go.

2.  If the solution (evaporust or solvent) is kept WARM, it should work better.   I think 2 weeks is too long; I think 2 or 3 days should be more than sufficient if it's going to work.  If not, remove it, clean it.. and re insert it... even try 'shocking' it with a plastic hammer before you put it back in...?

Restoration / Re: Cowl Induction Throttle Arm Pedal
« on: November 01, 2018, 04:28:33 AM »
versus this one?

You'd probably have to buy both and compare them to see any differences.   Are all your other parts for your cowl induction (ZL2) setup factory original to your car, down to the week date stamp on the left rear corner of the hood?   If everything is original 'except' the throttle arm pedal, then I'd really question *what happened* to the original part for your car??  it's not something that generally wears out or breaks??   If everything else is *reproduction*, then I'd buy the reproduction throttle arm as well...

I suppose it wasn't the Remington Tire Store in those days?  :)   

PS.   I still have the Remington tires on my '69 Z28 that I installed in 1981 or so... never had to add air..  :)   

Maintenance / Re: 302 Valve adjustment
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:41:32 PM »
I agree!   A great looking Z28, AND a *returned* family member in a super color~   :)

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:34:38 PM »
Car is overpriced in my opinion, but exactly how much is up for debate. Seems like a nice car though.
Owner should have never bought a reproduction window sticker.  It has enough other documentation and it has Jerry's report.

I suppose that means that you either wouldn't, or couldn't, pay the $82K price?   Most of us couldn't and probably we would consider it overpriced too (since we can't buy it)..  but.. Q:  Have you ever purchased an $82K used car?

Totally don't get WHY you say the owner should NEVER have purchased a reproduction window sticker??   It's already been stated that the owner is not representing it as the *original window sticker*.. so what is the problem?  Maybe the owner shows the car and wants to make it easier for the typical 'show goer' to know how the car was outfitted and what it cost back then?   I see NO PROBLEM with this as long as the  representation is accurate (a repro sticker)...   I, like Danny, would put words on the sticker that say it was a repro sticker...

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:26:28 AM »
Was there documentation saying it should have BLACK stripes?   I recall seeing several Orange Z28s with white stripes and black interior when they were new...  so I don't think it's wrong unless the color is conflicting with documentation???

In a couple of instances, I've seen NEW cars sit on lots for nearly 2 yrs before being sold...

The first time was a 1970 Superbird almost 2 yrs before sold... and the last time in '76 Cosworth Vegas (local dealer kept 2 or 3 of them for well over a year before finally cutting the price enough to sell them)..

General Discussion / Re: WOW! A 125K "68 Z/28
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:32:34 PM »
Sold twice in the past 2 years?   

Maybe it comes with the '70 SS Chevelle in the photos??   :)

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:28:35 PM »
Good docs and nice car... I'd suspect the price is 'pretty close to fair'....?

General Discussion / Re: What thieves will do to steal a car!!!
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:10:47 PM »
So to use this little device as a 'hidden tracker', you'd have to pay a cell phone service a monthly? fee (I don't know what the cheapest means to implement the phone would be.. Does anyone know?

You'd also have to wire in a means to keep it charged from the auto battery...  as no one would want to remove it and 'charge it' every few days... (and some of us would never *remember* to do that!).. :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is this engine code ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:55:05 PM »
That makes sense Ed..   Thanks!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is this engine code ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:46:21 AM »
I always thought the 402 replaced the 396.

It did. There weren't any 369 engines installed in any production car or truck after mid August, 1969. They were all 402 engines. A lot of sites post incorrect information and even Chevrolet literature continued to call it the 396, the 402 AND the 400!

Per the September/October, 1969 Chevrolet Service News and the NOVEMBER 16th, 1969 PRODUCT SERVICE BULLETIN, big blocks with the 1970 and later 3 digit engine codes are actually 402 (or 400, depending on what document you look at) cubic inch engines. This included the late 1969 Camaro big blocks. However, some Chevrolet advertising and sales literature still referred to the 402 (or again, the 400) engine as the 396. Not sure when all that ended, but it sounds like they had a heck of an argument about "size" in the marketing department!!

The 396 turning into a 402 but still 'called' a 396 was a MARKETING issue... They had built up the customer base/market for an SS396 and I guess they didn't want to confuse us...  :)    Does anyone know WHY they changed the size (Bore I think?)...  Was my 383 RR beating too many of those SS396's??   :)

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