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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 23, 2014, 09:26:29 AM
Outstanding advice from sdkar....  He knows what he is talking about..

bottom line:  If lawyers are involved...  no one wins..   except the lawyers..  Smiley
but I like his advice about small claims court... as a minimum, you might get the fella to bend a little your way with the threat of court?
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 11:57:57 PM
Another view of front pad stamp.. Can somebody PLEASE tell me if all these stamps are original correct GM, including all the previous above. Do all the casting and dates line up correct?.. Danny

I think your dates, codes, stamps, etc..  are all outstanding Danny....    That's a VERY original car..    it just needs to be Preserved, and maintained...  and use one of those discussed chemicals to remove the rust spots without removing the remaining paint.. Smiley
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 22, 2014, 08:04:24 AM
The ZL1 didnt come to mind at the time,but I dont think I've ever seen a good pic of one either.I have an L88 for my 68 Camaro.
I did come across a Ebay seller that can make the decal,so I may go that route.

L88's speak for themselves...  Smiley ..  you don't need no damn sticker..  Smiley

I dont know, It ONLY has 430hp @5200......and its old Horsepower also. Smiley

From everything that has ever been written about L88/ZL1's, the horsepower is well above 430.. especially with headers to let it breathe.   Chevy rated the L88/ZL1 engine at 430 (5 hp below the Tri-power solid lifter version of the 427) .. I suspect to discourage orders of the engines by the 'typical buyer'...  Only the most informed racers knew of these engines at the time... Smiley        ...with headers and supertune, I doubt that 500-550 hp is out of line..
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 07:59:04 AM
Was able to get a picture of the lower pulley while changing water pump.   3858533  BJ     GM  or is that a 5 ??  What does the BJ stand for ??... Danny
                                                                                                                                    S

I'm not sure what the BJ stands for, but most if not all pulley PN's have a 2 letter code after the PN...
Your crank pulley is correct for your Z28...     .. complete pulley list From the CRG information.... Smiley
http://www.camaros.org/pdf/pulleys-68-2007-02-01.pdf

Z/28 (w/smog)                     Base                  N-40
Crank pulley                     3858533              3858533
Crank pulley extension            N/A                3916385
Water Pump pulley             3770245             3770245
Alternator pulley                 1970831             1970831
Smog Pump pulley              3925522             3925522
Power Steering pulley              N/A                3873847
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 09:46:07 PM
The ZL1 didnt come to mind at the time,but I dont think I've ever seen a good pic of one either.I have an L88 for my 68 Camaro.
I did come across a Ebay seller that can make the decal,so I may go that route.

L88's speak for themselves...  Smiley ..  you don't need no damn sticker..  Smiley
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 21, 2014, 02:12:14 PM
Here it is... My girlfriend dug out some CLR last night at 10pm and said let's try it on your car. Who am I to say no... Here is the results of 5 minutes exposure with full strength CLR on the right, and same with Evaporust on the left. Both scrubbed with major elbow grease for timed amount of exposure time with new scotchbrite pads.. Going to wet some paper towels with evaporust and lay them on the hood and top of car over night. The rest will have to be elbow grease. 

From the photo, I like what the CLR did to your fender...  I'd use that on all the rusted paint areas..
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 02:10:10 PM
you're right William; I have always thought of the ZL1 as an 'all alum' L88... Smiley
and I didn't even think of ZL1 Camaros....   Is that what the OP was asking about?   Does he have one?  Smiley
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 09:58:08 AM
The only 430 hp engine of the timeframe was the L88, only placed by Chevrolet in Corvettes, and it did not use an air cleaner decal.. as the 'hood itself' was the top cover for the Air cleaner.. Smiley

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 11:44:02 AM
Front Rotor.. I thought so... In my notes 142 is Tuesday May 21st 1968. But I wonder what the G1 is?? Just fun to learn ya know..

  I sure wish some of the more knowledgeable guys than me would chime in and tell me if the...Windshield VIN Plate - Hidden VIN Stamp - Block Casting - Block Casting Date - Front Pad Stamps - Trans VIN - Trans Assembly - ALL Rear End stamping - Serial Number Production Dates...Are original for sure, as I am getting nervous. At least tell me if the Cowl Tag and Rivets Look ok... Kurt, Jerry M, Mark, Ed, William, Joe, Paul, Chick, Ted, Pete, Frank, Mike, Dan, Sam, Jim, Harry, Brian, Brendan, Matt, Alan, Andy, Darrell, Cameron, David, Dennis... Wow there is a lot of names, Not even in e's and G's yet.. I better stop. Of course some of these are for fun..  Grin

Jano, I will buy the Lucas 10W/40, Sounds good to me. I was hoping some other guys with close, even closer than yours, would chime in

IIRC... the G1 or G2.. etc..    relates to the production shift..  at least for rear ends and such...?

PS.  your car mechanically appears as 'original' as any I've seen lately..  Just clean.. light oil/lubricate to preserve function and appearance.. Smiley
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 11:04:25 AM
Hey Hoss, thanx, yes it is pretty cool for sure... Nice job with the CLR. Looks like a commercial for the company.  Grin I have to say there is spots where there is NO paint. The rust is deep. I am leaving it all as it is. I will buff it out and treat it and leave it be. I don't have thousands of dollars for a paint job. I barely had enough money to buy the water pump last week. So paints not going to happen.
Danny, if that stuff eliminates/minimizes the 'brown rust', then it would be a good idea...   if you do that, then wax the car, it will protect it from further rust, and it will look better... especially if it's garaged... Smiley

PS.  the '142' on your front hub/rotor is likely the julian date for it's production, as it's right in line with all the other original parts on your car... Smiley
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: July 19, 2014, 10:23:56 AM
All that site can do is confirm/identify the zone number, dealer number, and dealership name, and address for you...  Just put in your zone and dealer number and enter..  if the dealership is *known*, it will be identified.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 18, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
Hey Vince, I seen that also. It actually looks like the bottom of another E to me. But you are right, it could be a baby C. I can tell you it doesn't have the bottom drain plug, so I think it's an M-20? I will post the other trans pic's. I am hoping all of you experts chime in and keep chiming in to tell me the stamps, and numbers look good. I spent a lot of time collecting data.... Danny

1968 Muncies that have that little 'c' after the code doesn't mean they are an M22... It's probably an M20... as you said.

Danny, you're doing a great job of documenting the stampings, codes, and numbers for your car..  I suggest you make a digital document (and preserve it) for all the data you are collecting.   That will go great with the car...  Smiley
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 10:13:14 PM
Danny...   super nice find..  on both..  Smiley

and I like the car.. just do what maintenance you need to do, keep as much of the original parts as possible... and PRESERVE the body (ie. stop the rust and prevent it's growing).. Smiley...  scrub, clean, treat.. touch up..  whatever you need to do to prevent it's getting worse.. and preserve as much of the original paint as possible .. as long as possible.  Smiley

Gary
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 17, 2014, 09:17:49 AM
The pressure relief caps were a better design than the factory cap.... Smiley
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 pacesetter sale on: July 16, 2014, 01:13:16 PM
that ad made me want to run out and buy one.. or two..  Smiley
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