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1306  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 26, 2013, 09:04:00 AM
Yes, it came apart with some gentle prying.. Smiley    I was hesitant to pry before for fear that screw wasn't the only retainer..  I have cleaned it with electrical terminal cleaner, and will reinstall soon, after I do a couple of small electrical repairs on the harness (reinstall a couple of electrical connectors on the ends that were about to come loose). 
PS.  I agree with your other comments as well, except for why I've waited so long to get 'er going again, but I've got too many cars which distract me at times.. Smiley
1307  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Vacuum advance on: July 26, 2013, 08:32:29 AM
I switched my vacuum advance from ported to manifold vacuum on my 396/375hp and boy what a difference.My car always ran fine but now it runs even better.I also noticed a drop in engine temperature at idle.Any time my car idled for long periods or I got stuck in traffic I would see the temp gauge slowly go up.I had it running for a 1/2 hour and the hottest it got was 197 degrees.The only problem I have is I cannot find the correct vacuum advance.I am running 12" hg at idle and my advance starts to move at 8"hg and stops at 15"hg.So my idle is a little unstable.All the part numbers listed in the forum for the vacuum advance I need are discontinued.Car Quest told me the part number is good but they are not sure they can get it.Paragon Corvette has an aftermarket vacuum advance with the correct GM part number that I need but they said they do not know if it is the right 4"hg start to 8"hg end that it is supposed to be. I don't want to spend 45.00 and it is the wrong one.Has JohnZ  ever dealt with Paragon Corvette?They have 6 different advances listed with different part numbers.I just want to know if all the advance units are the same vacuum pull but have different numbers stamped.IN NCRS judging I guess they check numbers like that.Someone who has a NCRS corvette is probably more interested in the correct numbers than drivability.
if you talk to the right person at Paragon, I'd bet they can answer your question; they have been the BEST Corvette supplier for a long while...
1308  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 Z/28 DZ 302 overbore to .040? Piston Source? on: July 24, 2013, 10:11:37 AM
You can always 'sleeve' it back to std..   it's expensive, but some racers used to do that with their race engines...
1309  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for correct bolts on: July 23, 2013, 04:07:59 PM
Scott,

The AIM should reference the bolts by gm PN, and you might be able to cross reference them thru the AMK catalog.  I'm including a couple of photos of my original fasteners for your reference.  My car is an 09C, and may have had different head markings / supplier than for your earlier car.  These are the fasteners for the rear most hangars, which hold the tail pipe to the frame rail.  The self tapping screws that attach the hangar to the frame rail are approx. 1/2" long and have an 'E' on the head.
1310  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 Z/28 DZ 302 overbore to .040? Piston Source? on: July 23, 2013, 09:39:37 AM
Forged True was a very expensive piston in the late sixties, and the set of 30 over piston in my '69 302, actually came from a '67 302 that I had, which had been ran in a '67 Z28, which ran 11.6 in the old 'stock' class (prior to '71), which was right at or under the national record for the class at that time.  The only mods allowed were headers and 7" slicks.  mine were originally cut for dykes rings, but when I put them in my '69 302, I had them grooved for standard 1/16" compression ring, although that groove is higher on the piston than is typical.   It was blueprinted for the maximum allowable compression in the '67 engine, and was higher than 'stock' in my '69 motor, which is the primary reason I parked the car in my garage in 1980, due to the difficulty in getting suitable octane fuel.
1311  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chambered Pipe Vs. Regular Muffler Bracket hole for 1969 Z28? on: July 22, 2013, 11:32:14 PM
There are measures for the front most and rear most of the lower rocker panel surfaces in the AIM as well..  I suspect that might be the best points for the body measures to get road height.
1312  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 Z/28 DZ 302 overbore to .040? Piston Source? on: July 22, 2013, 04:42:51 PM
The Campbell Enterprises add for their forged pistons state:   "...... Wiseco Pro Tru Forged 302 piston sets for the Chevy 302 engine"
They call them Tru Forged... and it makes me wonder if they are building the same pistons as the old 'ForgedTru' pistons (which is what I've got in my 302), but which date to the 1971 timeframe or earlier.  Does anyone know?
1313  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chambered Pipe Vs. Regular Muffler Bracket hole for 1969 Z28? on: July 22, 2013, 03:00:11 PM
your car itself may be 1/2" lower on the driver side....  it's not uncommon after years of having a single passenger (the driver).. Smiley
1314  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 Z/28 DZ 302 overbore to .040? Piston Source? on: July 19, 2013, 08:56:49 PM
one small nit:   you cannot 'restore' a 302 and not use forged pistons, fully floated pins, etc..  Smiley      you'd be doing only a semblance of a 302 if you used cast pistons.  JMO....
1315  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Took my 69 to its original owner for a visit on: July 18, 2013, 09:44:06 PM
That's a neat story, and neat photos..   44 yrs apart? *S*...    can't even tell they aged..  Smiley
1316  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 18, 2013, 09:42:03 PM
After 34 yrs of inactivity, you'd need a tuneup too... Smiley
1317  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement Radiator on: July 18, 2013, 04:00:32 PM
He now has 'Classic Headquarters' (right next door to Ricks') and produces a lot of the parts which Rick (and others?) sells.. and he only has a few customers he has to keep happy..?   that's one possibility.  Smiley
1318  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 18, 2013, 09:18:13 AM
I have a question how far apart is your car ? When was the last time you drove it?
Are you trying to embarrass me?   Smiley ..  J/K
I last drove it in Dec 1980.   It sat assembled in my garage for a long time until a couple of years ago, when I began to *relearn* what I used to know about Z28s, and began to disassemble, rebuild, and clean up parts.   The suspension and brakes I've gone thru, along with cleaning the bottom of the floor pan, cleaning the gas tank and fuel line, and replacing rubber bushings on the subframe.   Currently the front clip is apart and some dash components are removed for rebuilding (athough those are ready for reinstallation).
1319  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 18, 2013, 08:53:12 AM
on a different note, HUBLEYMAN what is with all the black residue on the underside of your deck lid? I have a similar film of black on the underside of mine , did your car have some kind of rust proofing done at one point?

I'm guessing that the inner portion of my trunk lid was undercoated early in the cars life (by factory, dealer or otherwise?) and at some point in time the spoiler and emblem were removed. That would explain why those areas do not have any undercoating on the spoiler mounting hardware instead of them being completely covered with the same goop.  If you look at the inner structure from an angle, you can see more undercoating extending further inside of the trunk lid.  Maybe some soundproofing or undercoating was part of the style trim group?

This car doesn't have any extra undercoating or rustproofing inside of the fenderwells or on the bottom floor pans, other than what the factory may have applied to all productions cars.  Charlie
that application might have been done by the owner, or the dealership, in addressing water leaks into the trunk?   The holes for mounting the spoiler are a potential means for rain water to get into the trunk, even if the rubber weatherstrip is doing it's job, IF the rubber seal around the studs/nuts aren't doing their job.  Note:  water leaks into the trunk area can only be from the most forward of the spoiler mounting holes, since the rearmost ones are outside the trunk weatherstripping.
1320  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 18, 2013, 08:49:41 AM
so the million dollar question is what hardware belongs on an 04D car?  Acorn style on the front and the shouldered ones on the back?
hi Scott,  I assume you are referring to the very back lip of the deck lid as the 'front'??  Smiley
Does your car have the short or full width spoiler?   that *might* dictate which way it was built.    How is it now? 
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