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361  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Oil Dipstick Seal! on: March 16, 2009, 04:10:09 PM
Long Island Corvette Supply (www.licorvette.com) has dipstick repair kits for '63-'67 Corvettes, which have the rubber seal and colored plastic tip, in section 38 of their catalog; they may have what you need.
Hey John....just received the seal today, installed it....BTW they are glued into place and you have to destroy the old one to get it out and then re glue the new one into place, and it looks perfect.  Thanks a million for finding the info for me.
Sonet
362  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Rattle Paint Restoration! on: March 10, 2009, 01:37:10 PM
I have seen several list of the various parts and the paint colors associated with the restoration of the 1st. gen Camaros.  My question is this.....has anyone compiled a list of "Rattle Paint" manufactures and their products that closely match the colors of the original parts?  I've seen a couple of recommended paints but have never seen a comprehensive list that might cover a large spectrum of the colors needed.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help with this question,
Sonet
363  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Mirror Date Code on: March 05, 2009, 06:54:46 PM
I have a 1968 Z28 with a build date of 07C and the mirror date is 7DMI8. That's close together!
Sonet
364  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Z28 Water Pump Studs on: March 04, 2009, 04:11:07 PM
I have a good RH water pump stud but I don't have a LH stud.  My alternator bracket is just bolted to the water pump with a bolt and the bracket appears to be spaced to far in toward the block when you look at the adjust bolt connection at the top of the alternator...the outside bracket kicks out at the end of the two brackets.  It appears that there should be a stud there instead of a bolt.  Does anyone have a good number for the correct stud that would fit there?  I can't seem to find any part number in any of the books and manuals that I have.  Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
Sonet
Well....I finally found a LH water pump stud that seems to be the right measurements from AMK, Inc. and order it.   It is a:
          3/8" - 16 x 1.44" inner by 3/8" - 16 x .94" outer, phosphate coated.  (AMK # B-11044, similar to GM #3928906"  I have received the stud and it looks great.

Sonet
         
365  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Intake Manifold Bolts! on: March 04, 2009, 03:58:57 PM
Trying to put my original '68 302 engine back together (has been out of the car for 30 years) and I am trying to come up with the right bolts for the intake manifold.  I can see where you would possibly need longer bolts for the lift brackets, smog pump bracket, and the alternator bracket which would leave seven shorter bolts.  After going through my old original bolts all I could come up with were three 3/8 16 x 1 1/8 with a "WB" on the bolt head, silver painted heads with orange over spray and three 3/8 x 16 1 1/2 with an "A" on the bolt head, no paint.  So it looks like I am missing a few.  Does anyone know the correct lengths of the various bolts as well as the correct markings and finish.  I have seen several bolt kits advertised but they all seem to have bolts the same length and are silver cad finished.  So I thought someone with an original car might know this information.   BTW....my car is a third month of July '68 build, late built cars seem to be different sometimes.

One other thing....I have seen questions on the color of the lift brackets and most everyone says they were orange, well mine were painted silver.  Anyone have knowledge as to the correct color?

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
Sonet
Well I finally ordered some bolts from AMK Inc. for the intake manifold and here is what I came up with.
          10 ea. of 3/8" - 16 x 1 1/4" bright zinc plating with (TR) markings (AMK # B-10137, similar to GM #304722, phosphate or #180124 zinc)
          2   ea. of 3/8" - 16 x 1 1/4" flanged bright zinc with (A) markings  (AMK # B-10084, similar to GM #3828782 zinc)  These two are for the engine lift brackets.

Already received them and they look great.

Sonet
366  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Oil Dipstick Seal! on: February 25, 2009, 03:31:28 PM
Long Island Corvette Supply (www.licorvette.com) has dipstick repair kits for '63-'67 Corvettes, which have the rubber seal and colored plastic tip, in section 38 of their catalog; they may have what you need.
Hey John....Thanks for the info....checked it out.  Bet I can use the 327 one and throw away the tip.  First time I had seen the kit for sale.
Thanks,
Jerry
367  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Oil Dipstick Seal! on: February 25, 2009, 03:29:09 PM
Try ordering a GM service replacement and rob the seal from it.
Yeah cory.....I thought about that....Just wanted to make sure that would work before I tore up my good dipstick.
Thanks,
Jerry
368  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 68 Z28 Oil Dipstick Seal! on: February 24, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
I have a perfectly good  '68 302 dipstick except that the rubber seal on the upper part of the dipstick is starting to crack......is it possible to replace the seal?  If so, has anyone seen a replacement for sale anywhere?  I can't recall ever seeing one. 
Thanks in advance for any info anyone can provide,
Jerry
369  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Intake Manifold Bolts! on: February 17, 2009, 08:01:06 PM
Hello John.....thanks for your time and trouble.  With this information I think I can find the remainder of my bolts at AMK.  This information also confirms my belief that on these last month cars that they used about anything they could find to piece the car together....LOL
Hey thanks again,
Jerry
370  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 68 Z28 Intake Manifold Bolts! on: February 16, 2009, 04:16:01 PM
Trying to put my original '68 302 engine back together (has been out of the car for 30 years) and I am trying to come up with the right bolts for the intake manifold.  I can see where you would possibly need longer bolts for the lift brackets, smog pump bracket, and the alternator bracket which would leave seven shorter bolts.  After going through my old original bolts all I could come up with were three 3/8 16 x 1 1/8 with a "WB" on the bolt head, silver painted heads with orange over spray and three 3/8 x 16 1 1/2 with an "A" on the bolt head, no paint.  So it looks like I am missing a few.  Does anyone know the correct lengths of the various bolts as well as the correct markings and finish.  I have seen several bolt kits advertised but they all seem to have bolts the same length and are silver cad finished.  So I thought someone with an original car might know this information.   BTW....my car is a third month of July '68 build, late built cars seem to be different sometimes.

One other thing....I have seen questions on the color of the lift brackets and most everyone says they were orange, well mine were painted silver.  Anyone have knowledge as to the correct color?

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.
Sonet
371  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Phosphating Bolts? on: February 11, 2009, 02:20:58 PM
Hey.....thanks everyone.  Looks this may be the Palmetto stuff for sale on eBay: 

          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parkerizing-Phosphating-OEM-Concentrate-Qt-Size-32-oz_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a4Q7c65Q3a10Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem190285060036QQitemZ190285060036QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Sonet
372  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Phosphating Bolts? on: February 09, 2009, 04:38:02 PM
Anyone have instructions and a source for chemicals to phosphate bolts and other metal parts?  Have lots of clean bolts and need to come up with some good ideas for coating them to look as they were new OEM pieces.  Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Sonet
373  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28 Smog Pump Pulley on: December 19, 2008, 02:16:21 AM
My white survivor 68 Z28 has the 522, most original cars that I've inspected and know they have not been tampered with have had the 522 pulley.  That's not to say that a 116 could have been used because of a supply problem.  Stranger things have happened.  The belt will not stay on if you take it up to 6500 rpm, I know that.

Jerry
Jerry.....do you still have the 3925522 NOS pulley for sale?  I noticed on your web site in the NOS and Rare Parts section that it was mentioned as being in stock.  Might be interested in getting one from you.  I also have noticed that Classic Industries is showing a reproduction for sale and it looks like the original.....Have you seen this one?  Thought maybe I might check this one out if you don't have any for sale anymore.

Thanks again,
Sonet
374  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Z28 Water Pump Studs on: December 19, 2008, 02:07:51 AM
There is a Paragon bolt that will work here and is just about right on the money,

Jerry
Thanks Jerry......Yes I have looked at Paragon and noticed that stud but couldn't tell for sure if it would be right.  The specs on the studs given to me by Cory in one of the above post seem to be about right and I have ordered 5 from Denver Colorado but they won't be here till next week.  If either of the studs that Cory mentioned don't work out then I will take your advice and get the one from Paragon.  BTW....thanks for cluing me in on Paragon...I had written you an E-Mail recently asking about some other item and you told me to look at Paragon and I have been checking them out fairly frequently since.

Thanks again,
Sonet
375  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Z28 Water Pump Studs on: December 18, 2008, 11:46:45 PM
I think I got a bolt "kit" from Rick's a few years ago and it had the stud.
Was the stud in the kit the RH one or the LH one?  The upper RH stud is the long one that bolts the water pump, spacer, and smog pump bracket to the block with the inside of the stud and bolts the negative battery cable on the outside of the stud.  The upper LH stud is a shorter stud that bolts the water pump to the block with the inside of the stud and bolts the front alternator bracket to the outside of the stud.  All of the water pump bolt kits I have seen have only one stud and it's the longer one.  What I have been looking for is a kit that has both studs included but have not seen one as of yet.  Mainly I need the shorter LH one but would like to have the whole kit with both studs.

Thanks for the info,
Sonet
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