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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 30, 2014, 03:11:23 AM
balancer removal, timing chain inspection... Both keyways look ok.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 30, 2014, 01:58:23 AM
JM, I was actually kinda kidding. It would have been fun.
 
  I went into Kragen and the kid went back to get the tool for me to use. When he came out it was zip tied and was new. It was $30 so I just bought it. I got it pulled and the keyway in the balancer and crank look good to me. Even the woodruff was not bad. I bought an assortment of 5 and the correct one is in the package. So gotta clean everything up. I took the timing cover off and have some pictures to share. I gotta load them up and resize them. Forgot to protect the bolt head, ruined it. Oh well, if that's the worst thing so far, not bad. 

     Looks like the top gear is plastic? I took it off and inspected it and the other gear, chain looks loose, but only on ONE side. Then I rotated the engine a few times to line up the writing so I could get some good pictures. Just kidding, I'm dumb, but I isn't stupid.  Grin  I guess I will have to install a timing chain assembly and seal while I have it all apart, Right? What manufacturer should I use? Anybody got any part numbers?... Danny  
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 07:24:49 PM
Well as always, thanx everyone... Just back from Lake Tahoe for 4 days! The girlfriend and I have been together one year. She treated me to a $355 dinner at Ciera Steak House in MontBleu Casino. SPECTAGULAR!!

  So I got back my Distributor all dialed in, and the Alternator all bearinged up nice. No cosmetic cleaning, restoring or stamping. Cost $207 for both. 326 Water pump came in from Bill Mock and is sweeeeet! I thought I was adjusting the valves tonight and putting her all back together over the weekend. But not now I guess...

I tried last night to find TDC with my friends dial indicator. Had my girl hold her finger over the hole turned it by hand until it pushed her out and made that air sound. Friend gave me the brass extension rod and I set it all up in the hole with the crank one inch from TDC. it worked except as you know, it's not a hemi, and it doesn't come straight up. So the brass rod dragged across the top of the piston and I couldn't get an accurate measurement. It's not a straight shot. And the indicator turns too many times, and is too sensitive. When it finally goes down the other way, the thing has made way too many turns. No way to tell where TDC is at. I thought I would get to the top, then see it go down, then back it up and put it in the middle.... A lot harder than it looks, and sounds! The damn piston stays at TDC too long before traveling back the other way.
 
Ok SO... how do I ask for the crank key? Every time I try to buy something local they say all kinds of stupid sh*^... like GM doesn't have water pump bypass hoses, or GM doesn't have pressed edge fuel pumps and on and on. Half the time they tell me GM NEVER made a 302.. Do I JUST SAY ... I need a crank key for a '68 327?... I will buy a puller later today or tom. I am out of cash now with all these latest purchases and rebuilds. Maybe I can borrow one. Going to have to shut it down for a while... Bummer Can't take advantage of the girlfriend. Just gave her 9 hundred dollar bills yesterday. I am spent...

 Hey Jon Mello, don't you live in the bay area? I am 42 miles north of the Golden Gate, ya wanna help me?...Danny








19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 12:25:58 PM
rubber bulging out?... I'm getting scared!!

    Anybody have an extra Balancer in great or NOS condition??... Danny
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 12:25:28 PM
rubber
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 12:24:59 PM
rubber
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 12:08:29 PM
Holy Crap!!.. I was wondering about that, as the key looks a little mangled. I wonder why the balancer was removed, as you can see the beating it took at reinstall. I hate that... it can't be good for the crank to be slammed like that. They must make a tool that can take it off and press it back on without killing it. I will get some more detailed pic's of the keyway before this all goes back together.

      But back to my original question... If the keyway wasn't looking beat up, is this the correct alignment, factory position. Meaning it has NOT spun at the rubber?? I also am noticing some rubber bulging out in places. Is this ok?? Should I delicately push it back in? I will get better pictures but here is one of the keyway, and some of the rubber.... Danny
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 03:01:53 AM
Here is my balancer. Remember in a previous post we thought maybe it could have spun. Well here it is... The mark lines up perfect with the center of the keyway. Is this good to go?? Is this where it is when it leaves the assembly... ready for use? .. Danny
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 02:59:19 AM
Yes I can see the 4 and the 7 have those distinctive markings in the corners, and the fonting matches nice. My date is spaced out a little more, but I have seen many like this. Sure we all have. Danny
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 25, 2014, 01:48:57 AM
No problem.. D
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:06:57 PM
Small mounting holes
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:05:32 PM
Small holes
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:04:31 PM
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29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:03:04 PM
Mounting Bolts.. Large hole
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:01:56 PM
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