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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 02:32:21 AM
Too Funny, of course it's not a woman's name. Guess I was tired. I got some splaining to do...

I was checking TDC by lining the line in the balancer with the "0" mark on the timing cover. Isn't that it? I remember taking a long screwdriver and moving the oil pump shaft to line up for dist. drop in many years ago.

I dropped off my dist. for rebuild, and the guy wants to re-curve it. For better off line power. Should I say yes? Does it work well? Does it ruin the value of the unit?... Danny

 
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 21, 2014, 01:21:42 PM
HELP.. I pulled my distributor cap last night and wanted to rotate the engine to number one, get it ready for the dist. to drop back in. Brought it to TDC and the rotor was facing right at the center of the right hood hinge. So I thought, well, I need to go around, so I went around again and the rotor ended up right in the corner of left inner fender and cowl. What's the deal, what am I doing wrong? Is it because I needed to only go 180 degrees instead of a full 360? I pulled it out and will worry about it later. The rubber advance limiter bumper was gone! Just as you guys said it probably was. The shaft is very tight in it's hole with no movement side to side. BUT the shaft moves up and down 3/8th's of an inch or more.. Yikes!! The 532 point plate WAS there after all. Previous owner said it might have been changed. So that's a plus. Taking it to a speed shop in San Fran for a set-up. Hoping to have the Master, Dist., Alt all rebuilt internally ONLY. No outside restoration. That way I can keep the survivor visual. Then along with the new WP, throw it all back on in a month or two and see what I got... Danny

   P.S.
 Which way do I turn the center crank pulley bolt for removal. Is it standard thread? The old righty tighty, lefty lucy?
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 21, 2014, 01:06:04 PM
Hey,
 Yes I did get lucky. I have heard all the horror stories. Sucker cost me ALOT!! But Mr. Bill Mock has been doing this for corvette and Camaro guys since 1978. He has about 425 pumps. And keeps a rebuilt of each style and month ready to go. So he called me the very next morning and it will be here in a few days... Danny
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 20, 2014, 08:47:01 PM
YEA!!! JUST scored a 3959 "326" Water Pump for the Z/28. Wow these babies are scarce and pricey for sure... Contacted Bill Mock and he got right back to me the next day. Bought a fully rebuilt ready to mount dated E 3 8 with the 1/2" FIP hole in the top. My engine assembly is 5 23 8. So 20 days prior. Now almost everything is matched from top to bottom except hoses, belts, battery and cables, tune-up items and tires.... Danny 
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 20, 2014, 08:35:25 PM
69 Zee,
 Thanx man.. You can have it for 40K!!.... As you know it is SO much fun. I really like searching out numbers, as I am an original numbers matching guy. I am not a hot rod guy, or a rat rod guy. I appreciate the talent. But I don't want a John Deere Tractor part in my interior.
 Funny I just finished reading your score... Super cool... a little more work than mine, but you will love it. If you start to get stressed, walk away and come back another day. Good luck... Danny

  
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 19, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
I used a seamstress cloth tape and that seemed to work well. Lays nice and flat. I had the measurement at 25.25 with the cloth tape. I just wanted to make sure it was accurate. Apparently I was off. I here ya on the 36 degrees. That would be around 2 -1/2". So I will get that accurate and make a mark there also. Thanx everyone... Gonna do it tonight... Danny
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 18, 2014, 09:56:31 PM
Got it everyone thanx so far...So I hate to sound stupid AGAIN... But should I make it 1/4" .25 on the end of that measurement, instead of the .28 ?... Reason being there is SOME paint around the balancer. So it could add up to 3 or 4 thousandths, or 1/16 of an inch. Does that 8 inches we have always heard about get measured with the balancer bare, no paint?... . Danny
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 18, 2014, 08:53:54 PM
I have been searching for an hour for just the circumfernece! I tryed to do the math with the 8" but I couldn't remember how to do it. Dammit!!... Danny
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 18, 2014, 08:33:23 PM
HELP!!  Need the circumference of the Z28 302 Harmonic Balancer. I am trying to break it up in 1/4's so I can adjust the valves cold. How do I do this with pulleys, hoses, belts and all the sh*# in the way?? ...Danny
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 17, 2014, 06:56:16 PM
Here is the tag stretched out. Made of what looks to be thin clear plastic. Glad it wasn't paper, cause that would have been gone.  Danny
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 17, 2014, 06:55:01 PM
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27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 17, 2014, 06:51:44 PM
Jano,
 No I didn't know that. I remember some of that info from years past, but thanx much for reminder.
 
 90 degrees out here in Northern CA and too hot right now to fire it and heat it up for valve adjustment. So gonna wait for 74  degree day. Or there about...

 As for the 5054 tag, we have a winner!! Pictures below show the tag in place.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 17, 2014, 02:29:01 AM
Hey Jon, thanx very much for that info. It's a lot to take in, especially for a backyard mechanic such as myself. Seen that rubber piece you were talking about, pretty cool. I never knew it was there until I heard it mentioned in one of the replies.

Going to adjust the Valves Sunday. Then pull the Distributor and send off for rebuild. Wish I could also send the Alternator, Master Cylinder, Calipers and a few other goodies.... But that takes $$$  Sad   Then will change the oil and the spark plugs again. When Dist. comes back I can drop it back in and start my trouble shooting issue back up.

 In the mean time, found this tag on the car. It was stuck on and seems original. Can you guess where on the car it was located???... Danny
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: original DZ carburetor? on: August 17, 2014, 02:14:31 AM
Looks like you got yourself a 1st. week of October 1969 Z28 Carb. I think that is correct. Wait for the guys to chime in. I would get some pictures posted, as there are many parts that can be incorrect that cause the value to change. Like proper base plates etc.... Danny
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111170 Dist. Stamp on: August 16, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
Here it is punched up. However I couldn't get it clear cause I didn't have the original to begin with. If you wanna send me the original, I can work on it, and repost tonight after the car show. Also when shooting reflective material... always shoot at an angle, usually like a 45 degree. That way the light exposure is consistent throughout. And there would be no big flash line thru the middle. Also you can shut your flash off. Then hold a flashlight at an angle until it lights the area nice, then shoot it. Take a look at some of my pictures in my posts, a lot of those are without flash... Danny
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