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256  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 03, 2014, 02:02:46 AM
Looking at my picture and John Z's picture, I better rotate dot-to-dot tomorrow in prep for timing chain alignment. THEN rotate back to 12 and 12 for dist. drop-in.... RIGHT ?... Danny
257  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 03, 2014, 01:52:59 AM
OK, so I decided to put the timing assembly all back together. I need the practice anyway. So I installed the cam gear and chain, installed the timing cover, and knocked down the crank key with my baby plastic hobby hammer. Beat the balancer back on half way with a 2 X 4 and a single jack. Stuck the puller bolts in the balancer and put a pry bar in between them and rotated clock wise with my right thumb over # 1 hole. Heard compression air push thru, lined up timing mark at TDC perfectly. Then pulled it all apart and is now ready for NEW timing set. Then after install, MAYBE I can finally drop in the dist. and set the valves and start to put it back together this weekend.... Danny
258  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 03, 2014, 01:05:19 AM
Well, I ordered the Cloyes heavy duty heat treated timing chain set-up today. Picked up the new gasket, bottom rubber seal, and the timing cover seal. I guess I can have it pressed in and out. Or out and in as such. I was going to beat it out, and press it in with wood and my work truck vise. Carefully square it up and press it in. Maybe I better not.

 Kurt, I was wondering about that gear thing. I was going to mic the OD, and then also bottom of teeth at 12 to bottom of teeth at 6 O'clock position and compare it to the new one. The steel HAS to be better 46 years ago, right? I don't know how to get the crank gear off. Can't use the puller cause it has no female threads to install bolts to pull it. I might have to borrow a gear puller. I have one that has 5.5 inch capacity, says right on it. But I don't know if it will reach, as it is not out front like the balancer.

 As far as dropping the pan, I just don't know. I know it's a good idea, but where does it end. Then while I am in there, I might as well change the oil pump, then what the hell.... get some plastic gauge and start pulling main caps, might as well do bearings to.... Ha Ha ... I am out of cash. Scrapped together enough for the timing set. I just can't lay on the cement floor and pull that pan, not now anyway. And there probably is a bunch of crap in the way?? Steering, and cross members, etc.

  SUPER important question... Is the timing set the same for 302, 327, 350? Or even 283. Cause the guy could not find the set for GM 302, just 327, so that's what I got... Is it ok?... Danny

259  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 02, 2014, 07:06:54 PM
I thought I could punch it up some, but would need the original.... Looks good, better to have a shot a little ways back to see factory broaching etc. THEN a super close up.. Anyway, for what it's worth.. Danny
260  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 01, 2014, 06:53:52 PM
Ok, will do... Thanx... Danny
261  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 01, 2014, 06:10:33 PM
Holly crap I screwed up big time. I was thinking of my mustangs, as I had 5 at once, all 65'-66' fastbacks...Then switched to Camaros a few years ago. Have not had a Chevy for many years... Anyway I used the LEFT front for no. ONE. NOW it's ALL pulled apart and I don't know what the hell to do! Can't believe I did that. I don't know which way is up. JUST when I was getting a handle of all the info previous, I go and do this... I don't know which way to rotate clock or counter, Do I now have my girl stick her finger in the REAL No. one, for comp. stroke... but then what? Do I Put the cover back on with 3 or 4 bolts.... then delicately slide the balancer on part way. Or stick the chain and beat-up gear back on and try to find TDC. Or turn the Cam by hand? Or wait to buy the new set-up and use it?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh   S*^t !!!.... Danny
262  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 01, 2014, 10:56:34 AM
JohnZ Thanx... I think I get it. I will print this out and keep it near by. What is that Balancer dimple?... Danny
263  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 07:11:55 PM
What is this dimple in balancer? Is this the 36 or 38 degrees mark for timing?
264  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 07:11:05 PM
timing cover
265  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 07:10:40 PM
also on balancer inside one of the spokes looks like F-1   G 2. What are those marks?
266  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 07:09:02 PM
Date on Balancer B8  and date on Cover 4 68... So pretty cool. This sucker sure is numbers matching top to bottom.
267  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 06:59:04 PM
cam gear
268  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 31, 2014, 06:55:26 PM
 Jano, always appreciate the advice from everyone here. Sounds good, I will pick up a Cloyes set-up from Summit or the like. I have a good working knowledge but by no means a Car Mechanic kinda knowledge. If you were talking mechanical in the trades, THEN we can talk about dimensional changes in materials with different expansion coefficients and expansion ratings caused by temperature changes at a constant pressure. Thermal baby! LOL Grin Grin  I crack myself up...

 Maroman, you DID NOT lead me anywhere negative. It ended up being some sort of adhesive buildup cocked at an angle. Which gave the illusion that the markings might not be lining up. But I am happy to say the crank looks great, as does the balancer. No burrs to be found upon close inspection.

 Will get the timing chain set-up, make sure everything lines up, adjust the valves and start reassembly. Have a lot of notes on what to do as I go.

Have had the plugs out now for a few days. Does turn over nicely.

 Here is balancer, timing cover all cleaned up and date photographed on each. Also the cam gear only had "3" full teeth! The rest were worn down or near gone. Good thing you all said to pull it apart. First up close up of teeth...Danny
269  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 30, 2014, 10:23:50 AM
Ok guys thanx... I had heard years ago that ALL GM 302's had plastic cam gears.. I guess I just helped confirm... Here we go with the damn TDC thing again. If the lines line up right now, can't I just buy the new set-up and slide it on and make it up where it is? I think I put it at "0" on the timing cover perfectly before I took it off. By the way, Zero is TDC right? Sure would like to have a set-up that members have used and know is nice and strong, and a clean fit set.. I have never bought one... Danny
270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 30, 2014, 03:23:49 AM
more lower gear
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