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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 03, 2014, 02:00:19 PM
Thanx for the info... Always good to have another source of knowledge. I will see what happens after Charlie and I do our thing. He is super sharp, and I am confident he will solve my issue. Don't wanna bother anybody until I have to... D
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 03, 2014, 02:17:27 AM
I checked all the pushrods. I rolled all of them on a piece of glass, and they seemed ok. I assume when you say an exhaust... You mean an exhaust valve. And Charlie was saying the same thing. That there could be a bent valve, or a cam lobe partially flat compared to others. Next Wed. we will install his carb, then his distributor with electronic ignition, then dial indicator on each rocker to see if one is not rising as high as the others....After all that I am lost. WAIT, what am I talking about, I AM LOST RIGHT NOW!  Grin .... Danny 
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 02, 2014, 09:44:20 AM
I was sleepy last night, but I meant ceramic resistor. So I need to replace the front harness with hopefully an NOS one, or if I have to, aftermarket.... D
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 02, 2014, 01:02:37 AM
Hey guys, first off the torsion bars for the trunk lid are 2 different sizes. Charlie and I checked today. The one with the rubber booty is for sure bigger in diameter. Also Charlie noted there was NO wear marks at the primary holes for the emblem mounting. Perfect paint, no nut marks etc. around those punched holes. All this along with the stripes paint add up to a D80 option Baby! So, cool, I have a couple factory spoilers. Yea  Grin Grin

 Heat riser is free and rocking back and forth during use.  

Moving on to more important things... We did some checking on wiring and things. Front harness has been messed with. Wires cut, spliced... Going to have to replace the front harness. Resistor wire gone, hence that porcelain ballast resistor. We bypassed ignition main wiring and a couple others. Carb swap is happening middle of next week. Just narrowing as we go. There was talk of a possible flat cam lobe, but we have other things to check first. I am being patient and greatly appreciating Charlie's knowledge, and sharing it along with his time.

Chick, I will check what you asked ASAI can ....Danny  
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 30, 2014, 11:58:58 PM
I was just remembering that Kurt. I looked and they both look the same to me. I will mic them to be sure, but they look the same to me by just bending down and looking in. And shouldn't the spoiler be the short version? Up until march of '69 I thought ALL spoilers were short. There is also the FRONT spoiler. Could they both have been added at a dealer, D80? Paint is masked around the emblem. Danny
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 30, 2014, 11:41:53 PM
Charlie is stopping by tom. mid afternoon and we are going to do some diagnostic work. THEN we can start swapping parts if need be. Getting excited again.

 Question, you all have seen my car top to bottom, front to back... Are my spoilers factory? When I turn the key the lid pops up, and most of the time goes ALL the way up. I have had other cars that when you turn the key, the trunk lid just stays closed. If it IS factory, what is the code for that? Shouldn't it be on my POP, or warranty booklet? The Rally stripes stop at spoiler bottom, and are NOT painted on trunk lid... Danny
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 29, 2014, 08:16:57 PM
Charlie, you are awesome! I just worked 11.5 hours out in Valley Ford and stopped at my girlfriends to get a water on the way home. Thought I would check in on my guys at CRG, and low and behold there is help on the way. I read your post and my nose started to burn a little and my eyes started to well up a little. Anticipation of us doing this carb swap/check has got me excited to say the least. This really is a hell of a group of guys. You guys checked on me with concern when I was going through treatment more than my 30 and 40 year friends!! Anyway, thanx everyone... And sorry if I have made any of you frustrated with my lack of knowledge. I can tell ya this, I am getting pretty darn good at it. I had no help at all, and was kinda proud of myself doing that intake R&R.

 Charlie, I will send ya a message with my contact info. .... Danny
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 29, 2014, 09:21:51 AM
I thought about that. I don't have anybody. My buddy with the 69 Z/28, his carb has been sitting for 6 years! I don't wanna get into that. You got one to send me that you know is ok? Anybody have one they can send me for a try? Then at least I know where I am at. It would only take a few days turn around. Then if it works I am all set, and I will shoot it right back. It really is the easiest thing to try next. I pay S/H/I both ways of course, and insure it for $2,500. And any rental fee's...I can't put ALOT more time in this, but a carb would literally be just a few minutes.... Danny
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:21:32 PM
Got it all ready. Unplugged the coil wire for 3 - 30 second crank overs. Plugged the wire in and fired it up. NO CHANGE... RUNS EXACTLY LIKE CRAP LIKE IT DID BEFORE I STARTED??  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

 I set the timing with vac. advance hose pulled and plugged, set dwell, timed it, and set the idle at 850 to 950. Tried adjusting the fuel/air mixture and it was better it seemed, but not right and still raced up the idle with screws all the way in. Tried giving it some gas and it goes up to around 2500 and starts shaking violently just like before. I don't know what the hell. I can't spend anymore time on it. Gotta walk away. WAY TOO many personal and work projects have been neglected for this car. Oh well guys, no ride for me. I tried... D
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:08:03 PM
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41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:07:24 PM
Assembled and ready to add oil and water
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:04:59 PM
Back together progress
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:02:44 PM
Assembly lubed poured around and in lifters
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:01:39 PM
Reassembly Prep... Got every surface wiped down one more time with Lacquer thinner. Applied small beads of Permatex around water holes, set gaskets, applied a bead around water jackets on top of gaskets. Ran 3/8ths high bead at the front and back. And a small mound at all 4 corners. Applied some to each bolt threads and installed. Started by running all of them in until they touches. Then pulled my alignment pins. Word of advice, do not make them out of stainless. Would have been nice to get them with the telescopic magnet. Wrong stainless, non magnetic. Started in the center and worked my way out at 15 #'s, then 20, then 25. Bouncing back and forth, middle to back, then middle to front. Until all were at about 27 #'s.... Danny
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 28, 2014, 07:00:17 PM
Intake dry fitted and here is the number on the smog pump. What is the break down of these numbers?

   13581Y
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