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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 03, 2014, 02:52:37 AM
Well I headed down to Steve's Camaros today. He warranted the caliper and threw in a set of pads. Yes he is a great guy. He is closed on the weekends, but I called his cell and he opened up for me. Scored some nice original '68 parts. Like an original water pump bypass hose, rigid pump to carb fuel line, and some other misc. goodies. I get to walk all over the place upstairs and down and look for stuff. Found original Corvette trim rings in the box. Original diamond mesh air cleaners in the GM boxes, on and on, just a treasure trove of goodies. Went next door to see his cars. He has an all original Hugger '69 Z/28 that he bought back in the 80's. And a nice original black car '68 Z/28 with Cowl Plenum. Also bought in the 80's for just a few thousand!  Cool Cool  Then he took me to lunch down the street. Good times, nice visit.

 On a bummer note, I went back and installed the Caliper and bled it off. Threw the wheel back on and lowered it down. Installed the new fuel pump I got from Heartbeat city. And fired it up to go for a drive and the carb is messed up. Just a touch of throttle and it just keeps climbing up all by itself like it is being giv'in more throttle. But I just was holding it at like an 1/8th of an inch of throttle from outside. Then it takes a long time for it to come back down. You know, instead of racking it and having it come right back down, it goes up... then takes a long time to come back to idle. What the hell is that? I remember it happening to me in high school, but don't remember what it was. I just wanna go for a real ride, instead of the super scary 2 mile ride home the day I got the car off the truck. Couple close-ups of the bypass hose. Nice and close. Oh, and sounded a little arrogant with my last post about taking pictures. I was just quoting Ansel Adams  Smiley... Danny  
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 02, 2014, 11:45:12 AM
Jim, yes, that's what I was saying, some old trick for full throttle. I assume it was re-jetted during the rebuild. The guy that built it that's all he did for years is these flat track carbs. Probably over 100 of them. So he MUST know about the jetting. I have only started it for a minute to check for leaks. Front caliper is leaking internally... dang it. I was going to take it for a real drive today. Instead I gotta drive down to San Bruno to Steves Camaro and see if he can warranty this one out... Angry Angry
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 02, 2014, 02:23:59 AM
Well I was trying to get the carb tuned and just could not make it happen. So I gave it to a friend for a rebuild. Here is what he found. Apparently this is some kind of flat track power valve mod. You can buy them from Holley, but this one is hand modified and machined. Nice ... If all you want to do is hold the throttle to the floor around a circle track  Angry    P. S. more of those close up pictures ya 'all like. Remember it's not the camera, it's who's behind it that counts.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 02, 2014, 02:16:59 AM
Well here is THAT pitman arm # being talked about and offered for sale. All say replacement for 67 and 68 Camaro Z28. Even some of CRG guys old comments. I found it 20 times for sale all over used and new. And all say for Z28...?? Danny

 Re: 67 Z-28 Steering Knuckle Part Number [Re: KNAPPY]
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Pooh-Bah

   
I see it as 3908391 and the idler is 3908385.

1968RSZ28:
Chris -

Here's the information I have on the subject...

68 CAMARO w/ Spec. Steering (exc. 302, P/S) . . . . . . . . . .  3908389  (forged 3908391)
68 CAMARO w/ P/S, Spec. Steering (exc. 302),
68 CAMARO w/ P/S (302) (exc. Spec. Steering) . . . . . . . . . . 3908379
68 CAMARO (exc. P/S, Spec. Steering) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3917575
68-69 CAMARO w/ P/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3935711


Here is one for sale for $375 right now on TC

ORIGINAL GM# 3908391 1967-68 Camaro Z/28 special fast-ratio 5-3/4" manual steering pitman arm. This arm is for manual steering cars.

Degreased and tumbled to a 100% assembly line correct finish. Ready to install.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 01, 2014, 03:23:51 AM
Hey Kurt, thank you SO much for checking in... Just wanna make sure things are good. I thought I had the pitman arm pictures in here somewhere but maybe not. Here is what I have in my picture file.
 
 What makes you think the carb is original? Is this the norm being dated 4 months away from most everything else on the car? You got many other documented '68 original cars with this early carb dating?
Danny
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 31, 2014, 01:11:28 PM
JohnZ sorry to bother ya all the time. But follow-up, so I pull the belt, great, NOW...can I ALSO then pull the vacuum line, or should I leave THAT connected? Will I have a vacuum leak if I leave it? ... Danny
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 31, 2014, 12:59:36 AM
JohnZ,
 Can I pull the belt and run it without? I here guys talk about deveining. I guess that means to pull the guts out of the pump. I would rather not do that. What can I do or not do? Thanx... Danny
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 30, 2014, 01:36:28 AM
I read somewhere that you HAVE to have something in the top of the smog pump, or it will keep pumping into the manifolds and this is NOT good. Some kind of valve? True? What goes in this hole? Can I buy one? Can I run the engine without the belt attached to the pump? ... Danny
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 30, 2014, 01:29:03 AM
68Zproject... Here it is. But I can't find my pitch reader tools. I bet someone on here or TC will have one for you. Or at least tell ya the size...Hope this helps.. Danny
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 24, 2014, 06:12:07 PM
Yes Jimmy, this is just soap stone. And then I lightly blow and take my finger and get rid of the excess. Then I edit the picture extensively of course to get that dark surface look. That really makes the numbers stand out.
 OK, I am done for now, no more pictures... Danny
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 23, 2014, 11:08:05 PM
Thanx, I appreciate that. There is just no way I can do it all by hand. Maybe, but it would take all thru winter.. Sad Sad   And of course I am excited and want it done.
 
   Here below is a picture of the front pad with letters and numbers filled with soap stone to better show if these are original correct GM font and style stampings... Danny
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 23, 2014, 12:47:04 AM
couple more... What a difference eh...Danny
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 23, 2014, 12:46:05 AM
Gary, Thanx... I just know this was a big investment for my girl. And I wanna make sure it is all ok. I spent a lot of time getting info before the purchase, but I am no expert, that's for sure.

  Speaking of preserving... Here is a couple more paint work shots. LOT'S of elbow grease. And it is a fine line, you gotta pay attention while scrubbing. Going to use soaked paper towels with evaporust so I don't have to scrub THE WHOLE CAR! Just don't have the strength. Here is the top of the left fender complete and waxed with eagle one..... Danny
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 07:38:47 PM
Another view of front pad stamp.. Can somebody PLEASE tell me if all these stamps are original correct GM, including all the previous above. Do all the casting and dates line up correct?.. Danny
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 07:29:29 PM
The number "7' on the bottom with a heart...Is this original and dated correctly for my car?  ??
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