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Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
Thanks hggr69!   I'll check them out.  Yeah, I agree - if Photobucket doesn't change their policy on 3rd policy hosting, they will become a niche player at best. 

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:48:43 AM »
I just got the email yesterday from Photobucket saying my account (Plus20) will not longer be offered and I'll need to upgrade to another plan within 30 days.

However, it appears only the $400/yr plan will continue to permit 3rd party hosting (the ability to copy the link from PB and have the image presented on sites like here vs a link sending the user back to Photobucket). 

Has anybody found a more competitive offering??



Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:47:34 PM »
Here's the pulley off my Z - sorry, not the best quality image.   Hope this helps.

Originality / Re: M22
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:39:56 PM »
Appears LA changed the VIN stamp location later in the '69 model year.  Mine was stamped on the side by the Trans ID stamp.

Amazing that cars like that are still out there!   Look forwarding to hearing more about it. 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..block stamp
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:50:18 PM »
What's up with the 140 mph speedo?

Originality / Re: Power steering pump restoration
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:03:28 AM »
I had Rick Nelson, from Muscle Car and Design restore the PS pump, reservoir, and pulley for my Z.  He does a phenomenal job, but not cheap..he might be able to repair the dent as well.

Hans, as you did such a good job of photographing the undisturbed underside of the hose retainer clip where the attaching bolt came in contact, did you also happen to photograph the underside of the bolt which would likely have remnants of its original finish?

I wish I had!!   Unfortunately not....I scanned all the pics I took and didn't see that one....As all the other fuel line and brake line screws were phosphate, I can't remember why I went with zinc for the brake hose screw.   My assumption is I must have tagged it that way when I bagged and tagged all the fasteners.    But I easily be wrong with my assumptions.  Wish I could be more conclusive....

Lloyd - OK, the screw is PN 3958062.  Per AMK, page 116, it appears its available in both phosphate and zinc.   I re-used all the original fasteners whenever possible and inspected them as best I could for original finish.    For the most part, I had almost all of the fuel and brake line clip screws (PN 3958062's) phosphate'd but chose to have those two zinc plated.    Other than that's what I observed at the time, I don't remember why or have other references.

Here's some links from photobucket for these screws:

Fasteners after clean-up, before plating:

Brake line clips pre-and post clean-up, plating, and installation:

Great photos Hans, they are convincing, many thanks. Are you confident the attaching bolt was plated and not originally phosphated?

Thanks Lloyd.   Regarding the attaching bolt - I'd have to check.  I thought I cross-referenced the AMK catalog after I inspected it.   

Why is the upper ball joint painted?

Yep, I know.....I've started to remove the paint of one side....mistakes happen!  But hey, at least I had them riveted in!

And a clearer picture of the clip's date code "C".   My car was assembled 04B, so I'm assuming the "C" is for March but could be a supplier ID as well.  Not sure.

Lloyd - I couldn't imagine you using a reproduction clip!

Anyway, here's a pre-plating image of one of the clips.   My reasoning was that as the metal ring on the rubber brake line was plated originally, I concluded the clip probably was as well...nothing conclusive though. 

When I inspected mine, I concluded they were most likely plated, so had them re-plated.  Note - they have a date code stamp on the clips, so if you go with reproductions, they are probably missing the date code stamp.   Note the "C" on the clip in the image below. 

I'll dig up a pre-platting image tonight.

Originality / Re: Correct Spark Plugs for 1969 Z/28
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:48:55 AM »
Lloyd -

After Jerry MacNeish's finished the engine rebuild for my Z, I asked what the factory installed - he said R43, no suffix (ie - no N or any letters after the 43).

There appear to be several styles available. 
- 1 thin green band on top
- 4 thin green bands
- 1 thick green band on top with three thin green bands

I have not been able to determine which is factory installed.  However, Charley Lillard's 1970 Z28 page, under engine, has a few pics of the original plugs and are the first style, 1 thin green band.    But this is for a 1970 Z28.   So not sure if these were also used in 1969 Z's.

For my Z, I sourced both R44 (Jerry recommends these for driving) and R43's in case I want to be technically correct.

Here's a few pics of the R43's:

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