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Maintenance / Re: Temp Gauge
« on: February 22, 2016, 02:48:56 AM »
It is not grounded, a ground wire runs from the metal gauge bracket to one of the rubber boot mounting screws, mine just did it last month

Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: September 14, 2015, 08:21:34 PM »
I just finished my ZL-1 last week. I bought the same block, they are up to $5,200 now, I bought mine in March when they were 5k, I had a 10 percent coupon from autorama and it saved me $500.

The blue freeze plugs are the older ones, new are black. Make sure your engine builder checks the line bore, they had an issue in the past.

The 163 intake is the same as the 198, without the divider cut down. I found my 198 for $350. The correct 074 heads are $2,500 done, minimum.

I had pistons made by diamond with 11.5 compression to run on 93 octane, no issues at all. Mine made 550 with a solid cam and cast iron exhaust manifolds, headers are worth at least 50hp on this motor.

Restoration / Re: Rocker panel molding installation
« on: July 31, 2015, 01:56:04 AM »
Use the 3m double sided emblem tape, mine has never moved in the past 3 years, mine were filled in by the painter as well

Originality / 103 research octane sticker ZL-1
« on: June 01, 2015, 01:48:31 AM »
I know the L88 vettes came with the sticker on the console, but did the zl-1s use it or is it like the caution fan sticker? If so, where did it go? Console if equipped or the glove box door on non console cars?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Block and head dates
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:49:00 AM »
Are the head dates real close, ie, an original pair

General Discussion / Re: First 2015 COPO Camaro being auctioned
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:43:26 AM »
Cars are sold on a bill of sale and are not street legal. Yes, my good friend won the U.S. national and set a class record at the Same race. They also have a 4 speed transmission, g force. I was at the factory last Saturday and they are in full swing and getting ready to start the season, I hope he can get my zl-1 done for a June race.

Originality / Re: ZL1 timing cover and oil pan bolts
« on: April 08, 2015, 01:59:56 AM »
I have looked at every picture I can find and it is really hard to determine the timing cover and oil pan bolts, the intake bolts looks like I it is zinc.

The repop oil pan bolts were zinc and I stripped them in vinegar over night, the timing cover bolts are stainless. I am having them tool blacked to see how they come out.

Originality / Re: ZL1 timing cover and oil pan bolts
« on: April 05, 2015, 07:08:39 PM »
I am still looking to verify the finish on the oil pan and timing cover bolts. My though is that they did not use bright zinc finish at tonawanda for fasteners that for the most part were being painted engine orange, hence they would use the black phospated bolts??

On the next question, were the alluminum intake. Bolts zinc or black?

Originality / ZL1 timing cover and oil pan bolts
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:49:43 AM »
Being that the zl1 motor only had the timing cover and oil pan to paint black along with the water pump, were these parts painted off of the motor? If so, we're the bolts black phosphated? Head markings? Captive washer?

General Discussion / Re: 300 bare big blocks for only 499,999.00!
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:38:16 AM »
He is local and has been around for years, the highest prices in the us, even higher than paragon. If he has what you need, good luck. I was dumping my vette parts at a local swap meet and he walks up and asks how much for the bb water pump, I tell him $25, he says $15, I replied, I will throw it in the trash on the way out for that, he handed me the $25. I think I would have felt better watching him dig through the dumpster for it. All he is doing is using eBay for free advertising and getting out all of his casting dates and numbers in one place.

General Discussion / Re: Distributor Questions..
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:43:36 AM »
Use any factory weight over the junk ones that come in the kit, use one gold and 1 silver for all in between 2,500-3,000 rpm.

I have a distributor machine and without it you cannot get it right without a lot of trials in the car.

I have learned that there are numerous shafts that had different profiles, plus the weights and the springs. The stock profiles are slow and lazy, if nothing else, order the mr gasket 247 distributor kit and use the springs listed above, the brass bushing limits the total advance by 6 degrees.

For bb cars I use 18 initial and 20 mechanical.

General Discussion / Re: American Icon: Muscle Car
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:54:29 PM »
Must be an la car as it has no PTB stamps, but does have the x33 chalk .

Originality / Re: 69 space saver spare canister color
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:14:50 PM »
My bottle has nothing on it, the cardboard sleeve is blank as well. I agree that it looks more red

Originality / 69 space saver spare canister color
« on: March 16, 2012, 01:29:46 AM »
Can anybody tell me the correct orange for the 69 space saver spare  bottle, or at least something close. Mine is the shorter one with the rounded top, could be an amc unit

General Discussion / Re: Distributor Weights and Springs
« on: March 11, 2012, 01:23:42 AM »
Go out and buy the mr gasket 927 spring kit and use one gold and one silver spring, this should give you all of your advance in by 2500-2800. The weights in the kits are not good, look for a set of original ones. I tried them in all combinations on my distributor machine, and the silver and gold combo comes out as the best most of te time

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