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526  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: beware of the look alike 68-Z28 fan on: January 08, 2013, 09:47:21 PM
I'm saying all the centers were stamped from one machine and then they would run batches of correctly machined specs for a particular fan. This again could be the correct fan in all aspects except the original configuration of the bolt holes.

I agree completely. I have a lo-po 3.00 fan here, and it's identical to the 3.25 fan (also Jerry references the similarities between the two), with the exception of the bolt circle. Same rivits, center, markings and the clutch even looks the same, except for the bolt circle. I also agree with Kurt, "it sure sounds like it has" -

Regards,
Steve
527  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 NOS ZL-1 engine possibility ? on: January 08, 2013, 09:21:19 PM
Ed,

    Thanks for moving it - I should have thought about the VIN before I posted it.

    Here's a twist - I mentioned this to a customer today; turns out he knows the owner (both are SS or SS/E racers), and swears that it is a legitimate ZL-1 motor he has been prompting the owner for years to sell. I would jump at the chance to verify the thing - it would be worth a dollar or two (to say the least) to a ZL-1 owner if it actually was a dated NOS block/heads combo, and not a recent GM recast. In replacement terms, one might consider it to be an orphan -

Regards,
Steve
528  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: beware of the look alike 68-Z28 fan on: January 08, 2013, 11:07:39 AM
Zoom on the front side of the fan, you can plainly see where the original 3.00" circle bolt holes have been welded up, and the pattern indexed and redrilled at 3.250", which is the correct bolt hole circle for the L78/Z28 fan blades. All other markings and the rivet count appear the same between the applications. I've seen "H" and "W" markings appear on both low po and hi po blades, 4 rivets/blade. Gotta hand it to them for innovation -

Regards,
Steve
529  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1969 NOS ZL-1 engine possibility ? on: January 07, 2013, 11:47:15 PM
Anyone posted this one yet ? Seems unlikely, or could be the recast block/heads - if I had $38K to spare, I'd call -

http://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/3442234069.html

Regards,
Steve
530  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Earliest Indy Pace Car 01C? on: January 07, 2013, 11:24:55 PM

Imagine what didn't get saved.


Now, add those to what has gone on to the Great Beyond Bone Yards in the Sky and really get depressed -
531  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: January 05, 2013, 08:18:36 PM
Opps, can I fix that? I dont see an edit

myty - Don't get me wrong - I wasn't trying to be a S.A. - besides, I just learned you can edit what you post. I have made my share of errors and misspellings (thank goodness for Spell Check !), and thanks, Ed -

Regards,
Steve
532  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 9204 booster 03D Norwood info needed on: January 05, 2013, 07:58:03 PM
Warren,

Please see the attached pic. If the date is upside down, it's and "80". If it's right side up. it's an "08". I do believe (after researching the date codes listed in a lot of posts from the search engine), it's an "80". Norwood Pace Car, 9204 booster and rest of the engine compartment have not been restored. Master cylinder has been changed to later "tall" master cylinder, but I have a really decent master to replace it with. Hope this helps -

Regards,
Steve
533  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: You Just Gotta Love These Folks Laugh Of the Day on: January 03, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
Danny,

Would be to me, although just this scenario came to light last year. There is a possibility that a customer could have ordered the HD 3 speed as an option on the Muncie-mandated Z cars - after all, you could even get them behind 375 horse BB's. Never say never, I would guess.

This one appears to be a Muncie, 3.03:1 first gear ratio coded, but the maincase is not listed as a passenger car application (hence the threaded flanges make sense). Anybody have any more info on it ?

Regards,
Steve
534  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cyl Head 3947041 on: January 03, 2013, 07:34:46 PM
Jimmy,

Colvin references this in his 65-69 Chevrolet by the Numbers, and in the 70- up book also (I'll paraphrase) - "65-69 cars came with "N" series heads, or flat gasket spark plug seats. All 1970 and later model year cars were produced with a "peanut" or tapered spark plug seat. It is possible, due to late model releases in 1970, that 2 cylinder heads could have close or matching casting dates and be tapped for different type spark plugs."

Regards,
Steve
535  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 9204 booster 03D Norwood info needed on: January 03, 2013, 07:16:54 PM
Warren,

My Z11 is 03D (owner is OCD) - I'll get you a reading from the tag this weekend when I can get to the car.

Regards,
Steve
536  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: You Just Gotta Love These Folks Laugh Of the Day on: January 02, 2013, 10:51:47 PM
Innovative.

I don't recall seeing truck three speeds (note the bottom two mounting flange holes are threaded, bolts come through the inside of the bellhousing and bolt into the case !) behind passenger car engines. Plausible advertising !

Regards,
Steve
537  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: January 02, 2013, 10:41:08 PM
My 02A 1969 Z28  (2nd week Feb.)   
                                                   

Second week ?                                                   
                               
         
538  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28?? on: January 02, 2013, 11:16:37 AM
Gary,
 
I didn't really go into great detail about what I did to mine, but there are a few similarities with your story. I rebuilt my 302 in '75, using the original heads/intake and crank/rods, but I used Manley 12.5:1 pistons, and polished the rods. Removed the original manifolds (stored them !) and added headers, replaced cam with a Sig Erson stick, a Mallory dual point with a Mallory coil, and pulled the 4053 carb and added an 850 DP, Mr. Gasket Pro Shifter on the original Muncie. Yeah, it ran like a proverbial scalded dog (sorry, PETA), but at that time and my age, who thought about restoration ? I was lucky to have saved what I did. 1980 was the awakening point for me - realized I had an X77 Z, got the documentation from the DOT (dealer invoice, MSO, title copies), and then started about collecting NOS parts to restore the car, and been at it ever since, adding cars and parts to the garage over the years.

If your wiper motor is the original, be careful with it - one year only part number I believe, RS headlight washer valve, rare to see them intact. I've rebuilt a couple of them - Impala Bob's is the only place reproducing the valve (beat me to it, I tried for years to build the molds to reproduce the valves as I have a Z11); do not swap your core motor for another, as they are stamped with the correct number on the bearing cover end plate - pretty costl;y to replace. 293BR is the correct coil for the stock 302.

Regards,
Steve   
539  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28?? on: January 01, 2013, 07:24:44 PM
I was lucky (don't read as smart !) enough to keep my Z pretty intact with original parts. I did, however, briefly consider cutting the roof for Hurst aftermarket T tops a la the "Smokey and the Bandit" Firechicken - no lie. I have a terrible inclination to hurl recent meals everytime I think about it. I even offered the car on a straight trade for a all steel '34 5 window (gulp) Ford street rod that was mostly held together with baling wire, but the guy thought his Ford was worth more than the Z, so he declined. Around '76 - '77.

Didn't mean to digress, but seeing Gary's wonderful RS Z brought back a lot of memories - I'm glad to know there are sensible people still around -

Regards,
Steve
540  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28?? on: January 01, 2013, 03:14:51 PM
Steve,  Thanks for the pic's. Boy $1000 for that pulley? That's half of what I paid for my car back in the day.

Rick,

Ditto on the pulley price. I bought my X77 in 1973 for $1600 - original except for the missing smog system - everything else was there. First thing I bought for the car was a new GM ZL2 hood (for $86.00). If we had only known then -

Regards,
Steve
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