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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 10, 2014, 06:47:57 PM
Ha, wonderful !!
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 02:00:56 PM
 Cheesy
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 09, 2014, 03:49:50 PM
 Cheesy
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction on: September 09, 2014, 02:39:10 PM
Ahh ,just read it. Love to see the progress.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction on: September 09, 2014, 12:34:23 PM

[/quote] I was the one who did the heads on that car. it was not delmont engineering but performance engineering in delmont . I have not talked to brian for a while as his shop is just about 15 miles from
[/quote]

Well...was it the "test mule" ?

Also might be obvious ,but I don't know. Did all the Yenkos have to come off the lot street legal, or being purpose built ,did some guys just pick them up with a trailer ? Off to the drags that weekend ?  No exhaust, slicks ?
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 on: September 08, 2014, 06:49:31 AM
Mine is 04D finished in May, obvious Z/28 badge.

Marketing worked. Look how many more 69's were ordered. Word must have spread fast, before my time ,but in reading I think the drag racing world also helped push the car.

And by the 70's every 1st gen car that didn't wear a SS or RS badge adorned the Z/28. (LOL) Probably why I sort of prefer the 302 on the fenders. By the time I was showing the car anybody who came up either owned one or had a buddy who did....met some real experts.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 05, 2014, 08:34:53 AM
You win again Gary...between you and Cook... Grin  nuff said ,I got work to do.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 05, 2014, 08:32:44 AM
Should be no strain. With plugs out ,crank will rotate easy. With rockers off ,cam just riding in the bearings....no spring pressure, no chance of valve interference with pistons. Crank could go slightly CCW,  a few degrees , could just be the pic. Cam rotates to line up with crank when piston is at it's highest point in the cylinder. For your application. Crank gear timing mark should be exactly at 12:00. With chain off, bolt your timing gear on and align marks crank@12;00,cam@6:00. Unbolt cam gear ,should only have been finger tight. Assemble chain per instructions. Be patient ,may take a few tries for proper alignment. Kolektor is correct. Even with cam bolts installed. Final assembly, bolts should receive a little Permatex blue locktite.

Now would also be a good time to check your pushrods---one at a time as used valve train MUST be kept in order as disassembled.

I would do initial valve adjustment prior to installation of distributor, with timing cover off. Check for valve closure and piston interference. Should be ok, none the less we check anyway.

With valves adjusted (plenty in the forums on this ,cold setting) Rotate your engine back to crank@12:00 , cam@12:00 ,#1 piston will be at TDC...install your distributor. Rotor to #1 tower position. Lock it down for now.

Button the rest of this project up. Cold set the timing, check for potential vacuum leaks. Set, than 1.5 turns out on you mixture screws. Fire it up, check timing. Run through the valves again, fine tune the carb.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 05, 2014, 05:06:31 AM
Did you relieve the pressure on the valves.....loosen the rockers.....like I suggested.
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 05, 2014, 05:01:39 AM
Henry J with a stick...hard act to follow, had to be a pretty violent launch. Launch the Anglia at 3800....on the primary's...feels like the seat is pulling through your back. Sorry Jon ,we got off on a tangent.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 05, 2014, 04:52:30 AM
racingjunk.com        great site!
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 04, 2014, 05:47:46 PM
Give Craigslist, Cleveland OH. a try. Seems to be Camaro Central around here, may be you can find some stuff.....Personally....I think you might be better off going to Racing Junk and picking up a nice roller that saw no street time...Plenty of guys who do this for a living on this site ,they can tell you what I paid to have a car done that basically needed 0 body work, with me helping ,friend price. And...paints only as good as what your covering, if you know what you are looking at. I'm not posting ,but it was very much in line. None the less ,not cheap. Booth time ,materials all cost. Competing against insurance jobs ,the way it's always been. I'm pretty much going to end..good luck.
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 04, 2014, 12:45:03 PM
Curses. Had the fuel gauge in my hand somewhat recently, it's around somewhere, it'll pop up. Really don't feel like digging through boxes today.(It's hot up there ) Was not with my Camaro parts for some reason. Did find a temperature gauge ,large face dated  P3     March,1970.     692E-6Q"P3 ? Sort of cool ! Lots of SW gauges floating around here, never paid much mind to them. Would have bet it was an oil pressure. Something to do when the weather turns bad. Any case, you brought up yet another good historic fact John ,something I've never paid much mind to ,but certainly want to finish the car with a cluster of larger diameter temp/oil pressure/fuel. I'm not as gung ho on the "numbers" as I should probably be. I am very intrigued by period correct,properly dated, "upgrades" or "personal" touches.
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 04, 2014, 10:20:00 AM
Under the ashtray, I think. Have to look for screw holes. I'm leaning more they mounted it underneath the ashtray on the tunnel. No console option in the car. In 76 my Dad had a cluster (oil/water/fuel) enclosed in a small, carpeted box mounted on the tunnel ,under the ashtray. I always grew up seeing the tac in dash, would look strange to me any other way. Personally I like the way they did the gauges in 67.

The "Old Reliable" look, I know 68 ,which heavily inspired the second owner of this car circa 68-69.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Found Some More Pics of the Green L78 on: September 04, 2014, 09:56:08 AM
yup , 68 LOL!
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