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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: sway bar bushing replacement on: September 13, 2014, 07:17:34 PM
from your pic it looks like the wrong diameter. Be it a 69 Z or a Focus ,suppose to be snug. Your not doing anything wrong ,looks like wrong part. Get an ID measurement of the bushing (old one) and OD of your sway bar.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 13, 2014, 08:41:30 AM
Gary's correct on fuel/octane. My father rebuilt the 302 in 1990 and had hardened valve seats installed when they went through the heads. Did some duty in the Anglia when it was in street form and ran great on Premium pump. Problem is with these pre cat engines is they need lead for lubrication. (heads) I know there are additives on the market ,someone can chime in for recommendations. My 12.5:1 engine needed higher octane to prevent pre ignition (pinging), and we run 116 in the 14.75:1 motor. 1/2 gallon a pass ! Congrats on your progress ,know you have that warm feeling of pride. If you ever rebuild an engine ,follow those same  procedures for initial start up. Upon break in, you do not want continued roll over....problems. Stop and re-evaluate.

I do love the smell of race fuel ,but it comes with a high price tag !

33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 9/11 on: September 11, 2014, 07:52:38 AM
Asking everyone to take a moment today and give a prayer to the Fire fighters who gave their lives trying to help those who were unable to help themselves. Also remember the other first responders who are suffering from secondary effects. And the families of those innocent victims.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 07:34:09 PM
He's buttoning the engine up right now.
35  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 !!
36  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
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 09, 2014, 03:49:50 PM
 Cheesy
38  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.
39  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 ?
40  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.
41  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.
42  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.
43  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.
44  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.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 05, 2014, 04:52:30 AM
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