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316  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And now the fun begins... on: May 10, 2014, 09:38:04 AM
Up at the shop this morning ,in the booth. Ran up the stencil kit. We reviewed some pics and discussed the stripe layout. He's making his own album and is going to burn off a copy for me. BTY here is a shot of all the rot cut out--guess where ?? Kid' back home from college, looks like we have some fun in the shop planned this summer.
317  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 6 Cylinder Vs. V8 from 1967 Car Life Magazine Test on: May 10, 2014, 09:20:49 AM
All the more reason to stay the route your on Wink

I'm up by Cleveland, if you get on Crusin times website, you'll see multi events every weekend---you can cover a lot of ground with that car when she's done. With the next generation of hot rodders doing so much with inline engines ( everything old is new) I think cars like yours will fill a niche. It's all about performance + fuel economy. You really can go some original  (different)directions under the hood maintaining the numbers block and head. IMO.
318  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 6 Cylinder Vs. V8 from 1967 Car Life Magazine Test on: May 09, 2014, 06:16:29 PM
I've posted my thoughts before on theses inline 6 banger cars...love them in this day and age. 19-22 mpg on low grade pump gas--lots of Cruise ins. Daily driver. I had an early Malibu in high school (no show car, pieces of sheet metal for floor boards) with a 6 and a glide. Few bucks in the tank would go a long way. I just think there is something cool about keeping the 6 in it !  Looks and Fuel economy.
319  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 09, 2014, 04:25:36 PM
You guys could offer up a shot of your car in front of the dealership--little promo stuff.
320  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And now the fun begins... on: May 09, 2014, 03:39:26 PM
It should be home end of next week at latest, Tues pm at earliest. My work schedule is really busy but we'll get it home.

They'll be some quick off the trailer shots...then it's coming back apart. Detail subframe,rearend,you know the drill. Engine/trans done.Nothing mechanical needs done. Detail. We discussed order of doing this ,6 of one , 1/2 dozen of another, it just works better this way based on our schedules.to me shell #1 priority ( my paint guy) everything else can be picked away at in my shop. No lack of room. The Anglia was a complete fab job ,so I'm really no stranger to assembly-disassembly--assembly...etc.

Bob has all the paint shop pics and I'll be downloading them off his camera.
Lots to sort through. Will drop a few on here when I have them , for me ,I'm looking for sheetmetal codes. He shot as he found, so we'll see.
321  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / And now the fun begins... on: May 09, 2014, 12:00:10 PM
After a long winter of sitting on my hands concerning the Z ,it's coming back from paint this week. Somewhere around 300-400 pics were shot by my body man on or lack of bodywork needed ( total non OE sheetmetal can fit in my hand) and it has all been recorded in the process. Along with sheetmetal codes ,thanks for locations guys Smiley I like a certain white 68Z's pictorial documentry ,and will be sending you an email in the near future to get me on track with mine. Grin

Many,many hours lay ahead to get this car were I want it ,but certanily on track. That's were the fun is !
322  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 09, 2014, 11:41:07 AM
#1 owner of mine ordered while in Vietnam ,picked it up stateside at a Michigan dealer. ( not imagined conversation...) In owner's manual ,stamped under the POP is referance to overseas distribution. Curious to see how the Cert. comes out.

Car's coming back from paint next week. Going to give #1 a call and get him out to the house for some pics and a little more history.
323  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 09, 2014, 05:45:50 AM
Too "busy" on the home page for me....but good site ,good people (found another intake) . Seems to load fine.
324  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This Month's 3 " cover" cars on: May 08, 2014, 08:00:29 PM
Very cool, my favorite when you can display a pictorial history. Car looks like it always stayed clean over the years. Any "dark ages" in it's history, or always so well kept ?
325  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 06, 2014, 06:47:40 PM
#693,this A.M.
326  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stripe delete on: May 06, 2014, 08:29:22 AM
looking at my POP tag today ,across the top is stamped as such:   E     GG      1243XXXXXXX, varies from the few I've seen if this helps. E ?   double G for paint code ?
327  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 06, 2014, 08:20:45 AM
just received confirmation.
328  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / This Month's 3 " cover" cars on: May 05, 2014, 04:01:40 PM
Nice rides ,owners want to expand about them a little ?
329  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: May 05, 2014, 12:06:04 PM
Yup,I understand. For me I expect a certain feel when it gets back together--call it nostalgic. Choppy cam ,steep gears and loud. Add the smell of race fuel..not for everyone ,but the Z I want in the garage.

Depending how you look at it ,consider yourself lucky on this one.
330  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: May 04, 2014, 11:06:12 AM
Bouncing back to this thread...don't overlook a hydraulic roller if your going in that direction. I run one with hydro roller lifters in the race car and am very pleased with it.

No slop in your timing chain ? Cam timing retarded/advanced ? I would think if the valves were not closing(weak springs) you would have heard them floating something awful before catastrophic failure.

Back to a binding issue ,get a straight line measurement of a bent rod vs. true one and subtract the difference. How much are milled from the heads, gasket thickness ,deck height ?  My guess is pushrod length obviously wasn't checked in assembly. Again a real mystery to me that motor ran fine for awhile before breakage Geometry problem.

 No raw fuel in the headers ?

What was your run time? Was the initial "tick" immediate upon oil pressure coming up? Was it primed before start up ? I continue to find it hard to believe it was broken in prior to your purchase.

Goes without saying use an adjustable pushrod to obtain proper length this go around. They will vary with machining/cam/rotating assemblies which deviate from stock measurements. Sometimes per cylinder, per I/E. I'm into bigger cube small blocks but has to hold true for " the heavy engines" also.

I would have bet  shrapnel made it's way to the bottom of the pan and "machining" to the filter--good for you. Keep us updated on your findings.

(hydro roller/roller lifters, fresh/matched valve train, low maintenance ground pounder with good vacuum and idle characteristics IMO)
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