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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 03, 2014, 08:19:37 AM
Assuming no bind in throttle pedal or linkage. Return spring stiff and pulling plates (and keeping) them shut.

You had the carb apart. was it rebuilt ? Metering blocks, base plate, body checked for warping ? ( machinist straight edge)

Pull off the air cleaner, have your girlfriend start the car....you operate the throttle and see what it does. Watch the squirters ,at idle, and see if it's getting a signal to pull fuel. Should not at idle. Different circuit. Check your float level ( fuel should slightly weep out the sight holes) Consider upgrading to Holley Viton needle and seats if they have not been recently replaced. Hard to trouble shoot online,,,,,does the car seem to be running rich at idle, exhaust burning your eyes ?

Holley has a great website, take a look Smiley---steve
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 24, 2014, 09:53:04 AM
Racing aside, I see the benefits of integrating some modern technology into these older race bred engines. Drags are easy, make a pass ,back to the trailer to cool off. Street is far more demanding. Plus the benefits of soft hit rev limiters.....when Shut Down comes through the speakers, and your right foot gets a little heavy Grin
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 24, 2014, 08:12:29 AM
12.5:1 compression ?

If you plan to run a MSD checkout p/n MSD Programmable Digital 6AL-2 Ignition Boxes 6530. More to chose from, but appears a nice street/strip unit. Very popular with the bracket racers around here--can take some timing out at shift points ,launch etc.  based on track conditions. Very user friendly with laptop. One of my buddies chases points ,and installed the next unit up last season. Loves it. He has a 900+ HP BB which puts his Camaro in the high 8's ( and on the rear bumper once) His daughter runs the car around a mid 9 dial. If I was going a different path with my Z , A MSD set up would be my ignition system of choice for it.  Proven in our Gasser. Probably more a TC response, but thought I'd add.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 23, 2014, 09:55:09 AM
plot keeps thickening......I'm out on this.

Good advise guys.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 22, 2014, 06:59:50 PM
Shawn have you tried talking with the seller and resolving this,sometimes reminding him about word of mouth or as I like to call it (The Internet Justice League) can change someones attitude real fast. Lawyers get expensive and the process is long and drawn out.

And the Lawyers always win. Like I said ,different situation for me. And I had a contract, etc...also more than 4K ( is that what I'm gathering KERR paid?) involved ,28 years ago.

good advice vince      Just hate to see someone get so taken. 

51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 22, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
2 summers ago I sold a guy a 68 SS El Camino (needed restored, solid car, wrong big block) We went at it a little ,lasted a couple weeks but both walked away happy. A year later I ran into him, the car was done right. He showed me pictures and offered to let my wife and I take it out seeing as my Z is out for a while. Did not take him up on the offer ,but we ended up friends...this is how things should work.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 22, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
What did you pay for it ? Not similar ,but went through the court system against a body man on a 64 ss years ago. Now, I did have estimates, receipts and promissory notes.

I would definitely have a sit down with an attorney, and see what you have for a case....shy away from nonprofessional opinions here.

Keep in mind , I feel for you ,but you were sold garbage...and the seller knows this. There should be a price to somewhat ease your pain ,and deter him from trying to defend his wrong doings. Buyer beware...to a point. Talk to your lawyer. Consultation should be free.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 08:42:29 AM
CC last 2 digits on pump pulley
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 08:31:34 AM
mine Dan
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 05:45:49 AM
thanks , thread one has to check a few times a day....or your missing out Smiley
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 10:58:03 PM


L88's speak for themselves...  Smiley ..  you don't need no damn sticker..  Smiley

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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 21, 2014, 08:29:31 PM
Here's one of my rims Danny...I'll shoot you number's off my Z for comparison if you want, let me know . When you get to your seat belts and carpet let me know--steve.
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 21, 2014, 08:21:04 PM
very good stuff,sounds trivial ,but could you shoot a close up of a lug nut ? Need to check the outside , thanks. Seem to think I changed a couple years ago for some reason.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Running Hot? on: July 21, 2014, 02:26:07 PM
You want a manual gauge or IR ( or both!) to verify temp first. After readings are obtained, trouble shooting can begin to narrow down problems. If in fact your coolant is normal but under hood temps are increased due to hotter exhaust manifolds (as John stated)....for starters...take off your air cleaner and give the accelerator pump a few gentle pumps with your finger to see if anything is coming out of the primary squirter. (vapor lock, boiling off fuel ?


Coil can be bench tested--heat increases resistance in electronics. It does mimic a bad coil, but what's increasing the heat, and how much?

To sum it up...hot, dense air is bad news for these quasi race 302's...any engine for that matter (those scoops are not just decoration) Todays engine management systems(computer) re tunes for conditions as needed.

Post some temperature readings ,everyone will figure it out pretty quick.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 327-210hp,2bblcarb jet adjustment on: July 20, 2014, 01:13:06 PM
How did it run before you took the carb off?   Sounds like you might have a gasket leak----to truly adjust jets per reading plugs, must be done ASAP after a load put on the engine. At the drags ,before you get your slip and idle to the pits.That being said, unless mods were made to your engine ,manufacture should have it pretty dialed in....I believe 500' above sea level off the top of my head. You would go up or down 1 jet size based on the altitude you operate in. Also never over look the sticking choke.
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