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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 10:13:52 PM
NAPA puts their name on Wix--good filters.

Agree totally with replacing the fuel pump and shelving the OE.

Oil....you could send a sample out to Amsoil(there is a kit they send you) and see what it reads. Tells tales of engine wear and what. (Original owner is a regional rep...I still run Lucas LOL !...don't say anything!)  Oil will stink after sitting for how many years in your engine??
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 06:54:39 PM
Danny ,check and see if your pass side tail pipe is welded to the muffler ,curious.--steve.


How are your 3 flex lines ? ( front 2 calipers , 1 rear) I'd shelve the OE's and replace. Cool to say they are "original' but pedal stiffness will suffer if they got soft over the years.  Mic your rotors and measure your drums to see if still in spec---repack your inner/outer front bearings. I'd also change the 90 wt in the rear end (add your additive) and the Munci. My front end is still tight, if yours is ,use a high quality grease ( I like red) and pump the old stuff out. Don't forget the steering gear box.

Shelve the belts (or throw the in your trunk for the shows, good conversation stuff) for Dayco cogs. Hoses also for that matter, or at least check at operating temp if they are collapsing. Rubber fuel line back at the tank.

No fuel leaks at the metering blocks ?  While running spray a little WD40 (not a fan of water) around the base plate and monitor RPM to see if it's sucking any air.

All in all these are very simple cars ,a "little love" will go a long way with them. I understand the survivor thing, but if you plan on driving her ,make sure she's sound.--steve
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 05:27:33 PM
I was actually going to try to get one of those off to preserve it. I have the "BU" sticker from the back right drum. It would be tough to get the spring label as I can't get my hands in there. It was hell just getting the pictures. I am going to send out the front calipers, and the master to be rebuilt but not restored cosmetically. Reinstall those and maybe a few other things.... Danny

Lonestar ?  nice people.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 02:49:14 PM
Honestly I'd just spring the 20 bucks for Jerry's book...sooo much easier to utilize it as reference while recording #'s off your car. Wonderful what you are doing with the pictorial posts here. Can never have here on the site ,IMO.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 11:23:50 AM
We run Lucas in the race motor ( higher zinc content ) and I'll run it in the Z when it gets back on the road---check Summit prices , cost slips my mind right now but cheaper than synthetics . We buy it in 2 1/2 gallon jugs. Switched from VR-1. Just does not seem to break down ,and no fumes/steam from the breather's catch tank anymore. Pretty sure it comes in 10W40.  BTY my Z's  04D--pretty close build dates!
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 18, 2014, 11:26:24 AM
Good stuff !  thanks for sharing.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 08:38:10 PM
Easy enough to just take the choke out completely. 2 or 3 pumps and it will fire for you, if tuned.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 08:29:10 PM
good for you brother ,32 degrees dwell ,38 total advance timing.---steve.
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: trashing all interior i guess... what to keep? on: July 16, 2014, 09:38:04 AM
Late to the party, but ditto, trash nothing. Had some door panels from a 68 SS El Camino redone a few years ago, and they looked like garbage. Hard parts were retained and refurbished, stitching and holes matched.What I picked up from the upholstery shop were wonderful fit and finish, cheaper than repops from the aftermarket suppliers.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 03B X77D80 Trim Tag ? on: July 14, 2014, 06:11:30 PM
looks fake
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Distributor parts on: July 07, 2014, 08:21:35 PM
CHP put Accels in mine . After I had it gone through.  21 years that  unit served in the Z with no problems.  Firing dual 660 center squirts at one time. These days I am a MSD fan, but the old single point is going back in it.....just don't leave the key on. Wink
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1111467 distributor on: July 07, 2014, 01:30:52 PM
Car's 04D ,distributor 8A5
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: ring and pinion date code on: July 06, 2014, 06:57:53 AM
thanks
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 05, 2014, 11:24:56 PM
As a matter of fact, late 80's into early 90's did Super Chevy ,Parts Plus ,Good Guys and Popular Hot Rodding, Muscle Car Nats(drag racing at Norwalk) throw in Auto Rama,  and nooobody cared about an original paint , Ash Gold,numbers match Z. At Hot Rod (Youngstown) I was asked by the staff "when I was going to do something with it?" Put off ? nope. Mothballed the car for the most part, and got into jet skiing.   Re think that distributer 68Zproject.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: ring and pinion date code on: July 05, 2014, 11:07:35 PM
mine are coming out (ring gear)    10  41 2 68 ,I know they are the gears the car shipped with ,just trying to break the code, assuming should coincide with rear end housing build date.

pinion stampings are pronounced  I see  what can be interpreted as 4:10 and 68, not sure of the month and digit order as it relates to.

Pretty cool ,still have the box the 4:88's came in 69 (Milad's) when #2 owner ordered them...4:10's have been in it ever since.
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