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91  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
92  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.
93  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.
94  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.
95  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.
96  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 20, 2014, 07:36:37 AM
Your excitement is motivating me to get back to it this fall Smiley
97  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 19, 2014, 10:56:30 PM
Radio noise suppression.

That's correct, and these appear to be replacements. The original GM caps have a raised bump in the center that these are lacking.

This evening my wife and I were refinishing some patio furniture and as I was looking at the car on the lift, thought of this thread??
Both my grease caps have raised centers, inside driver's side has the "mechanism" but broke? Grease clean, bearings good...passenger side " mechanism "appears as new. Car came with AM radio.
98  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Running Hot? on: July 19, 2014, 10:16:15 PM
Temp gauge is in the head. I always ran an aftermarket Stewart Warner in the intake close to the water outlet, mechanical gauge. 180 thermostat would always give me 180, no more.

Check your fan clutch, run a dose of cleaner through the whole system, dump and refill with 50-50 Prestone or equivalent. Older radiators over time will build up an incredible amount of scale in the lower tubes: if you haven't rebuilt the core, you might do so if all of the other remedies don't affect it. Drop in a new thermostat when you clean the system, and always run a thermostat - the restriction it offers to water flow slows down the flow enough to let it pick up more heat for transfer at the radiator. After you have checked all of the above, get yourself an inexpensive infrared handheld thermometer and check the radiator, engine block and heads for hot spots. Rebuild your water pump if you're unsure of it - sometimes the impeller can wear down and lose efficiency over time. You can also use "water wetter" additives, that allow the water to pick up more heat as it flows through the system.

Did you use block off plates for the heat riser ports on the manifold gasket ? I always do to keep the temp away from the carb and gas. Check your mixture, especially if you are running a working A.I.R. pump - too lean on today's gas can make 'em run hotter, too.

One thing I hate is an engine to run warm - I don't like to think of what heat does to an engine for life expectancy -

Regards -



Ditto.

John Z has a good article on cooling systems in this site.
99  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??
100  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
101  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.
102  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.
103  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!
104  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.
105  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.
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