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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 worth looking at
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on Today at 04:11:43 AM »
The current engine in the car is a 383 stroker block, seller does not know why the engine was changed out nor does he know for sure the original engine is still good...said no rods were hanging out so I guess that might be a good sign....

Since the original engine is out of the car, this should be easy to check by pulling the oil pan.

Paul
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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 worth looking at
« Last post by restore-z28 on Today at 03:43:49 AM »
I would want to check it over in person first.  Rust might be more extensive than shown. 

Bryon you are correct about the rusty areas, I spoke to the seller (nice guy and seemed honest) and he sent me more photos of the underside and dash area, this car will be a full restoration project. Not sure someone can just buy the car, install the original 302 and be done...no doubt there will be metal repair and likely panel replacement including rear frame rail work. IMO this car is the real deal and a rare color combo, the buyer would have to decide does that out way the work required to bring this one back to life.  The current engine in the car is a 383 stroker block, seller does not know why the engine was changed out nor does he know for sure the original engine is still good...said no rods were hanging out so I guess that might be a good sign....
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General Discussion / Re: NOS trim tags on ebay
« Last post by restore-z28 on Today at 03:36:35 AM »
Interesting...I guess we will see some more Z's and L78 cars hitting the road soon.
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General Discussion / Re: NOS trim tags on ebay
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on Today at 02:03:20 AM »


Paul
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General Discussion / Re: Rochester Quadrajet secondary fuel pull-over ports
« Last post by My68SS on May 04, 2016, 02:34:12 PM »
Decided to pull the top of the other 7028218 EH carb to check numbers and the air horn casting is exactly the same as the one above - 7032741 with the same [RH front corner] stamped number 35810.
The body's also have identical casting numbers 7035530. Not that same casting numbers necessarily mean much anyway, as two identical castings may have different drillings or hole sizes for completely different applications, though in this case it may carry some meaning as both bodys are also stamped with the same application number and code.
The date codes stamped into the throttle plates are quite close as well - 3397 for the one above and 2947 for this one.
Of course, the date stamps would only have any meaning if you can be sure that the throttle plate is original to the body and/or air horn.

The fact finding continues. If any one wants me to post or pm back a pic of any other aspect of the carbs I have, let me know, glad to help with anything.
Cheers
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Originality / Re: 1969 Zl1 Intake Casting Number Question
« Last post by william on May 04, 2016, 02:32:46 PM »
The only builds that fit the "early" category would be #1 & #2 final-assembled December 30, 1968. Both had pilot engines built at Flint late November. It is possible they had hand-stamped intake manifolds.
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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Last post by hgger69 on May 04, 2016, 11:58:58 AM »
Well, I just got some new parts in to Sweden shipped from California.

First a real heavy duty harmonic crank balancer,  a 8" x 2 11/16" high performance HO balancer. A direct replacement for an original one, as I understand it.



Then a new 168 teeth flexplate from Scat. Stamped from a extra thick 5/32" colt rolled steel plate for extra strength. Features double welded ring gears. SFI 29.1 approved balanced and checked for runout.



Both these parts were taken direct to our motor guy that will keep until we have the rest of the parts for the internal and external balancing.

The crank has passed the very same motor guys sharp eyes and ears and has no cracks or other faults. However it will need some polishing and largest oversize bearings before assembly.

Ill get back to you later when the other parts from US has arrived to Sweden!  ;)
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I've never been out there, and being at Road Atlanta last weekend has me cranked up..   I'd love to be there..   :)
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I would love it if I could go this year, really want to see those awesome cars.
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