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General Discussion / '69Z Coil Spring Suggestions
« Last post by 69302DZ on August 10, 2020, 04:31:07 PM »
Hello, I am a new owner of a pretty correct / older restoration '69 Z28 and brand new to the site. Reproduction E7015 tires that were on the car when I bought it rubbed when turning sharply.  Measuring from the fender lip, the drivers side is approximately 1/4" lower than the passenger side measured at the wheel centerline. I haven't found a good reference to what the stock ride height is supposed to be but feel that my springs have sagged.

I bought a set of 235/60-15 BFG Radial T/As to run on 15x7 rally wheels based on several tire size references with positive experience (no rubs) within this group. Unfortunately, the new tires, shorter but wider than the E70s, also rub.

I am thinking it's time to replace the coil springs. I have found references to a couple of different Moog part numbers - 6308, 6320, and possibly others. I am interested in other's experience and advise on whether spring replacement is the right move and if so, what the recommendation is. My goal to be clear is to have a stock height and no tire rubbing with my new tires. Thank you!
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General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro fuse block and underhood harnesses middle bolt
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on August 10, 2020, 01:23:31 PM »
IIRC (again)... and I've only done this ONE TIME, several years ago...   the long bolt that runs thru the connector on the engine side of the firewall engages a nut which is a part of, or associated with the fuse panel under the dash.    Overtightening that bolt/nut would probably strip something out; I can recall if the nut threads are actually cut into the fuse panel plastic, but I believe there is a central nut in the panel.

PS.  One has to "judge" how tightly any bolt/nut must be tightened.  There are tables for torque based on screw/bolt size, material, etc but basically small diameter screws/nuts get SMALL torque and it increases as the bolt/screws get larger.  I've known some people who tighten all fasteners (regardless of size) as if they are torquing head bolts!   :)   hopefully that is not you, and the nut in the fuse panel has only come loose.  It should be easy enough to peek under the dash, feel for the fuse panel and figure out what is wrong... ;)
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General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro fuse block and underhood harnesses middle bolt
« Last post by bad69 396 on August 10, 2020, 12:28:09 PM »
yes it is long bolt but it has nothing to catch it and tighten i screwed bolt 5 minutes and cought nothing to tighten has to be something for it to catch to maybe i lost it when i pride the two apart from firewall. those screws are locked in with a little washer that does not seem to want to come off.
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Originality / Re: 1969 rear license plate bracket GM 3913608
« Last post by ZLP955 on August 10, 2020, 08:03:04 AM »
Picture of the triangle stamp on my car's bracket in this thread: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10725.msg148772#msg148772
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General Discussion / Re: My new 68Z
« Last post by chevyzl1 on August 10, 2020, 04:36:56 AM »
oh yes, beautiful car :) :D
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Originality / Re: 1969 rear license plate bracket GM 3913608
« Last post by z28z11 on August 09, 2020, 11:05:55 PM »
I looked at the other 2 - the 03D Pace Car is like the 01C X77 - stamped GM and part number. The 12A '68 built L78 is different - lot of surface rust, appears either to be an AAc or triangle marking, I'll have to give it a bath in Evaporust or the old electrolysis routine to be sure, but it is different. All were built in Norwood, might be a vendor change somewhere in the first part of the year at Norwood. Need more examples to find a pattern -

Regards,
Steve
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General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro fuse block and underhood harnesses middle bolt
« Last post by x66 714 on August 09, 2020, 10:01:10 PM »
I switched out my original bolt. I didn't like the new one that came with it....Joe
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General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro fuse block and underhood harnesses middle bolt
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on August 09, 2020, 09:52:23 PM »
IIRC that screw/bolt is a very long bolt and screws in for quite a while before it snugs up.   Did you clean the parts and ensure that nothing was interfering wtih the parts?
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General Discussion / 69 camaro fuse block and underhood harnesses middle bolt
« Last post by bad69 396 on August 09, 2020, 09:49:11 PM »
replaced my eng and front light harnessess and tried screwing the middle bolt back into under dash fuse block and the bolt is not tightening up? was there something on fuse block hole that was there to catch middle bolt and tight it up to fuse block,maybe a small nut or washer to help tighten up that middle bolt? thanks
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General Discussion / Re: My new 68Z
« Last post by GMAD_Van Nuys on August 09, 2020, 09:31:27 PM »
My friend also owned a 1968 Z28 that was originally purchased from Harry Mann Chevrolet.  When he bought the Z28 in 1970 from a friend, it was British Green with a black interior and had 302 emblems.  He sold the Z28 in 1973 to someone in Los Angeles and unfortunately we don't know what happened to the car.  Harry Mann was well-known dealer for selling high performance Chevrolets in the area. - Mark
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