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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by X33RS on September 26, 2016, 08:24:23 PM »
Cool find.

The header adapters are for installing 1 7/8" tube headers on a sbc.  Old school stuff not seldom seen anymore.

Personally if it were me, I'd leave the headers as is, leave the dana, install the welds on the rear, leave the engine as is with maybe one change (add a tunnel ram) and I'd run without the hood at all.  Drive the car as is and have some fun with it for a while before you even think about detuning and/or semi restoring.   Cars like that with vintage speed parts from it's racing days, and with patina to go with it get a ton of attention nowadays.  It's a good chunk of the cars history.  I wouldn't hesitate to buzz that over to a local cruise as is.  Too many restored ones running around anyway, refreshing to see one dragged out of the barn "as raced"  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 26, 2016, 07:34:03 PM »
I just pulled a valve cover.  Everything looks nice and clean and STOUT.



I've seen this type of header on small blocks before, but never really knew the purpose.  They have an adapter plate and a different bolt pattern.



Is that to get a larger tube diameter, or does it have to do with a modified exhaust port shape?  I'd like to put regular style headers on it.

Thanks,  John
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by BULLITT65 on September 26, 2016, 05:10:30 PM »
Hey don't rule out finding that original 302, start tracking it down, other guys have had luck finding their original blocks. Check the orphan section on here you may find the trans at point as well.

I vote Flat hood (or some vintage stinger hood), and ditch the rear spoiler. With some vintage torque thrusts, with mickey thompson tires or Hoosier, or some vintage 70's or early eighties race looking tires. (not a big fan of BFG). Keep the decals!
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Thanks for posting.
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 26, 2016, 03:06:38 PM »
My son shot a time lapse video of what it took to get the car out of the building and loaded up.

https://youtu.be/ZWiAIoGO2zc

John
Very nice record of the retrieval. That will really help in documenting this car's history. Entertaining as well! Just one note of a safety concern. I never get behind a winched car. A guy close to me got run over when the car came lose while winching onto a rollback. Great to have you on board. Would like to talk you into leaving the car "as is" ,except for adding seats and de- tuning the engine for street cruising.

Thanks, I'll keep the winch tip in mind when we get it down off the trailer.

I'm open to suggestions on how to present the car.  I kinda like the old decals and stuff, I don't care for the old pro stock looking hood, not sure about the Weld wheels and Moroso skinnies on the front.  It did come with a pair of new in the box matching Weld wheels for the back, but they are the odd Dana bolt pattern (5X4.5).  I kind of had plans to go with the ARE Torque Thrust Originals on Radial T/A's.
I bought a DZ 302 and am gathering parts for it too.  The engine in the car is the old "301" with a 327 block and 283 crank.  It's all good parts and 12.0:1 compression (I like that)!  But it does have a big solid roller cam that I'm think about changing before I even try to start the engine.

John
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 26, 2016, 02:43:06 PM »
I'm wondering if you fellas could have ever gotten that car out without the seller's wife 'coordinating' your actions with her 'baton'???   :)  ..  pretty funny watching he pop in and out every few frames...  :)

Yeah, she's a real hoot.  You never have to worry about starting a conversation with her around!  She's one of those who can just walk up to anyone and just start talking. ;D  Very nice folks.

John
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by ko-lek-tor on September 26, 2016, 02:08:38 PM »
My son shot a time lapse video of what it took to get the car out of the building and loaded up.

https://youtu.be/ZWiAIoGO2zc

John
Very nice record of the retrieval. That will really help in documenting this car's history. Entertaining as well! Just one note of a safety concern. I never get behind a winched car. A guy close to me got run over when the car came lose while winching onto a rollback. Great to have you on board. Would like to talk you into leaving the car "as is" ,except for adding seats and de- tuning the engine for street cruising.
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 26, 2016, 02:07:33 PM »
I'm wondering if you fellas could have ever gotten that car out without the seller's wife 'coordinating' your actions with her 'baton'???   :)  ..  pretty funny watching he pop in and out every few frames...  :)
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 26, 2016, 01:50:26 PM »
My son shot a time lapse video of what it took to get the car out of the building and loaded up.

https://youtu.be/ZWiAIoGO2zc

John
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 26, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »
Thanks guys!  I'm excited to start working on it.
I have a potential lead on who bought the engine many years ago, but I doubt it will turn into anything after this much time.
Transmission, rear axle, seats, front brakes, are all long gone.  After the trans tunnel is repaired I want to do the interior correctly which was black comfortweave seats.  I think the area where all of the toggle switches are will be covered with the Camaro trim plate and assist handle (I think that's what it's called).  The headliner needs replaced as it looks like it has mildew spots all over it.

Although not correct for this car I think I will have to add the ZL2 hood, as well as the tach and console gauges, which did not come on the car.  Maybe I'll stay period correct and do the 6/7 tach instead of the 6/8.

I'll probably being spending a lot at HBC!

John
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