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Maintenance / Re: Clutch Grind when shifting to "reverse"
« Last post by Stingr69 on May 03, 2016, 01:18:20 PM »
I once personally removed and replaced my entire clutch/transmission assembly THREE TIMES in one day dealing with this exact problem. Hard to find the source of the issue.  All the individual pieces looked fine when examined on a bench while all the parts were loosely laid out. On my third trip to the speed shop, they assembled the clutch pieces on the bench for me and we found the pressure plate fingers were obviously warped once the bolts were all torqued down (not a symmetrical cone anymore). This warpage was causing the clutch to not fully release so it was dragging the disk (not stopping the rotation) and the gears would clash as they were trying to mesh. Only showed up when going into reverse because it is the only gear set that does not have a synchronizer to assist the gear meshing. 

Replaced the pressure plate and all was well again.
General Discussion / Re: tire/wheel combo question
« Last post by X33RS on May 03, 2016, 01:04:47 PM »
Oh, I don't know.  I've never enquired about his cars for sale, I don't need another one.  I've seen the cars in person at the local Pavilions though and had a look at them.   Nice "driver" type cars that appear to be real, but with restoration mistakes and small details that could be addressed if you want to get picky.
  For someone that wants a neat looking Z to jump in turn key and cruise around in, not a bad buy though as I've seen basket cases that need total restorations for close to this money.   If I remember right, the black 69Z he has for sale is more money, but I like this color combo better.   He deals in a lot of first gens, pace cars etc...   
General Discussion / Re: tire/wheel combo question
« Last post by jdv69z on May 03, 2016, 12:57:41 PM »
So is the car for sale certified by the seller? That's what it looks like to me?
General Discussion / Re: tire/wheel combo question
« Last post by X33RS on May 03, 2016, 12:23:10 PM »
Here you go, he has it forsale. 

Actually it was a black one he has that I was referring to that sits a little higher than this one, both are for sale, but these pics might help visualize what you're after.
General Discussion / Re: tire/wheel combo question
« Last post by X33RS on May 03, 2016, 12:19:42 PM »
There is a 69Z that runs around here with Polyglass G60-15's on grey center torque thrusts, always liked the look.  However he has the car raised up about 3" all around with stouter springs.  I never bothered to ask if that was for clearance reasons or if he was going for the "day 2" appearance.

At stock height, I'm certain they would fit in the rear just fine, I'd question the front though.
General Discussion / tire/wheel combo question
« Last post by aaronz28 on May 03, 2016, 12:12:33 PM »
Looking to put larger OE style rubber on my 69 z

Kelsey TIre makes a G60x15 in Polyglass GT -  anyone know if/how well these fit with stock rally wheels and suspenion?

2nd -  the other option would be to put a set of MiniLites on... anyone know where I could get a set?  15x7 or 15x8

Originality / Re: Console harness pigtail
« Last post by KevinW on May 03, 2016, 11:38:44 AM »
I parted out first gens in the 80s and save a few of Main harnesses.  I recall I was able to label them by Application by inventorying the connectors.  I was able to see clearly the Auto vs 4 speed (by the safety plug) and the console from the non-console (lack of connector).  Also I was able to determine the Auto console vs the 4 speed console vs ones with gauges.  The Auto console had lights and neutral safety switch in the center of console.  The console connector ONLY had the coded wires for the application, they were not "fully" wired.  I am fairly sure GM matched the harnesses to the options installed.  I would guess that wiring was expensive back then and it made sense to only install the wires that would be used.

You could also tell the tach/clock applications by the plugs and wires from the fuse block.  They were definitely NOT "one size fits all" :)

The "over the counter" electrical options generally plugged into the ACC or IGN terminal of the fuse block.     
1969 - Orphans / Re: JH 1969 396 375 N591754 (owner states)
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on May 03, 2016, 06:36:26 AM »
Thanks Kurt.

No sale 5-2-16...

Reserve not met = $4900.00

Relisted 5-2-16...

Maintenance / Re: Q-Jet help
« Last post by Mike S on May 03, 2016, 03:49:33 AM »
 I haven't tried it myself but I heard Marvel Mystery Oil can be used to remove aluminum oxide buildup which is probably what is locking the throttle shaft. Maybe soaking it in that will help. I'd certainly try it if it were mine.

Maintenance / Re: Q-Jet help
« Last post by bcmiller on May 03, 2016, 03:32:44 AM »
I have never tried PB Blaster on a carb but that is GOOD stuff on other things that are seized. 

I am pretty surprised that a soaking in carb cleaner for a few months didn't help. Was it fresh?
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