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Restoration / Re: 396 exhaust manifold bolt torque
« Last post by william on July 28, 2016, 02:16:59 PM »
According to the 1969 Chassis Service Manual 20 lbs.-ft. is the spec.

The factory didn't use gaskets but the possibility of warpage exists. Check the flanges with a straight edge to ensure they are uniform.
General Discussion / Re: Differential
« Last post by hrlyfxdl on July 28, 2016, 01:38:50 PM »
I just appreciate all the information and with all the knowledge you guys have on this topic, and I have none other than I know what to call the part in the discussion, you have convinced me that the best course of action is to take it to someone who knows what they are doing. I'm going to try and spend some time watching them work on the diff. and gain the knowledge that way to begin with like you all have suggested. Thank you very much guys for your input. This site is know my go to site to read and chat and learn.
Garage Talk / Re: Need help to find records on a non-title car
« Last post by bcmiller on July 28, 2016, 01:37:46 PM »
I sent you a PM.

As James mention, you can go to this link and order the information for that car, including...
1. A copy of the factory invoice or billing history.
2. A copy of a dealer order form for that year

That may be enough for the government there.

As far as title information goes, we need to verify the VIN first.  I would like to see the tag.
General Discussion / Re: Differential
« Last post by Kelley W King on July 28, 2016, 01:16:41 PM »
I have done it myself, 410 to 488,s. By the time I found tools and shims I had a lot of time and cost involved but enjoyed the gain in knowledge. Last time I took it to a pro. He broke out it kit full of shims and tools. one and a 1/2 hours later done. Included shim adjustments more than once. I pretty sure that the carriers are 3 series or 4 series so 373 to 331 should be fine.I know this is a chevy site but Pontiac changes at 323 going up. So it requires a spacer to go to 390,s.
Originality / Re: Zerk Fitting on Clutch Cross Shaft
« Last post by BillOhio on July 28, 2016, 11:49:31 AM »
Seems like it would take alot of grease to fill it
Originality / Re: Zerk Fitting on Clutch Cross Shaft
« Last post by Mike S on July 28, 2016, 11:36:59 AM »
 That looks like what I have, Bill. A red plug that is almost flat with the surface.

General Discussion / Re: Differential
« Last post by cook_dw on July 28, 2016, 11:28:49 AM »
Jesus are you related to "king"..?..  Look Im not gonna get in a pissing match with you..  I simply stated that a person can successfully setup a differential without a depth gauge..  Does it make the job easier and more accurate?  Yes.  Can it be done without it..  YES..  As for the sleeve to each his own.  I use both but prefer one over the other..  If you read I also stated that he needed to have someone that has setup diffs before either help him or do it and him watch..
General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Last post by cook_dw on July 28, 2016, 11:21:29 AM »
Gary I would agree with you that it could be optical illusion if the vertical bars were set back from the horizontal..  We did look at the car and emblem from the same angle as the pic and it matches..  So idk..
Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Last post by hgger69 on July 28, 2016, 09:07:49 AM »
Thanx, James!
......but we've already bought a cam.  :-[. haven't seen it yet, though.... ::)
General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Last post by 69Z28 on July 28, 2016, 04:43:21 AM »
Reason for me posting it was for people to see that there are outliers when it comes to how these cars are suppose to be restored vs how they were originally built.

Regardless where it was suppose to be according to assembly line direction this is as close to original of a photo as it will get with this car and I would suspect that because this was a very early 69 build car that it was more than likely positioned wrong at the plant and missed..  Why would you move the emblem to the "correct" position and create another cookie cutter car when these were built by humans and had human errors..  Does that mean all cars were missed?  Of course not but the emblem will stay in the location it is in on this car. 

Oh and the reason for the discussion about the emblem between us was I didnt think it was correct until seeing the photos.

Hi DW...I was just looking at the pic of the car you posted and my pic just above it...Look at the emblem placement on both grills...optical illusion?
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