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General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 on eBay, help with originality
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on September 28, 2016, 04:25:54 AM »
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General Discussion / 68 Z28 on eBay, help with originality
« Last post by wtexz10 on September 28, 2016, 04:10:43 AM »
Ok forum, give me your opinion on the originality of this car. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-Z28-/322269907026?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4b08c88852:g:QHIAAOSw0UdXrhf3&item=322269907026I

I have a soft spot for 68 Blue Z28's.  I've asked the poster for more documentation and pics of the glove box sticker, cowl tag, and engine stamp. 

Thanks,

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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 28, 2016, 03:36:44 AM »
Exactly what I was planning!!  Thanks.

John
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on September 28, 2016, 03:33:51 AM »
Primed the oiling today and set the valve lash.  The carb is clean as a pin inside, so a new float bowl gasket and I think I'm ready to add some fuel!

Fire it up outside with a couple of fully charged fire extinguishers nearby, just in case.  ;)

Paul
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Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 steering wheel
« Last post by asm69 on September 28, 2016, 03:12:22 AM »
Thanks for the information William.
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Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 steering wheel
« Last post by william on September 28, 2016, 03:06:18 AM »
Z21 style trim group did not affect interior trim; Z23 special interior group did.

A car built with Z23 [or Z87] would have the wood grain steering wheel shroud. A standard interior car built with a console but not Z23 would have the wood grain trim on the dash cluster but not the wood grain steering wheel shroud.
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 28, 2016, 02:49:14 AM »
Primed the oiling today and set the valve lash.  The carb is clean as a pin inside, so a new float bowl gasket and I think I'm ready to add some fuel!

John

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Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 steering wheel
« Last post by asm69 on September 28, 2016, 02:07:32 AM »
So, my vehicle should have black standard wheel with a pebble-grained shroud. Does having the style trim group "05Z21AC" change anything. I have wood grain appliques around the radio.
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Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 steering wheel
« Last post by william on September 28, 2016, 01:45:35 AM »
I have w/s and BBC copies for a COPO with a black standard interior, EA steering wheel code. Car did not have Z23 special interior group so it would have been built with a black standard wheel with a pebble-grained shroud.
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General Discussion / Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Last post by Z28Project on September 28, 2016, 01:32:12 AM »
1/4 mile is probably doable with that 5.86 depending on where he liked to run that engine and the tire height he used.

Friend of mine runs his X33 Z with 5.38's, a 28" tire, he runs a nash 5 speed with a 3.19 first gear and 1:1 fifth.  He leaves at 7,000, shifts at 8,000 and runs through the traps at 8100, usually 128mph or so and goes 10.60's, and a 1.39 60 foot.

A 5.86 gear would only bump the finish line rpm about 6-700 rpm.  Squeeze a 29" tire in there and knock it down 2-300 rpm.  So it's doable if it's making power up there, but you need good parts inside if you want reliable.

PS. I agree janobyte, I'd have some fun with it as is, and track passes wouldn't be out of the question.  ;D

I think you are correct.  I believe he ran 1/4 mile with it.  He claims he ran it to around 10,000 rpm. :o   The engine does have aluminum rods.  I've always heard they are not good for continued street use, but I have no experience with AL rods personally.

John
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