I believe you Jimmy V - 69 Z. But, I would believe you more if you were the original owner and had
torn the engine apart and discovered that the pins were floating. I really want to believe that
chevrolet produced the 69 z/28 302 with floating pins. But, my research is showing quite the opposite.
I contacted the person who rebuilt the engine from Dean Guccione's own 1969 z/28. His web site is
Camaros unlimited "www.69camaro.20m.com
". The rebuilder Rick from RICK'S CREATIVE RESTORATIONS even
says that he has never seen full floating pins from the factory. Heres his phone number call him
yourself and ask 1-310-670-9575.
It would not be beyond chevrolet to say and print that these engines would have full floating pins. But,
then during production change it.
Dont believe what you always read. I say go call some reptuable machine shops that have individuals
who have been in the business since the late 1960's. And ask them yourself. Ask them if they have
ever rebuilt a factory 302 for a fact and then found that it had full floating piston pins.
If you find someone give me the number so that I can talk to them as well.
Honest, I really want to believe that full floating pins were used in production. But, I tell you. I cant
find the supporting facts from chevrolet parts managers, chevrolet technicians and reptuable
Help me if you can. I just want the facts.