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77thor

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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2013, 03:54:35 PM »
It's not like it's an untouched engine that you're adding the finishing touch. With the history of the engine, I'd just put on the headers and call it good. Or the manifolds if you want.

I totally agree with Kurt on this. I'm sure you could find better things to spend your money on.
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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2013, 05:47:20 PM »
I am curious Thor, what better things would you put the money towards? (I am guessing you are still referring to the car, and not in general)
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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2013, 07:18:07 PM »
I am curious Thor, what better things would you put the money towards? (I am guessing you are still referring to the car, and not in general)

Yes, I am referring to the car...
In my experience for a 40+ year old car, there is always something... then again mine gets driven.
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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2013, 08:30:13 PM »
So a decent price for the smog system would be in the $500 ball park, maybe a little more? What would be a better area for him to put it towards his car, or since you don;t know his and your trying to make yours more correct what would you put $500 towards?
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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2013, 03:30:25 AM »
"So a decent price for the smog system would be in the $500 ball park".........To be honest that wouldnt  buy a decent pulley for the smog.

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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2013, 04:12:02 PM »
So a decent price for the smog system would be in the $500 ball park, maybe a little more? What would be a better area for him to put it towards his car, or since you don;t know his and your trying to make yours more correct what would you put $500 towards?
I about choked... give me every one you can get your hands on at $500... I've got 500k to invest
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Re: Original/Reproduction Smog Setups for '69 Z28??
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2013, 04:32:17 PM »
In my searching, I've found several options for a smog system (which I've never had on my car since purchase in '76):
1) A reproduction system for around $700 (advertised lots of places)
2) A 100% original '69 system, with hoses, clamps, etc wtih good dates for my car, for a bit over $2000.
3) A combination of 'original dated' parts-including hoses (only repro are tubes and pulley)..  for something under $1000.

Since I'm not even sure I'm going to install it, but want to get one to *store away* for 'whenever'... I have
decided to go with option 3.

I played with early Z28's for 10 yrs or so (from '68 til late '70's) before I even *saw* one with a factory-installed SMOG.   Chevrolet KNEW that Z28 buyers were going to install headers, thus they put no effort into making the factory exhaust manifolds more efficient (rams horn manifolds are much more efficient).   302's do not run great without headers, so although I'm probably going to buy a smog system now, I will likely install the ceramic coated headers I have, but keep everything else original.
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