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Larry Gibson

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 12:34:56 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments about the car. I enjoy taking it for a spin. It's a blast to drive.

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2013, 05:12:47 AM »
That car is very cool, I love it! Thanks very much for sharing it with us.
Is the interior all original? Just interested because there was a recent thread regarding grab handle colors in code 715 interior cars, and your handle appears to be black, same as mine.
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2013, 01:39:29 PM »
Yes, the interior is original with the exception of the dash pad. I replaced it a couple of years ago due to the original separating around the edges and curling up. Last fall I added a repro clock to the dash and some new chrome trim to the pedals. I got the original clock with the car but it had a very small piece broken off and I couldn't find anyone who though they could repair it. I also replaced the tach with a repro with the 8K limit. The tach that was in car when I bought it was a 7K limit with the redline starting at 5500. May have been the original from the factory, I don't. The repro tach was an OER brand that in my opinion was poor quality. The tach mounting studs were not "clocked" properly and it wouldn't fit in the dash properly. I ended up modifing the mounting holes slightly to get to get it set correctly. Poor quality control.

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2013, 01:52:34 PM »
If you can, post a picture of the original tachometer.

Very nice car. 

There was a 68 Camaro in my area in the early 80s that had a similar paint job. But it was very dark blue.  Stripes were very similar.  I wish I knew what happened to that car.
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2013, 04:21:47 PM »
Here is a picture of the tach that came in the car.

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 01:40:34 AM »
I don't believe that's the correct tach for a Z28, Larry.   Z28 should 'yellow' at 5500 and red' at 6000.
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2013, 10:46:46 PM »
I don't believe that's the correct tach for a Z28, Larry.   Z28 should 'yellow' at 5500 and red' at 6000.
Interesting point Gary; mine 'yellows' at 5700 and 'reds' from 6000 (to 8000, as it's an 04A car).
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 12:02:10 AM »
Thanks ZLP.. :)    for correcting my post.    Shows how little attention I paid to the 'yellow'..  *L*..    usually I didn't pay a lot of attention to the 'factory redline' either since I removed the original tach and installed a Sun Super Tach in the dash and had the redline set at 7000 after I rebuilt my engine (in the 70's).   Pictured below is the original tach from my 09C Z28, and it does 'yellow' at 5700 (not 5500) and reds at 6 grand.  I had it rebuilt 30 yrs ago, but haven't operated it since.   I'm planning on reinstalling it and HOPE it works better now than it did before.
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2013, 01:08:59 AM »
Hey Gary, no "correction" intended; I thought it was yet another difference between the early (6k-7k redline) and mid-production (6k-8k redline) tachs......
What (if anything) does a tach needle resting above, or below, zero indicate about the gauge's functional state? I see the one in your picture is below, and mine (removed from the car) rests just above, zero. I'm planning to send it out anyway for rebuild and recalibration, but wondered if that may indicate some internal damage :(
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2013, 12:00:06 AM »
Larry, did you check the engine when you had it out to verify it has a 302 crankshaft in it?
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 01:22:26 PM »
Larry, did you check the engine when you had it out to verify it has a 302 crankshaft in it?

Yes, I did that in 1984 when my brother and I put a rear main seal in it then. See attached picture.

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »
Well that picture is a flywheel, and it is not specific to the 302.  Had lots of applications.
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2013, 03:31:44 PM »
 The flywheel shows the impression left by the crankshaft flange. The shape shown is normally associated with a 3 inch stroke ,302 crankshaft.

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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2013, 08:32:25 PM »
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Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »
I tried to post another picture of the crankshaft but the site won't let me.   ?????

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