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jdv69z

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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2013, 12:32:08 PM »
Early 69 RS Z; Console; No tach, no gauges.
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »
Continuing with the discussion about factory gauges in race cars:
While I did not race my Camaro on a track, I did (as most Z-owners did) participate in some competition on the street.. :)
Attached below is how I addressed the 'sloppy tach' issue in my 69 Z28 in the 70's when I was driving it regularly.  I removed the original tach and the plastic housing around it (and saved it for installation later - which is now.. :)...  then I bought an extra plastic cover and cut out the 'clear face portion', because it interfered with the larger Sun Supertach.  I then installed the Sun Supertach in the same location as the factory tach came from the factory, and installed the modified plastic cover.   Photo attached.   This approach worked for me, because in the late 70's, I didn't want to make any 'non-recoverable' modification to my very original Z28.
Note:  I did 'trust' the mechanical oil pressure gauge which came in the console gauge cluster, so I did no other mods to my car (other than a Mallory Rev Pol and Judson electronic magneto, and some internal engine parts.. Forgedtrue pistons, lunati blueprinted cam, etc  and it would rev well beyond the 6500 rpm that I *tried* to observe.. most of the time...  :)
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2013, 03:53:59 PM »
I had the same tach on my L-48 mounted to the steering column with radiator hose clamps.
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2013, 06:37:14 PM »
My 69 RS Z came with no guages. My 69 L78 had none either not even a tach.
I assume your 69 L78 was an early car, did they eventually make the tach mandatory on the L78 cars, like they did on the Z?
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2013, 07:27:44 PM »
My 69 RS Z came with no guages. My 69 L78 had none either not even a tach.
I assume your 69 L78 was an early car, did they eventually make the tach mandatory on the L78 cars, like they did on the Z?

Just for sakes of accurate terminology, the tach was not *mandatory* on the Z28, but it did become *standard* equipment later in the '69 year.  The only *Mandatory* options for the Z28 were the disk brakes and the 4 speed manual transmission! .. :)
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2013, 07:40:22 PM »
thank you, I will pay closer attention to my wording in the future.
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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2013, 06:53:42 PM »
SUN tac mounted in place of fuel gauge. Car was console delete , SW fuel ,water, oil.

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Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles !
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2013, 06:58:43 PM »
Any word from flyingbowtie, or is this another PA Amish barn find? javascript:void(0);