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« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2014, 11:23:50 AM »

We run Lucas in the race motor ( higher zinc content ) and I'll run it in the Z when it gets back on the road---check Summit prices , cost slips my mind right now but cheaper than synthetics . We buy it in 2 1/2 gallon jugs. Switched from VR-1. Just does not seem to break down ,and no fumes/steam from the breather's catch tank anymore. Pretty sure it comes in 10W40.  BTY my Z's  04D--pretty close build dates!
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« Reply #91 on: July 19, 2014, 11:26:01 AM »

Front Rotor.. I thought so... In my notes 142 is Tuesday May 21st 1968. But I wonder what the G1 is?? Just fun to learn ya know..

  I sure wish some of the more knowledgeable guys than me would chime in and tell me if the...Windshield VIN Plate - Hidden VIN Stamp - Block Casting - Block Casting Date - Front Pad Stamps - Trans VIN - Trans Assembly - ALL Rear End stamping - Serial Number Production Dates...Are original for sure, as I am getting nervous. At least tell me if the Cowl Tag and Rivets Look ok... Kurt, Jerry M, Mark, Ed, William, Joe, Paul, Chick, Ted, Pete, Frank, Mike, Dan, Sam, Jim, Harry, Brian, Brendan, Matt, Alan, Andy, Darrell, Cameron, David, Dennis... Wow there is a lot of names, Not even in e's and G's yet.. I better stop. Of course some of these are for fun..  Grin

Jano, I will buy the Lucas 10W/40, Sounds good to me. I was hoping some other guys with close, even closer than yours, would chime in with some comparisons on stamps, dates and fonts. We'll see... 
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« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2014, 11:31:52 AM »

Shifter and a Couple underneath..
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« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2014, 11:33:35 AM »

more shifter
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« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2014, 11:34:35 AM »

under Bell Housing
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« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2014, 11:44:02 AM »

Front Rotor.. I thought so... In my notes 142 is Tuesday May 21st 1968. But I wonder what the G1 is?? Just fun to learn ya know..

  I sure wish some of the more knowledgeable guys than me would chime in and tell me if the...Windshield VIN Plate - Hidden VIN Stamp - Block Casting - Block Casting Date - Front Pad Stamps - Trans VIN - Trans Assembly - ALL Rear End stamping - Serial Number Production Dates...Are original for sure, as I am getting nervous. At least tell me if the Cowl Tag and Rivets Look ok... Kurt, Jerry M, Mark, Ed, William, Joe, Paul, Chick, Ted, Pete, Frank, Mike, Dan, Sam, Jim, Harry, Brian, Brendan, Matt, Alan, Andy, Darrell, Cameron, David, Dennis... Wow there is a lot of names, Not even in e's and G's yet.. I better stop. Of course some of these are for fun..  Grin

Jano, I will buy the Lucas 10W/40, Sounds good to me. I was hoping some other guys with close, even closer than yours, would chime in

IIRC... the G1 or G2.. etc..    relates to the production shift..  at least for rear ends and such...?

PS.  your car mechanically appears as 'original' as any I've seen lately..  Just clean.. light oil/lubricate to preserve function and appearance.. Smiley
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« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2014, 12:49:20 PM »

For oil, check out :
http://www.classiccarmotoroil.com

Has the right amount of zinc for flat tappet cams. Cost is $69.50 a case (12 quarts). I picked up a couple of cases while I was in Indiana. I had them send me one case to California ($15 shipping). Even with the shipping cost, it works out to about $7 a quart, and the delivery is quick. You can save on shipping if you are near Indianapolis, just arrange to pick it up... Wink
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« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2014, 01:08:15 PM »

Danny....one of the shifter rods has a loose lock nut .  Did you do that?  Also...you showed a ballast resistor...there was no ballast resistor in the '68.  It was a ballast resistor wire.  Thanks for the photos...will keep comparing to my 07C.  Already have noticed something interesting....my engine block and heads have casting dates almost identical to yours but my engine assembly date is 06-19.  Guess they had a stockpile of those dates and were still using them even in June.
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« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2014, 02:49:14 PM »

Honestly I'd just spring the 20 bucks for Jerry's book...sooo much easier to utilize it as reference while recording #'s off your car. Wonderful what you are doing with the pictorial posts here. Can never have here on the site ,IMO.
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« Reply #99 on: July 19, 2014, 03:00:05 PM »

Jerry I did not notice that. I will make a note and when it is up in the air next for Trans service, I will check them all. I was wondering about that resistor, as I have never seen another one on a '68. I thought it dropped the voltage from 12 to 8 volts to save the points?? Or is what I have there for the radio? Again... help me out people...  I read online that there is something about May and June in '68. They have a lot of discrepancies with blocks and other parts. Maybe somebody will chime in, as I forgot what it said. 

 Jano,  I have all of Jerry's books. But as you know, there is a lot of stuff NOT in those books. And it always seem to be the stuff "I" need to know... ha ha 

 Ok, off to install the water pump. Maybe some more pic's first... Danny
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« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2014, 03:04:51 PM »

562 written by hand on the right side fire wall and on the back side of the front valance ?? Anybody know what that is. Could it be the 562 car of that day? I can't find that number anywhere else on the car.. Danny

Also "22" hand written on inside of right front wheel.
  Anybody know what these numbers are?
  
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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2014, 03:17:31 PM »

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« Reply #102 on: July 19, 2014, 03:19:49 PM »

Danny...as to the number on the firewall...yes it is a run number.  On my '68, I have the number 22 on the firewall, inside front valence, and on the backside of the spare wheel.  I've seen several early cars that have a ballast resistor....usually added because of a faulty resistor wire.  Might check the wiring from the resistor and see if it goes to the coil.  If it has a standard '68 radio then it should be 12v powered so it wouldn't need a resistor.

Water pump?  Were you recently hunting for a 326 water pump?  Thought I responded to a post on here about someone wanting a 326 pump and we discussed dates.
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« Reply #103 on: July 19, 2014, 03:22:22 PM »

Master Cylinder found in trunk
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« Reply #104 on: July 19, 2014, 03:23:46 PM »

Might be interesting to see a complete spring tag.  I think there was a post recently about finding the right spring tag so that a correct repro could be made (might have been on TC site).  Man you have some good original stuff on this car....could be very interesting for an example of the correct restoration.

BTW....that WT stamped master cylinder is the correct one for the 68 Z28.
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