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RPOZ28

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1969 Z/28
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:49:10 AM »
 Back in the early 70's this 69. Z/28 was traded in to Scuncio Chevy. The window sticker was
still with the car and never removed from the glove box. It was bought and resold in 1975, the person that bought it in 1975 still has it.

Z10Mike

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 02:59:53 PM »
WIth an M21 and 3.55 gears it must have been a chore to drive that car in traffic.  

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 04:08:47 PM »
Yes it would be, that is a terrible street set up. But dusk blue with a cowl hood and endura... nice nice nice combo, only thing better would be white H/T interior.
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 04:11:34 PM »
I can say from recent experience, having to ride the clutch even with 3.73's. I can't imagine that ratio. From 20 MPH and up, they move out well, but under that look out, as they are dog's for sure. .. D

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 05:11:43 PM »
I can say from recent experience, having to ride the clutch even with 3.73's. I can't imagine that ratio. From 20 MPH and up, they move out well, but under that look out, as they are dog's for sure. .. D

It's all about the RPM's, Danny.. :)   you don't 'idle' off as you might with a 'regular' car, think 3000 rpm... and  Get the engine revved and pulling off is NO problem.. :)
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 06:36:14 PM »
I agree with Gary.  Not even a problem with an M21 and 3.31 gears as long as you have the torque (468 big block) to get things moving.  lol
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 06:04:00 AM »
Just got back from the semi local Fosters Freeze Cruise-In. Happens every Thur. night from 6 to 8pm. Good selection of cars..
 So I was looking down several times at my tachometer just to see where it is when I take off. It is always it seems between 1500 and 2000. A lot of the time 1800. And ya ride the clutch a little off the line and off you go. Now when there is traffic and big trucks coming and I need to scoot, then it goes up substantially. Jumped on it a little tonight and took it to 4500. Sounds great. I have those valves set perfect. May never have to adjust them again  :)  They say 12,000 miles and I have only driven 2 or 300 miles in a couple months. I am at 55,420... TOO much fun.. D

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 09:55:52 PM »
You need a good place to do this, but a 302 really doesn't even start to "sing" in my opinion until it is above 4500 RPMs.   ;)
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 12:14:45 AM »
You need a good place to do this, but a 302 really doesn't even start to "sing" in my opinion until it is above 4500 RPMs.   ;)

Absolutely!   and its' in full chorus between 6000 to 8000 (although, unless you know the engine, I'd stick close to the redline...).. :)
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 12:21:12 AM »
You need a good place to do this, but a 302 really doesn't even start to "sing" in my opinion until it is above 4500 RPMs.   ;)
Reminds me of a story! While living in Italy I thought I always wanted a Ferrari (just a dream) and a person I met had both a Ferrari and Porsche so he invites me to come to Bologna and drive it. We take this hour plus drive to a nice restaurant for lunch and I drive it back. Roads were windy and fun but that car was a huge dog under 4500 RPM and one had to work to keep at that RPM and above. It is interesting that I never rode in a 67 to 69 Z/28 back in the day as all my friends had big blocks. Torque makes fun! But I love those Z/28's!
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 05:47:06 AM »
I wound my last 302 to 7,500, and yes it was bad ass. Felt like the dash was going to fall in my lap. But this car sat 25 years, and I am just glad to be able to drive it. The last thing I wanna do is launch this engine and have no ride. And then a 10K rebuild ahead of me. So for now it's fine. .. D

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2015, 05:49:07 PM »
When I Ran My '69 Z With A Single 4BBL Against My Buddies '69 Z With 2 4's, On The Street With Street Tires, I Got Him Off The Line, He Seemed To Bog, But Then He Would Catch Me And Blow Me Away. Would That be Correct ? It Was 1970, A Long Time Ago ! And To Quote Joe Cocker "If You Remember The '70s, You Weren't There"  ;D

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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 10:10:34 AM »
Thought that quote refered to the 60's
Guess I can't remember so good
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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2015, 04:31:00 PM »
Tom, You Are Correct ! The '60s ! It Was All A Blur !


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Re: 1969 Z/28
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 02:50:57 AM »
IMHO for a daily driven street car the 3.55 M20 would have been the optimum set up for a 69 Z28. 
The effective first gear ratio is better than a 3.73 M21 but not quite as good as M21 4.10 but the 3.55 gained a lot better top end and lowered the cruising RPM.

If there was going to be very little driving at highway speeds i'd  lean toward 3.73 M20. If it was purely for weekend fun 4.10 M20.
Until I am racing on a road course I am not considering a M21/22. 
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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