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JKZ27

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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2018, 11:03:56 AM »
Hakan, I think I'm wrong. There may not be a hose with a molded curve for 69 BB. I was thinking different year and I should've checked before mentioning, sorry.  :-\
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2018, 06:35:27 PM »
Hakan, I think I'm wrong. There may not be a hose with a molded curve for 69 BB. I was thinking different year and I should've checked before mentioning, sorry.  :-\
No worries, John! ;)
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2018, 07:56:17 PM »
Well, we´re struggling on with the missing parts for completing the build.....  :P

We realized that the ZL-1 Camaros used the 4-rows radiator with the curved-neck so we did a rebuild of the 3-row big block radiator that came with the car. We think it will be ok with just a 3-row cause the ZL-1 engine maybe needs less cooing and I don't have an AC!? My friend att the local radiator shop once again stepped in a made a nice work on the radiator:


We think we got the angles ok:


With some fresh paint on it and test munting of the new fan shroud it looks like this:




I had to order new fan shroud clips from USA to complete the rebuild since one were broke and the other one missing:




I´ve also finished the work on adapting the down pipes to the exhaust system already mounted on the car.
I started to cut the pipes to get a rough shape of them. Then I made some cuts in different places on the down pipe to rebound the pipes where I needed.
Some bits of the pipes that I don't needed:


Test mounting on car:




It the passenger side pipes that needed most work. Then I took the pipe to my friend who did som welding on it.


Complete with paint it loks factory, huh? :) ..and yes, we had to weld another lambda probe mount while the old one was in the way of the steering gear arm! :(


Before mounting on the car I got hold of very nice pieces of joints and clamps from our local speed shop.




« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 09:15:59 PM by hgger69 »
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Hakan from Sweden
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #123 on: February 08, 2018, 08:45:31 PM »
You guys are very creative. Looks good.
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2018, 09:17:22 PM »
You guys are very creative. Looks good.
Many thanks, Kelley! :)
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Hakan from Sweden
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2018, 10:47:07 PM »
Those exhaust clamps appear to be nice heavy duty units..  :)
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2018, 11:46:40 AM »
Those exhaust clamps appear to be nice heavy duty units..  :)
Gary, they truly are!  8)
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Hakan from Sweden
1969 Camaro X44, hugger orange, 427 ZL-1 tribute, TH350, 4:10 12 bolt Posi, RPO Z87, black/white houndstooth, 14" steel wheels & dog dish, 02D built
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