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1968 Z28 Barn Find
« on: May 26, 2016, 01:56:47 PM »
It finally happened, fell into a 68 Z28 barn find that has been sitting over 30 years.  All numbers matching, hurt head and block but repairable. 712 Teal blue with L2 white stripes and black vinyl.  Lots of NOS stuff too.  But I'm missing the fan blade and fan clutch, bell housing, Valve Covers, and Intake manifold.  Any help locating these parts for under the insane prices I see on eBay appreciated.  thanks

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 02:07:13 PM »
Hey, congrats! What a fortunate find. Nice color too. Pretty sure I have a nice, Untouched, unmolested, never blasted 618 intake. Unless one of my buddies on here want it and PM such request or help me price it by PM , I will take an offer. Welcome to a great site.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 02:48:55 PM »
Sounds like good color. How about pictures!
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 02:50:46 PM »
Thanks do you know the date code,  I'm new at this restoration stuff so I'm planning to be pretty anal about it until I just need to give in.  My car was born 1st week of April. How do I get talk to you?  new at this too :) :P

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 03:25:48 PM »
oops looks like my intake needs to be a 3917610, around march 68.  Thanks

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 05:00:04 PM »
Congrats Bruce!

Can you post some photos?
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 06:30:33 PM »
Congrats on the find. Post some pics to this thread so we can all see the glory. :)
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 07:47:07 PM »
It didn't happen unless we see pics.

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 08:32:17 PM »
Pics please.  :)
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2016, 10:38:06 PM »
Great another 68 owner.   We will want to see your progress.   Dan

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2016, 12:08:19 AM »
It didn't happen unless we see pics.
X2 :)
First thing to do is check everything to determine what other items might be missing and what you have. Way to go and welcome aboard. Just love them 68 Z/28's. What NOS parts came with it?
Congrats.....
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2016, 12:38:20 PM »
Darrell Cook

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 01:11:51 PM »
Well.. :) ...   The OP is a newbie and may be trying to figure out how to post photos.. and it may not be worthless to him (just to us without the photos!).. :)

But... PLEASE BruceC...  post again, tell us more about the car, and if you are having difficulty posting photos, let us know and we can help you.   Once we see photos of such a nice car, you'll get lots more help! 

notes:  The cast date for the aluminum Winters Z28 manifolds are all on the bottom of the manifold and can't be seen once engine is assembled, so I'd suggest paying more attention to 'condition' of the manifold than to the date code.   The chrome valve covers for a '68 can be difficult to find, but I'd bet once you post a photo of your engine, someone here will find you a pair.. :)   I've got some extra fans, but not sure about the '68 fans ..  what pn you need, etc.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2016, 01:44:18 PM »
Well.. :) ...   The OP is a newbie and may be trying to figure out how to post photos.. and it may not be worthless to him (just to us without the photos!).. :)

OMG Gary it was meant as a joke..  Hence the smileys holding the signs.. 
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2016, 03:08:24 PM »
Darn it Cook, don't make fun of the newbies!!!

You scare off all the new guys with that kind of humor!

hahahaha

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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 03:28:41 PM »
Well.. :) ...   The OP is a newbie and may be trying to figure out how to post photos.. and it may not be worthless to him (just to us without the photos!).. :)

OMG Gary it was meant as a joke..  Hence the smileys holding the signs.. 

:)  ..     Hence my smileys...  :)
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2016, 08:50:33 PM »
If you need help with posting pics, send me a PM and I will help.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2016, 06:10:01 PM »
I have a couple 403 bell houses. You can have one for $50 plus shipping.  Just let me know.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2016, 08:40:08 PM »
Bruce, are you still following this thread?
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2016, 01:17:02 PM »
I am still here, just very busy sorry guys.  Haven't touched it yet because we also got a 73 vette with the find/purchase that Im cleaning up to flip to get the $$ to buy z28 parts  ;D  NOS parts are 2 qtrs, 2 frt fenders, rear deck lid, a cowl induction air cleaner, snorkle, and sleeve.  Body wise, it only really needs a right rear qtr so ill be saving the original sheet metal and repairing the common small rust spots in the bottom of the qtrs and fenders.  Vinyl top created some rust around the windshield area.  Doors are stripped of paint years ago and the left rear qtr is off.  How do you post pics, it says my attachments are too large?

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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2016, 02:11:47 PM »
Bruce:  There are size limitations to each image (200 kb), and to the total images in a single post (500 kb), so generally one has to use some software to reduce the *file size* (Note, the limitation is on the FILE size, not the actual image size).  Several ways to reduce the file size of a digital image:
1) Use of JPEG- of course most images we deal with today are already Jpeg, but you should check this.. Generally converting to JPEG will reduce the typical file size by a factor or 3-4 without visible loss of image quality or size.
2)  Reduction of the size of the image (ie. from 3000x4000, to something more appropriate to a screen.. maybe 800x1000 or so?).  I think even PAINT will do this... and of course any decent image proc software will allow all of this.
3)  Use of a file size reducer (I like  'Light Image Resizer' which you can download from here )- http://download.cnet.com/Light-Image-Resizer/3000-12511_4-10529104.html
     Light Image Resizer works on already JPEG'ed file, by selecting more optimum JPEG factors to gain further reduction.  The user gets to specify 'how much' reduction they desire.  Just compare the file size before and after use a few times to determine how much reduction you need. 

Light Image Resizer works great and is what I use.

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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2016, 07:54:22 PM »
Gary, you are right - Paint will do this and it's very easy to use. I think I change pixels to like 800 or something to get the file size where it needs to be.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2016, 09:36:52 PM »
Or you can have a Photo bucket or similar account and link to pics there.
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2016, 02:13:00 PM »
I am still here, just very busy sorry guys.  Haven't touched it yet because we also got a 73 vette with the find/purchase that Im cleaning up to flip to get the $$ to buy z28 parts  ;D  NOS parts are 2 qtrs, 2 frt fenders, rear deck lid, a cowl induction air cleaner, snorkle, and sleeve.  Body wise, it only really needs a right rear qtr so ill be saving the original sheet metal and repairing the common small rust spots in the bottom of the qtrs and fenders.  Vinyl top created some rust around the windshield area.  Doors are stripped of paint years ago and the left rear qtr is off.  How do you post pics, it says my attachments are too large?

Did you review your part #'s of what you have or need? Even some of the small brackets can be difficult to find. My build thread has a lot of information on parts both original and service replacements (link below my name). Sounds like a unmolested car so anxiously awaiting more detail on the car and Pictures.
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 12:46:58 PM »
Bruce was nice enough to send pics and here they are.

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 12:52:26 PM »
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 01:15:19 PM »
Teal blue is an usual color. I owned one back in the '70's and have only seen a few other Camaros with it. I am liking this car!
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 12:53:25 AM »
Looks like a good car, Bruce.  I look forward to seeing you make progress on it.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2017, 11:13:07 PM »
Looks like a good car, Bruce.  I look forward to seeing you make progress on it.
X2, Look forward to seeing this one complete. :)
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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2017, 12:30:48 AM »
Welcome to the site, priceless info here to aid in your resto project. Shoot pics, and lots of them for your documentation records. Keep an eye out for codes stamped in your oe sheet metal. Doing some searching here will point you in the right direction. Nice color, should make the lines pop when its done.
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2017, 02:30:36 AM »
Bruce, Congrats. What a great find. I also had problems posting pics. I was able to send pics through my phone. I was never able to send them from my computer or I pad. What I did was open this website on my phone and post my pic as an attachment. As soon as I chose a picture the phone automatically wanted to resize it so I chose the smallest resize and the picture got sent no problem. Good luck on your Camaro.

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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 02:51:16 AM »
Great car, look forward to more pictures and progress.
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