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BruceC

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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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BruceC

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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. :)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-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 #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?
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Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2016, 12:38:20 PM »
Darrell Cook

Contact me if you have a 68 L78/L89 Camaro to add it to my database.

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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.. 
Darrell Cook

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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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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV