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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2016, 11:19:35 PM »
Very cool. I love seeing these "time capsule" finds. Good luck with the build.
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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2016, 04:46:21 PM »
I've made good progress on the car.  It now has a drivetrain back in it.  Along with the new flywheel, clutch, PP, bellhousing, I've added an M20 Muncie, new driveshaft, and a new 12-bolt posi rearend with 3.73 gears.  Nothing original or correct code on the Muncie or 12-bolt, just new fresh stuff to get it going.  New 4-leaf rear springs, gas tank, fuel line, etc.





It's nice to get it to the stage of being a complete car!  I put on some wheels/tires from a 91 Z28 I have and took it out for drive.  The car drives solid but it surges at any kind of cruising speed.  As long as you are into the throttle it's good, but it just doesn't cruise nicely.  I'm not going to battle the race cam that's in it, so out it comes, being replaced with stock 30-30 cam.



This thing was built for all business!

They recommend removing the inner valve spring for cam break in, and I think I'm going to leave them out!







Getting back to a more "normal" valvetrain.


Since the balancer was already degreed in 90 degree increments, it made it easy to follow the CRG valve lash method.  I set mine to .030 instead of the CRG .026 since I'm reusing the roller rockers.



I'm also not going back with the Edelbrock Victor intake and Holley 850 DP.  After some suggestions on here and a lot of thought, I'm going tunnelram!!

I found an old Edelbrock TR1Y on ebay, so that's going on, along with some old original M/T valve covers. 





I'm going to try it with a pair of 390 vac. secondary Holleys and see how it does. 

Stay tuned!
John

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2016, 04:51:52 PM »
Maiden voyage!  (before cam change)


https://youtu.be/P0Et0Jy3eR8
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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2016, 04:52:10 PM »
looking good. Don't forget to remove the hood!.... ;D

Also the license plates are a nice touch.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2016, 05:23:35 PM »
Thanks!  Yeah, I just found the hood on Craigslist for $50.  It's even Hugger Orange! Off it comes.
John

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2016, 05:28:08 PM »
$50 is a good deal. Looking forward to seeing it back on the road with the tunnel ram. It looks so cool with all the decals as your jamming the gears, WTG
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: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2016, 06:31:52 PM »
Cool choice on the TR..  sweet ride
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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2016, 04:22:53 AM »
I noticed in the picture of the transmission that the cross member is in backwards.

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2016, 01:33:18 AM »
Thanks.  I'll flip it around the next time I'm in there.
John

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2016, 11:42:48 PM »
I might be interested in some of the old race parts if you decide to sell them. Neat car for sure!

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2017, 04:51:25 PM »
Here's the build/blueprint papers from the engine that's in the car now.  From 1977!  He raced it off and on until 1986 when he broke a driveshaft.  It's a well built engine; I just wish it didn't have aluminum rods.  I'm getting ready to have a DZ 302 engine built for this car (V0820DZ).  Not the original from this car, but an original DZ at least.  I'm still working on acquiring the original engine from this car.  The guy that has it bought it in 1971 and it's been in his garage ever since!  He has quite a collection of parts I guess.  I've only talked to him on the phone; haven't met him in person yet.  He apparently likes to buy stuff but generally is not interested in selling anything.  He said he would sell me the engine since it would be going back into the original car it came from.  Funny thing, he only lives about 6 miles from me!








And the cam card for the solid roller that I took out and replaced with a stock 30-30 cam.

John

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2017, 04:55:01 PM »
That would be awesome if you are able to get the original block.

Good updates, stick with it!
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: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2017, 06:29:09 PM »
I have an 08E Z. Does your V0820DZ have a VIN?
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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2017, 10:31:20 PM »
Yes.  676496

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Re: My 69 Z/28 "building find"!
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2017, 02:23:03 AM »
That solid roller would have been pretty wicked especially with the aluminum rods... bet that thing would rev to the moon lighting quick!
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