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Bigblockbird

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Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« on: January 19, 2017, 02:23:36 AM »
Hey Group,
I bought a 1969 Z/28 through Barrett-Jackson Vegas last fall.
I am really happy with it. really all I have done is convert to a Heartbeat Power Steering which went well and I got a pre order in for the bias Look Radials from Coker and they sent an e-mail that they should be ready to ship in a month or so.
I was wanting to try and retrofit a couple of 390 DP Holleys so i could shelf the insanely rich Twin 780's and although I got it all to fit but those Nascar Spec 390 carbs are freaks, those suckers want to outflow 950's I have seen.
Fell back to the original Holleys on the winters. It actually runs pretty good just pig fat on the mixture is all.

So here I am looking to do a couple things on the interior.  The trim code is in fact 712 so it is a Deluxe interior car and has all the Deluxe interior panels and such but somehow, somewhere it ended up with standard seat covers.
I want it all to be correct, so where would I buy to get the most correct seat covers for a 1969 Deluxe interior.
It's Black so that should be pretty easy.

Another question is on exhaust, it has a pretty nice little set of headers in great shape but they aren't from 1969, the exhaust is brand newish and is a couple of Turbo style mufflers that are well done  and the exhaust exits correctly and nice tips.
I was just thinking for the limited amount i would drive this car that the Chambered exhaust might be fun although I know pretty loud.
Anybody do the Chambered exhaust and are you happy with it?

Annnnd finally Front Coil springs, I feel the car sits higher up in the front than I would like, but with the F-70-15 Tires the top of the tire is about an inch below the wheel opening.
It looks like the springs are not original so I think someone spec'd the wrong spring.
What is the shortest spring for a 302 4-speed  non-a/c car?
Thanks.
I will try to post pics of the Trim Tag again but I can't get the file small enough.

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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 03:07:40 AM »
If you just get a photobucket.com account you don't have to resize your pics.  That way you can post nice big (easy to see) pics and you aren't taking up any server space here.
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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 12:28:42 PM »
Hey BBbird, for the front springs the Moog 6308's are the go too spring that most matches the factory Z ones.  But watch out, for some reason, not all boxes have the correct spring in them.  Most times the 6308 box has 6320s.  I bought mine on Amazon and took a chance (I wanted 6320s), but bought 6308s because they were cheaper than 6320s.  And of course it had 6320s in the 6308 box :D

If your car has the RS option, then maybe a Moog 6320 might be better (same rate as 6308s, but a bit taller). I have 6320s on my 69 vert and the top of the fender is 1 inch BELOW the top of the tire :)

For the seats, Legendary interiors out of NY has a good product.  But noone sells the woven inserts, they are all just pressed, but Legendary's is very good looking. http://www.legendaryautointeriors.com/

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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 04:49:11 PM »
You can also talk to Coil Spring Specialties (Kansas)...  They can make coil springs to your specifications, which is what I did for my 69 Z28/RS when I was dissatisfied with all the aftermarket MOOG spring options.   They *should* have the specifications on file from when they matched my factory original  EY Springs.   I had them match as closely as possible all the original spring physical characteristics (# coils, height, wire size, etc) as well as the spring rate...  Attached is a photo of my original EY lying between the pair of springs they made for me.
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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 10:40:13 PM »
Creating my Photobucket account now.
So the 6308's sound right and I will likely order them from Summit. I am a Licensed Drag Racer so i get a pretty good discount through them.
Will there be a paper tag or some markings so I know I get the right springs when I open the box?

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 10:48:55 PM »
So I think this will work. I created a Photobucket account and here is a link to a pic of my Trim Tag.
http://s613.photobucket.com/user/Bigblockbird/media/20161110_105653_zpsl3hjjn3q.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 12:01:41 AM »
Ok great!  Now if you want the picture to post in your thread instead of as a link,  go to the right of the picture where it says IMG. in the box next to that you click once with your mouse and it will say "copied".  Then you come back to your thread and paste it by holding down the CTRL key and hit V.  That equals "paste".  That will paste it into your message so that the picture shows up.

Like this:


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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 12:05:38 AM »
^ Don't see power windows very often!
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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 12:26:44 AM »
I was about to ask what that A meant.  Very unique.
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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 12:53:02 AM »
Yes, power windows on a Z28 are not often seen.  Only 3,058 Camaros had this option in 1969.  There is no estimate as to how many Z28s had the option.

The A code after the D80 is mentioned here.
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#XnnCodes
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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »
Creating my Photobucket account now.
So the 6308's sound right and I will likely order them from Summit. I am a Licensed Drag Racer so i get a pretty good discount through them.
Will there be a paper tag or some markings so I know I get the right springs when I open the box?

The number will be stamped on the springs (sometime quite small) on the pigtails at one end.

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Re: Best Seat Covers to be Correct on my 69 Z
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 03:21:28 PM »
I was wanting to try and retrofit a couple of 390 DP Holleys so i could shelf the insanely rich Twin 780's and although I got it all to fit but those Nascar Spec 390 carbs are freaks, those suckers want to outflow 950's I have seen.
Fell back to the original Holleys on the winters. It actually runs pretty good just pig fat on the mixture is all.

The original 4295's were 600 DP's - you can run the 4776 DP's, jet them like the 4295's, and even add the 20-3 progressive throttle plates and get pretty darn close to making them behave enough to street it. Still, a lot of cfm and carb to run through factory manifolds - better with headers and the more radical "140" camshaft, but then things get wilder. Behavior sucks but they are great to look at -

JMHO,
Steve
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