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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2018, 12:52:54 AM »
Might be a service part, but that's a 69 part.
68 Z should be 3908391 with manual box.

Clarify something for me Kurt, I respect all of the facts and opinions I read and receive on here! But I'm confused on several issues one being this pitman arm.  Jerry M has that definitive 302 book, it list this number for 68, lists that 391 number for 67.....both manual steering.  He's a human so he might be wrong or it could be a misprint?

The pozzi article that I keep getting referee to indicates that the 391 was or is correct for 67, but was used at Norwood and van Nuys from March 68 to June 68 and references the from vin xxx to vin xxx maybe due to production shortage of 68 components?  It goes on to list those part numbers used it says 391 was the subbed number. My vin and build month (july) is outside that 67 parts subbed time frame.  To me that indicates that 68 models up to March and after June used a different pitman arm number?  Maybe the one mine had which is what the 302 book also lists?  I'm just playing piece meal detective.

Is your info based on info collected on the group's info or ???   Thx for the work you do!
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2018, 07:09:43 AM »
I've never seen that arm on a 68.
http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#steer and look at what is on original cars - Danny's, etc.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2018, 12:36:41 PM »
 68Z, born with part
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2018, 03:48:14 PM »
Now you're gong to make me have to go see if I can get a pic of mine.  I don't even remember what my number was, but it is one of those in the time frame where 67 parts were used.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2018, 08:13:30 PM »
12D of 67

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2018, 12:21:21 AM »
05D
68Z28

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #96 on: March 13, 2018, 12:31:22 AM »
Looks like you have a 1968 Z28 Camaro just like mine. See "1968 Z28 on CRG. I have most of the same evidence and pictures that you posted. I plan on trying to save the evidence on the rear valance of the original stripes. I wish i knew how to post the link to the post. Good luck on your build. By the way those heads would work perfect for my 12E Z28.
67 RS L30/M20 numbers, 68 BB 396 12 bolt posi
68 Z28 project, 68 numbers 327/210 4 speed
69 LM1 turbo 350 12 bolt numbers,70 L65 350
68 Chevelle L30 3 on the tree, 68 El Camino BB

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2018, 07:13:10 AM »
As posted there are some cars that received the 3908391 long pitman arm in 68.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2018, 04:37:34 PM »
I think I'm ready to sell this project before I go insane.  Thanks or the it's and information. I'm g going to  shop and taking pics of my steering parts and post.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #99 on: March 13, 2018, 05:44:19 PM »
ok so i had an epiphany while reading your replies to my post,  the glass beaded part that i assumed was right came off the car as it was delivered to me, that number matches what Jerry says is correct so i got very excited, then you guys showed pics of the other number and give me info that lead to me being deflated once again. but the car was wrecked and has many boxes of parts that i been posting, i went to my shop and dug through the steering components and snapped  picks and this gear and pitman and idler are in that box. this gear is not on the car now, nor was it on the car when i got it....but its in a cardboard box that came with the car, i never really paid it much attention to it! (in fact started to let a friend have it)  if im not going crazy i think its the numbers you men are showing to be the 68Z,  so now i have a new question....
from these pics can we tell if this gearbox is what come on the car? 07b ?  please?????
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2018, 05:46:53 PM »
this is the idler that was in the steering parts it appears to be  39?7581B  ????
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #101 on: March 14, 2018, 03:29:24 PM »
What is the date on the box itself.  The stamped date on the front pad just below the "CHECK" casting on the cover and reference it to the build date on the car to give you an idea of it possibly being the original.

Again 12D of 67

320th day of 67

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #102 on: March 14, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
looks to be A 1318 ?
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2018, 05:10:35 PM »
Assume the A is for 1st shift and B for 2nd.

May 10th of 68

Sounds about right for your car.



What's the date on the other box?
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2018, 06:58:01 PM »
Ok so now I'm back to square one. Its still MAYBE a Z.  Lol. I hate cars. Lol. Thanks for deciphering , I guess I need to clean and rebuild this gear and replace the  peices.
Chris W