Author Topic: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28  (Read 12495 times)

169INDY

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
I purchased a replacement (USED) 403 re-usable condition alum S.B. Bellhousing at a local swap meet.
I gave it a cleaning in the solvent tank, then a low pressure blasting in a Glass Bead cabinet, Purposely left "some" orig orange overspray, found little to none down low. Interesting; chased threads but found the original pivot very worn & removal required propane heat to the front side and candle wax to wick and act as penetrant to get it to release its grip on the threads. Nice little pop & out it came. I gave the alum a wash down with Alum cleaner (acid) DX rinse and then the Alum DX-501 conditioner brightener- Bam Looks good for my use. New pivot, boot and fork.
Was  fun little project

Jim   
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2018, 06:20:15 PM »
A-arm shields, Soap & water, gentile nylon brush then a little Welseys (sp) and 303 cleaner followed up with a Napa tire dressing. I did need to replace the damaged pass side, just traced and cut out from some masticated rubber that has been discussed on the site in another thread.   
Jim
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2018, 04:31:16 AM »
Clutch for Fan received back from rebuilder.
Jim
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2018, 03:36:21 AM »
Scored a set of headers (Reproduction Kustom 68'version) from Colorado Supplier (I was inspired by Seeing Chicks car at MCACN Chicago Show a few years ago.) Need to get them off to  a specialty coater for flat black treatment.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2018, 01:40:19 AM »
 8) wow !!!!! 8)

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2018, 03:43:48 PM »
In production, the bellhousing cover was natural. It was partially painted orange with the engine; the area behind the oil pan not getting much coverage.

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2018, 12:34:55 AM »
OK, got it, the GM cover I understand is not period correct, but I can live with that, I will be assembling the motor & trans and respraying the motor with the appropriate overspray like CHICKs engine shots in the car. I gather the fork end got a dusting also, I plan on a partial orange coverage on the bellhousing vice the full spray I have seen some folks do.

JIM
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68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS