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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2017, 02:21:19 PM »
I have had nicknames for my car but probably would get banned from the site!! 
My car wasnt perfect that is why I had it painted. I know it sat in the original owners garage a long time but later in its life it was in a pole barn.  I have a feeling it wasnt cleaned up real good and sat where there was condensation.
Good luck with your project. These cars are easy to work on and endless information and encouragement by the guys on here
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 02:44:21 PM »
Pretty cool.. 

3 Z's built within a day of one another..

Mine & another that was recently for sale.

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 05:13:04 PM »
Seems the PNW elements were harder on it,,,,

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Very hard.
I grew up West of Portlandia in a small town and bought a 68SS in '76.  8 years old and it looked like it was stored underwater all 8 years.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
What is broken, and how bad?
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2017, 05:28:40 PM »
ENGINE:

The "MO" is gone in 1969 replaced by CE motor short block CE 9A 49906. So can I assume an early owner made a warranty claim?
It is what it is,,,but it will stay that way unless some magical miracle the orig motor shows up.

Trans:
The as built M21 w/ tag, stamp, & vin is intact & rebuilt.

Rear End:
The 12 bolt was long gone. So when roger bought it in 2004 is had a rusty 10 bolt in it. So here is where it get interesting. A local guy parted out a plumb 1967 Z28 ( Story no proof) in the 80's and harvested many Z Parts, including a "PU" coded 12 bolt. Roger bought it cut off the traction arm mount, removed the mon leaf spring mounts and welded on multi's and rebuilt it and installed in this car, So Not a technically correct item, but I am not worried in the least.

When speaking to the HURT part of the story; Roger told me his Uncle spun a rod bearing in 1979 and parked it to fix it someday which never came around and the car sat outside till 2004, that time & PNW moisture surface rusted a lot of parts not to mention the frigging RAIN, oh this place feels like Alaska sometimes.......

but I am getting ahead of myself.

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »
Here are some scans of print photos, as he took the car apart (2004)
Lots of great clues to originality but some finishes were severely altered by the elements, however I get a sense of how untouched it seems. I will be asking for some opinions on anomalies relating to the assy deviations I 'think' I see & want some clarification and input. I hope there is some value to others and reference to include my goals of returning it to its former glory.

Front end & eng compt.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2017, 05:52:23 PM »
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2017, 08:05:21 PM »
Thanks for the explanation. I see a lot of right parts. You know the story of what happened to the car, anything else is just BS. Have fun!! Keep us updated.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2017, 12:19:57 AM »
More Shots as disassembled in 2004
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2017, 01:23:11 AM »
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2017, 04:14:28 PM »
Neat car Jim and thanks for sharing the pics and the story. My brother had a C-C, 724 interior '68 Z that was originally from Washington State (Marysville, if I remember correctly). I should have bought from him but I didn't have the funds at the time. I love the color combo.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2017, 12:57:52 AM »
Nice to hear from you. Thanks. I think the combo with the black top is going to appeal to me & hope others,,,,Ha I have a red car and am looking forward to the white-black-red combo

Now a 67/68 question.

Notice this picture,  the pass side valve cover breather nipple (Pipe) to valve cover is straight like a 1967 (?) I thought it should be a 90 degree steel nipple, however HEARTBEAT offers a 1967 ONLY hose that has the bend in it. Could this be a hold over  or assy anomaly or owner servicing modification?

Part number # GM 3916380

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2017, 12:44:29 AM »
Mine has the 90* elbow and hose, but to tell the truth it and others don't exactly fit as the parts would lend themselves the best to fit.  Meaning my hose gets straightened a little and seemed like it would fit better with a straight shot into the valve cover rather than the 90.  I know this isn't an answer per se, but it could be someone thought like me and just changed it before knowing or caring about correct restoration parts.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2017, 03:07:59 AM »
Here is a shot from the drivers side.
Note* The Carb was found to be a 1969 Holley 4346 Carburetor

2nd shot notice the "oil" line thru the spedo grommet
Jim
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68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2017, 12:23:32 PM »
That passenger side valve cover fitting and hose are not original to the car and would appear to be an owner servicing modification.

Is the throttle rod on backwards with the thicker part toward the front?
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