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1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:52:01 AM »
Does anyone know for sure if the 3817173 balancer was finned on a 67 302 ? I am restoring the engine and I can't seem to find the right answer .  Thank you all.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:11:00 PM »
The finned balancer was discontinued sometime during the 1966 model year. It's possible (but not probable) that some VERY early 1967 engines may have had the finned balancer, but since the FIRST PRODUCTION Z28 didn't come out until early January, 1967 (Jon Mello's car), the chances are almost zero that there was one originally installed in a 302.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 03:32:46 PM »
"Experts" disagree.   ::)





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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:46:52 PM »
1967 Z28 engines never received the finned balancer.  My company, CHP has rebuild dozens of original '67 302 engines, judged at the Camaro Nationals many restored and original '67 Z28's and never has one turned up on an original engine. They were used in 1966 and have been seen on the '66 L79 engines. 

Have been running the national registry on these cars now for 30 years.  Yep, since 1988 and all of my data shows it was never used.  I hope this helps.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 06:59:50 PM »
My knowledge on the subject is limited, but I have never seen that finned balancer used on a 67 Z.
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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
Thank you Jerry for helping with this matter...nice to hear from you.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 04:26:50 AM »
"Experts" disagree.   ::)

That's subjective.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 01:00:14 PM »
My commit was sarcasm.  Hence the quotations.  I was agreeing with Ed and pointing out donít always believe what you read.  Trust but VERIFY.  OP did the right thing by asking here (CRG).
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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »
My commit was sarcasm.  Hence the quotations.  I was agreeing with Ed and pointing out donít always believe what you read.  Trust but VERIFY.  OP did the right thing by asking here (CRG).

It appealed to my sense of humor. I wouldn't be at all surprised of how many buyers would take them up on the description.

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 03:44:59 AM »
What I believe to be the original balancer on the engine is finned.Build date of 12/20/66. My dad got this engine around 1970. Very confusing .

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 04:02:59 AM »
Can you post a picture of the pad? That's a very early engine for a Z28. What's the VIN?

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 05:56:16 AM »
there is no vin #

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 04:38:23 PM »
Service block?
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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »
Any idea what happened to the car itself?

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Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 06:26:09 PM »
I don't know. All I can remember my dad saying is the car was made into a race car. I kinda remember that I was in high school like 1970-71 maybe. The number on the block from what I can see is VI220MO  The number are very light, block casting 3892657 K-29-6 heads 3890462 L-13-6 . I am confused about what the balancer is. The balancer is finned. My dad worked for GM for over 30 years and my uncle work in the Tonawanda plant for almost 40 years. I remember them laughing how some cars got the wrong heads ,carburetors and transmissions. Even motors going into the wrong cars. I think you have to take with a grain of salt all these number matching cars when some of them were not made that way to begin with. Dealers back in the days changed many things if the customer wanted it added. I worked for Ford in the 70's and they use to order plain Jane cars and we would add whatever they wanted including interiors . I know there are people that put all there trust in what the NCRS says but personally I think there are way to many variables.