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68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:28:38 AM »
i think i finally found an original, looking for opinions, im assuming original due to the aged pitting in the gt ?
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 05:56:19 PM »
Looks good Chris and might have helped to just add your other same thread as a follow-up but glad you found. Not an easy find.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=15989.0
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 09:52:30 PM »
I wanted to do that, but I'm not sure how to find it? Any lesson appreciated !!
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 12:15:56 AM »
I wanted to do that, but I'm not sure how to find it? Any lesson appreciated !!
You could click on your Tx-Z 302 to go to your profile and then hit the icon to show your post or complete a search to find. I remembered it so just went to the 2nd page of Originality threads and there it was. No problem as I know I sure learned a lot and am still learning how to do something.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 12:33:22 AM »
That looks like an original GM bracket but not for a '67-'68 Z. I think it was used on some later 409 engines and possibly something else like a '65 396. Both have the GT stamps but the 409 one is thicker above the adjusting slot and the Z bracket is thinner up there and more equal to the thickness below the slot.
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 12:38:26 AM »
I agree with Jon, itís original but not for a 68 Z

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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 01:24:37 AM »
Agree, agree! I quickly looked at the stamp earlier and said yep that's it but after looking back now with Jon's comment that bracket is not for our 68Z. Me bad & sorry I mislead you!
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 02:04:18 AM »
Well fudge pop!! I do appreciate the heads up. Obviously not what I wanted to hear. :(
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 03:54:52 PM »
Luckily the guy give me my money back. Good guy.
Chick and Mello
1. Is the thickness the bracket thickness or thickness from top edge of bracket to the slide adjusment slot and thickness from botto. Edge of bracket to the slide adjustment slot?

2. There are pics on here of unmolested Z engine compartments and one has a fabulous pic of this bracket where it bolts to the WP and it appears to be a smooth radius on the end?  The one I had purchased has flat beveled edges.  All the aftermarkets seem to have the beveled ends???????

3. A friend is also telling me that if you lay it on a tape measure there are differences in length , if this is true does anyone know what the length of the correct bracket is? And also a general thickness of the bracket?
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 05:06:47 AM »
I no longer have an original front bracket, just the rear. The part above the slot is too fat (tall?) on your part.
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Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 02:01:07 PM »
Like Dokie. Thx
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