Author Topic: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28  (Read 1787 times)

Kelley W King

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2018, 02:09:26 PM »
There are things that do not make sense about this car. Pictures would make you think that almost nothing has been done to the car lately but the carb and distributer look to have been media blasted recently. Just??
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2018, 02:45:21 PM »
I've actually seen this car in person. I'm by no means an authority, but I know the guy selling it (I went to buy a OE console from him for my 68, but it was for a 69). Anyway, seems like a really up front guy, but if anyone wants me to go check things out I'd be happy to try and set something up with him. I live in SLC, about 45 minutes south of where this is located. Thanks
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2018, 03:07:07 PM »
That interior is cooked!
I compared it with pictures of an orange car that was special order and this one appears more yellow. The orange had several names, omaha orange was one.
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2018, 03:10:09 PM »
When I saw the car, about a month ago, and I talked to him about it he said it was a special order yellow color.
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 04:14:11 PM »
The original paint pretty closely matches Bright Yellow (519), a standard special paint. Yes, it looks like it was repainted orange.
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2018, 11:17:48 PM »
First gen Camaros were almost 20 years old by the time I was born, so all of my knowledge comes from them already being old cars. Was decking a block common practice back in the day for a machine shop? Iíve had dozens of engines machined and rebuild and only 2 have been out of spec enough for it to be recommended to have them decked.

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2018, 04:06:43 AM »
A lot of us used to deck blocks to squeeze every bit of compression out of the motor we could. Using steel gaskets (painted with copper high heat paint to help them seal), a set of pop ups (like the Manley 12.5:1 compression pistons I ran), and a .012-.015 deck mill to get the pistons right to the deck surface, and enjoy a good performance gain from a near zero deck. Course, you had to watch piston to valve clearance, and not get too wrapped up with a monster lift on the cam, but it was a good performance mod back then.

I've seen pistons pretty far down in the bore on factory blocks, as much as .020 or better depending on the performance level of the engine.

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