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Michael Hanson

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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2018, 01:26:05 AM »
The paperwork came later, not with the crossram. Probably summer of 1968 but I'm not sure. It came from someone that I knew at GM.

Michael Hanson

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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2018, 12:12:34 AM »
The new replacement short block before installation. (wonderful GM warranty) I set the crossram on it just for the picture.

Jon Mello

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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2018, 01:00:56 PM »
So, what year was it that the cross ram was first run on the car? I had previously thought it was 1970 but was it earlier?
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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2018, 02:16:40 PM »
Good question Jon.

Looks to me like shortly after he got the car. Spring of 68 or earlier?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
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Michael Hanson

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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2018, 11:49:30 PM »
In 1968 and 69, the car with the crossram didn't fit well into any NHRA stock class as that organization didn't allow multiple carburetors unless it was a regular production option. We weren't prepared, or quick enough to compete in NHRA D/MP class at that point though so we ran the rest of the season with the original 1x4 Holley back in place.

Over the winter of 1969/70, after some back yard cyl head work, installation of the 140 cam and 142 valve springs and reinstallation of the 2x4 and a 5.57 rear end, we ran all of the 1970 season in D/MP. We won our share but lost several too. We did win the very last event of the year though. That  was the last time we ever had the crossram on an engine. The car ran a best of 11.79 in 1970. I sold the crossram in 1971 for $250 minus the cold air plenum/elbow.

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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2018, 07:06:18 AM »
Curious why the shield did not go with the intake when you sold it years earlier?
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Re: Crossram Package
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2018, 11:43:23 AM »
Great thread! I can't get enough of stocker 68 Z's. Ash Gold to boot. Caught my attention when I saw Nova and injectors. Then re-read a 64, and engine scattered in Wisconsin. There was a guy running a 68 or 69 with Hilborns and a "Z motor" in NE Ohio, more street then strip duty. Hugger orange with 302 air brushed on the fenders. Beautifully done car. Surfaced again a few years back. "Ya know, thats a Z motor in there"

I can't imagine you weren't glazing the track with 7" slicks. Today's track prep surely would shave some time off your old slip. Used to only spray 60 feet at Norwalk, now any event or points meet gets a full spray.I'm rambling on now.
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..