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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2020, 10:15:09 AM »
1620 is what I use.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2020, 01:42:40 PM »
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When I find a nice original, I'll just fog it around the edges of the bolts and leave the rest black.
FWIW, the assembly line inspection covers were natural.

Now that you mention it, that brings back a bit of a foggy recollection on that. Good to know. Thanks  8)
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2020, 04:24:45 AM »
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When I find a nice original, I'll just fog it around the edges of the bolts and leave the rest black.
FWIW, the assembly line inspection covers were natural.

Only the back side was natural. The outside portion of the inspection cover is painted orange and or over-sprayed. Here is an original early take off as an example.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2020, 07:17:56 AM »
Meant it was natural as it was installed, then got some orange overspray during engine painting. The service replacement inspection covers were painted black.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2020, 02:32:58 PM »
Looking GREAT,
I know from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE that what you are doing is extremely tedious and NASTY work, however the results will be WELL WORTH YOUR EFFORTS!!!
One thing I will say is if you repaint anything use as little paint as required to cover the part... most of the time when you look at cars which have had some restoration work or refurbishment the "redone" areas have too much paint and are too nice which makes them stick out to your eye.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2020, 03:14:31 AM »
Roger that, and thanks for the pics of the insp cover.

Finally caught up to some business dealings so now I should start making time for the car again. I installed the bell and painted one quick coat onto the motor so the colors would match. As per a couple of factory original motors I have seen over the years, I was less than careful when painting it and did hit the corners of the intake with a little overspray as the factory did. I finally got around to pulling the second valve cover off only to find it is the right #3932417 factory issued cover? So it now looks like the only one that was ever changed was the driver's side. Good news is I have found another pair and a single from eBay which is the correct side needed (so I guess I'll have spares)

I also had the original exhaust manifolds tumbled and hit those with some VHT high temp clear coat. Not sure how that will hold up once they get some use but time will tell. With most of the engine peripherals restored and ready to go, it should look pretty good when all is reassembled. I need to find some small original parts I have stashed around here and then things can start going back together. No rush with all the crap going on in the world today, but I'd like to have it out in a few weeks to get some seat time with the windows rolled down. Here are a few more pics to update the thread.


The original valve cover from the passenger side. I hadn't checked this one until now.


The part number is correct with 3932417 and drippers. I have one coming for the other side.


The passenger side head is dated H-26-9


Masked of some spare 68 Z covers I have and used them to block paint.


I made sure to hit the intake with a little overspray.


Same thing along the back where I hit the corners of the intake.


Exhaust manifolds are restored as are the original smog trees.


And here's the bell housing with the correct dog bone bolts securing it to the block.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2020, 12:40:13 AM »
Still cleaning things up here ahead of dropping the motor back into the car. This includes a lot of degreasing, some minor paint touch-ups, and remounting original things like the front rotors, calipers, brakes, steering, and suspension after having detailed much of it. Hoping to get the motor in on the weekend and will start buttoning it up again. New exhaust from Gardner will be the final touch on it.

Here are some random pictures taken during the past week or so.























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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2020, 01:52:50 AM »
Sale Pending???
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2020, 05:31:19 AM »
Did he list this car for sale, or are you kidding?
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2020, 07:44:02 AM »
Over at yenko.net in the classifieds.
Tim in Australia.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2020, 09:19:52 AM »
thank you.

Very nice clean up. A good price and good purchase for the new buyer.
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-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2020, 08:53:36 PM »
Smart way to sell, smart way to buy.
Going to be a win-win here.
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Re: Lemans Blue 69 Z/28 - 3 Owner Car w/ 49,000 Miles
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2020, 12:59:41 PM »
Did Graeme ever post the 'week date' on his ZL2 hood??   I was unable to find the 'research report' on the hood dates.... even though I searched.
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