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Charley

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Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2021, 02:33:31 PM »
I personally think the most collectable part about this car is the blue vinyl top and interior on a silver car. Never seen that combo. Cool.

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Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2021, 07:10:20 PM »
Yup...silver with blue on blue sounds plenty cool to me.  8)

If you get it, why not just build an LT1 for it and enjoy it before you flip it. The 350 packs much better HP and torque than a 302. Truth be known, the 302's are weak out of the whole and don't pack much torque. It's the mystique that surrounds the 302 and the sounds that make them cool when they are buzzed north of 7K, but that's where they were vulnerable to spitting out rods or dropping a valve. In fact, a modern 355 with some good rods and some decent heads will destroy most 302's.

Build a nice 350 or a stroker for it maybe and make it look perfectly stock. That works real nice IMO.
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Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2021, 02:59:18 PM »
Ended up passing on the car, we just dont have the space to store another car in a million pieces while working on another project thats in a million pieces.

Yup...silver with blue on blue sounds plenty cool to me.  8)

If you get it, why not just build an LT1 for it and enjoy it before you flip it. The 350 packs much better HP and torque than a 302. Truth be known, the 302's are weak out of the whole and don't pack much torque. It's the mystique that surrounds the 302 and the sounds that make them cool when they are buzzed north of 7K, but that's where they were vulnerable to spitting out rods or dropping a valve. In fact, a modern 355 with some good rods and some decent heads will destroy most 302's.

Build a nice 350 or a stroker for it maybe and make it look perfectly stock. That works real nice IMO.

I would have built the 302 or a stout little 327 if we had picked it up. I have a built 70 LT1 in my 33 pickup that has put a lot of big blocks to shame at the drag strip, but I still prefer a 283/302/327 over a 350 and I would never build a 383, to me they are only good for a boat anchor. I have never liked them, I would build a 400 if I wanted a torque small block.

But we didnt get it, but now have the fire to get the current project done and sold to find the next project we can shove a 348 we have on the stand in.
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Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2021, 03:53:13 PM »
To have 2 torn apart projects you need a 6 car garage with only those 2 projects in it!
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