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FlaJunkie
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Update, 3 Aug 2011

Postby FlaJunkie » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:37 pm

Just a little work going on...





When I measured the shim thickness, it was 1/16th..I thought the intake

gasket would be a lot thicker, but it is .060...and 1/16th is .0625. Close

enough for government work, so we took off the blue RTV except the

ends and put er' on...





[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/3_Aug_2011/Z28_3_Aug_2011_53.jpg[/img]





[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/3_Aug_2011/Z28_3_Aug_2011_55.jpg[/img]





[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/3_Aug_2011/Z28_3_Aug_2011_56.jpg[/img]







Another try at the covers with Mothers...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/3_Aug_2011/Z28_3_Aug_2011_57.jpg[/img]





Makes a difference...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/3_Aug_2011/Z28_3_Aug_2011_58.jpg[/img]
"Freedom Express", Florida Tag 1970Z28
Indialantic, Florida
Project link: My1970Z28
USAF, Retired 1991

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Update, 13 Aug 2011

Postby FlaJunkie » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:51 am

Spent a little time on the distributor. One problem was a broken

bushing in the advance section. That's it on the right with

the new "donor" on the left.



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_54.jpg[/img]







I used a rubber cap plug, cut to size...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_65.jpg[/img]





Over, the tit...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_68.jpg[/img]







With the very small circlip reinstalled...

[EDIT: I just noticed the clip opening should probably be facing out.]



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_77.jpg[/img]





Test fit into the slot...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_81.jpg[/img]



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_82.jpg[/img]



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_85.jpg[/img]





All of the parts to a mechanical, vacuum advanced,

point operated distributor, cleaned up a bit...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/13_Aug_2011/Z28_13_Aug_2011_87.jpg[/img]





I still need a new coil-point lead, a new cam grease wiper, a circular felt washer,

and three new point/cap screws to replace those mauled from regular use!

(In the baggie!)



I am still trying to figure out the best ignition system compromise for my engine...
"Freedom Express", Florida Tag 1970Z28
Indialantic, Florida
Project link: My1970Z28
USAF, Retired 1991

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Update, 17 Aug 2011

Postby FlaJunkie » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:03 pm

I didn't get to work on the car at all today; I had too many "honey do's" and

the day evaporated. This is a little from yesterday...





I needed to clean up the valve cover bolts and seat attaching bolts.



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/17_Aug_2011/Z28_17_Aug_2011_54.jpg[/img]







This is running a valve cover bolt through a die to clean it up...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/17_Aug_2011/Z28_17_Aug_2011_53.jpg[/img]







After glass beading and cleaning...and coating with a clear metal protectant.

This job took about two hours.



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/17_Aug_2011/Z28_17_Aug_2011_56.jpg[/img]





I put an old dizzy into the motor (sans gear) and had no problem

engaging the pump slot. I tuned the dizzy with a drill...and turned,

and turned, and nothing. Darn! Then I realized I only had about a quart

of oil in the crankcase! :mad:



After I added 3 more quarts, I spun it again and...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/17_Aug_2011/Z28_17_Aug_2011_57.jpg[/img]







I think my helper missed a little blue glue under the manifold...I'll have

to check for leaks tomorrow.



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/17_Aug_2011/Z28_17_Aug_2011_59.jpg[/img]
"Freedom Express", Florida Tag 1970Z28
Indialantic, Florida
Project link: My1970Z28
USAF, Retired 1991

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Update, 18 Aug 2011

Postby FlaJunkie » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:57 pm

Did a small amount of work today...tomorrow is carpet day!





Got ready to put the valve covers together...



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_53.jpg[/img]





Voila!



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_56.jpg[/img]







Is this in far enough???



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_57.jpg[/img]







Look at the covers on and the wire looms installed!



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_59.jpg[/img]





[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_60.jpg[/img]





Are the lifting eyelets in correctly???



[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_62.jpg[/img]





[img]http://my1970z28.com/pics/reassembly/August/18_Aug_2011/Z28_18_Aug_2011_61.jpg[/img]
"Freedom Express", Florida Tag 1970Z28
Indialantic, Florida
Project link: My1970Z28
USAF, Retired 1991


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