79 Z28 "Fresh Start"

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  1. Scott Sievers

    Scott Sievers Veteran Member

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    A lot of things you could have done differently... except..... your not keeping the car...... Dude... Sell the fire chicken and keep the Camaro!!! :p

    383 rotating assembly more or less bolts in the stock block, aluminum heads cool better, save weight and add HP at a comparative price to rebuilding a set of iron heads, or, just bolt a blower on it and bam, 300 hp... but... your not keeping it.... :( Built a 383 for my sons 89 fire chicken, really brought it to life. Looks like you do good work. Keep it up, take some classes and learn to paint... I admit that painting nowdays involves a lot of Osha... wasnt so hard to deal with 20 years ago. As mechanically inclined as you are, I am betting you could handle it. Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing it done and on the road again!
     
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    Whoa, wtf is that? wow, there, deleted the extras.... Power went down, not sure what happend...:confused:
     
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    I finally got the Z back in my garage Tuesday. I started a new job on Wednesday so it's gonna be slow gong from here. I won't be spending every day in the garage anymore. I'll have the weekends though.

    So I spent Monday and a little of Tuesday power washing underneath and spraying on a new undercoat and painting the frame and engine bay. When I got it home I removed the brake power booster and sprayed the fire wall and cowl panel. It looks good all cleaned up and a solid color.

    A lot of the old undercoating flaked off with the power wash.

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    The engine bay cleaned up nicely too. After seeing it with all the grease and grime washed off I found that I don't need to replace any bushings. They don't look all that old as it is.

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    New under coat and paint...

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    Back in the garage with the firewall and cowl painted. She's almost ready for the motor to be dropped in.

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    Lol, that's a reasonable question.
     
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    That is sweet! Thanks! I hate relying on others....
     
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    You're welcome. It really helped a lot and I don't have to rely on anyone.
     
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    BTW, I’ve been in printing my whole work life too, spent 33 years doing it in Illinois before moving to Arkansas. 40 years now this year....
     
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    ljsilver 1980 Z28

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    Nice job. I will be doing this in about 5 years on mine. Just drive it daily for now. I really like the white ones. Have them install the windshield correctly. Make sure they seal the cowl and firewall/cowl joints. Also check seals the heater box and kick panels on the passenger side as this is where leaks tend to be. Good luck.
     

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