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    My 81 - The Green Dream

    Great post. Years ago, I installed a rear sway bar (from a Firebird donor car) on my plain Jane ‘79 Camaro. Like yours, it was nice that the holes were already there. I reused all of the old bushings. I will have to check out new replacement bushings based on your provided info.
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    Fuel regulator needed?

    Thanks Kenny! I too have a 1406 with the classic Eddy off idle stumble, and have masked it as much as possible with using the largest pump shot nozzles, fatter main circuit. The downside is the same ol rich stinky idle as reported by sooooo many. I did replace my distributor with one with vac...
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    question about opening the coolant hoses

    10-4 on breaking the heater core. If you have to replace that, you’ll be a mechanic by the time you’re done!!
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    Fuel regulator needed?

    How how do you like the AVS2?
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    Fuel regulator needed?

    That’s what I did. New Eddy fuel pump.
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    Gifted a 1979 "Z28"

    I have those very same heads for my GMPP 383 short block. I will start pulling the old engine soon. My excuse for the procrastination is deer season :crazy:
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    MANY people read these posts (ESPECIALLY overheating threads) and learn from the experiences of others. A big thanks to those who contribute.
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    Wix/Napa oil filter

    same here. I used Fram for years. Then switched to WIX, with a few AC Delcos sprinkled in. Now I’m not sure if I should continue with the chinesium WIX…………..
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    Stupid engine mistake - any recommendations?

    “Knowledge is expensive” :crazy:
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    Butternut the Gumball Camaro

    I had two TPI Camaros (86 IROC, 91Z). That was a damn purdy engine compartment.
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    Butternut the Gumball Camaro

    Great info. Thanks !
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    Butternut the Gumball Camaro

    69 venture, great looking engine bay! do you have any pics that show the hose routing at the fender? also - can you tell me where you got that semi hard hose that goes from the PCV to the front base of the throttle body? also(sorry including for the thread hiJack) where did you get the valve...
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    I believe the OP stated that cleaning the block with the currently available (week weenie) Prestone cleaning kit resulted in some improvement. Could this indicate that additional cleaning using the strong chemicals that Sandlapper suggested, might be in order………..AFTER checking the timing...
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    worth a shot ...........and then if it's a cracked block......... TIME FOR A NEW 383/400/427 sbc !!!
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    Have you had the coolant tested for exhaust gasses? To more definitely rule out bad head gasket/ cracked head/block ?
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    Not with that closed off (elec) fan mounting panel shown in your post 85. But if you had the mechanical fan on previously and the problem existed back then… ……..…well…..nevermind on the fan……….… Did you replace the radiator cap?
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    Yep. It’s happened to many. Same thing with the lower rad hose getting sucked closed at hi rpm. That one can be elusive unless you know where to look.
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    79 Z-28 5.7 still overheating issues with alum radiator/electric fans

    The OP mentions the temp is only around 220 but can hear it boiling. A weak radiator cap will do that. Dumb question: has the radiator cap been replaced? If yes, and I know this will take more $ and time, but before you sell it, consider installing an OEM style fan shroud and mechanical fan...




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