Ralph's 1977 z28

Ralphz28

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Apr 5, 2015
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Just got my floor pans in today so i'll start cutting into it on saturday (weather permitting). One thing though, the motor smokes alot when idling. Valve seals? I only ran it for around 10 minutes so maybe if I let it run for a while it could clear up?
 

Ralphz28

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Apr 5, 2015
8
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Looked under the car today and found a puddle of oil that came from the exhaust. Looks like the rings in the current motor are gone. So instead of putting money into it, I have another almost finished 350 in the garage that will be donated to this project. Pics to come soon
 

Ralphz28

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Apr 5, 2015
8
Ct
Ok, pics as promised:

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Took off the spoiler because water was getting in the trunk.

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Here's the culprit. Water was getting in through the spoiler studs.

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Passenger floor

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Driver floor

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Looking for the correct steering wheel if anyone's got one

So as you can see I have some work to do. The trunks got a few small holes that will need repair also. I'll get some pics of the donor motor tomorrow.
 
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kustom77

Veteran Member
Feb 10, 2002
148
Morriston Florida usa
I have a steering wheel from a 77 Lt. Not sure if same as z28 . steering wheel only all horn parts and cap are gone. It's in a box out in the shed I would have to dig it out and see what condition it's in...been 10 years since I looked at it.
 

Ralphz28

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Apr 5, 2015
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kustom, im not sure if they're the same either, but i would be very interested if they were. Anyone know?

The frame rails are in good shape, the whole car is pretty solid besides the floors which I fully expected to be rotted out anyway.
 




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