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outlaw77LT

Member
Mar 2, 2007
65
N.E.Alabama
Brian Laverd said:
I will also need a trans dip stick and tube. I'm thinking I could find the flywheel, dip stick and tube on line but not sure about the linkage bracket.
Very beautiful find. Tht car is amazingly clean! My 81z also has the carmine interior and I love it.

I have a '79 parts car with all the parts that you need. I am willing to pull the shifter bracket, cable retaining bracket, and dipstick tube and send them to you for shipping cost only. We just got 7" of rain in 3days, so it'll be a couple days before I can get to them tho, but they are yours if needed, just let me know.
 

superjudge916

Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2002
575
Bay City, MI USA
Wow, what a fantastic find, beautiful car! Your car is almost exactly how my '81 Z was when I bought it - no motor or trans, ~62,000 original miles, otherwise in very clean survivor condition (although not quite as nice as yours). It really makes one wonder why people would be willing to take such nice, original, low-mileage cars; tear them apart, and then lose interest for years. Glad to see yours has wound up in good hands! :bowtie:

Here is mine, I've had it for over ten years now and have done nothing to it other than drop in a new motor/tranny and drive it:
http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1795319&postcount=49

Hope you get yours back on the road soon!
 

Brian Laverd

Veteran Member
Feb 13, 2012
125
Chicago IL
The81CamaroZ28 said:
I would install them separately, just to be careful. Especially if you want to leave the hood on the car.
Thanks I kind of feel the same way. The hood is marked with a grease pencil so if I remove I should be able to put it back with minimal adjustments.
 

Brian Laverd

Veteran Member
Feb 13, 2012
125
Chicago IL
wayback said:
Engine and tranny look purdy. I understand your concern about causing internal damage (been there). IMO its a good idea to install the engine and trans together as a unit if possible. Might have to do some body dismantling to have enough space tho. Can't help with the additional parts you need.

Might be best to split these questions into a couple of threads for the engine and tranny forums here.
Just don't show those guys how tight your workspace is. ;)
Thanks for the advise. I found a few pics on Nasty that show both being installed together but I think my oil pan will be a disaster. I'm going to play it safe and do them separately.
 

Brian Laverd

Veteran Member
Feb 13, 2012
125
Chicago IL
outlaw77LT said:
Very beautiful find. Tht car is amazingly clean! My 81z also has the carmine interior and I love it.

I have a '79 parts car with all the parts that you need. I am willing to pull the shifter bracket, cable retaining bracket, and dipstick tube and send them to you for shipping cost only. We just got 7" of rain in 3days, so it'll be a couple days before I can get to them tho, but they are yours if needed, just let me know.
Wow that's amazing Thanks so much. PM sent!
 

Brian Laverd

Veteran Member
Feb 13, 2012
125
Chicago IL
superjudge916 said:
Wow, what a fantastic find, beautiful car! Your car is almost exactly how my '81 Z was when I bought it - no motor or trans, ~62,000 original miles, otherwise in very clean survivor condition (although not quite as nice as yours). It really makes one wonder why people would be willing to take such nice, original, low-mileage cars; tear them apart, and then lose interest for years. Glad to see yours has wound up in good hands! :bowtie:

Here is mine, I've had it for over ten years now and have done nothing to it other than drop in a new motor/tranny and drive it:
http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1795319&postcount=49

Hope you get yours back on the road soon!
Your Z is incredible looking! I use to ride around in the back of a 2 door White 65 Impala when I was very young. My dad would show me a tool he needed and then I'd hand it to him. I felt great being able to help. Your blessed to have gotten the chance to own a missing piece of you childhood. That car is more then just a Z28. Very cool story. Your paint and body look flawless. I'm will never part with my Z28 and will be proud to pass it on to my 2 boys. I've owned some very cool cars, but this one to me is "the one".
 

Brian Laverd

Veteran Member
Feb 13, 2012
125
Chicago IL
jdove said:
Awesome looking car. Good thing the orig. motor is gone and a 383 is going in...
Thank you. I here you. I had a plain Jane 80 z about 21 years ago. If it weren't for brake torques and a shift kit for scratching 2nd gear there wasn't much to impress in the power department. I actually raced a guy in a stock Ford Escort (some type of performance version) and lost by 4-5 car lengths Ouch! I'm hoping to run into that Escort again lol. Revenge will be mine:crazy:
 




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