79 Z28 & 69 SS396

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by HawkX66, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. HawkX66

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    I'm the new guy over here, but I've been around quite a while. My Z isn't exactly a project anymore and my 69 is basically at the paint stage. I've had it in primer for about a year since I finished my rotisserie work and got it back on the road. I kind of like 1st gens in primer anyway...
    Here's my 79. We've had it since we bought it while I was home on leave in '93.

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    And the 69. SS396 X66 L34

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  2. Green hornet

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    Good looking pair of cars. Welcome to the site.
     
  3. HawkX66

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  4. Smokey15

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    Welcome. Big block fan, obviously! From MI currently residing in MA?
     
  5. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome aboard. Nice cars
     
  6. restore-z28

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    Nice cars and welcome to the site, post more pics of both.
     
  7. HawkX66

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    Thanks guys. Definitely a big block guy. Nothing against the small blocks of course. I'm from Massachusetts living in Michigan. Here's a few more pics of each:

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    And the 69... It has it's born with drive train, but I have that bagged in the corner so I can play a little. I'd cry if I put a rod through the numbers block.

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    A little bit of the journey...

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  8. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice metalwork too
     
  9. HawkX66

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    I had to love it. I noticed I had one of my jack stands up an extra click. Three tires off the ground. I guess my subframe connectors are working...
    Yesterday was rebuild the carb day. I finally had a couple minutes to look at the Z. I thought most of my running issues were tied to the fuel pump. It turns out that it was the carb. It's been sitting for quite a few years. I had the key on with the fuel pump and I could hear the fuel flowing into the carb. Flooding it... She would start fine initially every time, but then flood out if it stalled when it was cold. A thorough cleaning and a rebuild kit later and she's running better than she has in a long time. It used to have a 1050 Dominator on it, but it's a Holley 800 now with a front 6.5 PV, no rear PV and 70/85 jetting. I'm thinking about putting a 950 Dominator on it that a friend has instead though. I don't know if it really needs it or not.
    Unfortunately when I was putting the carb back on the fuel line between the float bowls started leaking. Now I need to find a 6" piece of what I believe is -6AN stainless fuel line. The blue tube is 3/8" (.375") It could be -8AN though. I need to look a little closer at it.

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  10. Smokey15

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    Nice car! I would, however, invest in better jackstands to put it that high. A guy in our club had his up like that and they tipped killing him. Don't want that to happen to you or anyone else.
     

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