Zac's 1979 Camaro Z28 Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by ZacGroftZ28, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. ZacGroftZ28

    ZacGroftZ28 Member

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    stopped by my friends garage he had a 6.6l TA and some other projects around
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  2. ZacGroftZ28

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    finally got my original z wheels sand blasted. does anyone have an opinion whether i should paint them body color or another color?
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    Heres an example of them body color

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  3. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Body color. Looks great with brown and gold.
     
  4. ZacGroftZ28

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    Yeah I like them body color too but I also like them gray thanks
     
  5. ZacGroftZ28

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    ive been working on my car allot over my break from school

    I bought a 010 block and started tearing it down for a complete rebuild
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    i also cleaned up the valve covers
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    the engine is pulled out of the car and the next thing is to clean up the engine bay
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  6. slayer74

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    looks good considering all you did was paint the nose and hood install a grill and decals i hope to have one of my own soon
     
  7. ZacGroftZ28

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    more updates on my project my engine is complete and running in the car finally after lots of work and thanks to a huge amount of help from some of my buddies. However now that my engines in and ready to go my trans is slipping.. so thats the next thing, after that I have to find a good rear to replace the open rear I currently have.

    my freshly machined 355

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    fresh paint and new heads intake rocker arms and valve covers

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    video of the first time the engine was running

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    also got my new gauges all hooked up and working

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    heres a picture of the blown engine my buddy scored for $1500 completely rebuilt and freshened up

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  8. ZacGroftZ28

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    since ive posted last i have decided to get rid of the old th350 and swap it for a 4 speed. i picked up a close ratio super t10 and a parts car that was a 4 speed so i should have everything neccessary. i completley gutted the interior and pulled the trans when i pulled the carpet up i foud a decent amount of rust on the passenger floor(probably cuz of the leaky ttops lol).
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    i got the old flex plate off and put the flywheel on it i also got the clutch pressure plate and bell housing on just didnt take any pictures.

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    the car i picked up is full of nice oem parts its too bad it got taken so far apart because it looks like a really nice car.

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    if anyone has gone from auto to four speed and has some tips id appreciate the help thanks

    Zac
     

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