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post #121 of 345 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 17, 03:52 PM
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

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Thanks Sonny, the engine has been at High Performance Engines in Burnaby for quite a while (much like the bodywork, wasn't ready to take delivery until the shop was further along) and is in the final stages of the rebuild now. It will go to the dyno for break-in and tuning before its back at the shop. I will have a photo series on that at a later date. I have plenty of NOS parts for the restoration (as you know) and a few sub assemblies were sent out for rebuilding that have long lead times like the original spiral shocks, re-skinning of the intake manifold, re-webbing of the seat belts, rebuilding of the 480 distributor, rebuilding of the 7708M harmonic balanced, re-tubing of the driveshaft etc. I have also sent out a few parts for vapor blasting like the 403 bellhousing, 837 alternator case, inspection plate etc. More photos on all these to follow. We acquired a vibratory tumbler recently for the shop so that will be put to use during the restoration as well.

That is great you have already starting rebuilding some of the other items, might be able to coordinate the installation when the body comes back from the shop. Look forward to seeing more progress pics, the metal work on the car is amazing...that takes a lot of patience and some old school skills.

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post #122 of 345 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 17, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Not much progress to report, busy with work related demands, progress on the paint and body continues at a slow place, hoping to have the body back in our shop by November, the engine rebuild is nearly complete and will be going to the dyno for break-in and tuning in October. As time permitted I have been sorting fasteners for replating gold cad, silver cad, clear zinc, yellow zinc, and of course zinc and manganese phosphasting. I have been employing vapor blasting for components that need to be restored to natural steel and aluminum with excellent results. I plan to experiment with some plastic components as well. Most all the original, born-with engine components were retained including the block, heads, crank, connecting rods, push rods, oil pan, intake manifold and so on. I was able to locate a set of NOS "O' stamp rockers and retaining nuts as the originals showed some wear. The original oil pan had a few dents from road debris which I had the body shop metal work to perfection and the date coded 8" timing chain cover had some pitting so it was also body worked. Focus on attention to detail - I was able to locate a set of casting plugs (freeze plugs) with no manufacturer's marks or size stampings (which is now the standard) to match the blank plugs used on the assembly line in 1969 - will anyone see these or care?! All the machining and balancing has been done and here is the engine in the final stages of the build at the engine shop:
[IMG]302 Engine Assembly by , [/IMG]
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Looking great lloyd

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post #124 of 345 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 17, 11:48 AM
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Nice!! I hope to have my engine in and running next month.

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Man that is a super clean platform to start with. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Looking good Lloyd, Travis is doing a beautiful job!

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

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post #128 of 345 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 17, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

The Z's rebuilt, blueprinted & balanced 302 engine was dyno'd this week, it was built to bone stock spec with original and NOS parts. Here is a video of one of the pulls following cam break-in,

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Just curious what hp and torque it pulled

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Just curious what hp and torque it pulled
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

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The Z's rebuilt, blueprinted & balanced 302 engine was dyno'd this week, it was built to bone stock spec with original and NOS parts. Here is a video of one of the pulls following cam break-in,

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE VIDEO (the pull starts at the 13 sec mark):



[IMG] [/IMG]
Cant wait to get it back to the shop for final assembly. One step closer to MCACN and the Nationals. That car is going to have some serious eyeball! Judges beware lol!

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post #132 of 345 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 17, 12:25 AM
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

was wondering how much HP and torque it made too?

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Is this Mike Macklam?

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Yup

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Z/28 - "Brooklyn Project"

Hi Lloyd, great talking and seeing you and Mike at MCACN. Always a pleasure friend! Just a note for observers of your thread we utilized correct freeze plugs for our 68 302 and back not too many years ago I purchased them from GM from a tip from another Canadian friend. Like you, not sure if anyone sees but I know.
Keep up the great work!

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