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post #181 of 208 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 18, 03:24 AM
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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

Man that thing looks great and sounds awesome.

Check out Billet Badges for a ZL-1 emblem. They custom made badges for my build. Check it out over on the "Badge or not to Badge thread"

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post #182 of 208 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 18, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

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Man that thing looks great and sounds awesome.

Check out Billet Badges for a ZL-1 emblem. They custom made badges for my build. Check it out over on the "Badge or not to Badge thread"

https://www.camaros.net/forums/34-re...not-badge.html
Thanks Greg, already done!
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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

Well the summer has pasted and now were entering the winter here in Sweden but no snow yet!

The Hugger didn't run that many hours that I wanted too because of a lot of things but the main one was the starter.


It was a rebuilt one I got from a friend that got it from a friend so I didn't really know so much about it, but it worked ok when we ran the ZL-1 in the dyno.
But running in the street is a different ball game and here it did not deliver. Despite my original GM heat shield, which btw is too small, the starter got to hot when you tried to stat if again after a quick stop. It didn't even made a click when turning the key....so I had to put the starter on the to-do-list for this winter.

I at least got the car to the biggest car event my town during this summer together with my 427-pal Nikke, as you may know from this forum. Here are our orange monsters together in my garage and at the show. We really got some attention with our rides among the 1500 other cars that attended!








But during the up coming cruise night I had to feed the beast but I didn't get any further then this due to the troubles mentioned above.


My ZL-1 does givs a LOT of raw and fun power as it sits but it has been very difficult to just get it out from the garage, especially when its cold. But we think we have the solution for that.
My old 750 Holley 4 barrel didn't really match the spec of the engine and the old converter that I kept had to low stall speed. Together with a borrowed distributor it was a fight to get the car out of the garage and running...

Therefore a new custom made carb based on a 4 barrel Holley from https://www.smicarburetor.com arrived the other day to the home of the Hugger. It has an electric choke and a vacuum secondary to match the TH350 and gettin the power smoothly instead of instant. I've heard that this was the intention from Chevrolet from the beginning, when having a street usable ZL-1 together with an automatic!?


I also ordered a custom made distributor from Performance Distributors and I came earlier this summer. Both this parts has been built based on the specs from my ZL-1 engine so it really hope that this will do the trick!


We also got our new 3000+ stall speed converter from B&M Holeshot Torque series part no 20413.


So now it just a matter of time and effort to get the Hugger up & running next summer again, let the winter start!

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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

Not much are happening here at the moment....

Im waiting for the desire to work on the car to come back again and still missing some parts from the US.
Hopefully we will get the tranny down but it's not going to be easy when you have a small garage without a car lift.
At least the Hugger is placed on four jack stands, the tranny is empty on oil and the drive shaft is done so now its just the rest left to do.

The starter is back from the starter shop and it has been overhauled big time and hopefully it will work better this time. The bendix gear has been replaced and is now made from Brazilian (!) steel, apparently the best a man can get!? All bearings and wiring has replaced as well, among other things.




I also got the new aluminum oil pan for the TH350 tranny from the US and I really think this raw cast look will match the ZL-1!

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Hakan-take your time! The urge to work on it will come back. Car looks great...even sitting there

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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

Hakan, it's very typical to have to walk away from it once in a while. Been there done that myself. Sometimes you just need a break and have to recharge your batteries. Take your time, and don't get discouraged. We have all been there at one time or another. Hang in there. The car looks awesome!

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Hakan, Just listened to your videos and your car sounds really awesome. Must be really exciting to drive it around Sweden! I really like your buddy's Stinger hood. Is that really an external tach mount on it? I would be interested in learning more about it if you or he knows.

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Hakan-take your time! The urge to work on it will come back. Car looks great...even sitting there
Thanks Bruce, I will!

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Hakan, it's very typical to have to walk away from it once in a while. Been there done that myself. Sometimes you just need a break and have to recharge your batteries. Take your time, and don't get discouraged. We have all been there at one time or another. Hang in there. The car looks awesome!
Thanks Matt, I really appreciate your comments, guys!

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Hakan, Just listened to your videos and your car sounds really awesome. Must be really exciting to drive it around Sweden! I really like your buddy's Stinger hood. Is that really an external tach mount on it? I would be interested in learning more about it if you or he knows.
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Yes, Brett its rather unusual with a ZL-1 tribute here in Sweden and yes, that's a real deal old Chevy external tach! Nikke never uses anything that's not period correct!
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I really like your buddy's Stinger hood. Is that really an external tach mount on it? I would be interested in learning more about it if you or he knows.

Thanks,

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Neither! I really think this a the real deal Chevy hood tach!

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Re: The Hugger69 goes ZL-1!

Its been a while but now weve started to work on the Hugger again!

Its time to get the tranny down, change the converter and check the status of the TH 350. I really don't know it its possible to do this kind of work in a smal home garage without any lifts but well at least try!

The tranny was emptied on oil, as good as it gets, weeks ago and now we started to disconnect everything and took the bolts out between the engine and tranny.
Its a very tight fit with a CBB in a Camaro so we hade to remove the distributor before we could reach the three top bolts. The distributor is to be changed anyway so. I'm very lucky to have a very suitable friend helping me with work and he's in a perfect shape for getting in the engine area!


My kustom-buddy Ludde has made his own wheel stands and as they where almost perfect in color match I just had to try them! Hugger Orange is never wrong!

After some work I got the Hugger up in the air:






I do hope the height will be enough for this work but it will show, I guess!


....to be continued!

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Hi !, I'm just joining to this "community" , and find this amazing thread !
I just build a BB ZL-1 and today I install it !
I like to use an external oil filter base and cooler, and was looking for some information to install and route the oil lines from the engine filter base or engine block ?
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I will take some time to read the complete thread.
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Yes it will, but youre welcome!

I dont have the external oil filter as you can see so I cant advise you on that, sorry!

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Yes it will, but youre welcome!

I dont have the external oil filter as you can see so I cant advise you on that, sorry!
Hakan; awesome project, beautifull 69 RS !
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