69 302 Con Rods - Team Camaro Tech
Engine General Engine Discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 31
69 302 Con Rods

Am rebuilding my VO318DZ and con rods have a raised D cast on the cap. Crank is 1178 and has GM 222 on main bearing cap # 4. Can anyone decode these numbers?
max69z/28 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 18, 05:25 PM
Senior Tech
Mike
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bluegrass State
Posts: 228
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

Pink rods should have a O on the cap
69z28302 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 18, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 31
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

Were pink rods the only ones used on the Z/28 302s? Also am putting it back into the car now and I installed a rebuilt M20 Muncie. Engine is on the motor mounts but still an inch or so between bell housing an tranny flange. Any tricks I can use to bring it together?
max69z/28 is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 18, 09:04 PM
Senior Tech
Travis
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 265
Put the clutch linkage in and depress the clutch and it will slide right in. Another way is to put a ratchet strap on the clutch fork. At the end of the day you have to disengage the clutch.
travisch is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 18, 03:58 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Brett
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 932
Garage
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by travisch View Post
Put the clutch linkage in and depress the clutch and it will slide right in. Another way is to put a ratchet strap on the clutch fork. At the end of the day you have to disengage the clutch.
Are you sure about this? If that was the case wouldn't the bell housing push away when you would loosen the bolts during a removal ( the clutch is engaged when you take it apart)
Is it possible that the clutch disk is installed backwards causing this?

Brett.....

1969 SS 396 X66 - RS Conversion - TKO600 - 3.73 Posi - Paint Code 71-LeMans Blue
Brettallen59 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 18, 04:23 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
keith
 
X-77 keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: America
Posts: 2,768
Could be mis aligned clutch disk too.

X-77 keith
1969 x-77 Z/28 orange/ white stripes, named by my daughter "Clementine ", M-22 close ratio, 4:10 12 bolt, CE 302. Hugger orange with white stripes. White standard interior. Restoration complete May 2018
X-77 keith is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 18, 05:15 AM
Moderator
John
 
Vega$69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vegas NV/Wesley Chapel FL
Posts: 12,045
Garage
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

The input shaft is not going into the pilot bearing due to misalignment

66 Chevelle Protour LS3/525(SOLD AT Mecum 2018)
69 SS396 Cortez Silver(SOLD)
69 Z28(Sold)
69 Pro Tour - LS3/T56
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(SOLD)
69 Pro Tour - LS7/T56 (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

69 Z28/RS Tribute355/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 RS Clone 427/TH400 (SOLD)
67 RSZZ502/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 Camaro 406 SBC/TH400 (SOLD)
Vega$69 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 18, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 31
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

Thanks for all the help. Clutch and bell housing were aligned and put in at the engine builder's shop by a veteran. Will hook up the clutch and try that first.
max69z/28 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 18, 06:48 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Lynn
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 3,070
Re: 69 302 Con Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by max69z/28 View Post
Were pink rods the only ones used on the Z/28 302s? ?
Yes. If they were shot peened at one time, the pink paint may be missing. But all the original 69 Z motors had Pink Rods. Should have full floating pins as well. If not, they are not the original rods.

Lynn
bilodeaulynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome