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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-12-2023, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Pro Stock John
I just remembered I had a friend who worked for...

I just remembered I had a friend who worked for the Tradin' Times for a long time, I'll ask him.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-10-2023, 07:38 PM
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Posted By PeteLeathersac
Ď Thanks Bill, itíd be cool if itís the car...

Ď

Thanks Bill, itíd be cool if itís the car but if not, letís hope the OP has more details to dig for.
No Nickey connections noted but hereís a few more Chicago area ads for Ď68 Z28ís.
:beers:...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-10-2023, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Bill Pritchard
More great detective work, Pete, that October 78...

More great detective work, Pete, that October 78 Tribune ad for the Nickey 68Z has a phone number that would have been in the Joliet area back in the day. And indeed, the Tradin' Times was the go-to...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-09-2023, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By PeteLeathersac
‘ Love to hear more about the car, is it...



Love to hear more about the car, is it known when the OO got it from Nickey?
Note the 2’nd last vehicle of this 05/71 Nickey Ad is a ‘68 Z-28, executive driven?:hmmm:
:beers:
~ Pete

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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-09-2023, 04:24 PM
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Posted By PeteLeathersac
Ď Not the Tradiní Times or 1975 also no...

Ď

Not the Tradiní Times or 1975 also no price but if any help, there was a 22,000 mile Ď68 advertised as a Nickey Z-28 in the Chicago Tribune 10/78 as belowÖ
:beers:
~ Pete

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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-29-2023, 04:45 PM
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Posted By 69hurstSC
Billboards or Bust - 1971 `cuda display at 2024 Mopars in the Park

After pulling out the impossible, a display of a 1969 Road Runner in every factory color (24 cars) for 2019, Mopars in the Park is at it again. For their 40th anniversary show they're looking to have...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-29-2023, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tracker1
This is my wanted ad ...

This is my wanted ad

https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=174420

May 17th '68 814 alt. I need a 1970 1100837. Maybe we can trade...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-29-2023, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By fsc66
Alternator

Iím sure you know how many re-stamped rare alternators are out there. Please ensure itís real before you spend that kind of money !!!!!

Paul
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-28-2023, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Canuck
I paid $1100 6 years ago from a reputable SYC...

I paid $1100 6 years ago from a reputable SYC member, fully rebuilt and ready to bolt on.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-04-2023, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By markinnaples
Just seems like a good idea to have everything...

Just seems like a good idea to have everything that was built previously without your direct knowledge gone through and double checked as the last thing you want to do is grenade your 302 relying on...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-04-2023, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By iluv69s
As far as cam, carb, timing and tuning, I’d get a...

As far as cam, carb, timing and tuning, I’d get a hold of Wayne Guinn, especially if you plan on a xram someday. He is a wealth of knowledge on building 302’s and he always shares it.

He has a...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-03-2023, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By juliosz
I had a similar situation with my 67 Z. The...

I had a similar situation with my 67 Z. The original owner went through the engine sometime in the late 70s and it had never been fired. I was tempted to prime the oil pump and start it but cooler...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-03-2023, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By Lynn
Spend much time at 7500 and you will likely pull...

Spend much time at 7500 and you will likely pull a rocker stud, unless someone converted them to screw in studs or they have been pinned.

As far as springs, shims, installed height and spring...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-03-2023, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By big gear head
Checking the springs is cheap insurance. Valve...

Checking the springs is cheap insurance. Valve springs and rod bolts are the 2 things that I consider critical. If either fails you can destroy the whole engine.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-01-2023, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By BARRY
396 427

HI both cars headers Toronto international drag strip after it closed down
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-01-2023, 01:42 PM
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Posted By BARRY
HI back in the day i owned a 1969 Camaro gold...

HI back in the day i owned a 1969 Camaro gold copo and my friend had a 1969 Camaro 396-375 hp we raced the copo would always be 2 car lengths ahead ... both cars m21 trans and 410 rear.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-01-2023, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By JRSully
One of the old tricks the manufacturers used was...

One of the old tricks the manufacturers used was to take the HP reading (to be reported to the world) at a LOWER rpm and use that, eventthough the power band was still advancing up. One of the tools...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-01-2023, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By Lynn
Real world comparison, all other things being...

Real world comparison, all other things being equal, I believe you can safely add 31 HP for the extra 31 cubic inches.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-01-2023, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By JMB
Remember, HUGE flow difference between...

Remember, HUGE flow difference between streamlined Corvette exhaust manifolds and Chevelle/Camino ones!
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-31-2023, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By Chuck_Burg
I would suspect the L72 would have very similar...

I would suspect the L72 would have very similar gains from headers as an L78, around 25-30hp. Same 840 heads, cam, intake, carb etc. Very similar engines, more cubes in the L72. Regardless, both...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-31-2023, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By WILMASBOYL78
Post L78 vs. L72

We recently 'freshened' the engine for our 68 L78 Nova...made 425hp at 6,000 rpm....no trick parts.

I would imagine a blue-printed short block, performance valve job, distributor & carb tuned...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-23-2023, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,559
Posted By JoeC
there is a under hood photo of Toy IV showing the...

there is a under hood photo of Toy IV showing the 1968 trim tag. It is not a clear photo but you can see the 1968 Fed safety statement on the tag. A 1967 trim tag does not have the safety statement
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-22-2023, 11:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,559
Posted By 1967Z28
They don't know more than Bill Jenkins did and he...

They don't know more than Bill Jenkins did and he did not certify it after being shown the car. It's not even the correct year and Bill had the original paperwork for his cars. The build date of...
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