Go Back   The Supercar Registry > General Discussion > Member's Rides


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 04-16-2017, 02:09 AM
NorCam's Avatar
NorCam NorCam is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 275
Thanked 207 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Big shout out for Tim Schuetz who posted some info on his engine thread a few weeks back regarding the use of the Macs Pivot Tool for installing engines. I bought one from Summit and used it to install the new motor into the 68, and man this thing is an absolute godsend! A simple adjustment and you can spot the engine onto the mounts and level it up in seconds. Spot on so the mounting bolts drop right through and align with absolutely zero effort. I don't think I've ever had an easier time installing an engine?

Thanks Tim...





__________________
Visit www.x77z28.com

My cars Super Stock Race History

Last edited by NorCam; 08-29-2017 at 03:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-24-2017, 05:05 AM
NorCam's Avatar
NorCam NorCam is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 275
Thanked 207 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Pulled the engine back out after test fitting the headers and sent them off to be ceramic coated. Got them back Friday and spent the better part of today tidying the engine bay with some wiring re-wraps and installed the MSD up in the glove box. Also wired a relay for a new Aeromotive fuel pump being installed tomorrow. Yesterday I got the sub frame connectors installed and should have things wrapped up in a few days so it can go for new exhaust. Getting closer to having it all finished up now.


Can someone tell me what that 2 prong jack is that's located just left of the booster and right by the ground strap? I forgot what connects to it?



__________________
Visit www.x77z28.com

My cars Super Stock Race History

Last edited by NorCam; 08-29-2017 at 03:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-24-2017, 01:47 PM
cook_dw's Avatar
cook_dw cook_dw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,548
Thanks: 97
Thanked 176 Times in 115 Posts
Default

Reverse light switch.
__________________
Darrell Cook

If you have a 68 L78 or Z28 Camaro please contact me so I can add your vehicle to my database.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-24-2017, 06:50 PM
NorCam's Avatar
NorCam NorCam is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 275
Thanked 207 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Thanks Darrell
__________________
Visit www.x77z28.com

My cars Super Stock Race History
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-24-2017, 06:56 PM
DW31S's Avatar
DW31S DW31S is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,595
Thanks: 45
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Default

I always liked '68s and I like the Grotto Blue. My '69 was originally a two-tone;5350 Glacier Blue with a White painted roof. The Grotto & Glacier Blues are similar and, in my opinion, underappreciated....(kinda like '68s are in general). Anyway, you have a killer ride there Bro.! Nothing like a rockin' SBC screaming in front of a stick, with plenty of gear!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-28-2017, 05:36 AM
NorCam's Avatar
NorCam NorCam is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 275
Thanked 207 Times in 171 Posts
Default

After finishing up a new fuel system and a host of other mods, I had hoped to be rolling it today but hit a couple snags tonight. Mew motor and transmission are in but the Lakewood Bell/Clutch Fork has presented some clearance issues at the firewall which are going to take some figuring. Going to need to do the heater core now too as it starting leaking today after the valve cover pressed back against that 30 year old core outlet while we were installing the block. That ones a real bummer as I recall they are a PITA to change out. Anyways...here are some pictures to update the days work.


New engine installed with ceramic coated Hooker headers.


Bell housing installed prior to M22 Supercase transmission.


New M22 being setup on the bench with the Hurst shifter.


New transmission installed before seeing the clearance issue with Lakewoods' clutch fork.
__________________
Visit www.x77z28.com

My cars Super Stock Race History

Last edited by NorCam; 08-29-2017 at 03:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-28-2017, 02:19 PM
rszmjt rszmjt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Calgary,Alberta,Canada
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Lakewood clutch forks are very bulky, plus wrong length bell
Housing pivot ball can position fork to far rearward in bellhousing aggravating the problem. If you use a original GM clutch fork and trim the back ribs slightly it clears the floor, I also used to leave the block plate out because it gives you extra 3/16" clearance , sometimes a 2x4 and a 90832B helps.

Last edited by rszmjt; 04-28-2017 at 02:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-28-2017, 02:56 PM
L78M22Rag L78M22Rag is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 94
Thanked 62 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Lookin forward to seeing you and your little '68 driver out and about this summer!
__________________
Helmut...
Never met a survivor I didn't like
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-28-2017, 02:57 PM
rszmjt rszmjt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Calgary,Alberta,Canada
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

3729000 is the pivot ball that usually works with that Hays pressure plate
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-28-2017, 04:32 PM
NorCam's Avatar
NorCam NorCam is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 275
Thanked 207 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Thanks Mike. I looked at the 15501 ball that was in the bell housing and thought it looked good compared to the stock 403 housing sitting beside it, but didn't actually measure them. I installed the Lakewood 15500 Fork assuming it would fit but it does have a beefier web along the top and that's where it's striking the firewall.

No getting around the mid plate being installed now so I'll take your advice and try switching the ball and the fork to see what difference that makes. FWIW, I called High River and they have the ball in stock so I'll pull the bell later on today and work on that this weekend to see if I can gain some clearance in there.

If not it'll be a BFH moment.

Cheers

__________________
Visit www.x77z28.com

My cars Super Stock Race History

Last edited by NorCam; 08-29-2017 at 03:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.