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allmons 06-07-2007 05:39 PM

For the car nuts / gear heads in here -
I like to drive my 1995 Z28 HARD. Well, after 180,000 miles the engine bent a push rod ( did I mention I drive it HARD? ).

Got the old block out and stripped and my rebuilt LT-1 Z28 engine just got here! Hope to have my car on the road late next week.

It's going to limit my shooting time, but I need my Z28 up and running!

( Ummm- any of you in East Tennessee who want to spin some wrenches and do some tig/mig welding this weekend, give me holler )


BrassMonkey 06-07-2007 08:27 PM

I vowed to never touch the engine compartment of a 4th gen F body again after changing the plugs on one. They put half the freaking engine under the dashboard :eek: .

allmons 06-08-2007 05:41 AM

Absolutely correct!
Even better - to remove the engine from the vehicle, it comes out of the BOTTOM! The clearance for the headers is approximately 3/4 of an inch!
This will be REAL fun (NOT!)

I suspect there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth ( as well as scraped knuckles and dinged up elbows ) - but I really miss driving this monster.


allmons 06-10-2007 03:29 AM

It's Saturday night and I'm still working to get there
Getting too tired to think now, so off to bed.


BrassMonkey 06-15-2007 11:58 PM

Ever get that rod changed? :D

Would now be a good time to tell you how much easier it is to wrench on my 5.0 stang?

allmons 06-22-2007 12:54 PM

Hello, there!
Well, Brass Monkey, it is about 90% finished. I went ahead with a new timing chain, cam and had the cylinders honed. All new push rods and replaced all the freeze plugs. New water pump, oil pump and new optical distributor.

Soon we'll be stuffing it back up in the engine bay. Hope to have it road ready the first of next week. It was even harder than I ever dreamed ( or feared! ).


allmons 06-22-2007 12:59 PM

I know the Mustang is easier to work on
but the Z28's from 93 to about 98 are just my dream cars. The looks, the drivability... (sigh). It's like a beautiful woman with the curves.

If I had unlimited resources I would LOVE to have a new body Mustang! They look even better than the original, in my opinion. I had a '69 automatic Mustang and thought that it was the sharpest looking pony ever, until I saw the new ones a few years ago. It may be the best looking car Ford has made since the F40 racer in the '60's.


BrassMonkey 06-27-2007 11:44 AM

I laughed at you too soon :o. My wifes Explorer started acting up on her the other day. So I ran it up to a friends shop to put it on his OBDII reader, and I have an open circuit somewhere in the wiring harness that goes to the MAF sensor . Methinks I shall be spending much time later today digging around the 500 miles of wire in that harness with my multi meter in hand :eek: .

a1huntingsupply 06-28-2007 09:19 PM

Since we are talking about Camaro's ...... here is a picture of my old Hot Rod.

BrassMonkey 06-28-2007 09:35 PM

Nice is that a 79 or 80?

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