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Finally got the engine and trans back in the car! This is the fun part of the resto when you can see the car going back together and it starts looking like a nova again, after months of staring at body shell! I start my third job today so I can get enough money to pay for the smog system:D
 

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The imfamous "O" on the valve covers.
 

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Someone just sold some "0" covers on ebay for 125.00. The last pair I got came off a 68 chevelle with a 307 . I was told the "0"'s were L-79 only, Dont know if thats entirely true. I think it was a first year with holes in the covers and they put the o there so the covers were in the right place on the line and the first year with the PCV going in the valve covers.
 

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The 68 looks real nice Jeff. If you decide to leave all that smog off the car I won't hold it against you :D.


Tommy :)
 

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Got carb back looks good! When I got the car it had a 7028117 carb on it. I had what is correct for a L-79 which is the 7028229 and had it rebuilt. I looked up the 117 carb and it fits a 68 396/350hp manual trans nova. I know anything can happen at the factory maybe they were out of the 229's and just put on something close. Anyway I have an extra carb now.
 

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Glenn Ziebart in Louisville KY, he has done several for me and my friends.
 

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Looks good. Just curious are you going for 100% factory correct, or just a nice driver resto? I was just wondering because of the gold cad plated throttle parts on the carb. They look really good this way, but I htink they are supposed to be silver cad. Just wondering.
 

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I was trying to get as close to the factory look as possible. You may be right about the silver color, I think the gold looks better and makes it look better and flashier, although possibly incorrect I will leave it like it is. The air cleaner covers it up and you cant see it anyway with it on. :)
 

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Finally got the engine and trans back in the car! This is the fun part of the resto when you can see the car going back together and it starts looking like a nova again, after months of staring at body shell! I start my third job today so I can get enough money to pay for the smog system:D
hi there
can you tell me if your lower control arms have the nut welded to the bottom of it to bolt up the lower part of the shock? also do you have any pictures of your subframe? thanks much
 

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where did you get the spark plug heat guards bolts and those arched washers that go in between the bolts and manifold?

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We got most of the special things like your asking about from Ground Up and Ricks Camaro. We got alot of stuff from Chevy 2 only also.
 

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If you pm me your e mail I will send you all the pictures I have of the subframe. I cant remember about the shock nuts I will look later and let you know.
 
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