This one might be interesting to some of you –
This is the engine for my other Z16. Restoration work on the car itself has moved very slowly, but I went ahead and did this engine for display at the Z16 reunion at the MCACN show last year. For those who are interested, there are many more detail pics available here (please pardon the dust!):
Chevelle Tech - jeffschevelle's Album: Z16 Engine Restored
As you will see below, there are lots of NOS parts on and in this engine. Every one of them is assembly-line correct for a Z16 engine – not a generic replacement part and not a later GM part that superceded the original part number.
I know there should be orange overspray on the manifolds, edges of the intake and bypass hose. But it was too pretty to mess it up that way!
But other than that, all finishes (painted or plated) and gloss levels are correct as verified against what is on my unrestored Z16 and the original 17K mile car that used to be in Texas (as well as other Z16’s I have seen prior to restoration either in person or in pics). That includes the black water pump pulley and alt fan, etc.
Also note that the stamp pad is painted orange, which IS correct for big blocks built up though the end of 1967 production (at least).
Here are some of the highlights:
Original real Z16 block
All NOS GM internals: Crank, rods, pistons, Z16 camshaft, lifters, push rods, rockers, oil pump, bearings, rings, etc.
Correct very early undated heads, with NOS springs, rockers, and guides
Real 65-only 8” timing cover with small AO tab
Real 65-66 only 8” balancer with 3860010 casting number (not the later 3870325)
Original real Z16 exhaust manifolds
Correct very early intake with the weird partially raised casting #
All NOS gaskets, including intake gaskets with visible GM part number, and silver cork valve cover gaskets.
NOS water neck
Restored original real Z16 carb (THANKS ERIC!), correctly dated, with the correct small inlet fuel bowls and brass fuel line inlet nuts
NOS aircleaner stud and wingnut
NOS dimpled carb studs
NOS Z16 air cleaner (yes, really!) -- base, lid, emblem, flame arrestor, and filter are all NOS GM, from the GM boxes. Filter is NOS correct 65 to early 68 embossed AC 212CW filter (no white print on the filter) with the correct diagonal soldered mesh.
NOS Z16 distributor, correctly dated (yes, really!) including NOS correct vac advance and Patent Pending Non-R cap
Original 204 Coil
NOS coil noise capacitor, bracket and screw
NOS wire retainers (with the correct non-matching left and right rear retainers)
NOS correct C42N non-resistor AC spark plugs
NOS spark plug shields and bolts
NOS oil pressure line clip and bolt
Unrestored original Z16 valve covers, as well as unrestored original Z16 chrome dipstick, fuel lines, vac advance line and PCV line. All came from a one-repaint semi-survivor Z16 that the owner elected to install all new repro stuff on for some reason (worked out good for me though!!)
NOS valve cover grommets and air cleaner vent elbow
Original ribbed air cleaner vent hose
NOS oil cap (with correct S and SM stamps)
NOS fuel pump
NOS GF-416 fuel filter
NOS white-stripe vac advance hose with the “waffle” ribbing pattern
NOS temp sender (with the correct upside down stampings)
NOS square PB vac line fitting with “P” stamp (correct for 65 and earlier)
Correctly dated water pump
NOS neg. battery cable stud (note that it is painted orange, as are the other 3 water pump bolts, because they were already on the engine when painted at Tonawanda)
NOS bypass hose
NOS bypass hose clamps
NOS heater hose fittings
NOS dipstick tube
Original real Z16 oil pan
NOS lower battery cable retainer clip (also painted orange because it was on the engine when painted at Tonawanda)
NOS silk-screened oil filter canister with NOS filter inside
NOS oil pressure line fittings
NOS alternator brackets, holding a restored correctly dated 37A alternator (THANKS JOHN!!), with NOS pulley, fan and retaining nut and washer
NOS correct fan blade (with original paint with correct gloss level), and NOS correct early non-engraved Eaton clutch with correct silver plating (not gold)
Original real Z16 water pump pulley
NOS crank pulley
NOS fan belt (note how the numbers are raised by the area around them being pressed down, instead of the numbers being pressed into the belt like the repros are done)
All original bolts with the correct head markings where possible, including the early 65 only 3/8” head valve cover bolts with “cloverleaf” head marking
Last but least, a crappy made-in-China engine stand.
The wheels broke off the first time I moved it!!
The only repro or aftermarket parts on or in this engine are:
375 HP sticker
Repro plug wires (I have a roll of correctly dated NOS Packard wire, and a box of correct NOS boots, but have not gotten around to making up a set of wires yet)
Hot-air choke line and insulation
Exhaust French locks
Throttle return spring
Now if I can just get the car done so I have somewhere to put the engine!