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  1. I have a 72 Z that I bought new from PaceSetter in Rochester. It has 242,000 on it. About a year ago I overheated it and it started blowing blue smoke. I figured I had melted the valve seals so over some time I got a rebuilt head and replaced it. Got it funning and it still blew smoke so I figured it need the bottom looked after. had arranged to take it to a place for the rebuild but now I can't get it started. Everything seems to be normal up to the started motor starting. So, I have: Charged/checked the battery OK I have taken the started motor to Kragens for testing OK I have replaced th
  2. I bought my Z in 1972 and still have it. It has about 234K miles. But what has me here joining you is my current problem. About two years ago I overheated the engine and it started to blow blue smoke. I assumed that I had melted the vavle seals so I replaced the head with a rebuilt one. I started up the engine only to realize after about 5 minutes that I was getting water in the oil. Evidently I didn't get a good seal on the head gasket. Pulled off the head and did it again. But that isn't the issue. Since doing that I have started it up without the water leak but still smoke so I figured the
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