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General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Rare Color
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:40:51 PM »

Usually don't jump in on these, but yea, I agree. Pad stamp does look odd. MO stamp looks nothing like

Stamped 2 days prior to mine - and it does look like it has a different font compared to mine as well on some of the characters both alpha and numeric..  I didn't see a casting date for the block mentioned anywhere - did I miss it? 

If it were my car I would keep it - but saying that.. it sounds pretty large - so I would get a copy made of it and get it somewhat reduced in size and then have it remade to a magnetic sticker as others here have suggested, so it could be added or removed at will.
You could consider getting a couple of them in various sizes done as well to suit your mood so it could be more or less as conspicuous when applied as you want, yet still be as visible depending on the reduced size of your choice, yet as removable and reusable as possible while still looking very authentic. 
I'm sure there wouldn't be anyone who would or could recall the exact size of any original version anyway, nor few that could tell that a magnetic version wasn't actually the real one either as they can be quite thinly made!

General Discussion / Re: Information on a 1967 302 motor.
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
Do you have a copy of Jerry's 'Definitive' book?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:54:42 PM »
I have one of the 4 02E cars listed above. 2 had 302 emblems & the other 2 had Z/28 emblems. Maybe it had something to do with completion date. Mine was finished 3/13/1968.....Joe

Mine (02D) had 302 markers in old pictures I was given, prior to a later owner changing them to the Z 2/8 versions - guess for more recognition..


General Discussion / Re: 67 disc brake pedal
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:12:02 AM »
Thanks Ed - maybe not as much of a 'mutt' as I thought.. just an ordinary Plain Jane instead!

General Discussion / Re: 67 disc brake pedal
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:11:53 PM »
Not to Hijack this thread - but still regarding pedal bright work... I have an early '68 Z 2/8 (02D) and it has the base interior with no external wheel or rain gutter trim from new - basically a very low optioned version..
Can anyone tell me why I see some sort of similar models often pictured with the bright trim on the pedals when mine doesn't.. or should it have it and maybe it was taken off at some point?
No console, woodgrain trim, grab handle, or tach - just a radio, and the only light inside is the dome light..
I realize this trim can and could've been added on at some point to those cars I've seen - but I don't recall many if any at all, that haven't had it come to think of it..
It also has what I think is considered a deluxe smooth rimmed steering wheel with the brushed bright work spokes..
Care to elaborate if this interior is a 'mutt' or the way it should be?
Thanks- Randy

General Discussion / Re: Endura Bumper Feedback
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:05:14 AM »
Pictures always are better than thousands of words - especially close ups!!

General Discussion / Re: team camaro Help
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:39:15 PM »
I also tried to bring back my access - but finally gave up after so many roadblocks..

General Discussion / Re: Smog equip or lack of ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:35:55 PM »
My Z'd has the same KD1 smog exemption noted in the G M Vintage Services documentation that I have - but again it is a '68 model.
Anyone know if this KD1 RPO was carried over to cars delivered into Canada into the '69 model year at all?

Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: October 16, 2017, 01:44:07 AM »
Chick - Has there ever been any consensus achieved in  this matter - or is it still on-going?


General Discussion / Re: Neat 69 Z/28
« on: September 17, 2017, 03:58:45 AM »
From the pictures of the bodywork - it looks like my wife could have driven that at some point in it's life.. Just say'n..

Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:28:26 AM »
Chick - on the Yenko Supercar registry site you may want to check out a thread that Charlie Lillard started (68 Dana Z2/8) and go down to post #9 where he describes the distributor - you'll certainly love his comment fpr your '266 quest!

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 08, 2017, 01:36:16 AM »
Will not correct it - but get an infrared heat gun to figure out just how hot it really is first!

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:17:53 AM »
If the distributor is in the motor you can still get a small mirror and peek under mount where the advance weights sit to see how much your particular distributor's advance slot will allow it to add as it spins up as it is usually stamped as something like 'CW22' - meaning 22 degrees of cent. advance - like a 302 distributor would have in it..
That should give you a better idea of how much initial or crank advance you can use to get to where you want the total to end up.
The amount can also be changed if necessary, by using a limiter on the pin that locates in the slot itself to change the movement or by using an 'old school' trick of brazing up part of the slot to limit and make the travel shorter and allow more initial if so desired..
Using Higher octane gas or running a higher compression setup with pop up pistons generally requires more timing verses a lower compression and flat tops, but an engine with 34 -36 total without or before vacuum advance added is relatively a safe number to shoot for with a mild setup depending on how quickly the weight springs used allow it to come in.. 

Personally and since you asked.. I for one don't or wouldn't see it as much of a bonus to the CRG as it sits presently.
After scanning your list of titles or breakdown of supposed points of interest and discussion - I can't honestly see where it would enhance the CRG experience for the vast majority of members from my own experiences of mainly shadowing these forum threads and somewhat knowing the members involved in many (just from their posts) of the discussions and topics.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying there isn't possibly a lot of good points that might or could be discussed - but I think it would be catering to a very small segment of the CRG membership in both interest and/or usable information.
Additionally (granted possibly I'm the only one that this might feel this way) I sense the suggested additions to this forum sound like they could be ones where often debates will end up in heated arguments about judging itself or personalities themselves and their preferences or practices - that commonly would end up overshadowing whatever good the addition of the category(s) might bring with it considering the varied methods, reasoning, or preferences certain judges or people in that end of the hobby might have verses just the vehicles themselves (which in the end is what we are mainly all here for and about)..
Again - just my own opinion - since you asked for a polling to start..

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