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General Discussion / Re: Shot in the dark
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:09:08 PM »
I have never heard the term "side oiler" used in reference to side exhausts. I always called side exhaust "Side Pipes" and a side oiler was a Ford thing having to do with the way their performance engines routed the oil pressure.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 that's for sale
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:46:57 PM »
Never buy a collector car without an inspection by someone knowledgeable.
Totally agree.

General Discussion / Re: Survivor Craigslist 69 Z
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:40:01 PM »
Looks very original. It reminds me of a vintage Hot Wheel. Played with, and a little banged up, but still rolls nice.

$85k? Seems like a lot of money for a used car.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mixed N vin and LOS trim tag?
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:54:27 PM »
Nice detective work.
If the pictures Ed posted above are of the same car as the ones posted on the new Ebay ad (and they certainly appear to be), then that is clear fraud by the seller Tokenhunt.

Mild Modifications / Re: Tri-Power 427 fit under 69 SS hood?
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:52:22 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but it seems that a tri-power set up might fit on a big block under a stock Camaro hood.
One way to find out is to measure the height of a stock Chevy bbc intake, 4-barrel carb and aircleaner and compare that to the measured height of a stock Corvette tripower intake, carbs, and air cleaner. Both measurements would need to be taken from a similar, unmovable point on both intakes, like the holes where the intake bolts pass through. 

Maintenance / Re: Temp too hot?
« on: July 01, 2017, 12:32:56 AM »
Before you spend time and money rebuilding it, call Holley and see if it was one of the carbs that got recalled. If yes, they will replace it. Check out this link:

Maintenance / Re: hesitation while driving
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:23:42 AM »
It sounds like a gas issue to me. I would replace the gas filters first. Not always, but usually there's one in the fuel line and one in the carb. It's cheap and easy.
There is no reason to swap from Rochester to Holley.

Garage Talk / Re: 68 Camaro brakes disc/drum
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:18:31 AM »
I dont know the answer to your question, but I clicked into this post to see what others answered. Seeing that no one did, I did a google search on '68 camaro hard brake pedal.' I came up with several plausible causes. Seems like the most common cause was low vacuum (not your problem), the prop valve doesn't open, and the ball in the check valve gets stuck.

Garage Talk / Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:24:36 AM »
I love 68-72 Vettes. But that one, my first reaction was "ugg!" I didn't like those customs then and I don't like most of them now.

General Discussion / Re: What do you make of this ebay listing?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:19:07 AM »
The listing ended.

When I was a kid in the 70's, my neighbors were adults. One of them restored Z10 and Z11 Camaro's. 20 years later, he told me that a potential buyer took one of the cars for a test drive. The buyer complained about some sort of noise coming from the back of the car. The neighbor got out to check and the buyer drove away in the car. The neighbor never saw the car again. Every time I see one of these trim tag sales, I think of that story.

General Discussion / Re: 69 396 car.
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:09:09 AM »
It's funny that you guys pick out the color. I was thinking that too. After two white cars, I don't want another one.

Also, as stated, no mention of drivetrain numbers. Which leads me to believe that it's not NOM. Which is odd for a vehicle with only 62k miles on it. Which, unfortunately, makes me question everything else about the car.

So, if it's not NOM, then you're only buying a trim tag attached to a nice restoration and a collection of parts. The NOM collectors will pass. The shade tree mechanics wont spend the money. Leaving the less-informed to buy it. It is a nice resto though, and the trim tag looks legit, so I'm thinking $40-50k, with a sell price of $45k. It's future value is tough. If it sits in a glass bubble, it should go up in value. If it's driven, I'm thinking it's value will remain basically the same. I'm curious as to what others think.

Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 28, 2017, 02:29:30 PM »
It doesn't look like your motor mounts would have moved the engine forward for additional firewall clearance, like the link posted above mentions. My first thought was to swap sides, but you mentioned that they wont swap due to a flange on the trailing edge. So, I would conclude that they are wrong for your car and replace them. Figure out what they are later on.

Garage Talk / Re: Flux Capacitor
« on: May 28, 2017, 01:44:18 PM »

Restoration / Re: Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:29:05 PM »
Cracked heads can be repaired. RE ceramic coating inside the heads. A jillion GM motors didn't need it, I doubt there's any real benefit to you. While the shop is doing the machine work, you might as well have them install hardened seats.

Maintenance / Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:20:05 PM »
You could add shock extenders. I think they are made by Moroso. A lot of people dont like them, but I had them in a car that I drove for years with no issues or problems.

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