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Messages - Jon Mello

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Originality / Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:06:47 AM »
I no longer have an original front bracket, just the rear. The part above the slot is too fat (tall?) on your part.

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Restoration / Re: "Flint #1" sticker on 1968 L48 valve cover??
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:14:15 PM »
I have seen the Flint #1 sticker on the front of the passenger side valve cover on '67s. I don't recall seeing it on a '68, but maybe others have.

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Originality / Re: 68 Z alt bracket gt stamp
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:33:22 AM »
That looks like an original GM bracket but not for a '67-'68 Z. I think it was used on some later 409 engines and possibly something else like a '65 396. Both have the GT stamps but the 409 one is thicker above the adjusting slot and the Z bracket is thinner up there and more equal to the thickness below the slot.

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Some cool stuff there. Thank you for posting!

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Trans Am pistons
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:29:28 AM »
I'm with 1109.  An aluminum rod would indicate a drag racing intent rather than road racing, in my opinion.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:56:54 AM »
Thanks for the info.  It's never too late to add to one of the threads here.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Z/28 X-Ram intake
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:51:40 AM »
Last I knew they were in the $10k to $15K range. Could be slightly less or more depending on how complete the set-up is, dates of components, etc.

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Thanks for posting these, Scott.  That first photo of the Grand Prix movie float is just incredible.  I love it.

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That had not been posted previously so thank you for doing that now, Mike.

Looks like a miserable weekend.

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Nice to see someone post those on youtube and thank you for linking them here.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: February 04, 2018, 05:47:53 PM »
Thanks for your efforts to document these cars, Scott.

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General Discussion / Re: 67 GM tow hitch
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:36:43 PM »
Jerry MacNeish has a picture of his '69 Z towing his '69 L89 Chevelle to the drags back in the '70s.

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We'd love to see that stuff if you can find it. Thanks!

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:28:20 AM »
Most Trans-Am cars run two U-bolts on each side and don't use the T-bolts.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:56:25 AM »
That's exciting to hear, Brian.  We'd love to see progress pics if Tony was OK with that.

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