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General Discussion / Re: Two questions of 69 Camaro options
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:09:51 PM »
I found it interesting from the Lustine ad that it listed the ZL1's with 625 horses and that only 84 were built nationally.  I wonder where these figures came from.  69 ZL1's is pretty definite I guess from everything I have ever read.  I bet the 625 horses is a lot closer to real gross hp than factories claim of 425. 

General Discussion / Re: Emission Stickers 69 Camaro
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:43:36 PM »
I am California born and still reside here, in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  Every so often I try to get the courage up to move to the Reno-Sparks area in Nevada, as I am getting sick of this state too.  Living where I do in California I feel much closer to the state of Nevada than the Valley, Bay Area, or Southern California.  I wanted to give my experience of buying a car out of state and bringing it into California.  I bought my 1967 RS SS back in Aug. of 2016 from a dealership in Illinois and had it shipped here.  The owner lived in Missouri.  I received the car with the pink slip and current registration from the owner in Missouri and had a temporary Illinois driving permit in the rear window; no license plates of any kind. 
When I took it into my local DMV they said that they had to verify the hidden VIN's on the car with the VIN tag.  I didn't have to go to any smog cert station, and DMV mentioned nothing at all about any emissions items having to be in place.  The car came with original engine with all smog equipment in place, original trans, and original rear end.  The DMV representative couldn't read the hidden VIN's and said that I had to take my car to CHP (California Highway Patrol) to have the VIN's checked out before they could register it.  The guy at CHP was very helpful and verified the hidden VIN under the cowl on passenger side matched the VIN tag and that the VIN on the engine pad in  front of passenger side valve cover matched too.  I had checked these myself before hand and knew there should be no problem.  The CHP officer gave me their verification form; I took it to DMV and they registered my car in California.  This whole process I should add took 2 months.  I wasn't too  worried about driving my car though as I did have the temp operating permit from Illinois if I was pulled over by law enforcement. 

General Discussion / Re: register question how many years gen 1 Camaro mfg
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:28:05 PM »
That is always what I had heard or read somewhere ko-lek-tor; that the delay in producing the 1970 Camaro was due to GM not being satisfied with the early body panels and had to find a way to produce them to meet the standard GM wanted.   

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: What is it?
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:50:52 PM »

General Discussion / Re: What is a zone car?
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:43:13 PM »
My 1967 RS/SS built 01D at Norwood shows from the NCRS report that it was delivered to the Cleveland Zone Office.  No dealership info is on the report.  Unfortunately I do not know about its prior early history. 

General Discussion / Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:14:55 PM »
I agree with you guys.  I just can't fathom why anyone would want A/C in any muscle car, especially a first gen Z/28. 

General Discussion / Re: Factory Production 69 Camaro JL8 L-78?
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:53:16 PM »
I remember being in Reno walking along Virginia St.  This would have been probably in the late 1970's.  There was a Jeep (Wrangler style) stopped at a stoplight.  On the side right in front of the passenger side door it had a Z/28 emblem and a 302 emblem too.  I assumed that with those it really had a Z/28 302 under the hood.  I have thought since what a waste of a 302. 

General Discussion / Re: New rims for my 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:36:32 PM »
I don't think it's too flashy. 

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Engines
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:40:18 PM »
Thanks guys for your answers.  It seems very likely that it mainly had to do with GM saving money and meeting upcoming stricter emissions standards. 

General Discussion / 1969 Camaro Engines
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:58:33 PM »
I have wondered for awhile why Chevrolet discontinued the L30 327 engine after the '68 model run and why they stopped having the 327 2bl as the base V8 sometime during the '69 model year and changed it to the 307 2bl.  A lot of Chevy buffs myself included consider the 327 one of the best small blocks Chevy ever made. 
The other question I have is why did they introduce the LM1 350 for 1969 and then discontinue it during the year changing over to the L65 350? 
Did these changes come about because of Chevrolet knowing what was coming down the road, things like stricter emissions controls, gas mileage regs, and changing to low  lead and eventually no  lead gas?   I'm thinking someone on here might know something about why these changes occurred.  Thanks as always guys. 

General Discussion / Re: BODY BROADCAST SHEET
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:39:20 PM »
My '69 built at Van Nuys was on top the gas tank. 

I remember reading if memory serves me right that they couldn't get the cars started because of the cold so had to winch them off the car hauler trailer. 

General Discussion / Re: 67 SS/RS grill emblems?
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:25:52 PM »
Thanks guys for clearing this up for me.  My '67 SS RS is a 01D Norwood car.  Does this mean that it should have just the SS emblems or is this close enough to when the 396 came out that it could have the SS350 still, especially if the assembly plant still had this emblem available?  My car has the SS350 emblems but had been restored before I bought it.  I have seen a pic of it before restoration that clearly shows the SS350 on the grille.  Did this change over pertain to the horn button also?         

General Discussion / Re: 67 SS/RS grill emblems?
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:46:55 PM »
As far as I know the correct grill emblem should be SS350.  This is also true for the gas cap and horn button.  At least that's what my '67 SS RS has.  I think the SS emblem only came out when the 396 became available. 

Originality / Re: '67 RS/SS Pinstripe Delete?
« on: October 23, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »
Thank you Bryon.  I wasn't aware that the pin stripes were available with the Style Trim (Z21) option. 

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