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General Discussion / Re: Differential "Peening"
« on: Today at 04:29:45 AM »
Based on our hypothesis (that 'late' Camaros that used rears that other '70 model cars) got the C's peened/obliterated...  Nova rears would NOT have the peened characters (if the rears are original to Novas) since Novas did not have extended production from '69 leading to the '70 model year.   Only Corvettes and Camaros (suffered or benefited?) from the extended production and corvettes used a totally different rear end type (IRS)...

That said... since Novas and Camaros share the same rear end width, there have been a LOT of swapping of rears between the two car models over the last 40+ years!

:)   Chevy NEVER wasted that much red paint on the floor panels!!  but it is pretty...  :)

General Discussion / Re: Differential "Peening"
« on: Today at 01:21:00 AM »
Well..  when the other thread was closed/slammed/whatever happened to it, I lost the data I posted relative to the optional Nova rear gear ratios for 1970 (The '70 Nova rear for multiple leafs would have been identical to the *late* '69 Camaro rears where the ratios existed on both cars!  (Looked it up again)...

The 'BS' ratio (3.31:1) WAS available on the '70 Nova, so the rear end noted without the 'C' peened would most likely have come from a Nova.  The 'BU' and 'BE' ratios were not available on the '70 Nova, thus the leading 'C' for the 1970 year would not have been indicated for those ratios, but late '69 Camaros with BU or BE ratios *might* have been stamped with the leading 'C' (for 1970 models) in the axle plant before someone noted they were going into '69 model cars (Camaros)... (and obliterated the C)...

General Discussion / Re: '68 Camaro Z/28 on eBay
« on: Today at 01:12:33 AM »
I personally think 68 Zís are going to keep seeing a increase in value! 67 and 68 were true factory built race cars. I personally like a 69 Zís more, but they got very vanilla compared to the previous years...

I don't disagree necessarily, but '69's are 'vanilla' maybe but with chocolate syrup, bananas, whipped cream, and a cherry on top!  :)

General Discussion / Re: '68 Camaro Z/28 on eBay
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:19:23 PM »
If your 'contract' includes a deposit and *time* to pay the full amount and collect the car, then make sure you put those terms into your contract document as well.  ie.   Buyer has 'n' days from the date of this contract to provide remainder of payment at which time he can collect the item.   In the event that buyer does not conform to this term, buyer will lose his deposit with no obligation by the seller!' 


Trying to quantify the numbers of cars which had a particular set of options is IMPOSSIBLE!   You can certainly say that he has a unusual combination of options, but to say 'ONLY ONE' would be conjecture and inaccurate.

General Discussion / Re: '68 Camaro Z/28 on eBay
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:58:58 PM »
Faster with the money (or commitment) is all that matters!   If you get a verbal deal with someone, GET IT ON A CONTRACT  (ie.  a Bill of Sale, or 'Agreement to Purchase', almost anything that commits both parties and is signed by both parties...  Probably many (most?) of us have been burned a time or two in our lives by NOT doing that and hopefully we learned our lesson.

PS.  I've passed up more money before by 'sticking to my word' and would do so again, but some people (maybe most?) would not do so.

Steve Shauger and I both have Orange/Black (exterior and interior) cars; ours are Z28s, and we refer to them as 'halloween cars'..

The chambered exhaust were std on all Z28's at the beginning of the model year (and optional on others?)  After a few months of some states giving owners hassles (who referred the states to GM), then the chambered were relegated to an *option*, that lasted a few months til around May/June '69, then the chambered exhaust were discontinued totally.  Simultaneously, GM went first to the transverse muffler by itself as std for Z28, but then when the chambered was totally discontinued (June?), they added a pair of resonators in front of the transverse muffler as 'std'...

Not sure what happened with the big block cars, but I suspect something similar after the chambered was discontinued in May/June...

Are you tempted to go for the matching HO underside too Gary?  ::)

:)   Nope, I'm gonna leave it the original multicolored scheme....  :)

.. although it's lots prettier all in orange...  :)

Very nice car, but then I'm a fan or 'Halloween cars'!  :)     Too late production for chambered exhaust... but I might put it on my late car too at some point...

General Discussion / Re: '68 Camaro Z/28 on eBay
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:04:44 PM »
Obviously a 'rebuilt' anything is only as good as the materials used and the personnel doing the rebuilding.  I DO think it's possible for an item to be *rebuilt* as good as, or even better than, when it was new, but it requires high quality materials on a par with the original, AND the rebuilder must know his stuff and implement it.

That said, I think most often *rebuilt* anything is like the 'old body man' told to Danny about the quarter replacement...

Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 17, 2018, 08:58:28 PM »

I've never used it, but after firstgenaddict posted the endorsement, I checked it out.   The product label I referenced of Ideal NOALOX stated:   "Noalox  Anti-Oxidation Joint Compoiund, Aluminum to Aluminum connections, Aluminum to Copper connections, and aluminum conduit joints"

Seems pretty clear that it is designed to help minimize or eliminate aluminum oxidation, which is a real problem with aluminum electrical connections!   If I recall correctly, the large bulkhead connector thru the firewall of our Camaros has aluminum connectors??   and it would certainly not harm non-aluminum connections!  I liked your post, and I plan to purchase the product to keep on my shelf!

Even Homedepot and Lowes sells the product or a similar one.

:)    Title the new thread 'PEENING'... so we can find it easily when we find 'new' example photographs!  :)

You see those 'peen outs' MUCH differently than I do... but I'm not going to change your mind, and you're not going to change mine with that data...  :)     They all look to have been 'peened' with a blunt tool, striking several times around the 'offending' letter... :)   Being done at different times, by different people potentially... they WILL look different.

Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:04:36 PM »
The NOALOX is specifically for Aluminum-Aluminum, or Aluminum-copper connections... seemingly overcomes the oxidation that happens with aluminum, so it would seemingly have no positive effect on a copper-copper joint...?

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