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Restoration / Re: 68-69 Inner A/C Box.
« on: April 25, 2010, 03:56:05 PM »
Thanks John. They "look" the same but I am just looking at pictures so I don't know if the dimensions are the same or not. I don't know if a 69 box will work in a 68.

Restoration / 68-69 Inner A/C Box.
« on: April 25, 2010, 03:02:35 PM »
Hello. Are the inner A/C boxes the same for a 68 or 69 Camaro? I know the 67 has a different shape but don't know about the 68 and 69.


Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 09, 2009, 03:39:57 AM »

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 08, 2009, 03:38:13 AM »
Jonboy I say the 302 is worth more. Especially a 67 or 68 302. That's my opinion.

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 07, 2009, 04:17:56 AM »
I uploaded a few more. The car with the Huggar Orange front end is what the car looks like at this point. This was taken back in the early 90s and before I was married and had kids. Back to original and cruising, I hope.

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 07, 2009, 03:04:19 AM »
I just scanned a few of them and uploaded them to Picasa Web Album. You will see some pics of the front end of my car smashed up, this was due to a guy with a horse trailer running a red light, it was too late for me to stop. You will also see some pics of the "new" front end and my racing days. Those days are over, time to put it back as it was and enjoy it. The car is in primer now so it does not look as rough as it did once. Please remember those pics are from 20 plus years ago and I was in H.S. working part time as a dishwasher so the car was rough not nice like what you see on here. I am glad I held on to it all these years and never chopped it up when I raced it. I still have all the deluxe interior,PS,PB,A/C,12 bolt rear,etc. The car was originally light green with black vinyl top. I plan to put it back that way.

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:40:04 AM »
I'll have to dig them up. I'm sure the pictures would make many here cringe. I bought the car, well actually my parents bought me the car when I was a freshman in H.S. (early 80's) and the guy that owned before me in the 70's was into the fender flair/CanAm look. The car had some ugly flairs and the top of the rear quarter panels were flaired into the rear spoiler. It probably had a few pounds of bondo and paint thinner cans making up the flairs. I'll dig them up, where can I post them?


Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 06, 2009, 11:57:35 PM »
Thanks Brad for the advise. I'm not sure a protecto plate these days ensures you have a legit car anyway, it seems these days everything can be faked. I know my car is a true SS/RS since I bought it way back when way before the clone or restoration craze began, I have photos and witnesses to prove it, regardless I think you are correct as far as my situation goes. I am leaning on a LT1 short (because I found one cheap) and "291" heads and just enjoy the car. If a "MU" block comes along for the right price then maybe I'll go for it but for now I just want to drive my car again.

Thanks for all the advice from all of you.

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 05, 2009, 04:58:19 PM »
Thanks Jerry. If I can't get the correct block I will probably go with a correct casting and leave it at that. I don't see the point of getting restamps, if it is not it is not. I don't plan on showing or selling the car, I just want to get it close to what it once was and enjoy it. It will never be a numbers matching car unless some miracle happens and I find the original engine somewhere. Most of the "MU" block i have found either need sleeves due to many overbores or they are not even sure what the cylinder will look like since they have lots of rust. It's looking more and more like I might just find a "678" block and some "291" heads and enjoy it.

BTW, what are the plans for the "off" season and the Z28? More dyno time?

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: December 04, 2009, 11:12:14 PM »
Thanks for the input. Funny thing is that they made many more L48s than either the 302 or 396 but it seems I can find them easier than a L48. Go figure.

Restoration / Re: Period correct engine value?
« on: November 30, 2009, 06:08:53 PM »
Thanks John.

Restoration / Period correct engine value?
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:39:45 PM »
 Hello. I want to bring my 68 rs/ss back as close to period correct as I can since I do not have the original engine or transmission. My car was a L48 auto car to start with and I would like to get it back to that state. I have found a couple of "MU" blocks that will need sleeves due to cylinder bore sizes,pitting,etc. I guess my question is, is it really worth it for me to get the "correct" engine block with the correct stampings or just get a 010 block and stick "291" heads on it and enjoy the car. I plan on keeping my car and enjoying it but would like to get it as close to original as I can. What would you do? How much would the car's value increase with a "MU" engine?


1967 - Orphans / Re: 7N160203 V1221MU Engine Block
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:26:11 PM »
Hello. Do you still have the short block?


Decoding/Numbers / Re: dip stick broke off inside motor
« on: November 05, 2009, 09:20:17 PM »
If it was my engine I'm sure it would end up between a rod and the crank and ruin everything.  I would make sure I got it out. I would not be able to sleep knowing it was in there.

General Discussion / Re: NHRA National Record At Maple Grove
« on: October 28, 2009, 02:03:32 PM »
Remember Jerry I called 10:48 with a 9 in the other post. I hope you get there.

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