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General Discussion / Camaro Numbers by State
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:37:41 AM »
With all the talk of data, legacies, authentication etc..I got to thinking, with all the data CRG has at it's disposal, is it possible (translate: without massive effort on the data holders) to have a breakdown of how many Camaros , from information known in the database, are in each state? I ask because I live relatively close to where the Norwood plant was located and I worked about a mile from the plant. I have gotten to know some old timers in my area that worked for GM. And boy!, the stories! A lot of stuff was going on. One of my friends told me about a warehouse that was up the road from the plant that had round the clock security. All the ZL1 engines were stored there, according to my friend. And there was a lot of street racing, by employees, after work, right in the area of the plant. For sometime now, I have assumed that there was a higher concentration of F bodies in the Cincinnati area, just because they were built there. For those who donít know, Norwood was a city within a city. Yep, on the East side an area was carved out and the city of Norwood, yes city, was surrounded by the city of Cincinnati. I digress, I would like to see a breakdown of registered cars, or cars in the database, broke down by state (cities would be even better). This may prove out my suspicions that more early F bodies are in Ohio or Kentucky/Indiana ( a quick geography lesson, Cincinnati is in the S.W. Corner of Ohio, bordered by Ky. & In.), than the other states save perhaps California. Or it could be that Texas, because of its size, has the most early F bodies? Thatís it. If it is a monumental tall order, I can go back to just wondering. Thanks CRG.

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:20:40 PM »
SS/RS L48 from what I see in the pics provided.

Coming from this guy, me thinks you can take it to the bank. The dude knows his stuff.

General Discussion / Re: A First Generation Camaro LEGACY ?
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:02:31 PM »
GW writes , ď...If you contract with someone to do a service for you, providing acess to/information from something you own, ownership of that information does NOT pass to the service provider.   Without requesting/receiving the right to do so....Ē Unless your initials are HRC.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N523755 JF code 396 block
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:40:50 AM »
Back up for sale today 12-19 -17

1969 Camaro 396 350HP 4 speed block.

Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
Quote from: cook_dw link=topic=14274.msg144906#msg144906 date=151351893  Yeah I know another boring idling video. 

If THAT is boring, why am I so mesmerized, entertained, jubilant , and just plain excited to experience ďDadísĒ old car ?

Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:56:31 PM »
This might help and is constructive..  Don makes really nice decals.

My 1st thought. Not sure he is still doing these? For some reason , I thought his health may be preventing? Not sure where I heard that. Doesn't hurt to try though.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 restored SS396 / 4 speed on Hemmings
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:34:35 PM »
I'm not a bigblock fan, ...

Probably not a fan G. Ďcause youíve been beat so many times by those brutal beasts????(jest)

Mild Modifications / Re: Small block with th400
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:38:38 AM »
If you have s big block radiator & shroud , then yes, I would go ahead and and get the bb frame stands

If you do not have a bb radiator with the bb frame stands, then you will either have to leave the shroud off ( it will run hotter and be a constant safety concern with the car running). Or, modify the shroud.

Or, use the sb mounts & radiator and modify the trans mount.

If it is a true drag only car, then, that is what sawzalls and torches were made for. If you donít run a power booster, I would think that you could run the small block frame mounts shroud, radiator, and modify the trans x member. I see bb and sb shroud setups done all the time on these Ebay clones. A lot of those bb cars run a th350 though. Hope this helps and I hope there is no misinformation. 68 frame mounts are different then a 69.

General Discussion / Re: Laugh of the day!
« on: November 30, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »
The sad thing is....someone may buy them thinking they got (doing my best Brooklyn Jewish accent) "such a deal".

Reading a book about that bridge. Washington Roebling (the chief engineer of the bridge) was one of those truly gifted people, definition of a civil engineer. A hero of the battle of Gettysberg as well. Little did I know.

...and of course the Roebling bridge in our town, Jimmy, connecting Cincy to Ky. Over the Ohio river. Not to hijack, but my grandpa was a Civil Engineer And a true gifted genius. He designed many well known bridges and highways. His best known achievement is that he designed several crucial items, like the launch pad legs, for the Apollo moon launch.

General Discussion / Re: Laugh of the day!
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:02:36 AM »
No no Pete. I got one hidden behind the barn. Just so no one pesters me to sell it. Itís yours! It needs the total resto, but a cool million should pry it from my hands. I was keeping it to restore. You know, some day. It donít need much, bring a dust pan and broom.

:)  :)     What else ya got hidden behind that barn, BentleY????    :)

General Discussion / Re: Laugh of the day!
« on: November 29, 2017, 04:21:30 PM »
No no Pete. I got one hidden behind the barn. Just so no one pesters me to sell it. Itís yours! It needs the total resto, but a cool million should pry it from my hands. I was keeping it to restore. You know, some day. It donít need much, bring a dust pan and broom.

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: November 26, 2017, 01:32:42 PM »
Well that answers my question, I was about to start a thread asking this, just found them on my car.

Related question, I want to keep as much as I can original. So in the process of doing some body work and don't want anything to happen to the stickers. Whats the best way to protect and preserve them? 
Best way to preserve details is to not take it to a body shop. Most shops take no care or interest in doing things ďrightĒ. If you like overspray on parts that should not have it, parts lost, work not done as asked, take it to a body shop. Otherwise, find a restoration shop that knows 1st gen Camaros.

Originality / Re: minus 28 on radiator shroud
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:46 PM »
Antifreeze is good to -28 Fahrenheit. Not sure if it is essential in high end resto?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: October 29, 2017, 12:36:06 PM »
Truly "ahead of its time" lol
X2-Truly setting the ďpaceĒ !

I think on the Camaro pump the return hose pipe is indexed slightly away from the block. Big cars it is turned toward the block. I have a couple if you need more pics.
Not saying your isn't original but the return hose pipe should be indexed toward the block. Maybe your got bent? Mine is original and looks like the one in the fourth pic.

You contradict yourself? Canít have it both ways?

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