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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:14:23 PM »
I doubt Z car from the shot of the tail panel below the tail light lenses - just about where the hole is for the bumper guard mount through into the trunk interior.

However, the black paint below the tail light bezels is tantalizing. If, like rarebronze suggests, there is black paint crossing under the weatherstrip channel (which likely would not get removed or masked on a quick-and-dirty paint job), it's a great omen for a BB-SS. Check the gas line mount out as he suggests -

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:16:33 AM »
By the way, welcome to the CRG -

Steve

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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:14:43 AM »
You didn't mention fuel line, any evidence of dual exhaust ? Console car ? Muncie indicator is a strong indicator, trans crossmember could be a replacement. I'd do a little judicious sanding on the rear cove, or look closely at the corner of the trunk lid/gasket area - that's where my SS shows a good clue.

I see the deluxe door panel. I have a junkyard fairly close that this reminds me of - I'm used to seeing things that should be taken care of going to ruin, particularly Camaros. If you do buy it, or already have, I applaud your thinking.

Good luck, and send more pics ! We all appreciate detective work -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »
My commit was sarcasm.  Hence the quotations.  I was agreeing with Ed and pointing out donít always believe what you read.  Trust but VERIFY.  OP did the right thing by asking here (CRG).

It appealed to my sense of humor. I wouldn't be at all surprised of how many buyers would take them up on the description.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: A First Generation Camaro LEGACY ?
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:37:14 PM »
www.saac.com/registries.html
This effort needed to start decades ago, the gennie is out of the bottle (clones) and can never be contained.


I agree, but I also like to think of the CRG as a cork for that bottle to an extent. Over the last several years I've been happy to witness the exposure of a lot of outright fakes, clones and questionable cars posted on the Forum, and I have learned a ton about Camaros that I never dreamed of even after owning a documented car since 1973, and being an Chevy owner and enthusiast long before then. I do agree that a registry would help the future generations; the drawback would be there is always a holdout, or a barn car, or a recluse that would not hear of it or want to register a car, forever leaving that opening or loophole in the database.

Still, the existence of a database would have helped an friend of mine - the guy bought a "Z" online, took this guy's word for originality, and reportedly paid an extreme amount of money for it. He brought it to a local show a couple of years ago, and invited Cook and myself to take a look at it. After about a minute's worth of cursory inspection, I had the unhappy task of telling him it was definitely not what he thought it was, even though it was a pretty car. I don't think he has spoken of it to me since. Sad part about it, it wasn't even close to being correct, visually flagging it's history to anyone that cared to look. A few pics and a question to the Forum in advance of the purchase might have saved the deal, too.

Just my two cents -

Regards,
Steve

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39K did not hit the reserve. Offenhauser sure looks good sitting on it, I don't car if it's aftermarket: always makes you look at it twice.

Makes documents a plus, VanNuys or Norwood either way. That's why we have 40,000 1969 Z's loose on the street.

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Hasn't this Z been discussed somewhere ?
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:39:07 AM »
Marked sold, somebody picked it off.

Dealer invoice looked a little too distressed for me. Funny how a lot of the window stickers and paperwork reproduced have similar patterns of Coke spills, tea stains, tears and bruises. Glove compartments must be war zones, second only to North Korean nuclear testing programs and missile launch sites.

Plus the fact both of my dealer invoices ('68 and '69, TN dealers both) list the Z28 package as "Special Performance Equipment". Odd -

Regards,
Steve 

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:25:22 AM »
Hey Chick - added my 06B (British Green #9) to the thread on camaros.net. Very interesting table - glad to see so many BRG cars, and when they started showing up.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:46:46 PM »
You,re a better hunter than me if you can find it - there are three of the round handle sticks together in the cave, the flat one with them them is my original '69 stick. Unless an avalanche rearranges the stash and uncovers one stuck away somewhere, I don't see it.

You need to recolor the convertible to match the more popular LeMans colored one over there - lol.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: 3923239 SB Dipstick
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:35:57 AM »
Does it look like this ? I got this one in a bunch of parts from a good friend that owned one of the most original and low mileage '68 SS 350 cars I have ever had the privilege of witnessing. He sold me a bunch of small parts, odds and ends, after he sold the car off during divorce proceedings. I've wondered if this stick is correct for an SS or a Z, obviously my '68 Z could use it if it is indeed correct.  Marked with an "M", says "Use SE Oils", no stamped part number. Tag number does not match the 239 you list, but it appears to be the right length, gray tip (or where the tips a lighter gray?), round handle.

Regards,
Steve

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Sure it's a correct actuator arm on the wiper motor ? Doesn't look correct to me - too square on the end of the arm.

I'll measure mine center to center if you need a comparison - give me a day to thaw out the garage enough to get the door open -

Steve


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Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:02:57 PM »
Bet the One Ear got his head caught in the fan on start up -

I actually had one do that, and survive. Horrendous racket on start up.

I banned my cat(s) from the garage after I found one of mine, wet from rain, curled up on the convertible top on my Z11.  The other one had jumped from the workbench to the rear deck on the LS5 and missed, scratching the paint to the point where it took a good bit to buff it out. No more cats in the garage -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 SS350 numbers help
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:02:54 PM »
There are some additional stampings to the extreme left side of the pad - I see a "45", could be a machine shop marking, but it does raise an eyebrow. Pad surface look a little artificial, some of the broach markings are not in parallel, or just too frequent. Flint "V" has a strange appearance to it, maybe I'm just too paranoid ? I do admit the stamp looks good, and certainly I haven't seen every pad stamping in existence, either -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »
BTY, the rubber on the hangers are like my rag joint: mix of black and white rubber. I think it was Gary who posted this was because they were made from recycled tires, or maybe John Z.

Actually made from Goodyear or equivalent conveyor belting material stock - depending on thickness, anywhere from 2 to 4 ply construction. Used steel rule dies to "cookie cut" the shapes needed, hangers were riveted together. Other than the dies needed to cut the shape, it shouldn't be too difficult to find the belting through a local power transmission/material handling distributor.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: 67 L78(tag at least) on CL
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
Tag would look better if it wasn't pop riveted. Reinforcing plate looks genuine -

Regards,
Steve

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