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Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: May 07, 2024, 07:17:48 PM »
Clip of the little 327 idling in driveway.

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: May 07, 2024, 07:16:58 PM »

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: May 07, 2024, 07:15:45 PM »
Hey all, still here! Both 68's are still rocking. The truck has gotten some upgrades since last posting. Pulled the bench seat out in favor of 69-72 C10/Blazer Buckets and console, also pulled the 350 and 4 speed out. Built a wicked little 68 327 out of a buddies Camaro. Has 69 186 2.02 heads that had to have been a race car at time point with all the old port work, the runners were hogged out and cleaned up. Coupled with the Z/28 intake and a L79 cam the thing is a runner now. Also swapped the 4 speed for a Tremec TKX 5 speed as I have been driving the heck out of the truck and after a road trip last summer, figured it was time for a overdrive gear. Got the new motor and transmission all in over the winter and now the weather is finally getting good to start putting miles on it.

Garage Talk / Re: Reproduction CA Vintage Registration Tags
« on: March 04, 2023, 03:41:54 PM »
In Wa. you ARE required to have one on your Restoration Plate or also Called Year of Manufacture Plate.
WHen you register on the Plate you need to have a Tab (*Real or Repop as they accept both) matching the Model Year of the Vintage vehicle being registered.

License plate collectors in my area Love to get vintage plates with Stacks of real foil Tabs on them as they "peel" them back and sell them to swap meet goers seeking the correct year for thier car and plate. Often the Repop ones in Wa are off in color or graphics for each specific Year.

Didnt know that about Washington. In Oregon, when you run a correct plate with special interest tags, they just give you one special interest tag for the rear plate that sticks to where the year tag would be. I still run my front plate and got a Oregon correct 68 decal. If you have a early plate (say 1930s) you dont have to run the sticker as there was no place for them on those plates. The whole thing is as clear as the Willamette in what you can and cant run.

General Discussion / Re: RS. NOS vs Repop
« on: February 02, 2023, 08:52:22 PM »
I have gone through 3 repop relay valves under the hood in my 22 years of owning my car. Mainly its the diaphragm inside getting a hole in it over the years as I rarely use the headlights on my car as I avoid driving it at night if I can. The actuators were replaced before I got the car as it had been in a front end accident and needed to all be replaced. They still work perfect.

General Discussion / Re: 68 front fender bezels
« on: July 28, 2022, 07:51:11 PM »
Well I now have another part I will have to look for at swap meets. Never knew they were different. I have the repops all around my car.

Garage Talk / Re: This hobby is dying
« on: June 28, 2022, 10:14:41 PM »
I doubt the scenario will be the same. If there is enough desire for the first gen camaro for dynacorn to build bodies of them, and how having a 5 seat muscle car can still be a practical fun driver. I would worry more about some of the corvette models. The owners of those are getting long in the tooth, and I think some of those C3 and C4 models could have trouble in collectability over the longer run

Yeah those Vettes are finally on the upswing in value at least to me locally. 74-82 Vettes are jumping in value, you used to not be able to give a rubber bumper vette away. I was looking at 74/75 roadster and they are now bringing 30-45k depending on motor and trans. C4s used to be big for donor cars for street rods in the 90s and now clean base models are past the 15k mark when you used to get them under 10k not to long ago. Stuff like the ZR1s and Grand Sports are booming, even C5 Corvettes are starting to rise again. Same could be said with 3rd and 4th gen Camaro and Firebirds, their values have skyrocketed over the last year or two.

I am installing them on a 68.
I have a friend (& CRG-Member) that was interested in the same question. He consulted a crg core member whom indicated that even use of these on a 69 would require removal or major linkage Mods.

yeah I dont see those fitting with the lockout and without taking a the ballpeen hammer to cleat a power steering box. Curious as well on the fit in a 68 as I have tossed the idea around on my car a few times.

Garage Talk / Re: This hobby is dying
« on: June 06, 2022, 04:19:21 AM »
Its not fully dying, but I will say the restoration and preservation group is getting smaller, but I know quite a few people my age (30) and younger than still love playing with muscle cars and older stuff. Then there is still the massive group that like to LS swap all the old cars, I guess that's better than just tossing out the old stuff for scrap, but then to defend the younger crowd, its not cheap to restore or just maintain the old cars. When I look at project first gen Camaro's it hard for many to buy a decent project. Was just looking at a 69 RS coupe on facebook. 16 grand for a car that had the bottom 2 inches rotted off, no drivetrain, half the interior missing. Then all the metal work just to make it a solid base is gonna make many go broke.

I admit I have hoped that the early hot rods would start to get cheap as that age group that preferred them started dying off, but the pricing has only gone up, have not dropped at all.

Actually not surprised it did not sell. The asking price of 950K is way beyond its value in my opinion. Yes, its a very important, beautifully restored with race history. I'm not alone on this, since there were no bidders. Now, that said, lets look at what its value is. Since we have to compare it to other top dog T/A cars like a Bud Moore Mustang, and also a Penske Javelin. What are those cars going for? That should give a ballpark value. You agree?

Yeah I am not surprised either. I dont thing many (if any) of the HTA cars could fetch that kind of money. Maybe something like the Penske Lightweight 67 or the 68 Championship car would be the only ones I can see maybe getting close, but I still dont think they would. Would be a sizeable bump but not that big of one.

Garage Talk / Re: Pomona Swap Meet
« on: January 23, 2022, 03:13:51 AM »
Never been to Pomona, but Portland is similar of needing to be there early. I have had a booth there for years selling some parts and to also get early access into to the swap to score stuff, plus side of Portland is its 3 days long.

General Discussion / Re: 302 chevy SB with three duces
« on: January 13, 2022, 05:49:00 AM »
I would think a Tri-Power/Six Pac is better on the street than a dual 4 set up. Mopar, and some Fords did pretty well with them. Especially the 435 HP Tri-Powered Corvettes that was in production up until 1969.

While not in stock forms, I have both sets up on cars in the garage right now. A all Edelbrock dual quad set up on a 350 small block in one car and a tri power set up thats an offy manifold with Rochester 2GC carbs on a small block. Street wise the tri power is hands down better. The dual quads tend to load up more often in traffic. The tri power also gets better mileage. The dual quad is only slightly better at WOT. The tri power works better on 327 and smaller small blocks I have found. Dual quads work good on the 350 thats got alot of speed parts. You need to go out and open the dual quads up more often than a tri power setup. 

I agree with JohnZ there were 3 duce intakes for smallblocks made by Edelbrock or Offy. There was one with 2GC,s on Graigslist around here a couple years ago for less than 1K.  I thought about it but the carbs were all regular 2 barrels, but probably should have got it anyway. I think GM banned multiple carbs except the vette after the 1966 model year. Up to 66 pontiac and Olds had tripower since the 50,s. The chevy 348 also had tripower until 1961.

Yes GM banned multiple carbs after 66 except the vette in terms of production line units. Most of those aftermarket tri power intakes are setup for the 2GC's, but they also made them with Stromberg carb bases as well, but you dont see it much for Chevy engines, you only see the Stromberg bases when you are dealing with 4x2 and 6x2 intakes. With those SBC intakes you would go a take the carbs off a 348 setup to use as they were already ready to go. They run really good on the 348 motors.

Garage Talk / Re: Most famous celeb 'Car Guy'
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:43:31 PM »
How about people who are not celebrities and have large collections? They don't count? Like your local gearhead who turns wrenches and does bodywork and paint everdyay. I deal with them all week. My friend and his wife own over 60 classics including funny cars. No disrespect but I'm not going to worship a celebrity.  Has anyone seen the two brothers who have the largest collection of muscle cars. Google it. Surprised it is not posted on this site. They do not want the world to know who they are. But they do have some cars that they beat the living heck out of. Gearheads.

Ive been through that Brothers Collection, its just jaw dropping at the stuff in there.

General Discussion / Re: Questions about a 69 Z/28
« on: September 28, 2021, 02:59:18 PM »
Ended up passing on the car, we just dont have the space to store another car in a million pieces while working on another project thats in a million pieces.

Yup...silver with blue on blue sounds plenty cool to me.  8)

If you get it, why not just build an LT1 for it and enjoy it before you flip it. The 350 packs much better HP and torque than a 302. Truth be known, the 302's are weak out of the whole and don't pack much torque. It's the mystique that surrounds the 302 and the sounds that make them cool when they are buzzed north of 7K, but that's where they were vulnerable to spitting out rods or dropping a valve. In fact, a modern 355 with some good rods and some decent heads will destroy most 302's.

Build a nice 350 or a stroker for it maybe and make it look perfectly stock. That works real nice IMO.

I would have built the 302 or a stout little 327 if we had picked it up. I have a built 70 LT1 in my 33 pickup that has put a lot of big blocks to shame at the drag strip, but I still prefer a 283/302/327 over a 350 and I would never build a 383, to me they are only good for a boat anchor. I have never liked them, I would build a 400 if I wanted a torque small block.

But we didnt get it, but now have the fire to get the current project done and sold to find the next project we can shove a 348 we have on the stand in.

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