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General Discussion / What is a Camaro ??
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:29:30 PM »
"a Camaro is a small animal that eats Mustangs"
Heard on Bloomberg financial news yesterday
attributed to: somebody at GM

General Discussion / HAPPY NEW YEAR
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:39:33 AM »
Have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!
Drive those cars!

Foreign Camaros / 69 export (KPH) Speedo wanted
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:20:29 AM »
I am looking for a 69 export speedo. If you come across one in reasonable condition, please let me know.


I have repeatedly over the years received e-mail etc warning that cruise control in rain or snow can cause the car to accelerate out of control. I just received the message again, and went to so I could refute the message, and they confirmed it. I still do not believe cruise will ever accelerate out of control because once you go past the set speed it cuts the throttle. Am I missing something? I have used cruise in snow and rain for decades, and never had a problem. Cruise is how I stay out of traffic court, keeps my foot away from the ticket pedal.


General Discussion / wheel size question
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:20:59 AM »
Called the local bone yard today, thinking I could get a set of "donut type" spares cheap for rolling stock. They told me GM changed the lug pattern and they don't have any wheels that fit a 69. Sounds wrong to me, any truth to this?

General Discussion / Need cheap insurance
« on: April 15, 2013, 02:29:08 PM »
Cheep insurance needed. My town code enforcement officer has issued a summons. I have to register or remove my car, and pay a fine either way. The old officer was OK, if it was under a car cover, the new officer is enforcing the letter of the code. I need to get plates, that means I need insurance. I know insurance has been discussed before, but times change. The car does not move, many parts are in the garage or basement. I need the cheapest policy available. Who would you call?



General Discussion / MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:23:58 PM »
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous New Year to all

Mild Modifications / How to feed the TPI in my 69
« on: March 01, 2009, 02:14:45 PM »
I am looking for a compatible tank, or internal pump assembly to feed my 69 307. TPI is off an 87 305 firebird. I have most of the system, but not the fuel pump. I am wondering if anyone has come across a factory fuel tank with internal pump that will fit with minimal effort, or if there is a GM internal pump assembly I can use with a standard 69 tank. This is a budget build, so I would like to be able to find the parts in a bone yard. I am already aware of the 1000. plus custom tanks, and will not be going that route, but could buy a repro tank to modify if needed.

General Discussion / Two Guys Garage - 2 Camaros episode
« on: February 04, 2009, 09:26:18 PM »
Did anybody else catch this episode. I was disappointed. They examined a genuine 67 "327 RS SS", and a guest informed them there were no 67 or 68 BB Camaros. Same guest also mentioned how people used to slide surfboards in from the trunk through the fold down seat opening.

Mild Modifications / spindle length
« on: November 17, 2008, 08:40:39 PM »
I see adds for taller spindles to improve handling. I remember seeing ads years ago for spacers to do the same thing. All the ads I see for the tall spindles are also drop spindles which I'm not really interested in. Has anyone used the spindles, or the spacers and what is your opinion.  Are the spacers still available?

Mild Modifications / Steering column swap ??
« on: November 17, 2008, 01:04:52 PM »
Has anyone swapped a newer column into their first gen? I am swapping in a fuel injection from an 87 firebird, and one of the normal steps is to disable the VATS security system. I was thinking if I swap in the newer column, I could include the security with it. Might even get a tilt unit while I'm at it. If I do this and I put my original steering wheel on the new column I don't think most people would even notice it.

Mild Modifications / modern heads for a 307
« on: July 10, 2008, 05:25:37 PM »
Are there contemporary heads that will work well with the small bore 307? Is the 80's 305 also a small bore?



Mild Modifications / 87 TPI for my 307
« on: June 22, 2008, 10:48:07 PM »
I picked up a supposedly complete TPI from an 87 firebird in Carlisle. Came with a lot but I know I'm going to need more stuff. Plan is to put it on my 307, and when the chance comes along to pick up a good deal on a 200r4 to back it up. Will start cleaning and cataloging parts tonight to see what I do and don't have. I know the center head bolt angle changed in 87 so at a minimum I will need to elongate those bolt holes. I am thinking I can put an external pump where the transverse muffler would normally go, and reroute the exhaust. Has anyone else been through this? I think the 87 distributor will clear the firewall, unlike the earlier TPI systems. Lots of questions, lots of unknown, some time, little change. This will be a long slow process. If anyone has done this I would love your input. The question for tonight is does anybody sell a jig to drill out the manifold holes to fit my 69 heads.


Mild Modifications / thinking about a modern 302
« on: May 07, 2008, 11:47:59 AM »
Just wondering about the potential for a "modern" 302. If I recall correctly the 302, 327, and 350 all share a 4.00 bore. Any thoughts on recreating the 302 performance using an available 350 block, and hooking it up to a modern very high stall auto trans that could slip all the way into the high rev power band of the 302.

What I am thinking of is a land speed project in the 5 liter automatic trans class.


General Discussion / New web site -
« on: February 01, 2008, 08:03:15 PM »
Just registered a new domain, http://TICKET-CAM.INFO. not sure how I'm going to do it yet, but plan is to make location of fixed traffic cams available. NJ just legalized red light ticket cams, we can not be the only ones. If you know of the locations of fixed traffic cameras, let me know. Will only be hand updated at first, hopefully the process will be popular enough it will need to be automated. Plan would also be to update GPS systems with locations.


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