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General Discussion / Norwood film documentary
« on: July 03, 2017, 02:38:04 AM »
Anyone seen the advertisement of the Norwood film documentary in the works ? All I could locate within the database was the discussion surrounding the "Echoes of Norwood" book in 2013. This postcard-sized ad I have lists the website , doesn't appear connected with the "Echoes" book, but I did see a mention of this documentary in the original 2013 thread, nearly the same description.

Just curious -


Garage Talk / Palm Beach B-J Lot 644 '69 RG Z
« on: April 09, 2017, 01:41:11 AM »
Any one catch this particular car today ? I just happened to turn it on right at the start; the mid-auction talk up by Jerry really boosted the sale. Pretty car, too - very well presented. Wonder who was the lucky (past) owner ?


Originality / 1111467 distributor - mucho money
« on: March 25, 2017, 01:18:53 AM »
For anyone that needs one and has the dollars - from my home state, sorry to say -

A little harsh, if you ask me. Good piece anyway, good date, legit.


General Discussion / Pair of driver quality '69's
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:09:41 AM »
Ran across these on Bill Mock's website, in case some of you HO Z fanatics are interested.

Sold "as a pair only". Unusual -


Garage Talk / Village Chevrolet dealer ad - days long gone
« on: April 29, 2016, 04:27:18 AM »
I like to look through my oldest car mags for a good thought occasionally - ran across this one tonight.

Sign me up if someone ever invents time travel - from August '69.


General Discussion / Dealership emblems - Stones River AACA Nashville
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:04:22 AM »

A horder of local dealership emblems at the Nashville flea market today (and tomorrow) including Jim Reed, Capitol, Jackson Bros., Cunningham, and others at $5.00 apiece. Mostly Middle Tennessee, if you have any special needs contact me or rarebronze tonight and we'll try to accomodate you -

Thanks and regards,

General Discussion / Camaros spotted on MSN article
« on: October 25, 2015, 04:23:07 AM »
If I can get this link to work, check out Mr. Shauger's collection from an article on MSN about Hershey muscle cars:

Not bad, not bad at all, Steve - I wouldn't kick them out of the garage for acting up.


General Discussion / '69 LOS Pace Car opinions
« on: August 20, 2015, 03:17:51 AM »
I'm not as familiar with Van Nuys built Pace Cars, so you West Coast guys take a gander at this one and tell me what you think. Outside of the dreaded Ford fan sticker, it's a pretty decent looking car, with a number of small details that need changing. My largest questions are trim tag, and the "L" code the seller represents in the ad. Take a look -


Maintenance / 7029202 Q jet secondary well fix
« on: August 16, 2015, 04:54:03 PM »
For all of us with Rochester Q jets, here's a simple procedure you can accomplish over an hour or so with common hand tools that will effectively fix your leaking or potentially leak-prone secondary well plugs.

Disassemble the carb, remove the throttle plate from the body, and follow the steps as shown in the pics. This really appealed to my automotive therapy needs for the weekend -


Restoration / 68 armrest base recovery
« on: May 03, 2015, 11:08:49 PM »
For those of you that are as needy as I am, I thought I might share a pic or two of my super cheap armrest bases I'm putting together for my 68 Z. The current armrests are '69's, probably repops, so I jumped on a pair of '68's at a local swap meet. Only real problem presenting itself was the horrible rattle can black paint job on top of the original gold bases. I should have taken before pics - I've seen brushed house paint give a better look.

Mr. Cheap to the rescue - most of us know how brake fluid removes paint from your car if you're unlucky enough to spill any (as I found out in '73 on the fender of my newly purchased X77). A good bath in brake fluid produced the desired results (as the pics show) with a minimal effort and cost, also without damaging the parent plastic. Tips - do it outdoors in bright sunlight - it accelerates the blistering of the paint, lifting it off the surface fairly quickly. Brushing it several times during the process with an old paint brush helps to dislodge loose paint an help the fluid to penetrate remaining old paint. Remember to wear gloves and eye protection when undertaking this -

It doesn't hurt the plastic base, either grain or features - rinsing in hot soapy water removes any remaining fluid and paint particles - very little is left.

Why do this ? I hate repro parts. I have $5.00 in the pair, plus the cost of brake fluid (about $0.50 cents worth). Add the cost of primer and vinyl spray, and I'm still way ahead, plus I don't have to drill holes for the trim - 68 originals are punched.

I'll post the finished part pics when I'm done - 

Maintenance / Fuel system health opinion
« on: April 12, 2015, 04:41:44 PM »
I decided to rework the fuel pump to carb fuel lines on the (L48) Z11 which were mangled by the former owner, when I discovered the frame to pump line(s) were originals, both dated 11/23/68 and should have been replaced a long time ago, I decided to rebuild the carb and pump/replace the old gas out of the tank.

Hooked my old Holley electric up to the frame line and pulled all the gas I could pump out of the tank through the line, which had a see through fuel filter attached - the pic is what the filter trapped. I have to assume this trash came out of the lines (as the pickup strainer should still be in place). Opinions ? think it's excessive ? With the new repro filter and the bronze Rochester carb filter in place, I think anything else that might come loose can be filtered out before reaching the carb.

I wasn't too unhappy with the end result - after all, 46 years is a long time to expose the tank and system to dirt, crud and neglect. Keep on plugging, or pull the tank and replace ? I'm leaning towards leaving it as is until a "have to" shows up -


General Discussion / Garage Find '69 HO Z
« on: March 18, 2015, 02:06:16 AM »
If I can get this link to work, check out the "garage find" from an article in Hot Rod (as linked by MSN)

If it's been posted before, remind me -

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