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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 with 3:31 posi 124379L515933
« on: May 12, 2022, 05:21:58 PM »
It seems odd that someone would order a 1969 Z28 with a 3.31 axle ratio and a close-ratio M21 transmission:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1483.0

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Originality / Re: They Never built it #2
« on: May 09, 2022, 08:12:20 PM »
Garth - My friend's 1968 Z28 had aftermarket headers with the smog fittings which were connected to the smog pump. - Mark

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Originality / Re: They Never built it #2
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:51:51 PM »
The Car & Driver article of the 1968 Z28 vs 1968 Tunnel Port Mustang was one of my favorites:

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a15142639/1968-tunnel-port-ford-mustang-vs-chevrolet-camaro-z-28-archived-comparison/

I didn't see any smog pump on the Z28 in the Car & Driver article and neither car had California license plates. 

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Originality / Re: They Never built it #2
« on: May 05, 2022, 05:27:42 PM »
The headers that the salesman at Keown Chevrolet showed me in the trunk of the 1969 Z28 were black.

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Originality / Re: They Never built it #2
« on: May 04, 2022, 05:14:38 PM »
I found a photo that someone posted of headers in the trunk of a 1968 Z28 Camaro:

https://www.camaros.net/threads/factory-headers-for-z-28.460477/


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Originality / Re: They Never built it #2
« on: May 04, 2022, 12:33:05 AM »
I remember riding my bike to my grandparent's house to cut the lawn and took a shortcut by going up the driveway of Owen Keown Chevrolet, which was on the corner of Lincoln and Washington Blvd.  A salesman stopped me and said he would sell me a new 1969 Z28 Camaro for $2700 and said he would throw in a set of headers that were in the trunk for free!  Even back then, insurance companies were making it difficult for young drivers to purchase a muscle car, although it would be years before I could even afford an economy car!

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Mild Modifications / Re: Disc brakes
« on: April 29, 2022, 10:26:39 PM »
I believe that the proportioning valve used in the kit I referenced earlier does not require a metering valve as described in the CRG reference material posted below:

Combination Valve
Although not used on any first-generation Camaro, all of the separate distribution/valving functions described above (distribution block and warning switch, metering/hold-off, and rear proportioning) were integrated in later second-generation disc/drum cars into what became known as the "combination valve". This valve, usually machined from brass, combined all those functions in one single device, which simplified packaging and plumbing. Multiple part numbers were required to accommodate calibrations for differing vehicle weights and configurations.

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Mild Modifications / Re: Disc brakes
« on: April 28, 2022, 03:34:33 PM »
Camaro Central sells a proportioning valve for a 1967 Camaro that eliminates the distribution block:

https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1969_Proportioning_Valve_and_Bracket_Set_p/brc-106.htm

I have no experience with this vendor, but know that you have to be careful whenever replacing a proportioning valve.  Good luck! - Mark

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Mild Modifications / Re: Disc brakes
« on: April 27, 2022, 02:06:06 AM »
A Camaro that originally had drum brakes does not have a proportioning valve:

http://www.camaros.org/brakevalve.shtml

You need to ask your mechanic if the correct proportioning valve was installed on your Camaro.  You should also not attempt hard braking when you have installed new rotors and pads until they have been used for awhile.

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General Discussion / Re: repoe 14 x 7 steels
« on: April 25, 2022, 09:09:00 PM »
If these are the 14 x 7 inch steel wheels, I would call Classic Industries as they do not indicate that they will not fit on a 1969 Camaro with disc brakes:

https://www.classicindustries.com/product/1969/chevrolet/camaro/parts/a8500505.html

From your photos, it appears that you have the factory single piston calibers.

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I noticed Vince Piggins name on the Central Office document for the 8 quart aluminum oil pan.

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Why doesn't someone contact AJ Foyt and ask him about what actually went on with the 1967 Camaro Pace Car?  If I see Parnelli Jones again, I'll have to ask him if he had won the 1967 Indy 500 with the turbine car, would he have taken the Camaro!

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Maintenance / Re: 12 Bolt Posi question
« on: March 25, 2022, 12:42:06 AM »
Unless your car has a Detroit Locker, you shouldn't experience any binding with a Posi.

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General Discussion / Re: Disc brake conversion
« on: March 21, 2022, 10:10:01 PM »
Ed Meyer had 2-piece rotors rotors made for the 1969 BOSS 429 as they unique for the car as the spindles were changed in 1970.  Ed also had 2-piece rotors made for the 1969 BOSS 302 and Shelby Mustangs, with 2-piece rotors also available that could be used on 1970 Mustangs.  These rotors were quite reason in price and were available from National Parts Depot and other parts outlets, but sold out some years ago:

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=72122.0




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Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN tag problem
« on: March 17, 2022, 06:09:09 PM »
I thought that the VIN tag on a 1959 Corvette was fastened with screws.

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