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General Discussion / Re: team camaro Help
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:39:15 PM »
I also tried to bring back my access - but finally gave up after so many roadblocks..

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General Discussion / Re: Smog equip or lack of ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:35:55 PM »
My Z'd has the same KD1 smog exemption noted in the G M Vintage Services documentation that I have - but again it is a '68 model.
Anyone know if this KD1 RPO was carried over to cars delivered into Canada into the '69 model year at all?

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: October 16, 2017, 01:44:07 AM »
Chick - Has there ever been any consensus achieved in  this matter - or is it still on-going?

Randy

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General Discussion / Re: Neat 69 Z/28
« on: September 17, 2017, 03:58:45 AM »
From the pictures of the bodywork - it looks like my wife could have driven that at some point in it's life.. Just say'n..

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:28:26 AM »
Chick - on the Yenko Supercar registry site you may want to check out a thread that Charlie Lillard started (68 Dana Z2/8) and go down to post #9 where he describes the distributor - you'll certainly love his comment fpr your '266 quest!
Randy

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 08, 2017, 01:36:16 AM »
Will not correct it - but get an infrared heat gun to figure out just how hot it really is first!

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Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:17:53 AM »
If the distributor is in the motor you can still get a small mirror and peek under mount where the advance weights sit to see how much your particular distributor's advance slot will allow it to add as it spins up as it is usually stamped as something like 'CW22' - meaning 22 degrees of cent. advance - like a 302 distributor would have in it..
That should give you a better idea of how much initial or crank advance you can use to get to where you want the total to end up.
The amount can also be changed if necessary, by using a limiter on the pin that locates in the slot itself to change the movement or by using an 'old school' trick of brazing up part of the slot to limit and make the travel shorter and allow more initial if so desired..
Using Higher octane gas or running a higher compression setup with pop up pistons generally requires more timing verses a lower compression and flat tops, but an engine with 34 -36 total without or before vacuum advance added is relatively a safe number to shoot for with a mild setup depending on how quickly the weight springs used allow it to come in.. 

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Personally and since you asked.. I for one don't or wouldn't see it as much of a bonus to the CRG as it sits presently.
After scanning your list of titles or breakdown of supposed points of interest and discussion - I can't honestly see where it would enhance the CRG experience for the vast majority of members from my own experiences of mainly shadowing these forum threads and somewhat knowing the members involved in many (just from their posts) of the discussions and topics.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying there isn't possibly a lot of good points that might or could be discussed - but I think it would be catering to a very small segment of the CRG membership in both interest and/or usable information.
Additionally (granted possibly I'm the only one that this might feel this way) I sense the suggested additions to this forum sound like they could be ones where often debates will end up in heated arguments about judging itself or personalities themselves and their preferences or practices - that commonly would end up overshadowing whatever good the addition of the category(s) might bring with it considering the varied methods, reasoning, or preferences certain judges or people in that end of the hobby might have verses just the vehicles themselves (which in the end is what we are mainly all here for and about)..
Again - just my own opinion - since you asked for a polling to start..

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Just a question - but wouldn't a forum or 'discussion grouping' where often possibly even the most minute and often quirky details of Camaro model construction or assembly norms or odd practices from different plants or suppliers - possibly assist those who may tend to want to fake or misrepresent a model or clone, when they might not be privy to such details normally?
I'm thinking of things that could surely and normally tip off an expert judge or someone like a MacNeish who may one of a very few that could detect whether a vehicle was or had been cloned or not..
Not that it necessarily would - but couldn't it possibly open up more details to those who wouldn't normally be aware of such things - effectively allowing them to become more proficient at passing off illegitimate cars?
I know even on the site there often is a reluctance of those who read block and vin stampings to offer more than just a Yay or Nay when it comes to responding to an inquiry, mainly and obviously because the thinking is that the more info given the more it just helps those who don't have good intentions in mind..
In a World where I'm sure everyone agrees it is getting harder and harder to detect real cars from fakes (Corvette World perfect case in point) and where often now good re-stamps are being in many judging categories deemed as acceptable - might this be the one of the first steps in helping Camaro models follow suit and go down a road many wish it shouldn't..? - Just say'n or ask'n..     

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 28, 2017, 04:41:16 AM »
Ha - Thanks Chic - you're really trying to tell me something here I sense...  ;D ;)

I did try and use the indexes in the various sections of mine - but as you already know they are pretty obscure compared to your list here - Thanks I certainly will print this off and keep it at the front of everything for easy future reference..

Randy

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 23, 2017, 09:20:16 PM »
Thanks - Ed.. I found it now.  ;D      I did actually look all through it 3 TIMES! - eyes are getting weak no doubt!

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 23, 2017, 07:53:17 PM »
Did find my AIM today finally..  ;) but couldn't find any pages that mention or display pictures of bumper guards let alone mounting dimensions (except one for a short rear cancelled revision) so in the end it wouldn't have been as much of a help as you guys have been anyway - so again - Thank You for your input..
Randy 

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 23, 2017, 04:27:59 PM »
Yea - considering the backs as you say aren't bolted at the bottoms that would make sense - even a scratch from rubbing is better than having a drilled hole in my World.. and No VT,  I haven't any at this point yet..
Which brings me to the obvious next question:
Who makes the best ones when it comes to finish and fit? I assume some are better fitting and/or have better chrome than others just like all the other brand new "NOS' (wink) ones..
Is there is actually a range of quality and pricing on such things?
I'm open if so to suggestions from anyone who has bought or fitted any!
Again - I appreciate all of the feedback here - Randy

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:03:06 AM »
Another one - ha! I rarely ever use the one I have now..  :-\  Mostly just sits except for a tank or less of fuel a Summer as it is now!

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 22, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »
I very much appreciate the offer Joe - but if the holes are easily apparent once drilled that probably would be sufficient enough to dissuade me from mounting some in the end.
As I mentioned, I am not probably not completely enthralled with the look enough to commit to having them on permanently (thus my original mounting questions about position / holes etc. in the first place) and since my Z 2/8 didn't come with them originally, mounting any would just be a day 2 kind of thing to sort of match up the front to the rear - and a problem down the road if I wanted them off at some point...
Thx - Randy

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