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General Discussion / Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« on: December 17, 2016, 05:39:17 PM »
Very sad to hear this. John has been a huge benefit to the hobby and advanced the research of these cars to an unprecedented level. I learned so much from his knowledge. Thank you John.

General Discussion / Re: Glove box decal Real or Fake?
« on: November 23, 2016, 03:18:38 PM »
Real decal, but does not document a Z/28 ever since a 68 SS was found with documented 15" wheel option, in case if that's what you are doing.

Originality / Re: firewall chalk - how did this look originally
« on: August 05, 2016, 07:31:25 PM »
I have yet to see anyone able to copy the style of writing on the firewall in the same smooth way the assembly line workers did. And yes, its under the black out not on top.

Originality / Re: RPO Z87
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:33:47 PM »
I would leave the cowl hood on, but make it functional, they are a lot of fun!

General Discussion / Re: Time to buy a real deal ZL-1!
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:21:26 PM »
According to Copo Connection, no ZL-1s left the factory with the 427 Sticker.

General Discussion / Re: Time to buy a real deal ZL-1!
« on: April 15, 2015, 06:49:30 PM »
At least put the air cleaner seal on right! AND, not suppost to have the 427 sticker on the lid. A high dollar car like this should be totally correct. JMHO.

General Discussion / Re: Good "garage find" story
« on: March 19, 2015, 05:26:33 PM »
Original duct hood is very rare on SS 350. He got a good deal, even with a little rust, as long as the rust is not too bad.

Originality / Re: 140 much vacuum ?
« on: January 23, 2015, 02:46:45 PM »
6-7"hg. Use an adjustable vacuum advance unit. Change power valve(s) to 3.5 and add power valve blow-out protection as engine will pop sometiimes when cold. And nothing sounds like these cams!

Originality / Re: GM Heritage Center Documentation / Underbody color
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:29:12 AM »
So good to see overspray being properly sprayed on the underbody!

Now here is the proper rocker black-out on original paint car, mistakes and all:

look at the glove box tire pressure sticker. it should be for 15 inch tires.

That sticker is no longer proof of Z/28. A documented 68 SS was found with the 15" tire option. But it is a good place to start.

  Them ole Camaros,  best damn sporty car for the buck avalable to us US Americans,  but--Nothing is perfect.....
 Myself -I have always been pre-occupied with styling, and annoyed by  styling glitches that seem  last minute additions to clay full scale models added my ignoramous's'

The 67-and 8 got pretty close to perfect proportions for what they were, but having sufferd the same  abuse all you guys also agonized over..door dings...... The crease running down the length i would have  smoothed over and eliminated,  also since i have done custom pieces like a road racing front faring -even before  , I did not like the indented wheel well lips stamped in just to fit  the tacky  wheel opening trim ,  i would have just had a 1/2" flat vertical edge all the way around , those are the two basic changes i wish the cars had when they came out,  but i can turn my imagination loose,,,, You guys would not believe what would have been

There, I fixed the style problem:

Back then, we WERE trying to improve on the factory. The more you changed, the better! If the M50-14 tires didnt fit, you MADE them fit:


General Discussion / Re: Slick Tire Size
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:03:35 PM »
These are 27" x 8 x 15 on 15 x 7 Ralley wheels:

These are M/T ET Streets 26 x 10.5 x 15 on 15 x 7 Ralley wheels:

Originality / Re: Original front spoiler for a 69
« on: December 04, 2014, 02:27:04 AM »
Did the original front spoilers for 69's have any GM numbers on them ???  I have one with just a GM sticker on it.  There are no letters or numbers on the spoiler, other than the GM sticker.

Mine had an ink stamp

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