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Maintenance / Re: Temp too hot?
« on: July 01, 2017, 12:32:56 AM »
Before you spend time and money rebuilding it, call Holley and see if it was one of the carbs that got recalled. If yes, they will replace it. Check out this link:

Maintenance / Re: hesitation while driving
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:23:42 AM »
It sounds like a gas issue to me. I would replace the gas filters first. Not always, but usually there's one in the fuel line and one in the carb. It's cheap and easy.
There is no reason to swap from Rochester to Holley.

Garage Talk / Re: 68 Camaro brakes disc/drum
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:18:31 AM »
I dont know the answer to your question, but I clicked into this post to see what others answered. Seeing that no one did, I did a google search on '68 camaro hard brake pedal.' I came up with several plausible causes. Seems like the most common cause was low vacuum (not your problem), the prop valve doesn't open, and the ball in the check valve gets stuck.

Garage Talk / Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:24:36 AM »
I love 68-72 Vettes. But that one, my first reaction was "ugg!" I didn't like those customs then and I don't like most of them now.

General Discussion / Re: What do you make of this ebay listing?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:19:07 AM »
The listing ended.

When I was a kid in the 70's, my neighbors were adults. One of them restored Z10 and Z11 Camaro's. 20 years later, he told me that a potential buyer took one of the cars for a test drive. The buyer complained about some sort of noise coming from the back of the car. The neighbor got out to check and the buyer drove away in the car. The neighbor never saw the car again. Every time I see one of these trim tag sales, I think of that story.

General Discussion / Re: 69 396 car.
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:09:09 AM »
It's funny that you guys pick out the color. I was thinking that too. After two white cars, I don't want another one.

Also, as stated, no mention of drivetrain numbers. Which leads me to believe that it's not NOM. Which is odd for a vehicle with only 62k miles on it. Which, unfortunately, makes me question everything else about the car.

So, if it's not NOM, then you're only buying a trim tag attached to a nice restoration and a collection of parts. The NOM collectors will pass. The shade tree mechanics wont spend the money. Leaving the less-informed to buy it. It is a nice resto though, and the trim tag looks legit, so I'm thinking $40-50k, with a sell price of $45k. It's future value is tough. If it sits in a glass bubble, it should go up in value. If it's driven, I'm thinking it's value will remain basically the same. I'm curious as to what others think.

Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 28, 2017, 02:29:30 PM »
It doesn't look like your motor mounts would have moved the engine forward for additional firewall clearance, like the link posted above mentions. My first thought was to swap sides, but you mentioned that they wont swap due to a flange on the trailing edge. So, I would conclude that they are wrong for your car and replace them. Figure out what they are later on.

Garage Talk / Re: Flux Capacitor
« on: May 28, 2017, 01:44:18 PM »

Restoration / Re: Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:29:05 PM »
Cracked heads can be repaired. RE ceramic coating inside the heads. A jillion GM motors didn't need it, I doubt there's any real benefit to you. While the shop is doing the machine work, you might as well have them install hardened seats.

Maintenance / Re: 68 Camero leaf spring
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:20:05 PM »
You could add shock extenders. I think they are made by Moroso. A lot of people dont like them, but I had them in a car that I drove for years with no issues or problems.

Garage Talk / Re: This is the story of my first car.
« on: March 14, 2017, 03:17:42 AM »
Nice story Darrell. Well written. I feel like I was there too. Thanks for sharing.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 NICKEY or NOT ?
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »
I cant see how that is a Nickey Camaro. The Revell model has a better claim to Nickey heritage than the car for sale does. And obviously, cutting a ads out of magazines and adding door stickers do not provide provenance.

That car reminds me of so many 'built' cars back in the day. 12 bolts, big blocks, 302's, and associated speed parts were easily available and relatively inexpensive. Owners that wanted to, could buy the performance parts and upgrade their ride. The velvet interior suggests this car was revamped in the early 80's. The RS option looks original, but there's been so many changes to this car, and they look to have been so long ago, that it's tough to tell.

The body and undercarriage looks fairly straight and clean. The seller should have provided more pictures of the undercarriage and less pictures of old advertisements.

Without any real proof to the contrary, I would assume that car started as a plain jane, had everything added onto it, and price it accordingly.

Mild Modifications / Re: HELP with suspension upgrade?
« on: March 27, 2006, 03:38:34 AM »
I have KYB's.  I cant really compare them to anything since the shocks they replaced were Gabriel Hijackers (20 years old?) and some no-name shocks in the front.  I find the ride w/ the KYB's somewhat stiff however.  Personally, I'd prefer a little more 'give'. 

General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket front buckets
« on: February 05, 2006, 05:39:33 AM »
3rd and 4th gen Camaro seats will fit the first gen, just use your existing 1st gen seat brackets and bolt them to the new seats.  Please note: I've read this several times on other sites but haven't actually tried it myself.  I also saw where some guy cut the tabs off the fourth gen seats brackets and then rewelded them on so they lined up with the holes in the floor of the first gen. 

General Discussion / Re: Reproduction 1969 Camaro Coupe Shells
« on: February 05, 2006, 05:33:47 AM »
I read in a magazine that the coupes would be $2k more than the conv, so somewhere around $12,500. 

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