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Messages - Jon Mello

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Slot Cars
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:27:45 AM »
That Penske slot car would look better with the AF/X wheels and tires on it.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:24:13 AM »
The 4210s above appear to be dated 5th week of July '68.

Sorry, I do not have any Holley catalogs but maybe someone else can help.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:13:30 PM »
Wayne Guinn's book "Camaro Untold Secrets", which you might find an interesting read, says...

Holley 3810 (which he states is p/n 3941140) was specified for use approximately Nov '67
Holley 4210 (which he states is p/n 3942595) was specified for use approximately Mar '68
Holley 4295 (which he states is p/n 3957859) was specified for use approximately May '68

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General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:17:06 PM »
Thanks John. I have mags for it also, plus headers and a few other "correct to the era" goodies. It will be a fun car with a personalized touch.

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General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:52:59 AM »
Thanks Tim and Jim.  Looking forward to getting more done on the car.

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General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:02:02 AM »
I had to return the DF I bought from the Yenko site. Two of the lug nut holes had too much wear and I would not have felt safe using it.

I may end up having a spare DF wheel. What is the build date of your car?

No, the black was not applied with a brush. I sanded through the various layers of paint to see how many paint jobs it had. First was the darker LeMans blue, then the lighter Nantucket or Grotto blue, then a layer of light gray primer followed by the final black.

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General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:32:53 PM »
The '68 Dana Z28 is going to get some rust repair and body work done. I got some California black legacy license plates for it and was surprised DANA Z28 had not already been taken. I only know of a total of four Z28s that came from Dana Chevrolet, all '68s. Two are special paint orange, one is special paint red and my LeMans blue one. Anybody know of any other surviving Z28s from Dana?

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Slot Cars
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:04:07 AM »
That's a cool layout. I like it.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Slot Cars
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:59:33 AM »
We had a huge HO slot car and train set-up when I was a kid.  Still have the HO slot car stuff but not the trains.  Also have 1/32 Revell slot cars.  Hobby stores with slot car tracks in them were very popular back in the day. There were guys who were very competitive and rewound their motors for faster acceleration. You had zero chance running a stock slot car against something like that. They also had magnets holding them to the track.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: P J at the Petersen Nov. 8
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:45:12 AM »
Thanks, Robert.  I have not been to the Petersen since they redid it.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:12:38 AM »
I have not researched carburetors on your level so it will have to be someone else to come to the rescue.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:47:29 AM »
Here are a couple of restoration pics from Brian.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: October 24, 2018, 03:21:58 AM »
Thanks for the update, Brian.  Sounds like you are making nice progress and fixing some stuff that really needed the attention.  Stencils & Stripes makes a template for laying out the stripes.  I have an original paint '67 Z trunk lid I can loan you to help mock those stripes up in the rear.  I'm having some computer issues right now but might be able to post some of your pictures if you send them to my personal email.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: October 24, 2018, 03:13:25 AM »
Might be worth talking to somebody at Holley for their opinion on the engraver markings but with this many years gone by, nobody there might be "in the know".

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Track RPM?
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:20:47 AM »
Head porting, higher compression, screw-in studs and guide plates were allowed. By 1971 you could also use aftermarket intake manifolds but the cross ram was outlawed beginning in 1970.  You had to have a single 4-bbl.  Yes, the 450hp figure is in the correct ballpark for back then.

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