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Decoding/Numbers / Re: New member trying to find out what I have- Barn Find
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:23:52 PM »
I might be wrong, but I think that the 1 stands for Chevrolet and is correct in preceding the 9 for '69 model year and N for Norwood assembly plant, followed of course by your car's VIN. 

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General Discussion / Re: Me Driving at Sonoma Raceway on the track
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:15:40 PM »
I bet you had a good time. 

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General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
« on: January 01, 2018, 05:32:27 PM »
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. 

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:18:50 PM »
And that reminds me what I wanted to ask you guys.  What type of gauges do most of you prefer, mechanical or electrical?  What are the pros and cons of each type? 

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:09:43 PM »
We all must be thinking alike on this one.  I want to get a set of gauges in my '67 that currently has idiot lights.  Two of the four don't even light up.  Oh, and get a set of the new red line Firestone radials also. 

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General Discussion / Re: 1968 restored SS396 / 4 speed on Hemmings
« on: December 09, 2017, 07:14:34 PM »
I love that color.  It sure looks silver to me but will believe that it is Seafrost Green. 

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Garage Talk / Re: 2018 Camaro is Hugger Orange back?
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:37:06 PM »
I read your other thread.  It was interesting.  I just can't imagine what Chevy could do to make a 6th gen Z28.  For the 5th gen it seemed like the ZL1 was mainly meant for straight line speed and so they made the Z28 a corner carver.  With the 6th gen ZL1 1LE where would a Z28 fit in?  I'm thinking maybe a budget conscious performer with a 302, without all the bells and whistles, with a sticker around $30,000.  We can all dream at least. 

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Garage Talk / Re: 2018 Camaro is Hugger Orange back?
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:14:19 PM »
Bullitt,

     I own a 6th gen 2017 1SS that I bought in April of this year.  It's an automatic in Red Hot with white rally stripes.  I was thinking of getting one in Hyper Blue Metallic but didn't want to pay extra for that color.  I like it a lot but can't say that I love it.  It handles great, the brakes are great, and it has more then enough power to scare you.  It is too refined though.  It is too quiet and smooth riding.  It doesn't give you that feeling like you are driving a street legal race car that 1st and 2nd gen Z28's do.  Plus it is still hard to see out of toward the right rear.  I know I am old and set in my ways somewhat, but I also could do entirely without the infotainment center.  Just give me a car that goes, stops, and handles, and leave off all the frills (comfort, entertainment, luxury, quiet, etc.). 

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General Discussion / Re: CRG Forum is back up!
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:19:06 PM »
Glad the forum is back up.  I missed you guys and your cars. 

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Garage Talk / Re: My First Camaro - What was Yours?
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:14:53 PM »
My first Camaro was a 1975 Type LT in bright red with a saddle interior that I bought new off my local dealer's lot.  I had just got my first full-time permanent job after graduating from college and wanted to buy a new car (If I only knew then what I know now I would have looked for a 1st gen just 6-8 years old).  I sold the '75 Camaro to a co-worker for $4,000 in 1978 when I bought my new '78 Z28 that I still own.  My old '75 is still around the local area, and I see if every so often and know the woman who now owns it. 

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Site Comments/Discussion / Re: 20 Years of CRG
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:59:06 PM »
I can't think of more to say as you guys have expressed yourselves with my exact same sentiments.  I look forward to coming to the CRG site every day, learning more about first gen Camaros, and just interacting with a great bunch of guys.  Thank you all. 

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 22, 2017, 06:05:38 PM »
I'm just throwing this out there as it happened to me.  My car started running hotter than its regular norm and started dying at a stop and being really hard to restart.  It usually didn't restart until it sat and cooled down awhile.  It turned out that the heat riser valve in the passenger side exhaust manifold had frozen shut. 

My suggestion is that you throw the heat riser valve out in the snow and replace it with a "donut" in order to avoid the very problem you mention.  I got rid of mine a long time ago. Only thing I do to compensate is a few more seconds at idle after starting cold.

Heat riser valves you get today from anywhere are junk IMO and you are just asking for trouble if you install one.
I agree.  What I had done was to have the flapper in my heat riser valve removed and the holes welded shut so basically it looks like it is still there from the outside, but there is no inside flapper anymore.

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 11, 2017, 04:18:22 PM »
I'm just throwing this out there as it happened to me.  My car started running hotter than its regular norm and started dying at a stop and being really hard to restart.  It usually didn't restart until it sat and cooled down awhile.  It turned out that the heat riser valve in the passenger side exhaust manifold had frozen shut. 

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Garage Talk / Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:59:00 PM »
Whenever I see photos like these, especially the second one, I think of John Greenwood's Corvettes in IMSA and whatever other sanctioning bodies he raced in.  They were monster fast and always had patriotic paint schemes. 

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General Discussion / Re: Z10 car on ebay
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:47:35 PM »
Yes.

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