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General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:52:59 AM »
Very nice looking car. I tried to buy a yellow/yellow 69 SSRS similar to yours years ago in Santa fe NM.  The car was sitting out side his home and you could see it from the freeway. I left a note on the windshield asking if he would like to sell it and continued the 150 miles home. A couple of days later, he called me and said yes he would take10k for it.  I grabbed some cash and my trailer and hauled @ss the 2.5 hours to go pick it up, I had always wanted a Yellow Houndstooth car & thought it would be the perfect book end to my Daytona Yellow 69 Z.  8) When I got there he wouldn't answer the door or his phone even though it was obvious he was home. I sat outside that flakes house about 2 hours trying to get in touch with him. I finally drove off and went to a gas station about 2 minutes form his house and tried calling again and this time he answered right away. When I told him who I was. he made up some BS story about just getting home & I asked to come get the car. He said he didn't have time right now, even though he knew I drove all that way. I told him I was only 2 minutes from his house and asked if I could at least come get a closer look at the car? He agreed and let me come look. He originally told me on the phone it was a #'s car but when I got there it mysteriously had a engine swap. lol.. It was a little ruff but I really wanted the car, had cash in hand and en empty trailer but the guy just wouldn't sell it to me. He told me I needed to come back another day. All I can figure is, sometime after hanging up the phone with me originally when he told me he wanted 10k I guess changed his mind about selling it?? I can understand that, but a simple phone call would have been nice to let me know before I made the trip. Some people...  ::)

General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket Rally Wheels
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:05:32 PM »
I found these on ebay & ordered a set for my 68 Project last weekend. I havent received them yet but at the price, I couldn't hardly pass them up & figured they are worth the risk. They have a 4"backspacing instead of the 4.25 but I think they will be just fine on this non pedigree car.  Good used GM rally wheels are getting much harder to come by in my neck of the woods and on ebay the prices are getting pretty steep.

Garage Talk / Re: Rare L72 69 Impala SS
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:58:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure the 335 & 390 horse have the same compression, intake, heads etc.. so the only difference I see is in the cam shaft. 
Here is a chart from Crane that shows the specs..

There is a pretty big difference between the two cams, I dont know if its 55 horse worth, but I guess anythings possible..   :)

Garage Talk / Re: Rare L72 69 Impala SS
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:39:40 PM »
I “THINK” there might have been three.

I have a "LE" coded 335 horse version I found on craig's list a couple of years back. It is my understanding the only difference between it & the 390 horse version was the camshaft.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 Power Steering
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:31:55 PM »
.. probably...  :)    and it's still going up!~    Lots more PS on Z28s now than there ever were when they were new....
lol... Add mine to that list.  I installed power steering on it right after I bought it almost 20 years ago. Last spring I decided I would put the factory manual box back on the car & I only drove it a few times before sticking the PS back on. I guess I'm just too old for the arm strong steering anymore.  ;)

Garage Talk / Re: Rare L72 69 Impala SS
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:00:45 PM »
I saw it on ebay, I think it went to 10500.00. Very cool car!!

General Discussion / Re: Survivor Craigslist 69 Z
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:55:43 PM »

 but more than a restored car you would think, right?

Not in my book.

I like nice original cars like everyone else, but IMHO the whole "patina" craze is out of hand.   I would prefer a nicely restored car over something this any day. 

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
I need to get some for this old trailer. My enclosed sits between the back fence and my garage so it doesn't get hit with the sun like this one does.

Funny story about this trailer. I bought it brand new in 97 and only pulled a few times. A year later I drug it all the way to Tarpon Springs, Florida to bring home my 69 Z. I went down & back 2800 miles in 3 days. I didnt have a spare so I borrowed and old spare from my brother in law to take with us. On the way there, we were driving through Shreveport, LA @ 5 PM rush hour, by now I had been on the road for about 14 hours straight and some car comes up honking the horn yelling about the trailer tire. We pull over and the right rear tire is gone. Not just the tire but the rim and the studs as well.  :o So I find an Pep Boys or something and buy some studs & lugs and proceed to fix it in the parking lot with basically no tools. Back on the road and I make to Florida mid morning the next day. We pick up the car and turn right around & head for home. I made it almost all the way back the NM state line and the borrowed spare tire blows apart and darn near rips the fender off the trailer. When I get stopped in the middle of nowhere, at about midnight, I find a big chunk of the tread has flown forward and lodged between the tongue of the trailer & the deck. With no spare I jack it up and move the right front tire to the rear axle and limp into the closest town, Clovis NM. Of course nothing is open at this time so I stop at a gas station and start offering to buy anyones spare tire that stops in. I finally get lucky and someone sells me their spare and off we go again headed for home. Four or five hours later I finally make it home. I back the car & trailer on to the side of the house dead tired and head in to get some sleep, I had been basically up for 3 days straight.  I get a few hours sleep and go out to unload and notice the left rear trailer tire is leaning and upon a closer look, the bearings are gone, I mean completely gone and only the nut & about half the thickness of the washer is holding that wheel on.   The most amazing thing is...when that tire blew & beat the hell out of the trailer it never touched the car.  :o

So the moral of story is even if it's new doesn't mean it's right. lol.. I would have never thought any of this would have happened with a basically brand new trailer.  ??? Aside from that, it's been a pretty good old trailer. lol..

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:18 AM »
Nick, looks like a good project. I like the look of the blue car, that will be nice when its done.

Thank you Austin, I have been stuck on a Blue craze since the 67 I did last year.

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:26:46 AM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

Seems to be a common occurrence out here in the desert South West.  I blew a tire on my enclosed last year and didn't know it either.  Couldn't feel it or hear it.  Luckily had a nice guy flag me down and pointed to the tire.  I needed gas soon anyway so I hit an exit and pulled in.  It looked just like yours, lol.

Yeah that sun is brutal out here. Where this old trailer normally sits the afternoon sun really beats down on that side. :(

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:39:41 PM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:22:17 PM »
No major plans, but if possible I would like to make this..

look something like this..

 There's still a few months left right?  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:23:37 AM »
Thank you guys, I'm going to wait until spring before makes any quick decisions and see how I feel about it then. Thank you again.

Ouch!! I was really hoping it would be worth more than a dollar.  :o  lol..

General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
Thinking about trying to down size my hoard a bit & maybe let go of my 69 Z/28. I was hoping for some advice on how to go about actually selling the car in this day & age? Where would you list it? would you try and fix a few small things first or just sell as is etc.. I think I've owned it 18 or 19 years now & only put about 7000 miles on it in that time.  It's far from perfect, but is still a nice solid  # 3 car. Thankfully, I don't need to sell it, I'm just looking for some info from others that have been down this road.
Any & all advice would be appreciated, Thank you.

I would think you would have no problem selling your Camaro its a nice looking car as is. Don't sell yourself short, your being honest and up front about the condition of it and potential buyers will recognize that. I would address the issues you are aware of but that's just my opinion. Being a long time owner is also huge selling point and it doesn't sound like your pressed to sell it so those are more positives.

I would list it in the classified section of a Camaro forum such as Team Camaro. Also, just advertise it at some local car shows and word of mouth will get around. There are a ton of guy's from the muscle car era who are approaching retirement, looking for a hobby and trying to bring back a little of their youth. As far as a value of it goes I would just do some comparisons and you might be pleasantly surprised. In my opinion the last of the baby boomers have expendable cash and are driving the prices up. Good luck!

Thank you for the info & the kind words sir.

General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:31:39 PM »
Dammit. I met a guy a couple weeks ago looking for a good Z. He was tired of looking at fakes. It was at Pavillions in Scottsdale. I will be back there in a couple weeks and might see him again. He left his contact info with Larry Christiansen.

Thanks Charley, I'll bet Larry will find him a good car. I used to drool all over Larry's cars when I would go race the Denver Super Chevy shows years ago.

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