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That is terrible, it's always been on my bucket list to do the Power tour in my 68 SSRS 396. After owning it almost 40 years, if it were stolen it would devastate me regardless what the insurance pay out would be.  :'(

Garage Talk / Re: A Most Amazing Thing...
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:09:16 PM »
That is awesome! I tried the craigs list thing several years ago hoping to find any info on my 68 SSRS 396 but came up empty.  :(

General Discussion / Re: Chevrolet promo key chain for Camaro
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:23:09 PM »
 I found one in the defrost dust of my 68 SSRS 396 when I tore it down to do the resto years ago.

Restoration / Re: help me to find 3927186 heads
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:28:19 PM »
I have a couple of sets of 186 heads. I will check look at the dates & see what I have this week.

Restoration / Re: 5 years later........
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:51:48 PM »
Looks great!

General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:46:04 AM »
It worked out so well the first time, I guess ebay's doing it again!!

Today only (07-11-18) Ebay 15% off

How to redeem your Coupon:
Shop for eligible items. (See ebay for exclusions).
Pay for your item by 11:00 PM Pacific Time on July 11, 2018
Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: PRIMOSALE


Awesome, thank you again! just saved 31.48 on a transmission jack.  8)

General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:44:42 PM »
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thank you so much for posting this, I just saved 35.10 on a set tires for my open trailer.  8) 8) 8)

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..

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