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General Discussion / Re: Restore or scrap?
« on: January 21, 2021, 12:50:06 PM »
I bought a 2017 Expedition Platinum totaled with a salvage title. Fixed it, applied for the paperwork and got it inspected. Received a title and insurance with no problem. VA.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69Z M20 date question
« on: January 21, 2021, 12:30:42 PM »
1969 was not a leap year so no Feb 29. But, not the first time. There is an LOS L78 car in the db with the same date.

The last 02B bodies were final-assembled Feb 19 at both plants. At NOR, typical Muncie M20 date range is Jan 9-Feb 11; LOS Jan 6 to Feb 1.
Thanks William!

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Decoding/Numbers / 69Z M20 date question
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:24:14 PM »
I know funky things happened with dates sometimes. Is it possible that an 02B 69Z28 had a 9B29A M20?

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Originality / Re: Original seat belts
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
oxyclean and scalding tap water... then blast them out and hang...
This is what I did, but you have to be careful of the GM emblem. It will take the anodizing off if you don't disassemble them or leave that part out of the solution. It does do an amazing job.

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Garage Talk / Re: Nice garages
« on: March 05, 2020, 01:10:45 PM »
Got the tv hung....Nailed it.......
While partaking in a few cervezas while you were doing it I take it lol. Beautiful garage.

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Garage Talk / Re: Need someone that logs onto TC to help me
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:27:44 PM »
Hey Bentley, let me know who it is and I'll get you connected.

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Striker Assembly Finishes
« on: January 06, 2020, 04:59:27 PM »
Looks great Lloyd. I think your conclusion is right on the money.

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General Discussion / Re: BBC engine rebuild questions
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
"Generally" if you have the spacers under the intake you'll be able to use the intake, but not the distributor unless it has an adjustable collar. You won't be able to use the alternator brackets unless you modify them. Exhaust manifolds depend on what they are and what the engine is. You should be good to go to use the heads if they're worth using. The push rods will be different though.
If it were me and I spent the money on a 427 short block, I'd spend the money on heads too. 427s aren't cheap or easy to find anymore. Chances are your heads are truck heads and not worth your time in swapping over. You'd have to run their numbers to see.

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Striker Assembly Finishes
« on: December 09, 2019, 02:35:02 PM »
I just walked out and looked closely at mine and gave it a quick wipe down. In my 69's case it's black phosphate without question.

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Striker Assembly Finishes
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:59:57 AM »
I'm not sure if it will help, but this is a shot of my striker. Obviously the finishes are tough to see, but it's never been touched. It looks to me like the adjuster shaft is the same as the base, not natural steel originally.

IMG_20151223_132331 by Dave H, on Flickr

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Restoration / Re: 1969 RSSS L78 Project
« on: December 04, 2019, 04:37:34 PM »
"Chirping 2nd gear." That's cute. ;-) If you aren't smoldering third you need a new power plant lol. Even with 3.31s I couldn't think about going full bore in 2nd. Just busting your chops Gary...

No problem Dave... :)    As I said, it's a factory original stock '72 BASE 350 that I rebuilt (30 over) about 15 yrs ago..  For what it is, I'm pleased with how it runs... :)    (factory rating was 200 bhp).. :)

PS.  What you really need is to get some of that Big Fat Block weight over the drive wheels!!  :)

You are absolutely right!

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Restoration / Re: 1969 RSSS L78 Project
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:47:20 PM »
"Chirping 2nd gear." That's cute. ;-) If you aren't smoldering third you need a new power plant lol. Even with 3.31s I couldn't think about going full bore in 2nd. Just busting your chops Gary... I guess I need some better traction!
Absolutely love the look of your L78 Driveway_finds.


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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N467961 pop
« on: November 26, 2019, 03:26:13 PM »
Pad surface: I would spray it with Simple Green or something similar and give it a toothbrush brush scrub possibly. Then lay a towel soaked with Evaporust or high concentrate vinegar if you really want to clean it.
Pop: If it's not a repop, I wouldn't touch it.

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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: November 20, 2019, 12:19:49 PM »
Only thing nicer than watching a great resto is doing one yourself. Nice job!

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Restoration / Re: Drive shaft specs - 69
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:01:03 PM »
The forum is an important part of CRG, but only a small part of the whole CRG thing.  Thousands of hours were spent on collecting and organizing the information, writing reports and then putting it on the main page with links.

Other Camaro sites have most of their information buried in their forums. That's not so here. I wish more people realized that.
I couldn't agree more!

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