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General Discussion / VN Z28 on Craig's List - KY
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:37:39 PM »
Interesting Z on Craig's List locally - documentation, NOM, but mostly there. Price could be better -

https://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-camaro-z28-rare-find/6740914204.html

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: Difficulty Disassembling Smog Pump
« on: November 04, 2018, 12:59:32 AM »
I've considered this for a while, considering I've got 3 to rebuild. Have you read this article ?

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/additional-tech/1504-how-to-de-vein-or-rebuild-your-gm-smog-pump/

I had the same difficulty in trying to remove the rear cover on one of mine: I quit before I felt like I was going to damage it. I wish ASL was still doing these - Don used to do an exceptional job with components and complete systems. I'd give him my 3 in a eye blink if he was doing them -

Regards,
Steve

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Yes building is still there. Attended the annual LaHarpe show in August. Took a pic of the Z in front of dealership. In the early days of the show it was called the Fred Gibb Memorial Car Show and ZL1's, COPO's, Yenko's would all attend.

Amazing that the building is so intact and basically unchanged after all these years. Area looks the same as far as I can see from the pics - very few 60's and earlier dealerships stay this "time warped".

Regards,
Steve

It's rural Illinois, the town has not changed. It is "time warped"!

Nothing wrong with that at all. I know three of my four car's dealerships, two are closed, one has moved and rebuilt. Both of the two larger Chevy dealers that were in the Nashville area that I dealt with, bought cars and parts from seemingly forever, have gone to the Great Beyond in the last several years. On the other hand, my now local dealership, family owned since the 20's, is alive and well, and expanding. Being rural does help longevity, for sure.

Steve   

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Yes building is still there. Attended the annual LaHarpe show in August. Took a pic of the Z in front of dealership. In the early days of the show it was called the Fred Gibb Memorial Car Show and ZL1's, COPO's, Yenko's would all attend.

Amazing that the building is so intact and basically unchanged after all these years. Area looks the same as far as I can see from the pics - very few 60's and earlier dealerships stay this "time warped".

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Non numbers matching cars
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:01:01 AM »
You never know - the car that matches an L78 block I have showed up through the CRG some years back. I have a spare '68 MO Z block/engine that I tried to find the car to match, doesn't seem to exist that I can see. But the chase remains a lot of fun !

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 69 remote mirror
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:35:55 PM »
I added my 70-up bullets in '75; to me, they looked like they were designed for the '69's. I ordered right side replacements in about 1980, removed and sold the late models a couple of years ago. Wish I had kept them -

They looked pretty good on my rare right-hand-drive X77, eh ? Note the loyalty to the Goodboots.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: Rejuvenating Rubber Hoses
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:58:49 PM »
I've used good ole Armor All clear Detailer's for years on ribbed vacuum hoses, wiper blades, rubber items and RS windshield/headlight washer hoses, just soak them down and plastic bag them, let them absorb it for a few days. They always come out pliable, shine back to looking like a new piece. I've not found any detriments -

Regards,
Steve

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I'd think most everyone carries the same reproductions - Camaro Central included. You don't get date selections usually, but visually they look pretty good.

https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1972_Camaro_Big_block_Exhaust_Manifolds_p/fue-136.htm

Regards,
Steve


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Restoration / Re: Window felts - '68 w/ deluxe interior + reveal moldings
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:38:08 AM »
As far the exterior have not seen anybody that comes close to the original's. The back side has tabs that clamp on to the molding. The interior's on mine were fine so reused them.

I'll try to find my NOS set and post a pic - you're referring to the set Carman and I split, right ? Wish we had laid in a couple (dozen) more sets when they went disco -

Regards,
Steve

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Mild Modifications / Re: Replacement hood
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:55:46 AM »
I like AMD parts, but their SS hood is not made by them ("X" coded part). That's also something I really appreciate - a manufacturer the caliber of AMD telling you which parts they make, and which they source.

If I were buying one, I'd likely choose them due to their reliability and reputation. You can always look to a supplier like Summit, for freight deals and return policies. It's rare that panels don't get dinged in transit, so look for guarantees on intact delivery. Keep looking, always - SS hoods pop up all the time around here, flea markets, swap meets, Craig's list. Don't give up -

Regards,
Steve

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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:00:31 PM »
Hakan,

They look pretty good - did you see the Design Studio ZL-1 pics for inspiration ? They were apparently only on the grille and tail panel, car was black and gold; I saw a cloned version of the car at Indy Super Chevy many years ago that replicated the car down to the emblems. I (and many others) would really like to discover whatever happened to the original -

Good effort, I really like what you have accomplished with this build - especially considering the distance you are from sources here in the US.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...big problems
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »
Annnnd - it's gone -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 21, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
Danny,

The fitting arrived today - many thanks in your direction. You gotta love OE parts - reproductions pale by comparison.

Keep an eye peeled for something I can help with - there has to be something I can source for you. I very much appreciate your generosity, but I would like to return the favor, too.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 69 smog pump resto
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:46:48 AM »
Send the casing to Jerry MacNeish and get him to tumble it. Accelerated tumbling media is the deflashing and deburring technique used by a lot of automotive parts manufacturers to de-scale and smooth the surface of aluminum castings, does a great job of refinishing aluminum and restoring the "mill finish" look. Jerry's technique works very well on manifolds and valve covers, ASL used to do this on alternators and smog pumps to restore finishes to bead blasted and polished cases. Contact him and see what he can do -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:02:02 AM »
Steve, z28z11... I purchased this bypass fitting 3 or 4 years ago for $35 from Steve Pardini at Steve's Camaro's in San Bruno, CA. I thought that was a good deal. I never had bought one before. It was just sitting on his desk and he sold it to me. Wish I had another for our other fellow member needing one. It's a little pitted as mentioned, but will hold up when installed. AND it's original!! I have it packed and ready to ship out. My gift to you. PM me your mailing info and I'll send it out to ya  ;)  Cheers ... Danny

Danny,

Sent you a PM -

Thanks !
Steve

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