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Originality / Re: 1968 Camaro SS Console Wood Grain
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:14:39 PM »
Wouldn't all cars with console and gauges have a small hole and grommet in the firewall for the oil sending tube? Just another clue to whether it was an option on that car.

4 piston in the front as well as the rear on JL8 package? Like Corvettes

Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ block on craigslist
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:52:36 PM »
It looks like blocks that I have seen bead blasted which cleans the block but ruins the broach marks!

General Discussion / Re: A First Generation Camaro LEGACY ?
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:34:47 PM »
It appears to me from some of the latest posts that CRG has already saved a lot of potential buyers from some disappointing purchases with all of the knowledge in this group and a great resource for anyone considering a Gen one purchase... Keep up the great work!

Originality / Re: minus 28 on radiator shroud
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:22:15 PM »
Thanks guy's , that explains it!  I have owned about a half dozen very low mileage cars and have never seen that either.

Originality / minus 28 on radiator shroud
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:22:36 PM »
Can someone explain what the -28 means that is commonly written in grease pencil on the radiator shroud of  restored Camaros, if it is a number from a factory test wouldn't it very from the commonly seen -28 from car to car? and is this something judges look for in a concourse restoration? Since I am just finishing a four year restoration which I want the car to be as accurate as GM off the line without the over-restored graffiti.

General Discussion / Re: CRG Forum is back up!
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:04:52 PM »
Thanks for getting back on line! I was having withdrawals, CRG is my escape when I'm stuck in the office at work, Camaro fever is very therapeutic !

General Discussion / Re: Recommendations for Painting Metal Dash
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:08:58 PM »
TCP Global provides that paint matched to the year and color , their website will give you the exact color code, and they can even provide it in a spray can if desired, I have used their suede paint for several dashes with success.

General Discussion / Re: fan clutch
« on: August 25, 2017, 05:01:06 PM »
I have soda blasted aluminum parts with success which will remove unsightly corrosion without damaging the metal.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 21, 2017, 11:13:38 PM »
I have had the problem with several big block restorations in the past and was the problem posted by 68z28 with the air pocket issue on both Camaros and Corvettes with big blocks and have successfully fixed the issue once by running the car without the thermostat and cap off for better flow, however on two accessions I literally had to raise the front end of the car 12" inches while purging the system so that the water could purge the air pocket in the water jackets and both times this procedure worked and for some reason have not had to raise the front of the car to purge small blocks that I have built. Good Luck!

General Discussion / Re: My X66
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:55:13 PM »
It's a triple carbon copy, bought my first 69Z in '88 drove it my Jr. and Sr. high school years then parked it in my parents barn and finally after 25years had retrieved it before it disappeared , since almost everyone in the area who knew about it made my parents an offer to buy it. Hopefully great Father and Son projects for both of us!
My Son and I are just wrapping up a '68 SS convertible project and this site has saved us a lot of time and mistakes during the restoration . So have fun with your project!

General Discussion / Re: Camaro Addiction
« on: July 20, 2017, 08:27:47 PM »
There are worse things" Like Corvettes" which I currently own five, but they never seemed  to replace or lesson  my affection for 1st gen Camaros which I seem to be hording, maybe I need rehab? or just another Carlisle Chevy show?

General Discussion / Re: Buyer Beware!
« on: June 27, 2017, 10:45:51 PM »
I can appreciate the warning because about seven years ago I met them at a Carlisle car show and ordered a dual quad set up for my '59 Vette and after three years and $2,500.00 later I dad my attorney send this guy a threating letter, he did finally send the parts however I got a different distributor than my original one that he was supposed to have rebuilt and the carburetors had pieces falling off from being shipped poorly. I have noticed his ads under a different name , but same address which I believe is in Fruitvale California.

General Discussion / Re: BJ 69Z now on ebay
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:22:44 PM »
I saw this car after it crossed the block, the cross ram manifold is not even a Winters repro, it was a after market cross ram to boot !

I am one of many who enjoy the challenge and take pride in taking a 50 year old "wreck " out of the storage and restoring it back to factory new standards and would welcome the vast knowledge of this group has to offer for my current and future restoration projects, I am also a member of the NCRS and have been involved in judging over the years and the mission of the NCRS is to restore a car that appears as delivered at the dealership, since there is very little original paint from 196? left it only makes sense to allow modern paint that is applied to look factory as well as certain repro parts and having judging guidelines sure helps restores from making costly mistakes. The CRG site has been a wealth of information that has saved me from buying the wrong or inferior products and would be exited to see some judging guidelines published for this type of restoration before I invest thousands of dollars in shipping a car to a judging event. I think it would also inspire more people to preserve the beauty that GM intended. P.S.  nothing against resto-mods ! not all Camaros are Z-28's, SS or COPO cars.

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