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General Discussion / Re: ZL-1 Stock Eliminator
« on: March 04, 2020, 05:15:03 PM »

I track the existing cars as best I can. Often, cars trade hands privately. Some ZL1 owners like to be active with their cars. I have found that most not only do not, they don't care to be blabbed about. So, I respect their privacy. Because of that, information often comes my way.

Searches today are virtually impossible for the average person so the history of the 20 unknown ZL1 Camaros is probably lost in time.

I am sure there are many of us who appreciate the effort that you have gone to track down these cars (including myself) and the baton will be passed along once you are no longer able to do so.

General Discussion / Re: ZL-1 Stock Eliminator
« on: March 04, 2020, 12:27:01 AM »
You read ?

I have read this section a number of times, very informative. There are however more stories/history associated with each one of these vehicles but I guess some of this information is private or cannot be counted on as being accurate considering the amount of time that has passed.

General Discussion / Re: ZL-1 Stock Eliminator
« on: March 01, 2020, 12:54:35 PM »
I really enjoy reading these stories of the 69 ZL1 cars. It sure would be nice if someone would write a book about them and give the timeline, ownership racing or even non racing history on these vehicles from the start. I know it will have to end somewhere but with re bodies, engine transplants, etc. it sure would be a good read, at least 69 chapters worth!

Garage Talk / Re: Nice garages
« on: February 09, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
Very nice, it's like Christmas every month of the year at your place Charley.

Garage Talk / Re: (Camaro) Restoration Shop Owner Indicted
« on: February 05, 2020, 02:46:12 AM »
Probably just the tip of the iceberg. Glad there is a site like this with knowledgeable people to give guidance.

General Discussion / Re: Original Color?
« on: January 28, 2020, 10:38:54 PM »
You are not wrong in your thought process, color change can affect the price. However, if you like black and the paint is done well then I would use the color change as a bargaining chip and get them to knock off a few dollars, if not walk away. No harm no fowl.

If you think the color change will bother you over time and you think others may pick up on that by looking at the trim tag then wait until you find exactly what you are looking for.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 RS
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:20:59 PM »
Thanks all, sorry that I missed that, will know better next time.

Decoding/Numbers / 1969 Z28 RS
« on: January 24, 2020, 02:03:39 AM »
Does the cowl tag look original to this vehicle?


General Discussion / Re: Pony Car/Musclecar market going away?
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:11:34 AM »
Just my luck. It's like the stock market buy high and sell low!  I just purchase a 1969 Z28 X33 trim code all original painted in tuxedo black.  I attended the 2020 Corvette unveiling in Atlantic city and would like to sell my Z28 now that I saw the new corvette.  I'll probably won't even break even if I sell it.

I would resist the urge and stick with the your Z. Wait until 2022 and you will find yourself a nice low mileage 2020 C8 for 3/4's of the current price. Then you can have your cake and eat it too.

Maintenance / Re: Fuel pump
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:33:35 PM »
Are you guys saying the danger with the 'glass fuel filters' are with the glass breaking? or the gasket failing? or the metal housing coming apart??   I'm curious if we're thinking of the same part, since there's been a glass bowl filter on my '57 Chevy sedan since I purchased it in 1978.   I've replaced the filter and the gasket but never had/saw a problem in the glass bowl (glass is very thick and stress is low).

The problem that I encountered was with the metal housing coming apart. I think the brand was Mr.Gasket. It is quite possible the older versions are better than newer versions but it you have one I would keep an eye on it.

Maintenance / Re: Fuel pump
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:52:32 PM »
Decades ago, my friend watched his 'Cuda  burn to the ground after the glass fuel filter failed.

That is a sad story. I had one of those on my 69 Camaro and just by chance was working in the engine bay and bumped the fuel line. The glass fuel filter just fell apart in pieces. Got rid of it immediately and went with solid stainless steel tube lines from the mechanical pump up to the carb. Knock on wood.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag?
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:38:52 PM »
That trim tag looks like it went through a meat grinder, how can it get that way?

It's called "aging" and it's what people do to make fake tags look old and authentic.


Well the guy who did this is not very good at "aging" things is he. It's not like these tags are fully exposed to be beat up like that. I could understand multiple coats of paint or sanding/sandblasting of firewall during restoration to make fake tag look original but this is like trying to recreate the Mona Lisa with wax crayons.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag?
« on: September 25, 2019, 12:07:56 PM »
I wonder how nice they will be to deal with when you tell them the car is not as they advertised and only worth about half of what they want.  ::)  That trim tag looks like it went through a meat grinder, how can it get that way? ???

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