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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: GM ZZ430 Engine on: August 20, 2014, 06:04:38 PM
This is from one of the original press releases from GM.

GM Performance Parts Launches ZZ430 Small Block

Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 3. - The new ZZ430 engine is the highest horsepower
small block crate engine GM Performance Parts has ever produced. And, with
GM Performance Parts planning to build only 430 of the engines, they will
probably be snapped up with the same kind of speed the engine delivers in a
street machine or a race car.

Limiting the production build to 430 units will create an added aura around
the engine, GM hopes. Each engine will be numbered, and will come with a
version of GM Performance Parts' 18-degree racing valve covers engraved with
the GM Performance Parts and ZZ430 logos. A jacket and cap, both with
matching serial numbers, also will come with the ZZ430 engine.

The ZZ430 is based on the small-block, 350-cubic-inch ZZ4, which delivers
355 horsepower and has earned a solid reputation for speed and durability.
True to its designation, the new ZZ430 produces 430 horsepower. This engine
is designed for use in 1973 and older street vehicles and any year off-road
vehicles.

The keys to upping the performance level, according to Michael Fellberg,
general product manager for GM Performance Parts at General Motors Service
Parts Operations (SPO), are a pair of new aluminum "Fast Burn" cylinder
heads.

The 23 degree Fast Burn heads are so named because of the head's ability to
quickly and completely burn the air/fuel mixture, creating higher cylinder
pressures that result in more torque and horsepower. The Fast Burn head uses
GM Performance Parts' cast-ported technology. Cast-ported means that as
incremental improvements in flow, combustion and cylinder fill were
identified during the development process, those improvements were
incorporated in the casting and machining tooling. As a result - unlike most
after-market performance heads - the Fast Burn head achieves maximum
performance "out of the box," with no additional porting needed to improve
performance.

The ZZ430 also gets a performance boost from a hotter camshaft, the "Hot"
cam originally used on the LT4 engine. The ZZ430 uses off-the-shelf
23-degree roller rocker arms and valve train components."
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: GM ZZ430 Engine on: August 19, 2014, 10:31:58 PM
Nice engine.    If I remember correctly the ZZ430 is a ZZ4 with a "Hot Cam" and fast burn heads.   I'm sure there are other differences but I think these were the biggest differences.   
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Swapping a 700R 4 into a 67 on: August 19, 2014, 10:25:27 PM
wtexz10,  are you talking of 700R4, or 200R4, when you say you needed to modify the tunnel?

My bad guys, I was on a C10 truck forum at the same time I was reading this and I guess I responded for the C10.  Erase rewind.  Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.  lol
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Swapping a 700R 4 into a 67 on: August 16, 2014, 11:44:45 PM
Not sure if the tunnel is any different than a 72, but if it is, you will not need to modify the tunnel or change the cross member.  I just completed this swap and love it.  Running a ZZ4 with TPI injection.  Around 375hp and a 3:73 rear delivering about 16mpg.

Good luck.

5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28, One Owner Carolina Blue Crossram JL8 on: May 16, 2014, 07:17:19 PM
Just ran across a video of this car today.   

https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/reliving-motoring-s-golden-era-aboard-a-1969-chevrolet-camaro-z-28-and-its-all-new-successor-185126340.html

6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 04, 2014, 11:13:38 PM
I purchased my Z10 in 1999 from the original family.  The car was in the showroom of my local Chevy dealer in Pampa, TX in May of 1969.  It was purchased as a graduation present for a high school Sr, who took the car off to college.  He would come home occasionally and by 1972 I owned a 68 Z28 and we got to know each other because of the cars.  Me the high school Sr. and he the college Sr.   He was killed around 1973 when he dug a cave in a sandbank at a local lake and it collapsed killing him.

The car stayed in the family and I eventually bought the car from his sister with the condition I wouldn't flip it and I would finish it.  It's been 15 years and it's now part of my family.  Who knows, one day maybe my 1 year old grandson may have the keys in his pocket?


7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Little Pissed of the Coverage on Barrett Jackson on: January 19, 2014, 11:32:13 PM
Wait all day to see the Strickler car go across the block and as soon as its coming they cut to commercial and do not get to see it..   Angry

Thanks FOX!!!   Angry Angry Angry   Is it me or do they pass over a lot of Camaros on the televised portions...??..

Just a reminder you can get a live video stream on Barrett's website.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 11, 2013, 10:55:03 AM
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...
That just maybe the answer.  I remember sitting in my uncles brand new 67 Firebird and him letting me drive it around the block when I was 13.  I've been hooked on F bodies ever since.  I'm going to make sure i give some young ones some rides this summer.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 25, 2013, 07:07:06 PM
Thanks Gary.  Those are polaroids and the color wasn't right when I took them, but the car was defineatley Lemans Blue.  I like it so much I bought a C6 Z06 in LMB also.  But the newer LMB is certainly darker than the 68 color.  I guess I just like saying Leman Blue. Wink

Nice Yenko and 50th Anniversary TA!
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 25, 2013, 05:41:29 PM
This is my 68 Z taken when I was a Sr. in highschool  Dec 1972.  Lemans Blue, White strip, Blue Standard interior, console.  I added the rear spoiler and hood locks.  I truly loved this car.  Purchased the car for $1100 in 71 with 53k miles on the clock.  The car was badged as a 302 and the title read "302" sport coupe.  I soon ordered the Z/28 badges.  The 302 emblems are still with me..........wish the car was.  Wink

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: cowl tags on: November 25, 2013, 03:39:55 PM
I wouldn't replace it, because somewhere in time, it will be represented for something it is not.  As others have said, "It is what it is" and honest car with no cowl tag.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Not a big Fan of Decals.....but on: November 01, 2013, 05:10:08 PM
My 69 has a 69 era "West Texas State University" decal located in the middle of the rear glass.  I was there from 72-76.  The school joined the Texas A&M system in the late 80's and changed the name to West Texas A&M.

The decal is staying......it's vintage, just like my car, and just like me.  Wink
I'm guessing,,,,thus your member Name.

Yep, you guessed it............Z/10
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Not a big Fan of Decals.....but on: October 31, 2013, 11:07:02 PM
My 69 has a 69 era "West Texas State University" decal located in the middle of the rear glass.  I was there from 72-76.  The school joined the Texas A&M system in the late 80's and changed the name to West Texas A&M.

The decal is staying......it's vintage, just like my car, and just like me.  Wink
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: October 22, 2013, 12:44:11 AM
All orders have been shipped.   Cheesy  Hope all enjoy them.

Steve

Steve, I clicked on the link to order and it doesn't seem to be working, are the shirts still available to order?
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on: October 22, 2013, 12:38:48 AM
Wow, that's a pretty heady price for a questionable car in need of full assembly and paint!   Makes me feel better about mine if he gets it.  Wink
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