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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: March 20, 2013, 11:26:40 PM
Midland, TX
size L
print front and back

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Build Quality in the Muscle Car Era on: February 09, 2013, 02:26:47 PM
I got my drivers license in 1970 at the ripe age of 16.  Right in the middle of the muscle car era.  Most of my friends had second hand GM products although we had a few with Fords and even fewer with Chryslers.  We always respected the Chrysler power trains, but would often joke about all of the trim and interior parts that seem to come loose or fall off those who drove them.  Chevy's, Pontiac's, Oldsmobile's, and even some Buick's where what we sought out on the used car lot's around down. 

I had forgotten about the Chrysler fit and finish, until last spring.  My car club made a 1 hour trip to a neighboring town to have lunch and enjoy our cars.  We left town driving down I20, I following a 66 Dodge Charger.   About 10 minutes into the trip I saw what appeared to be a piece of chrome trim launch from the Dodge and disappear into the grass beside the road. Shocked  I phone the Charger driver and he didn't think it came off his car, so we continued on.  About 20 minutes later, I started getting a fine mist on my Z10's windshield.  Not a cloud in the sky?  Hmmmm?  Wasn't coming from my car, the Charger had blown a lower radiator hose and was puking antifreeze all over itself and my car.

The moral of the story......................There's a reason they call them Dodge.  Don't follow them, you'll be dodging crap that falls off of them constantly.    Wink
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Zl-2 Cowl Hood Production on: February 01, 2013, 01:19:54 AM
OK .. thanks Mark.   Of course I recall seeing them on Z11, but don't recall ever seeing a *regular SS* with a cowl hood..  but then there weren't a lot of Z28's with the cowl hoods either, back in the day.. Smiley
Don't forget the Z10 came with them also.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Is this Vin in the data base? on: December 23, 2012, 04:54:35 PM
I just ran across an old insurance statement from Allstate from 1972 that lists the VIN from my 68 Lemans Blue Z.  Can someone tell me if this VIN is in the data base?

Oh, 1 year of liability insurance for this car in was $165.00 or $13.75 per month.   I miss those rates!

35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on Ebay on: December 19, 2012, 02:16:25 AM
That is a very nice Z10.  Last daughter is getting married later this year.  I guess the full resto on mine will have to wait awhile.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dealer Sticker on: July 09, 2012, 06:41:40 PM
I returned to my car's original dealer about 6 years ago, which is now the oldest family owned Chevy dealer in Texas, and met with the owner, who I went to high school with.  He led me to an atic area in the dealership and found a box of NOS shiny chrome metal dealer emblems from the late 60's and early 70's.  He gave me a couple of them.  One I cut off the metal mounting prongs and attached magnetic strips to the back.  When I go to shows I snap the emblem to the back of my car.  I always hated these things in the past, but it looks perfect at shows.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dealer Promotional Plastic Models? on: December 07, 2011, 10:24:05 PM
Yep, those are the same type models.  I've looked on ebay since I posted this and someone just listed a 69 Z11 like the one I picked up.  Starting bid drum roll..............................$400.  Wow.  You guys are going to cry when I tell you I paid $7.50 or $15.00 for both of them.  The store had several others that were not of interest to me.  I remember a 62 Impala SS.  I think I'm going to make a 250 mile trip one way Friday and pick up everything she has.
Here's a link to the one that was just listed.  Looks exactly like the one I picked up.  Hard to believe the price, they really are a cheap model.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Dealer Promotional Plastic Models? on: December 05, 2011, 12:59:40 AM
Ok, I remember when I was a kid back in the 60's Chevy dealers often had 1:24 scale plastic models of the new years models.  I was never fortunate to have one of these until this weekend.  I was browsing around an antique store with my wife when I came across a plastic box with about 10 cars.  What caught my eye was a Z11 model complete with door decals.  I also found a gold 67 RS/SS.  I also recall a 62 Impala coupe. 

The older lady who owned and operated the store told me that these were in the back of her husbands closest, who it turns out, owned the dealership.

Does anyone have any idea what these are worth? They are in great shape but do not have the boxes.

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My 69 not that much fun anymore on: April 02, 2011, 11:09:27 PM
Gary, I understand the delima.  My Z10 was a decent driver when I bought it, then I started bringing it back to where it need to be.  Lot's of dollars and effort.  That was over the first 6 or 7 years that I owned the car.  To take it to the next level I would need to strip it down and repaint.  But then I new I would not drive the thing for feaf of bug splatter or heaven forbid a rock chip.  So I decided that I would have more  fun just leaving it as it was and driving it.  So, I pulled the engine, to preserve it, and replaced it with a ZZ4.  This really changed the personality of the car.  I woke it up.  Much more powerful and I didn't worry about blowing up the motor.  This was great for the next couple of years.  Then I started to want another toy.  But selling the Z10 is out of the question. 

So, my newest toy is a 2006 Z06 Corvette.  I love this thing and it's really a much better ride than the Camaro.  But, on nice days, when the mood hits, the Z10 is waiting to be taken for a spin. My first true love is a 1st gen camaro, and probably always will be.


40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Exterior maintenance - wax/polish on: February 18, 2011, 11:40:33 PM
Second vote for Zainos.  I use in on my Z10 and my Z06.  Good stuff. 
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on Ebay on: January 26, 2011, 01:36:41 PM
Seems like a nice car, with the exception of the Orange interior and door decals.  Let's see if he get's $75k
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 shipping destinations on: December 15, 2010, 01:28:31 PM
Mine was shipped to Culberson-Stowers Chevrolet in Pampa, TX.  The dealership is still in operation.  One of the oldest dealerships in Texas.

I have the original window sticker and POP.

43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 camaro heater core on: October 21, 2010, 01:11:27 PM
About 5 years ago, I purchased one from my local AutoZone.  I was shocked that it was a stock item.  I think these heater cores were used in a number of GM cars for a lot of years.  I believe I paid about $35 for it.  One suggestion I would give you before you install any heater core, is to have it pressure tested by a radiator shop before you install it.

Nothing worse than spending the better part of a day replacing it, and then find out it leaks.  Don't ask me how I know.   Undecided

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: How often do you wash your Camaro? And what do you use to wash it? on: June 16, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
Mine has been washed about 3 times in 11 years.  I keep it covered, use a california duster, and Zaino or Mequires detail spray. 

Water = Rust
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on Ebay on: May 21, 2010, 10:54:54 AM
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