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General Discussion / San Marino Concours - June 9, 2013
« on: January 09, 2013, 09:01:17 PM »
Gents, I received an email from Michael Brennan, the chair of the muscle car selection committee for the 2013 SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC.

He's asking for original (or restored) ZL-1 and/or other COPO owners that might be interested in participating.

If you have a ZL-1 or a COPO, and would like to enter your car, please contact Michael at

If you don't have a ZL-1 or a COPO, but know someone that does, please pass this info to them.


Test Drive / Font test
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:00:51 PM »
Rat Pack

Ed Bertrand

Research Topics & Reports / 67-68 Los Angeles firewall piercings
« on: October 22, 2012, 03:51:31 PM »
Gents, Troy is working on a firewall report and needs some assistance.

He's found that Norwood cars follow the AIM exactly for the firewall piercings, but he's found that LA didn't always go by the book! Specifically, the manual transmission backup light wiring hole and the oil line hole for the U17 gauge option.

Therefore, anyone with an ORIGINAL UNRESTORED Los Angeles built 67 or 68 Camaro with a manual transmission (3 or 4 speed), please post a picture of your firewall. Specifically the general area where the backup light wiring hole is, but a large enough picture so he can get a reference as to other holes and components.

Also, anyone with a Los Angeles built 67 or 68 Camaro with the U17 gauge package (manual or automatic transmission), please post pictures of your firewall. Again, specifically the general area where the oil line goes through the firewall, but a large enough picture so he can get a reference as to other holes and components.

In addition, please post the year, model (Coupe or Convertible), and build date of your car, along with the Fisher Body scheduling code, so he knows when any changes that may show up took place.

Any questions, or if your picture is too large to post on site, feel free to email them directly to Troy or myself. My email address is in my profile.



Mild Modifications / Reproduction AM/FM quality?
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:04:16 PM »
Anyone know anything about THIS RADIO? It's very pricy (all the repop houses sell it for about the same price), but my radio just died and it would cost close to that to get it fixed. And even then it would still be 50 year old technology. This one "appears" correct, but I haven't seen it up close so there may be some minor differences.

Basically I'd like to know if it really DOES look "correct", how does it sound and how's the overall manufacture quality. It's actually made in the US by ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE RADIO, so hopefully, that's a plus!

Thanks in advance...


General Discussion / John Pirkle, Sr
« on: October 18, 2011, 01:21:49 AM »
John Pirkle obituary

I didn't know John personally, but spoke with him on a few occasions over the last several years. He was a well respected member of the Corvette community as well as just about all other GM communities. His attention to detail was unparalleled and he will be terribly missed.

The picture below is John Hinckley and John Pirkle at the last NCRS National convention in July.

Rest in peace Colonel.


1968 - Orphans / 18N410345 LF7 engine
« on: October 14, 2011, 01:01:28 AM »
Your engine is currently in a 1975 Corvette Coupe.




1968 - Orphans / 18L324909 LF7 on Riverside Craigslist
« on: September 30, 2011, 10:44:15 PM »

VIN: 18L324909
Suffix: V1229ME

Location: Riverside, CA

This is a complete 327 large journal short block out of a 1968 camaro. It is casting number 3914678 which indicates 302, 327, or 350 large journal 2 bolt mains. Only produced in 1968 this is a very rare casting number from what im told and is correct for corvettes, camaro z-28 etc. only the crank would be differant to acheive the differant displacements. The date code shows it was cast on Dec 20 1967. It has a 327 crank casting# 3911001 and the desirable 7178 main caps. It is stock bore, turns freely and apparently has never been rebuilt. Looks to be in great shape except light rust in one cylinder. would definitely clean up with a bore job. Have an oil pan to go with to ease transport as well. Located in riverside but i could make delivery arrangements depending on distance in southern california. These are selling on ebay for between $650 and $2800, so if i dont sell it here im going to auction it. I would rather not deal with that though and willing to part with it for $400 or best offer 951-836-0620 ask for Bryan.

General Discussion / Another (BIG) win for Jerry!
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:32:02 AM »
This time it's for the class win in D/Stock at the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.

Congratulations Jerry!


Site Comments/Discussion / MOVED: 67-69 Lower A-Arms
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:02:51 PM »
This topic has been moved to [Maintenance].

Site Comments/Discussion / MOVED: battery or alt
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:28:31 PM »
This topic has been moved to Maintenance.

1968 - Orphans / 18N384591 Muncie on Team Camaro
« on: April 08, 2011, 02:54:29 PM »

General Discussion / OT, but highly worth the effort
« on: December 16, 2010, 05:13:05 PM »
Xerox is doing something really cool for our troops and you can (should) participate. Even if you disagree with our policies.

Go to THIS SITE and send a Christmas card to one of our troops. It only takes a few minutes of your time and would be a huge lift to someone far away from home. There are "canned" statements, but if you have the time, you can use your own words to say thanks. Please though, no political statements. Just be supportive of our military personnel.


Research Topics & Reports / Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« on: March 22, 2010, 03:11:03 AM »
I'm working on a Mirror report for the group and need information from you EARLY (August/September 1968 timeframe) 1969 Camaro owners with an original factory installed remote mirror.

The 1968 Remote Mirror utilized an intermediate "adjusting collar" because the mirror was used model wide. It also had two small drain holes on either side of the bottom of the mirror "head".

The 1969 Remote Mirror didn't utilize the intermediate "adjusting collar" because each mirror was specific to each model car. Each had their own part number and were designed just for the slope of the drivers side door. The 1969 mirror also had a center "oblong" drain hole in the bottom of the "head" instead of the two small holes as used in the 1968 mirror.

My data indicates that the 1968 version was produced up to August, 1968 (8-DMI-8), but was this mirror installed on any 1969 models from the factory, or was it an over the counter service replacement?

So, I need everyone with an early (August or September, 1968) produced 1969 model year Camaro with the FACTORY installed D33 Remote Mirror (that's VERY important. It has to be the original factory installed mirror), to take a look at theirs and tell me if it has the intermediate "adjusting collar" and the two drain holes like the 1968 mirror, or if it has the center "oblong" drain hole without the intermediate "adjusting collar".

Please let me know the build date on your trim tag, if it's a Norwood or Los Angeles built car and the date code etched into the glass.


1968 - Orphans / 18L333574 - LF7 Engine block
« on: March 17, 2010, 06:38:35 PM »
18L333574 V0309ME (LF7 327/210) I have your engine block.


Decoding/Numbers / Need a little P&A help please...
« on: April 23, 2009, 02:15:37 PM »
If anyone has a 1969, 1970 or 1971 P&A, can you email me please? I need a few part numbers looked up and they're not in the P&A'a I have.


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