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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Our Beloved JohnZ has a B-Day today! on: February 27, 2015, 01:53:58 PM
Congratulations and Happy Birthday John -

Your help, assistance, and guidance on this forum has been and is invaluable.

Richard
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Stuck piston in NOS wheel cylinder on: February 20, 2015, 06:14:03 PM
I agree with the liquid wrench type products and in particular Kano - Kroil which is an industrial quality product that you can order on line.  Bathe it and let it soak for a few days if necessary.

http://www.kanolabs.com/google/

Good luck.

Richard
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally Got My Flathead Running on: February 13, 2015, 02:20:51 PM
That's just wrong Sad

I have to agree.....
AMEN
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Send in your Camaro pics for the Home Page on: February 02, 2015, 07:16:47 PM
Steve,

Sent you my '69 RS

Richard
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Gas cap for '69 Camaro GM part number #3931449 on: January 25, 2015, 01:24:24 AM
Not venting the gas tank properly could cause the tank to collapse (or at least deform) as the volume of gas inside decreases with driving and you begin to pull a partial vacuum inside the tank.  Had this happen to me once before in a VW Rabbitt back in the day.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Various Car Movie Clips on: January 16, 2015, 05:49:22 PM
Ran across this link: http://www.tvraaca.org/oldmovies.htm#story

Although probably well known to many, it was a new one to me - thought I'd share it here.

....and be sure to use the Internet Explorer "Find" (search) function to search the list of clips with the words "muscle" and "Camaro" along with any other searches.

Although the clip re: '67 Camaro that will come up with the Camaro word search is good, the one you get by searching "muscle" is even better IMHO.

Richard
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More 69 Z/28 Ebay fraud on: January 06, 2015, 10:13:13 PM
Just a thought - primarily for the moderator(s) of this forum.

I think we really need to be very careful with how we state subjects, etc. on the forum.  The subject of this thread is "More 69 Z/28 Ebay Fraud".  I believe the real intent of the subject is "More Potential 69 Z/28 fraud on EBay".  In my mind, the title of this thread could be interpreted to imply that eBay is directly involved with fraud on their site, i.e. "EBay fraud" - which I don't believe was the intent.

Just my two cents.

Richard
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas to All! on: December 24, 2014, 12:28:30 AM
Merry Christmas to all and to all a very Happy New Year!!!
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: IS THIS ANOTHER MILLION DOLLAR 6 BANGER ? on: December 20, 2014, 10:27:16 PM
...I wonder what they would say about my plate....? But is this really an a official personal plate from Illinois as the seller told me, I'm sceptical! Wink

Looks fine to me. In Illinois, personalized plates are a mix of letters and numbers. It's the current plate design that's been used for a number of years now. On the IL Secretary of State site you can plug in what you want to find out if it's available.

State DMV policies are interesting when it comes to vanity plates.

On my '69 RS, the plate is:  1969 RS      which the state had no problem with
On my 2011 SS, the plate is:  AWSUMSS    and I literally spent about 20 minutes convincing Nevada DVM that all it meant was "Awesome SS"
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Example of a fairly accurate ebay ad .. 'ez restoration'... :) on: December 04, 2014, 11:55:01 AM
Guy has nothing to loose with the eBay listing.  As for a potential buyer, "a fool and his money is soon parted".
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What do I have for a 327 on: October 09, 2014, 01:57:37 PM
Remember older 327's had a small journal diameter - if that is importan to you.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 04:08:28 PM
Great news Danny,

Keep the positive attitude and outlook on life - best medicine there is.

Richard
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: REAR END DATE on: September 04, 2014, 04:44:15 PM
Strange things can happen, though.

Besides my 69 RS coupe, the other car I have is a 66 Chevelle which has been in the family since it was first purchased on March 30,1966.  I have all of the original documentation including protect-o-plate and have verified all of the numbers when the car was restored between 1995 and 2000.  I even found a date code on the frame.  Point is that everything is within a couple of weeks of the mid March 1966 build date at the Flint, MI assembly plant, except for the rear axle which is date coded Oct 1965.  Axle date code, etc and POP totally agree.  The rear end was build at the Buffalo Gear and Axle Plant and obviously set around somewhere before it made the trip to final assembly.

The issue of rear axle date code, what is correct, what isn't, what can be, what can't, etc. has come up multiple since this string back in 2005.  I never got back to posting picutres which show what I had menntioned in the quote above (previous post in this thread).

The 1st picture is the axle code from my 69 RS.  The car has a 10-Bollt, 2.73:1 open, mono-leaf rear end.  Although I don't have any of the original documentation on my car, hard to believe that this isn't the original axle.  The code is BP 10 18 G1; i.e. October 18, 1968.  My RS is an 01C Norwood built car.  2nd and 3rd pictures show the ring gear in my rear end.  15 and 41 are the number of pinion and ring gear teeth; i.e. 41/15 = 2.733.  The date code is the last two numbers; i.e. 9 68 (Sept. 1968).

As an addendum to the information that William provided in post #9 of this thread, and yes I know what I'm about to state is in reference to my '66 Chevelle and not the '69 RS, but it is still a Chevy product from the last half of the 1960's.

The 4th picture is the axle code from my '66 Chevelle.  Picture is a little old and fuzzy, taken back in 1995 just after I had removed the rear end back when I was restoring the car.  The axle code is CB 1027 B which is a 10 Bolt, 3.36:1 open rear end; October 27, 1965 date code.  Although I don't have any original documentation on the Camaro, the Chevelle has been in my family simce my grandparents purchased it on March 30, 1966 from El Bauer Chevrolet in Decatur, IL  I have all the original paperwork for the Chevelle including the POP which confirms the rear end code.  The Chevelle was built at the Flint, MI plant in mid March 1966 (based on other date codes on the car including one on the frame).  For whatever reason, the 3:36 rear end in the Chevelle was in stock at the Flint plant from early November 1965 until it went into my Chevelle in March 1966; some 4-1/2 months.

Based on the axle code on my Camaro, that rear end was in stock at  Norwood from mid-October 1968 until mid January 1969; approximately 3 months.

Based on my own two observations as well as what William stated above, it looks like axle codes can have more of a time differential between axle code and car assembly date than what would normally be considered acceptable.

Just throwing this out for what it's worth.

Richard
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 03, 2014, 01:05:15 PM
Very nice - love the color
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My 69 RS - Part of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Intro From Hot August Nights Reno on: August 14, 2014, 02:07:29 PM

The FOX Sports 1 commentator is April Rose and she spent quite probably 30 seconds or so with my car before moving on to another ride.  Picture below isn't the best - hard to take a good photo off of the tv, but anyway you get the idea.


Now when you say the pictures not the best are you referring to your car or April Rose? Smiley...
I was there and actually saw both your car and April Rose. Took the time to check both out. I was going up the escalator while April was coming down. Im not sure all the body panels were original but man what a sweet ride...Thats actually very cool that you made it on the broadcast. Maybe I'll see you next year we had a great time this year and have already made plans to go back. Check out the 5 Z28's that were all together over at Victoria Square.

http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Jack_Buss/media/5Zs_zpsd282721a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0


Victorian Square in Sparks is a great venue.....and that is a beuatiful collections of Z's....especially the two Hugger Orang ones.

Another highlight for me this year was being able to do the evening cruises without worry about the engine overheating.  When I had the engine rebuilt in my RS, I had the shop perform some minor performance tweaking to the base 327 which put an additional heat load on my cooling system.  I've never overheated, but on a couple of occasions in past years it ran hotter in stop and go traffic then what I wanted it to.  To try and improve the situation, over the last 4 years, I've added an electric fan inside the fan shroud on the backside of the radiator that is both thermostaically and manually controlled (unless you are looking for it, yoou don't even know that it is there), switched from the fixed 4 blade mechanical fan to a clutch driven 7 blade fan, and added the seal between the upper core support and the top of the radiator.  My goal was to be able to take the 20-30 minutes of stop and go driving that you'll get into if you participate in the Hot August Nights cruises either through downtown Reno or through Victorian Square in Sparks without the temp gauge going past 1/2.  This year I did both the downtown Reno and Victorian Square cruises multiple times and the temp gage never went any higher than one tick past 1/2.  Checking with the IR thermometer, that was about 215-220F.

Definitely need to hook up next year.  2015 registration materials will be in the mail to everyone early in Sept from what I understand.

Richard

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