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556  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Could be lots of Camaros, should I jump the fence? on: May 16, 2007, 11:46:41 AM
If you let me go with you, I will bring two "get out of jail free cards".   Wink

557  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 RS z/28 Barn Find on: May 10, 2007, 08:37:53 PM
When looking at the number three picture of the eBay car, item #320110448608, the front left Camaro emblem blends into  the black stripe. Is this the correct placement for the emblem?

Fireman John
558  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HURST/GM collaboration to put factory T-tops in 67 camaros? on: May 02, 2007, 07:03:00 PM
  If I remember right, Hurst did not start the T-Top craze till 1975.  Oldsmobile had the first tops. I have never heard or seen a first generation Camaro with them. Second generation Camaros have them.

Fireman John
559  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Engine question! on: April 30, 2007, 04:21:50 PM
Jay. when a block is decked, normally all the engine identification numbers are removed from the rightside boss on the block.

Glad to be home, I spent the last four days working the track at Talladega.  I also had to dodge a few (Budweiser) beer cans.   Cheesy

Fireman John
560  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Brake Bleeder size ? on: April 22, 2007, 09:50:14 PM
 Let them soak in penetrating oil, and use vise grips to remove.  Sometimes tapping the top with a small hammer helps when using the vise grips.

Fireman John
561  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: New tag for registry on: April 12, 2007, 12:55:34 PM
Do a search on eBay and see how many hits you will get on cowl tag rivets.

Fireman John
562  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: New tag for registry on: April 11, 2007, 10:07:32 PM
Sounds like a butchered car to me.  I would stay away from it.

Fireman John
563  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro AC on: April 10, 2007, 09:52:13 PM
David, I have a non-AC car and my temperature selector has cold on it.  I believe an AC equipped car will have AC on the selector.  You should also be able to tell my the outside heater box.    Thanks Mark, you beat me to it. Wink

Fireman John
564  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What do you guys think of this tag? on: April 10, 2007, 10:33:19 AM
Not only the tag, but the rivits.

Fireman John
565  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Replacement of lower ball joints on: April 08, 2007, 09:57:15 AM
Emanuel, I have replaced hundreds of ball joints in my career without removing the lower control arms.  This can be very dangerous if you don't know what your steps are.  I suggest buying a manual or having a repair shop do it if you don't have the proper tools.  Why are you replacing them? Lower ball joints have to be "unloaded" ( pressure taken off them) to check.  Good luck with your project.

Fireman John
566  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Real or Fake Z10? on: April 07, 2007, 07:52:00 PM
 With more and more trim tags showing up on eBay, it's nice to know we have people like Mark keeping up with them.  I did a search and found these tags on eBay, three X-11 ($51-$303), X-55 ($150), X-66 ($800), and three X-77 ($460-$950).  I have seen X-33 tags go for over a thousand dollars.
 People buying these tags aren't framing and hanging them on their walls.  I've seen sellers in their ads call Mark and other members the "Camaro Police" when the ads were questioned.  Just be careful and do more investigating when you find that dream car.  Wish I would have.

Fireman John
567  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Valve lash adjustment 69 Z28 on: April 04, 2007, 09:42:04 PM
David, look at the 302 valve adjustment article under CRG reports.  The information at the top header of this site is very helpful.

Fireman John
568  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 documentation list on: April 04, 2007, 07:44:08 PM
As Kurt stated, these are cars that have documentation.  If you "VIN" is not listed he doesn't have it.   Your car was one number off the one listed.

Fireman John
569  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z28 Emblem colors on: April 04, 2007, 09:33:22 AM
My car has a red Z with the 28 being a silver or grey color. I believe the aftermarket emblems have a white 28 on them.  You can find them on eBay.

Fireman John
570  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Window guide roller lube on: April 04, 2007, 09:24:38 AM
I always use white lithium grease on the internal parts, and silicone spray on the felt tracks.  To clean the old stuff off use a rag with a solvent like brake clean on it.  Just be careful not to get the solvent on any areas that will discolor. 

Fireman John
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