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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 11, 2014, 07:13:48 PM
  Them ole Camaros,  best damn sporty car for the buck avalable to us US Americans,  but--Nothing is perfect.....
 Myself -I have always been pre-occupied with styling, and annoyed by  styling glitches that seem  last minute additions to clay full scale models added my ignoramous's'

The 67-and 8 got pretty close to perfect proportions for what they were, but having sufferd the same  abuse all you guys also agonized over..door dings...... The crease running down the length i would have  smoothed over and eliminated,  also since i have done custom pieces like a road racing front faring -even before  , I did not like the indented wheel well lips stamped in just to fit  the tacky  wheel opening trim ,  i would have just had a 1/2" flat vertical edge all the way around , those are the two basic changes i wish the cars had when they came out,  but i can turn my imagination loose,,,, You guys would not believe what would have been


There, I fixed the style problem:



2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 10, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
Back then, we WERE trying to improve on the factory. The more you changed, the better! If the M50-14 tires didnt fit, you MADE them fit:

3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 10, 2014, 03:56:02 PM
PERFECT

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Slick Tire Size on: December 08, 2014, 03:03:35 PM
These are 27" x 8 x 15 on 15 x 7 Ralley wheels:






These are M/T ET Streets 26 x 10.5 x 15 on 15 x 7 Ralley wheels:


5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original front spoiler for a 69 on: December 03, 2014, 09:27:04 PM
Did the original front spoilers for 69's have any GM numbers on them Huh  I have one with just a GM sticker on it.  There are no letters or numbers on the spoiler, other than the GM sticker.

Mine had an ink stamp
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: December 02, 2014, 01:56:30 PM
Another question: Where does the blue load rest go in the trunk? Does it attach to the jack mast piece or is it held secure separately? Hate to see it smash the inside of the quarters!!!
Thanks.

Its part of the jack, and mounts under the spare tire like a standard jack does



7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 29, 2014, 08:00:59 PM
To clearify my ? (Vaccum advance diaphram) not can . So why is it there if it has no funtion?



The vacuum can still has the advance rod, although it does not move, the rod still needs to hold the advance plate in position and limit it.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 22, 2014, 09:32:32 PM

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Thanks for the dyno chart.You posted as I was typing.lol
I had thought the L88/ZL1 to be in that ballpark.
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Man, the idle of a l-88 or a ZL-1 is like NOTHING out there! your going to love it!
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 22, 2014, 09:28:33 PM




What is the deal with the Vacuum can in the L88 pic. ?  There is no port.
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L-88 AND ZL-1 did not use vacuum advance, only mechanical, as they were intended to be strickly race cars. So the stock vacuum can is factory sealed. These motors run much better with an adjustable vacuum can and manifold vacuum advance, as these motors love LOTS of advance due to the high piston dome.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 22, 2014, 10:22:17 AM
Old Chevrolet engineering dyno test show 575@6800rpm for the ZL-1. Mine was right on that figure.

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Need help/picture to correct my 69 Z28 write up from Jerry MacNeish. on: June 19, 2014, 09:31:54 AM
Not bare metal, just the flash. Heres a better photo. You can see the paint line:

12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Need help/picture to correct my 69 Z28 write up from Jerry MacNeish. on: June 18, 2014, 07:41:18 PM
Van Nuys was different then Norwood. They must have used something, because the bottom just got body overspray. Original paint car.







13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Need help/picture to correct my 69 Z28 write up from Jerry MacNeish. on: June 17, 2014, 09:14:19 AM






14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cowl Induction hood on: June 15, 2014, 10:03:59 AM
Under the cowl overhang is body color. Hood is black primer with body color overspray

original paint car:


15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Engine sounds comparison... :) on: May 01, 2014, 10:30:35 PM
Ho Hum, another overpriced euro car. Sounds like a Honda.

Here is an American Muscle Car. Totally stock 1969 ZL-1 motor shoved into my old SS (I no longer own). Just goofing around and not full throttle or going fast.

(moderators: this was filmed on a private road, we were not speeding, no laws were broken. No animals were harmed. That Ferarri is on a public road going above the speed limit)

Here is the sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxO4ndTRHOw
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