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1006  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: damaged cowl tag on: October 01, 2007, 12:58:39 PM
Call 800.222.1020 at Chevrolet, and they will provide for free (not the best quality) a lot of info about what was available. Can't beat the price.

Tom
1007  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: L-89 pace car on: October 01, 2007, 12:51:30 PM
Any additional info you could provide might help someone else avoid making the mistake you didn't make. The no pictures would be a red flag to me, but then I'm not lookng at 40 grand cars.

Tom
1008  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Stripe color for 68 0-6 on: September 21, 2007, 08:34:55 PM
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#ExteriorColors
Start here, looks like black to me. What does the trim tag say?

Also if you havent already call GM and ask for the info pack to learn more about the options:

A: If you own a US-built car, call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 800.222.1020 (toll-free US number), tell them you are restoring an early Camaro, and would like some data to help your labor of love. They will request your VIN, and then ship you a package of documentation that includes a detailed and extremely (though not perfectly) accurate specification of that year Camaro and the options. This, unfortunately, does not include option or configuration information on your exact unit (see the Car History FAQ), but it is free! And it is worthwhile.

Tom
1009  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: not sure to acid dip or media blast car............. on: September 21, 2007, 05:59:31 AM
Thanks for the feedback on soda. I am no longer considering soda blasting.

Tom
1010  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Pics of Original Trim Tags on: September 21, 2007, 05:51:56 AM
Incoming
1011  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: not sure to acid dip or media blast car............. on: September 18, 2007, 06:04:12 PM
You could soda blast first, then sand blast just the rust. I talked to a soda blaster recently, he claims no hurry to prime after soda - says the soda will leave the metal protected for weeks or more.

Tom
1012  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Missing Trim Tag on: September 15, 2007, 12:49:54 PM
If you need to replace the tag, I would suggest that a photo of the repro tag be provided to the forum members to reference in the future. If you put it on e-bay, state that the tag is a repro, and the reason in your ad. That might reduce the shredding of it on the forum. I would try not to get a perfect copy, so that in the future it will not pass muster if someone does try to pass it off. At the present I don't see the 307/auto as a highly sought after, rare and high priced car, but 30 years ago nobody expected to see any 6 figure priced Camaros. 
In the end, you will do what you will do.

Good luck,

Tom
1013  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl tag decode on my new mistress on: September 14, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
You can start here:
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#VINvsStyle

Enjoy,

Tom
1014  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Factory AC upgrade from R-12 to R-134a? on: September 10, 2007, 11:28:26 AM
Found the handout from the 'compatable' freon vendor. here is a scan version.

Tom
1015  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Big Block heat problems HELP on: September 05, 2007, 07:58:57 AM
I think the condenser mentioned above would be the A/C condenser in  front of the new radiator, not the ignition condenser. I presume you installed new hoses with the new radiator. Is it possible there is a kink, collapse, or some other restriction related to the hoses? Have you tried pulling the thermostat completely?

Good luck,

Tom
1016  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1967 REAR SPOILER NUTS on: September 05, 2007, 07:49:20 AM
The 68 spoiler should fit, and I think most of the aftermarket companies can provide the correct 1968 hardware. That should do you.

Tom
1017  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Breaking in a motor on: September 02, 2007, 07:55:39 AM
Jerry,

Another foot note, get an old distrbutor shaft and make an oil priming tool out of it.  You can install this shaft in the end of a drill motor and stick it in the engine into the oil pump.  Turn the drill on and you will build oil pressure this way.  Watch your gauge as you are doing this.  The oil pressure will come up slowly.

Jerry
Jerry,

What needs to be done with the old distributor to use it to prime the motor?

Thanks,

Tom
1018  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling Everything.........OUCH! on: August 31, 2007, 11:20:55 AM
YES Eminent Domain is overused and abused. It seems the courts are willing to consider increased property tax ratables for the "public good" portion of the process. I would not expect to stop them once they decide to take the property. Here in Jersey they have taken single family homes on the ocean to make way for condos..........

There is however a process to seek just compensation. You will probably need to stand up and fight for what you are entitled to. Or you could roll over and let them have their way with you.

I wish you the best,

Tom
1019  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Making Some Progress on: August 30, 2007, 06:41:08 AM
Most cameras now have a delay function to let you get in the picture. Use that with the sandbag, and your pictures should improve. It eliminates the wiggle caused by you pushing the button.

Tom
1020  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling Everything.........OUCH! on: August 29, 2007, 11:52:23 AM
Buddy,

There are two basic requirements before property can be taken under Eminent Domain.

1) The taking has to be for the public good.

2) The property owner must be given fair market value for the property.

Both of these leave too much room for interpretation.

FIRST, get local real estate agents to give you a WRITTEN CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) of the value of the property. Real Estate agents normally do this for free. I suggest at least 3, because they will come up with different values.  If they are not reasonably close, get more CMA's.

IF you are not being offered a fair price, contact the agency taking the property, and ask them why they are not giving you fair market value for the property, and bring in copies of the CMA's from the real estate agents. You may be able to get an adjustment without having to bring in an attorney.

As stated above you may need an attorney, but they can get very expensive. If you can not get satisfaction from the authority, a few letters to the editor may help. Also contact the others involved, there truly is strength in numbers.

If you have ANY political connections, NOW is the time to use them.

You may not have much time, so act quickly. After they get the property it will be much more difficult to negotiate.

Good luck,

Tom
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Instructor
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