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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay "COPO" trim tag for sale on: August 11, 2014, 08:22:45 PM
Oops! Thanks guys! Wasn't sure if it was second or third week on the X-codes so I went with third to be safe. Any documented cars that anyone knows of with an earlier X-code prior to the second week?
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay "COPO" trim tag for sale on: August 08, 2014, 04:42:51 PM
Yes it can. My base 307 coupe is tagged as an X44 which is the code for a base model camaro. All Norwood camaros had the X codes starting around the third week of December 1968.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New body? on: August 05, 2014, 08:35:16 PM
I wish I had some more shots of that car. I don't think he would have wanted it!  Grin If I remember right just about the entire floorpan was gone and the subframe on the drivers side had rotted through. The trunk pan was also gone along with a lot of the inner framework of both doors. The shed's roof where the car was stored had caved in some time in the late 70's and I believe the top was down the whole time. Even the seat frames were corroded through. I know it sold on eBay for mid-teens the first time I saw it and then it turned up again several months later for sale in a different state with a price in the mid twenties. (I am an eBay addict  Smiley ) I think it proved to much for someone and they decided to let it go.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68'z28 colour combination on: August 05, 2014, 06:30:14 PM
Ermine White with a blue interior is a really nice combo! I'd definitely make the purchase if everything checked out and I had the cash. Actually, I'd take any color combination first gen Z/28 but the color combos you don't see often really make me drool!  Grin
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New body? on: August 05, 2014, 06:17:14 PM
I've thought about this question myself. I guess it would come down to what you want...a nice street cruiser or a matching numbers car. For a nice cruiser a repro body may be the best way to go. Less hassle and work involved by not having to complete endless hours of bodywork. But my thought is, say you find a matching numbers Z/28 or SS/RS convertible. Everything is there, matching engine, transmission, rearend, etc...the downside is the body looks like it went down with the Titanic or was the local champ in a demolition derby. In this case how would a restored car with a reproduction body be viewed at say a show like the Camaro Nationals. Would it be considered a matching numbers car since the body is not original? I bring this up because not to long ago there was a 1969 Rallye Green SS/RS 396 convertible on eBay that was wrecked in the 70's and parked in a shed where the roof proceeded to fall in on the car. It had to be one of the roughest cars I've ever seen but it was totally original. Nothing had been touched on it or removed but there wasn't a useable body panel on the car. Would like to hear some thoughts on this or have some Camaro Nationals judges chime in.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68'z28 colour combination on: August 05, 2014, 05:02:00 PM
Good looking car but if the trim tag says EE for the paint code it was originally painted Fathom Blue.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 04, 2014, 07:45:46 PM
Did you happen to see what kind of vacuum your engine was pulling at idle? You typically size a power valve at 1/2 your engine vacuum at idle. With a 6.5 valve your pulling around 13" of vacuum at an idle. So with a 2.5 you would only be around 5" of vacuum at idle. At light cruising and idle, the power valve is closed because your vacuum is above the power valve rating. It doesn't open until WOT or when your vacuum drops below the valves rating and then allows fuel to flow through the power valve channel restrictor enriching your fuel mixture. They are basically a vacuum operated on and off switch for fuel. So with a 2.5" valve its not going to open until you drop below 2.5" of vacuum. Remember, an engine makes its most vacuum at idle and at WOT throttle its least amount of vacuum.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: July 25, 2014, 07:03:54 PM
Yep, you're correct. Just saw all the brackets and plate for sale on the Rick's Camaro website.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: July 25, 2014, 06:47:57 PM
I don't know. I've seen the brackets and radius rods though so I would imagine they are. Anyone know who has them? I am also going to look for parts for my '68 C-10. Just going to have a fun Saturday  Grin
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 25, 2014, 06:39:29 PM
Wow! Car is looking good! Can't wait to see it when you get finished with the "paint" work. Keep it up  Grin
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: July 25, 2014, 06:36:06 PM
Didn't know that! Thanks! I found a firebird in the junkyard last year that still had the radius rod assembly on it. Going to go this weekend to see if it's still there.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: July 23, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
Does anyone know if the front bracket and the plate welded to the body are the same on a firebird as on a camaro? Looking at the one eBay the bracket does look similar.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 10:32:22 AM
That car is awesome looking! Don't know what direction you are going to go with the paint but the "patina" look is really popular with old truck guys. If your surface rust isn't to bad you could CLR it to remove the rust and bring back the paint. Just do a google search for CLR patina car and you can see some results. Some of these cars look amazing afterwards. Congrats on that car though!
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 09, 2014, 06:57:17 PM
Just wondering if anyone has deciphered the trunk stamp codes  Huh
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: July 05, 2014, 04:48:09 PM
Any update on the t-shirts and sweatshirts? Count me in this time. I missed out on the last go around  Cry
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