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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Timing out of wack on: August 25, 2014, 09:25:20 PM
Here's a pic I got years ago from JohnZ, I believe, that shows where the wires should be positioned on the distributor from the factory.

17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 18, 2014, 10:44:09 PM
Danny...I did mine the same way your doing yours....with everything installed. Once I got the circumference measurement of the balancer I cut a piece of the firmest string I could find in my wife's sewing box, marked it and carefully taped it to the balancer. Used my hand dandy remote starter and clicked the engine around while I was under the car and made my marks on the balancer then. It worked for me. It may not be totally precise but I haven't had one problem adjusting the valves. When I do remove the engine I will do a more professional job or should I say accurate. Actually all I did was put a dot on the outside edge of the balancer large enough to see it when the engine rotated. Have you tried the timing tape? I did. The first time I cranked on it the tape disappeared. Never saw it again. I'm still chuckling about that one. As far as being painted or not I hardly believe there would be that much difference if there was paint on it. At least with the balancer marked in quarters you should be able to adjust it enough either way to adjust the valves. 
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Performers magazine discontinued. GONE I TELL YOU....GONE GONE GONE!!! on: August 18, 2014, 01:17:35 PM
It is the move away from liberty towards something else that concerns me. Apparently a lot of people do not see what is happening this way. Time will tell if I am correct.... I hope I am not!

I'll subscribe to that statement.

19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Performers magazine discontinued. GONE I TELL YOU....GONE GONE GONE!!! on: August 18, 2014, 12:59:55 PM
And to change that subject back to the original posters lament on the mags going away...Reading books and or magazines and even writing letters is going away. I have to admit myself that I don't write letters home anymore like I did as a kid and the last big hardback book I read was about J. Edgar Hoover 10 years ago and I have hundreds of books like that that I ferociously read when I was younger. Just this past June I subscribed to MCR and Hemmings MM and got issues sent to me back to May and haven't even touched the August or September issues yet. In the past those mags would have been read in a matter of hours on the same day delivered and I still wouldn't be satisfied and screaming for more. At my age I just don't read anymore. Could it be the baby boomers are at the age where it doesn't matter anymore? Based on what I got from my own kids they complained relentlessly if I said pick up a book and read it and out of the many grand kids only one 14 year old grandson reads what I read as a kid, the rest don't have a clue what a book or mag is. The 2 biggest bookstores where I used to get my books/mags locally have packed up and are long gone.   
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: custom striped Z I saw this weekend on: August 18, 2014, 12:21:23 PM
Geometric pin striping??? Owner is a member here I think.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 13, 2014, 12:09:45 PM
Here is mine close up. The emblem has not been removed by me since I bought the car in 2000. It has 3 repaints on top of original but I don't believe the grill has ever been stripped and repainted, so it may never have been removed but I'm just guessing that.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 11, 2014, 10:24:35 PM
Here's the open air element cover and base.  Not to familiar with these but was told it's original also and that the markings on the inside makes it a hard to find "correct cover"  Anyone have input on this as well ?  Probably still the original flame arrestor as well   Huh


Nice find. With the 03E build date the air cleaner lid has the straight silk screen print instead of the curved. Are we getting any closer to finding out when that change was made? I have a curved print lid which I don't think is correct for my build date but don't have enough info to say it is or isn't. Were they both used throughout production?  
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shift knob on: July 31, 2014, 11:26:10 PM
I bought a black flocked one in the 70's just for that reason. I took a long slow trip to Memphis, Tn one week end and ended up scratching almost all of it off by the time I got there with my finger nails. I was running 4.88's in my first Z so it took a while. Just a tad over 1000 miles from Dover AFB. That black fuzzy stuff was everywhere on my console.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: AX coded Mirror on 1969 on: July 31, 2014, 10:32:58 PM
Old thread, but... thought I would share for database info and tracking. I just acquired an AJAX K-AX-8 off of a 12C Nor. car. Guy down the road has a X22 vert. Keeps replacing all the original stuff with reproduction parts. His loss, my gain,IMO. He is making a Pro-Touring car out of it, WTF? His plans are to replace all the GM sheet metal with new repro. Hope to score some more stuff. No pics right now as my laptop is down. Got other parts to post later.

WTF??? We need that little guy laughing slapping his hand down. But this guy will have to do---->  Shocked B, you crack me up.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay 302 on: July 31, 2014, 10:25:31 PM
Id be running from this 1. Stamp is V0610DZ and its a "618" block with a C-12-9 cast date?
Sorry, I do not see a "V" in the stamp. but a "T" as Gary points out. Very rare, must be out of one of the 40,000 made after the first 20,000,lol.

Yeah...looks like a T.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shift knob on: July 31, 2014, 10:22:23 PM
Shoot - mine looks better, $5.00 at the local swap meet. I sold one a year ago, same shape, for $40.00 plus shipping. I know they are aftermarket; like my Hurst "T" handles, they are vintage cool to me.

The older white ones look like ivory when they acquire enough skin oil -

That's what mine looks like. No faded black in the lines. I have a white Hurst T-handle with the big H and the  1 2 3 4 and the word Hurst in the center and the same in metal that I kept from my 69 Judge. Love those handles. I was wondering if anyone ever flocked a Hurst T-handle like the ones from the 70's. I have one I would like to do black.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / ebay 302 on: July 31, 2014, 08:59:45 PM

Here's an interesting auction. Looks like a Tonawanda block with DZ on the end.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shift knob on: July 29, 2014, 10:56:19 PM
And $28 shipping! Not likely to sell it.

Aren't that sellers prices a bit out of line or is that actually Canadian prices being asked? Kind of wondering if he/she sells anything.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Shift knob on: July 29, 2014, 10:35:07 PM
I can't believe someone would pay this much for a shift knob or is just Canadian prices? If they do, I have one that still has paint in the shift pattern I could get plenty for.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HELP!! I need info regarding original exhaust DB level!! on: July 20, 2014, 04:05:14 PM
I see them for what they really are... low life car Nazis!!!

X2. Taking the fun out of being different.
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