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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1111499 Distributor Question?? on: September 02, 2013, 07:15:41 PM
Is there a way to find the person who "restored" that 499? I would like to know his method of cleaning. If the dimensions are correct for it compared to an untouched distributor, then wouldn't the next step be how did it get so clean looking. Yes, the stampings look pristine, but how did it get that way? Is it possible to offset lathe a distributor body? That might explain the fresh looking stampings. How about some kind of template that goes around the surface. If it was offset that should give some indication that it was tampered with. IDK, it seems like a lot back and forth going on with this thing on all the websites and it would be a crying shame if the damn thing was real and got thrown out with the trash because everyone thinks it's a fake. What the heck is happening with our hobby? Seems like we are all becoming divided and have made 'Hobby' a bad word. Just my thoughts.
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 DZ BLOCK OR NOT... on: September 02, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
This is a good topic.

I would want to find a DZ block to at least say the car had one. Finding one as close to the build date of your car to me is just the thrill of the hunt for the original. Mine is gone, so I found one that is extremely close and have it sitting, all together and ready for me to get off my lazy ass to install it. Well, that's not entirely true, I'm not lazy, but I keep looking for my original in the hopes that if I ever do stumble across it I have something I can make the switch with. I don't ever think it will happen, but, you never know. I bought my block cheap around 2002, but today with the blocks/parts being held hostage for a hefty ransom, which to me really stinks, I'm ahead of the game money wise.

On the Camaro that is a Z28 or not a Z28 without the engine, IDK. There's a lot of people who think a lot of different ways and have a lot of different views. For me the Z was built a certain way,  not the same as the plane jane Camaros or the SS Camaros. I'm in the middle on that I think. If you lost the engine and had to put in another to drive it, be it another 302 or 350 or a straight six, isn't it still a Z28? From day one when that first piece of metal was spot welded to the next piece of metal and so on that car was destined to be a Z28. Some people think it's the engine that makes the Z28, of course it does, but what about all the other Z28 specific parts that made it a Z28? This is a subject that will be debated on as long as there are people on this earth to debate with.

288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Differences in exhaust kit for 67 ss350 vs 67 z28? on: September 01, 2013, 05:59:44 PM
I would think any exhaust shop could make you a couple..   

Yeah, probably so, if there was a custom shop that does that kind of stuff. What most here fail to realize in the small little towns you have to go to the bigger cities to get things like this done, at least here in the local Dover, Delaware area. There use to be a decent Midas Muffler shop years ago in my area, but they pulled up stakes and nothing has ever replaced it. For the most part if I want an exhaust I have to either go to Philly, New Jersey or Maryland somewhere, or order on-line. Still would need the inserts though. We have lots of car dealers, and huge lot of restaurants and hotels. Dover Downs is 15 minutes down the road from me but none of these places do exhaust systems. Even the last speed and machine shop left us last year.
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Lobbying pays off on: September 01, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
Here in Delaware if you bring a car in from out of state it has to go thru a state inspection and emissions testing if 1968 and above. If it passes then you can get a title. You have to pay a book value tax as well. I have a 69 Impala I bought last month from Virginia I still need to get registered yet and this is what I was told I HAVE to do, but I can do it anytime I want, there is no time limit on when it has to be done here.
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hemmings Muscle Machine of the Year on: September 01, 2013, 11:55:57 AM
You got my vote. The only Camaro or not.
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Differences in exhaust kit for 67 ss350 vs 67 z28? on: August 31, 2013, 01:47:34 PM
Yep. HBC is the only place that carries them. You would think that those inserts would be available with the rest of the small parts needed to install a new exhaust at the other repro stores but they aren't. 
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: pawn stars z28 on: August 31, 2013, 11:59:13 AM
Yeah I can never figure why they don't sell some of those items online. You can tell they are gamblers and need the dough. But I can tell ya right now, if they had an expert tell me that my item is worth 12K I sure the hell wouldn't sell it to those idiots for $4,200!! I am 52 and I am only down 66 dollars in my whole life gambling. If I win $10 I just walk away and have lunch. I guess I'm just not a real gambler. Why would you play a game when you know it leans towards the house in a big way. See a casino close??? There is a reason for that. My friend said that the pawn shop was a crap hole for years. Then they got the show and fixed it all up. Now all those clowns think they are somebody. Too funny... Danny

The son needs to hit the road. My wife says he needs an attitude adjustment in a bad way. Other than that, I like the rest of those guys, especially the old man.
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Differences in exhaust kit for 67 ss350 vs 67 z28? on: August 31, 2013, 10:30:55 AM
As far as I know I believe you need the inserts to keep the donut gasket from getting out of round and getting crushed. Other than HBC, no one offers them with their kits.
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: pawn stars z28 on: August 31, 2013, 10:25:26 AM
I've been sucked in by Fast and Loud, ie Gas Monkey Garage.  No drama, just looks like a bunch of guys goofing off most of the time. 

Yeah, I like those guys too. Sue is my favorite..."A$$ monkey, you cheap"
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Differences in exhaust kit for 67 ss350 vs 67 z28? on: August 28, 2013, 12:08:36 PM
Do you know if they provide the inserts that fit in the  head pipes that the donut packing gasket fits around?
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: August 28, 2013, 12:06:44 PM
Stuff like this is always worth the wait.
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Suggestions Wanted For 1969 Camaro Custom Paint Design on: August 18, 2013, 04:54:39 PM
Personally, I think the tear drop looks way better then the L88 or the stinger.
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust on: August 17, 2013, 12:06:24 AM
Ok. 2" at the heat valve both sides, flat gasket side and packing donut side, and 2 1/4" at a few inches bellow that on the head pipe correct? At no point is the connection to the manifold and heat valve greater than 2"? Where the extention fits into the headpipe to hold the packing donut to the heat valve, this will be 2" correct?
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust on: August 16, 2013, 09:33:54 PM
I asked this previously and was told 2" for a 69 z28 at the headpipe to manifold connection. Still need to order
packing donuts and the extensions and do not want to order the wrong parts, so what is correct 2" or 2 1/4"?
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: August 15, 2013, 06:27:57 PM
I had planned to do my first 69 Z in 1978 same as yours but with white around the nose, back into yellow and orange with blue tips. My 3rd kid was born and went to the stock paint scheme after that. It was a 10-10 car. Wish I could have done it.
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