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556  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Up to date Ebay statistical results on: June 09, 2013, 02:31:27 PM
It seems like no matter what you type in the search field there are always those dern metal signs. They don't fit my 69 Z28.

Type the word 'FITS' after whatever you are searching for? Give a good example MO.

I find if I just type say 1969Camaro instead of 1969 Camaro I get a lot less 'bid and buy it now' same with 1969Z28. Most of the time when I type in 1969Z28 there is usually under 70 auctions. 1969 Camaro, just under 75,000. 1969Camaro, anywhere from 4,000 to 8,000 if you type in 69 or 1969. One thing though, you will always see those dern metal signs. I hate weeding through all that crap.
557  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Coast2Camaro on: June 07, 2013, 08:13:24 PM
Anybody ever try to contact these guys? I tried a few times and never get a response.

http://www.coast2camaro.com/parts.aspx?cid=16
558  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: HEI distributor on: June 07, 2013, 04:57:27 PM
I have read where some people have to clearance and some do not. Is it possible the frame mounts have something to do with the engine being more forward and more to the back?
559  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: June 07, 2013, 04:54:16 PM
I don't even think I would consider non locking motor mounts at all on anything. When I first got my license in Atlanta, we had a brand new 69 Fathom Green Impala 350, Black interior, black vinyl top, nice car. First time my pops let me drive it by myself I stomped the pedal to the floor and the car made all kinds of noise and kept right on rollin down the road with out my foot on the pedal. Scared the crap out of me. First thing I did was put it in neutral and shut it off. Needless to say, I put the key switch in the lock position and realized I couldn't STEER...scared the crap out of me...again. I kept my composure and reached up and unlock the wheel all the time I had the brake pedal on the floor with both feet. Luckily I was in an empty parking lot, but if I was on the street my first time out with my new Georgia license, I could have made a big mess because Piedmont Road is 3 lanes on both sides and was always loaded with cars.


Never forgot that experience ever. I still like to stomp the pedal to the floor, so going thru the gears to clear out the carbon is something I understand and feel safe doing when there isn't any other cars around me. Safety first. Get those locking motor mounts.
560  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: June 07, 2013, 01:37:28 PM
Just looking at this post and was curious as to the amount of importance given to the old motor mounts. From a safety standpoint they are worthless correct or no? Were interlocking used at all in the production year? Are owners really using the oem mounts?
561  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: HEI distributor on: June 07, 2013, 09:21:39 AM
Something else to consider is a Dave's Small Body HEI. Dave did one to specs by a lot of these guys here on CRG and Team Camaro for my 302 and it works just fine. Thanks Mark, Stingr69, it's been years since you told me what specs to use and all is well. He rebuilt my 480 points distributor too 2 summers ago, but haven't used it yet. I take it with me in case the HEI one craps out on me if I'm way away from my house.


Hey Mark I was toying with the idea of a rev limiter. I was wondering if anyone else has done this and what they use.
562  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror on: June 07, 2013, 09:04:43 AM
I contacted Joyce and she said they can do a basic clean and hand polish on the stainless and replace the glass for $75.00 plus $10.0 for shipping. $90.00 if you want the stainless machine polished. Just wondering how polished was the stainless when first installed or is it even necessary.
563  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror on: June 05, 2013, 08:28:11 PM
I found it. Just sent email to find out if they have one for a 69 and if they take exchanges. Here's the ebay store for the mirrors.


http://stores.ebay.com/MIRRORLADY-MIRROR-SALES-AND-SERVICE
564  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror on: June 05, 2013, 08:20:21 PM
Are the 67-69 mirrors/glass the same or is there a size difference?

I went to look for the ebay restored mirrors but haven't found it yet.



I recently purchased the replacement day-night mirror glass from Paragon ($40) and installed it easily and I'm very happy with the results.

I used a plastic pry tool to go around the edges of the rubber and get the glass to come out.  And then reversed it to get it back in.

The stainless backing cleaned up perfect using Nev-R-Dull, and I used some armorall on the rubber before removing the glass to help the rubber given it's 46 years old.

Two words of warning.

(1) Before I dropped the $40 at Paragon I purchased the replacement day-night glass from Zip Corvettes for $27 (I'm cheap!).  Well the Zip glass is NOT the correct size (it's about 1/8" taller).  My guess is this mirror glass is the one that's used in the reproduction mirrors.  Zip is not the only one with this incorrect glass.  So if you're going to do the replacement yourself I'd recommend going with Paragon as I know their part fit.

(2) Before going the glass replacment route I had order the reproduction mirror (from Classic Industries).  It looked nice, but was a hair taller as I mentioned earlier.  The reason I didn't keep it was that the mounting arm was thinner than on my original and it didn't quite stay "still".

Finally, there's someone on ebay who sells restored mirrors for $90 + shipping.  At this point I've spent enough on shipping and return shipping that I should have just gone that route.
565  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement Radiator on: June 05, 2013, 05:57:57 PM
Thanks Jimmy. I had no choice in color when I first saw my Z in 2000. Once I verified it was a real Z I didn't realize it was silver until I got it home in my garage. Sounds funny, but it's true. I have to thank my wife for telling me about seeing it for sale on our local highway here in Delaware. I'm not much of a color fan on cars, black, white, silver, gold is what I go for, but these past 13 years learning about the 69 Z28 and the color combos, I like them all. Is your interior white or black?



Hey Gary, nice Z. The first one I looked at in 1982 was your color combo. Couldn't quite get the dealer done with the seller. He dropped the price, then raised it. Pride got in the way at that point. I'm quite happy with the one I ended up with, so it was probably the right move.

What' the pros and cons of the aluminum radiators being offered today, versus the original brass type? I'm seeing a lot of the aluminum ones.
566  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement Radiator on: June 05, 2013, 12:25:29 PM
Hey Jimmy...X2 dude. I don't even have an original radiator and I'm not too worried about it or restoring my Z. Just having a blast driving it as is and keeping it maintained.



It so happens that I have the original radiator, but I had it re-cored in the 80's. So the tanks are the original ones, the original ID tag is long gone. I just want something which looks pretty close and works well. I'll keep the original in case the car is restored someday and of course since it is the original part. Not sure I'll ever be the one to restore the car. I don't care about showing and all that stuff, I just like to drive it and enjoy it as it is now. It's a great looking, great running original Z , with pretty much all the original drivetrain etc. It's not going to win any shows, but it's plenty nice enough for me.

What Richard has done is along the same lines as what I'm thinking. Thanks for the input.
567  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z28 throttle rod attachment question? on: June 03, 2013, 08:27:25 AM
Yes. The small hole like JohnZ said. The in and out like 'IIskis' describes is a bit long so I added the tiny washers to take up that slack. I've never been close enough to another original Z to compare if this normal or not. 
568  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z28 throttle rod attachment question? on: June 02, 2013, 11:13:56 AM
The 'C' clip I think is actually called an E' clip isn't it? The rod on mine seemed a bit floppy on mine and although it's been a while since I looked I believe I filled in the slop with a tiny flat washer or two. I'll have to check. 
569  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Endura VE3 Load Rest / Jack Hook - Original vs Reproduction on: May 31, 2013, 02:06:28 PM
I was always wiring up my floor jack in the trunk whenever I take the car out...just in case, ya never know. Now I have a scissors jack I carry instead from an old S10. I still need to modify the cranking handle but what I have works great anywhere I put it under the car. Never have to use the bumper jack.
570  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Rocker Extensions? on: May 31, 2013, 01:56:43 PM
Is it really a full rocker or just a plate formed up to make it look like that? A good shot of underneath would be good, at least you would know for sure. Nice idea though. Maybe side pipes are mounted to the bottom of the original rockers and then the cover plate bolted on or even welded in place inside the door jamb and supports rods or gussets were used to firm it up. Definitely can't do speed bumps.
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