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631  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 29, 2013, 09:20:50 AM
I have always had an inquisitve mind. I think it's a curse, it never stops wanting to ask question. I have a 10 year old grandson that's the same way. I write things down on little scraps of paper and stuff them in a folder but he carries around a note book and carefully notes, time and date and where he is. It's scary.


Dave. These cars were built with so many combinations it's unreal. If you haven't found it yet Google 'TEAM CAMARO'. That is another decent website with lots going on there.

Unfortunately my car doesn't have an endura bumper. Did you click on the link at the bottom of my post from those links I PM'd you earlier about the block? That's Team Camaro. In my sig click on 'MY Z', it's in red, I have lots of pics of my unrestored work in progress.



So you are in California or no?

Hey Gary,

im cortezz28dave over on team camaro (appropreate name dont you think, lol), join in 07, just dont post much. the z has been neglected until lately due to other projects

a 57 k mile 87 stage II grand national it, 19K mile 86 gn that i bought for $1200 as a "parts car" that was only missing the trans and right front fender but was taken apart to "restore" and never put back together, 79' shovelhead harley thats been in the family for 18 years that i got a few years back, and my big bear merc chopper that seems to need repair after every ride lol.

I did check the links you PMed me just never thought about clicking on the "My Z" till after i read your post you have a beautiful car but i maybe biased lol.

im still very interested in your block, but also waiting to hear back from a few others with closer build date, hope you dont mind not trying to lead you on.

i wanted a 69 camaro since high school, didnt care if it was a v6, was gonna build it my way a clone z in hugger with white strips, and hounds tooth, i finally got the OK from the wife (shes a gear head too and helps support my habits) to get one spent 2 year looking for something decent in my price range when all of the a sudden i found an ad 2 hours old for a "z28" spent 2hrs on the phone with seller and after about 30 pics bought the car sight unseen.  I fell in love with the car and color at first glance and now wouldnt have it any other way. just been collecting parts for when its time to go under the knife.


and yes to CA, i live just outside of Los Angeles, i have been reading a lot of your posts both here and on team, and got the answers to a lot of questions i had.  thank you for that

sorry for the long reply

Thanks
Dave
632  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 28, 2013, 11:09:57 PM
Dave. These cars were built with so many combinations it's unreal. If you haven't found it yet Google 'TEAM CAMARO'. That is another decent website with lots going on there.

Unfortunately my car doesn't have an endura bumper. Did you click on the link at the bottom of my post from those links I PM'd you earlier about the block? That's Team Camaro. In my sig click on 'MY Z', it's in red, I have lots of pics of my unrestored work in progress.



So you are in California or no?
633  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 28, 2013, 06:39:10 PM
Hey Dave. This is Gary. Welcome to CRG. So your Z is Cortez Silver as well as an X77. Mine is Cortez Silver too X33 69 B 06A. I know your interested in my spare block but I won't hold you to it if you find something closer to your build date. It's tough trying to locate parts or to convince others to sell their spare stuff, but what the hey, you gotta give it a shot. This site has loads of information and for the most part everyone here has a decent attitude. Really great people. Any questions you might have just ask. If you haven't checked out the 1969 Orphans forum do so. I check it as often as I can for anything related to my VIN.
634  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Muncie ID ? on: April 26, 2013, 12:51:31 PM
Could it be that the gang stamp would hold so many characters and something was just put in that last slot to keep everything tight? I'm just guessing here. Maybe that square c is really an E and just not squarely stamped. Looking at some pics of Muncie stampings, they do look deep on one end and light on another end and vise versa, some way to light and some so deep it looks like they were melted in. They were all stamped by hand weren't they?
635  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Help! Brute Power/Perfection Clutch question. on: April 25, 2013, 02:44:27 PM
Anybody use the Brute Power/Perfection clutch? I have a new kit MU1675-1 and was curious about it's durability behind a stock 302 DZ engine. I wanted the AC Delco kit but bought this instead. I hope I didn't 'F' up getting this one instead of the AC. Haven't seen much on reviews online either.
636  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 25, 2013, 12:22:04 PM
I think anywhere from April to end of May would probably work. Ed says even the 934 would be ok. So 94X, 95X might be fine but I don't know if too close for V0604DZ. I'm hearing carbs can be dated past engine build date? Is that correct? I do have a 4519 block that came with the car when I bought it.


I have a couple of extra bodies and metering blocks I got with a car long ago... what date are you looking for?
637  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: April 25, 2013, 12:17:59 AM
I did the Thrush side pipes on my first 69 Z in 75. Not the side pipes with the fins like the Z valve covers, but the chrome set that had the louvers stamped in them. Some members here might remember them. With headers I had to have an 'S' pipe made up at Midas Mufflers to connect the collector to the side pipe muffler. It sounded like a Corvette so I yanked them off and put the stock exhaust back on. Sound way better out the back then it did coming out the sides. At some point you could get a system that had the headers and all in one sweeping flow to the side pipes. Looked way better then the Thrush side pipes, but I couldn't afford the the other ones. You could get those in chrome or black paint. Do yourself a favor, use goggles if your doing any drilling to install. I woke up the next morning after I installed mine and found I had a metal splinter in my right eye that had to be removed. Very painful. Uncle Sam didn't like that too much.
638  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 25, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
Yeah I know. I'm currently using a service replacement now, dated 0811. I also have a 4777 650 dbl pumper I set up that works quite well if I want to fool around. I like that carb, but it makes my gas gauge needle move too fast towards empty. Works really good with the -140 cam too. I still want to find an OEM though. 


you can still buy new ones..  if the date isn't as important as the function and the look... made by Holley!
639  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 24, 2013, 07:51:49 PM
I've been looking for 13 years and have only seen maybe 3 I could bid on. All the ones that are on ebay are way over priced and restored on top of that. I'm just looking for a good core to rebuild. Somebody has to be sitting on these carbs. Or all the carbs made have been destroyed.
640  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Grill questions on: April 24, 2013, 04:58:41 PM
Same as the original grill in my car. No paint on the grill, and body color paint, Cortez Silver is on the surround.
641  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Battery Side post or top question on: April 24, 2013, 03:39:42 PM
Hey guys, I've been trying to find the part number for an AC Delco side post battery for my Z and can't seem to find anything except top post and the dual top and side post. Is there a side post only battery or am I going to be stuck with the dual or a top only?
642  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Battery Side post or top question on: April 24, 2013, 02:00:11 PM
That's ok Gary. I was wondering if you would catch that.

Yes, positive on the right and negative on the left if your looking a the battery installed and facing the engine. The pic is correct. ....

Sorry~  Smiley   I started to say something about 'right' and 'left' being relative..  depending on where one was viewing from.. Smiley
643  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: help on a 69' camaro Z28 on: April 24, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Yeah, what Paul said. Not enough info to make an educated guess if it is the real deal or not. If your really interested in the Huggar Orange Camaro and the VIN didn't match the Yellow Camaro I would grill the person selling them both. Like most will probably say the VIN on both could be just an oversight, but there isn't much to go on for description.
644  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / DZ engine $12,800.00 on: April 24, 2013, 12:13:18 PM
Anyone seen this ad? I emailed to find out what the VIN is on it but was told hard to see it. What week of June Z28 would this fit? Got me curious.

http://www.camaros.net/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=52829&cat=8
645  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Battery Side post or top question on: April 24, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
Yes, positive on the right and negative on the left if your looking a the battery installed and facing the engine. The pic is correct. I was thinking of going back to the original side post look sometime since what I have installed now is incorrect and I'll need a new battery in the next year or two. Getting close. I'm going to guess that the reproduction cables offered all have the 5/16 head on both pos. and neg. cables, which is fine with me. As for the current batteries being sold, I'm sure Delco has a decent replacement for the Y77, at least I hope they do.

I was doing some online searches a few minutes ago and just found a post saying that the different size attaching bolts were an issue and were eventually changed. Knowing this will help cut done on the time it will take locating replacement parts, at least for me anyway. If you have the original equipment cables and the extra funds to purchase a known good NOS battery that would be good for some but I'm not that worried about it.

So someone is reproducing the side post battery topper now. I think ALL the stuff I've been reading is a bit dated for the most part. I'll have to look into what is out there.   

1) I think your post is incorrect re the 'terminal polarities'..   See the pix of the Y77 from the CRG info site, attached below.  you can see the polarity is POS on the left, and NEG on the right!
2) Per the CRG information on batteries, the R79 was a HD option to the Y77 (also POS on the left and NEG on the right) per the photos.
3) The original batteries (Y77) used different sized screw threads for Pos and Neg, but I believe all currently available batteries use 3/8" screws.  Note:  The screws inside the cables are removable/replaceable if you happen to have the wrong size and own a NOS Y77, OR the 3/8" screw can be cut down and re-die to 5/16" if needed.   
4) Y77 batteries are no longer made or reproduced to my knowledge, but the R79 is available in reproduction ($340?). and you can buy a R79 battery 'topper' for $49 to capture 'the look'.
I believe the above is accurate as of 'today', and I'm sure someone will correct me if it isn't.. Smiley
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