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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: bell housing on: August 23, 2013, 02:11:45 PM
Here's my original 396 bell housing again, all Chevy orange.

Jerry
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: bell housing on: August 22, 2013, 08:40:27 PM
I posted many photos just a couple of months ago about this topic.  It appears that most were painted along with the fly wheel shield.  I think one of the issues that throws many off about the paint process is that there was not good adhesion with the paint on the bell housing so one that may look like it was barely painted could have been fully painted Chevrolet orange, but all these years later, the paint may have come off in many areas.  We had several nice original cars in the "Legend Survivor" class at the Camaro Nationals this past June and I posted photos.

Jerry
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights Barrett Jackson - 69 black Z on: August 12, 2013, 11:35:47 AM
DT is original to the car.  I checked it out at BJ in Scottsdale earlier this year.  Someone did a color change and this car was in the Bob Howard collection.  I don't know him.

Buyer in Scottsdale had buyer's remorse and didn't hear about the trim tag when they announced it in the original auction.  BJ did state that when it went on the block.

Jerry 
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: z28 with white stripes, cowl pics on early 69 cars on: August 12, 2013, 10:59:27 AM
Hans, that's your call.  I would never replicate an exterior body color on the firewall but that's just my opinion.  In my 44 years of being around these cars, yours is one of one that I've seen.

Jerry
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: z28 with white stripes, cowl pics on early 69 cars on: August 12, 2013, 10:33:31 AM
I think what this photo shows is there was a very wide variance in the quality control of Z28 stripes and the way they were applied.  I would say that most of the remaining Z28 population has been modified or painted since they were built.  Survivors are important but even they vary in the way paint was applied.  I get this question from my client base all the time.

Jerry   
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: z28 with white stripes, cowl pics on early 69 cars on: August 11, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
I think my friend's car, Mike Thompson who bought this rally green Z new must have had a Monday built car.  I have seen some original cars worst than this one, but this one is pretty bad.  Who would want to duplicate this paint?  This photo was taken when the car was two weeks old.

Jerry
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles ! on: August 11, 2013, 08:06:23 PM
I had also stated this in my '67-68 Camaro fact book.  Most educated high performance gear heads knew not to order the factory gauges.  All of the hot rod magazines of the day also bashed the factory gauges.  SW and Sun what were used back in the day.

Jerry
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights Barrett Jackson - 69 black Z on: August 11, 2013, 08:01:19 PM
real Z28 but a repro 10-10 trim tag.  Body work is also rough.

Jerry
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles ! on: August 04, 2013, 08:55:09 PM
Brian, just so you and the others know.  I have tried to keep my prices reasonable and affordable to everyone.  Rates have been at $500 a day plus expenses for the past 12 years or so.  Through use of my data analysis, I can verify if the drive train is original to the car, check for a rebodied car, verify any and all components as real or reproduction or replacement.  You'll receive a three to four page report from me once I'm done with my inspection work.  I treat every car just like I'm judging any restored or survivor Camaro at the Camaro Nationals.  I captain the team at this event and judge multiple cars in the "Legends" Restored Class and "Legends" Survivor Class every year.  When spending over $20k and up for any classic car, it's good insurance to know what you have is the real deal.  My reports also act as a certified appraisal on the vehicle too.  I am state licensed and nationally licensed through the International Antique Automobile Appraisers Association too.

A few years back, I purchased a 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar just like the one that the legendary Buddy Holly played before he was killed.  I know music as I've been around it my whole life but before I pulled the trigger on a very expensive original museum quality '58 Stratocaster, I reached out to an expert in that field so I had piece of mind about the purchase.  Vintage instruments are as costly as vintage automobiles. 

I know of too many people in the hobby who get burning every month.  It is not getting better, it's getting worse.  Barrett Jackson brought me on board last year to help weed out any fakes that are brought to the auction.  They too are tired of all the misrepresented cars.

As on late, there is a fake L89 that I inspected in 2009 that has been making the rounds at auctions.  The car still gets listed as a real L89.  Go figure. 

Very sad, but a reality of the hobby. 

Good luck,

Jerry   
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Big Block Distributor Hold Down Clamp on: July 17, 2013, 03:08:29 PM
What I can add here is the wire style was used on 67 and 68's.  But, I'm not sure on the BB cars.  I'll have to dig though all of my survivor photos and take a look.

In the Nov '68 Super Stock magazine article with Jerry Stahl and the '68 Z28 road test, they talked about how they did not like the wire style hold down as the timing kept moving around while doing their road test.

Jerry
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: July 17, 2013, 02:41:15 PM
Just a quick post here to clarify here.  On Han's engine, I did paint where the intake meets the cylinder head.  I do this is many cases so that area does not rust.  There are variations in this area and sometimes there is a light over spray of orange in this area.  Other original cars have no paint there.  So, restoring your engine gives you several options and how you want to do it.

Regarding engine lift hooks, I have seen them both ways on Z28's.  Painted orange and not painted (natural) or silver in color.  I have inspected and looked at dozens of original survivor cars since the late 1980's and no two seem to be identical.  Again, it's up to the restorer.  If he likes them orange, do them that way.  If you want them natural then that is good too.  Either will net you full points in the "Legend Certification."   I have many original photos both ways.

Hope this helps.

Jerry     
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Jerry MacNeish - Fire on: July 08, 2013, 01:06:34 PM
Guys, lightening hit the back of my building and caught fire.  The back half of the upstairs was badly burned but overall it could have been much worse.  I lost quite a few NOS parts that I have been saving for over 40 years but I was able to get the cars out safely.  Only damage on the main floor was from the water and fire department.  The sheet rock got wet and then fell down from the ceiling.  Will take about a month or so before I'm back up and running again.  10 trusses have to be replaced along with the plywood and shingles. 

What boggles my mind is why this happened when there is a 4 story oak tree right next to the back of my shop.  Couple that with the fact that the back wall of my shop is about 10-12 feet under ground (building was built into a bank) meaning that the tall peek of the roof is only about 12' out of the ground.

Thanks for your concern,

Jerry
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint on: June 30, 2013, 09:16:02 AM
One in this photo looks to be correct.

Jerry
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint on: June 29, 2013, 09:04:34 AM
And, here's a big block car, '65 396 Impala that I just restored.  This car sat for over 20 years in a Quonset hut and was a virgin before I began the restoration.  All orange.........

Jerry
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint on: June 29, 2013, 09:00:22 AM
Here's one of many survivors that I have for bell housings and whether they are painted or not.........

Jerry
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