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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint on: June 29, 2013, 08:55:14 AM
I have many survivor cars in my data base so here's one of my client's cars that is a true survivor car that has been in the family since new.  Very orange.  Bell housing too.  Very neat car!

Enjoy,

Jerry
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Y55 Battery Warranty Label/Sticker on: June 25, 2013, 09:24:48 AM
No stickers, here's one from my archives, 1968 Z28 from the GM photo archives at the tech center.  Great original photo.

Jerry
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Better or Best Quality Rocker Moldings on: June 23, 2013, 09:46:54 AM
The CHQ reproductions are very nice and in most cases, nicer than originals..........

Jerry
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Z exhaust and smog systems on: June 15, 2013, 10:35:52 AM
The famous '68 Z28 ad that was in about every magazine back in the day also states 2 1/4" diameter pipes with deep tone muffler.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Z exhaust and smog systems on: June 14, 2013, 12:45:16 PM
Yes these parts would be the best, but finding 46 year old parts such as exhaust system parts in excellent original condition is near impossible.  Also the fact that some of the pieces on original exh systems were welded in place.  Would be hard to do on a finished car? 

The Gardner systems are far beyond anything else on the market.  I have installed dozens and never an issue.  And, no I don't get paid for saying this.  They just make quality parts.

Jerry   
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 2013 Camaro Nationals on: June 14, 2013, 07:41:56 AM
Just a note to say looking forward to this year's Camaro Nationals next week.  This year promises to be even better and better with expectations of over 600 cars.  We will have some very nice examples in the 'Legends Certification' class and also some newly found survivor cars for the Legends class.  The large air conditioned building that we now work in is very nice and the city of Frederick has opened its arms to this ACA Camaro National event. 

Hope to see you all there.

Jerry
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Z exhaust and smog systems on: June 14, 2013, 07:36:34 AM
Regarding the interior parts needed, choose your replacement parts carefully.  Seems that the reproduction interiors are getting worse and not better.  Regarding headers, they were never available as an option in '69.  Only '67 and '68.  There would be issues with clearing the reverse lock out system on the '69 cars. 

The headers will make the car run much better.  If you need exhaust parts, Gardner is the only vendor that is spot on and makes quality stuff.  All of the cars we judge in Legends Certification have to have a Gardner system.  And, everyone who buys a Gardner system, never regrets it.

Jerry
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 With prototype Cross ram sells for 100K At Mecum In Indianapolis on: May 27, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
Here's Sam Bishop, Johnny Thomas and Scott Brehm at the Camaro Nationals, Dearborne, MI, 1993.  There's the car in the background.

Jerry
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 With prototype Cross ram sells for 100K At Mecum In Indianapolis on: May 27, 2013, 12:53:48 PM
That's J. Thomas' old car.  Real Z but he changed the trim tag for color purposes.........I have photos of that car from the Camaro Nationals during the early 1990's.  It's been done for many years.

Jerry
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 12:29:26 PM
That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. 

Just so you know, I am in the process of restoring a '65 Impala SS396 convertible for myself.  I looked six years to find the right number's matching car.  I was going to paint it Evening Orchid but then decided against it because of the rare interior color and advise from other big car experts.  So, it's going back as Ermine white as it was from the factory.   
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 11:45:07 AM
Not calling anyone a liar.  Just stating facts from my inspection on the car and a nice close up photo to back up my findings of silver paint under the roof rail trim.  Let the readers decide for themselves.  I have the invoice to the car too.  It does NOT state Evening orchid on it.   
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 11:01:58 AM
Here's a clear photo with the roof rail track removed from the pillar area showing the original silver color.  Does not look like Evening orchid to me?
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 10:51:31 AM
I did not screw anything up.  I inspected the car just like I do any other car.  The owner at that time also agreed with Bill and me during my evaluation.  Bill G. and I have been doing this for most of our lives.  I know the Evening Orchid color very well and remember the '65 Impalas from my neighborhood in this color.  It is one of my favorites.  Show me the original order form where is says code "P" or special order paint Evening Orchid and then we'll sit down and talk.  I have the photos in my data base from my inspection that show it as Argent silver or something very close to that.  Even the original photos show that.  End of story.  If you wanted to paint the car Evening orchid, you can do what ever you want to do.  It's your car.  Good luck with your project.       
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 07:25:07 AM
The car was an original silver car with stripe delete.  Bill Glowacki and I both inspected what was left of the original paint on the car.  We pulled off the door panels and checked the virgin paint with no UV damage.  It was not Evening Orchid,

Jerry 
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: L89 Camaro At Mecum, Not So.... on: January 27, 2013, 02:31:19 PM
I have talked with Mark Manning this morning about the car.  He will post something here.  He restored the car, sold it to Rob Sitts and it was sold again.  Now it's at the Mecum auction.  The aluminum heads on the car are service replacements according to what Mark told me.  Car does not have its original engine.  The original owner and his wife are both deceased.  I have original photos of the car when it was new. 
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