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211  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Manual steering gear fluid on: March 29, 2007, 10:16:15 PM
Thanks guys, I didn't think of grease.


John
212  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: crayon marks behind rear seat on: March 26, 2007, 08:36:45 PM
Just folded down the seat in my 12B RS/SS and found a small X 1. There is no X code on my trim tag. Also, there is almost no red primer behind/under my seat or under the carpet. Mostly body color.

John
213  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Manual steering gear fluid on: March 25, 2007, 09:13:10 PM
Anyone know of a good oil to use in a manual steering gear since the GM stuff is discontinued. Mine has been leaking for a while.

Thanks

John
214  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 350 piston part number on: March 20, 2007, 09:23:15 PM
I too would like to find the best possible replacement (stock type) pistons for my 350/300. I want to keep the weight the same and maintain the compression ratio.

John
215  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NOS sheet metal prices on: February 13, 2007, 08:07:36 PM
I payed $2600 for coupe quarters last year. They were still in the boxes.

John
216  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: finding original owner on: January 11, 2007, 11:29:33 PM
Maryland keeps all records until car leaves the state. I'm pretty sure they discard them once the car gets titled in another state.
I was able to get copies of all previous titles and even the certificate of origin for my 69, which led me to the original owner. I also have a friend in law enforcement who assisted me.

John
217  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Crossram and exhaust manifolds anyone????? on: November 26, 2006, 09:58:41 AM
Aaron, do you think a close ratio trans could help your driveability?


John- (No crossram experience)
218  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: August 07, 2006, 10:51:46 PM
I have manual steering in both my 68 and 69 Camaros. I guess I can feel the road better but it might just be me anticipating (paying more attention to) upcoming turns because of the effort. Its no wonder the steering wheels crack. The 68's manual drum brakes don't bother me much. I would rather have power steering in both but the 69 is sort of unique without it, having a/c... and a cracked steering wheel. Smiley

John.
219  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 spare wheel on: May 08, 2006, 10:58:35 PM
Would a 69 SS equipped with 14"x 7" wheels come with a 14"x6" spare wheel? What color would the spare wheel be?

John
220  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: SS350 3 speed production figures on: February 05, 2006, 12:09:16 AM
lcmc,
Could you post some more of the info on your car? options? I have a SS350 muncie 3speed also and I'd like to compare. Also, when you take the 3speed out I'd be interested in buying it if you would sell it. Wink

John
221  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro Pictures on: January 14, 2006, 02:04:44 PM
I am a big fan of all this retro design, the Mustang is HOT, the Challenger concept is cool but, what are they going to do with these cars 3, 5, 10 years down the road when they are due for redesign? I guess thats what appeals to me about the Camaro concept is, its not a total retro, it has an agressive modern stance, and it has neccessary first gen cues. Now, if GM can make the Camaro a functional, practical, affordable-to-own-and-operate performer, may we have a winner? We definitly don't need another SSR!
Think, If Toyota all of a sudden built a 2-door V-8 rear drive sedan with 300-400 hp and manual trans, would people buy it? Why?
Please don't start a import trashing session, thats not why I wrote this.

John, Car enthusiast
222  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro Pictures on: January 13, 2006, 11:48:00 PM
I hope it will be affordable for the working class.
A R/S (hidden headlight) grille would be nice as an option also.

John
223  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10 million dollar car show on: January 06, 2006, 09:59:47 PM
There is some info and pictures of that "bolt on head package" in the book "Camaro untold secrets" by Wayne Guinn. Looks surprisingly similar to the SB2 (Small Block 2) head design used in NASCAR racing today.

John
224  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Brake Fluid Leak on: January 05, 2006, 10:52:17 PM
A very very small leak usually won't spill a bunch more fluid under normal braking pressure. If the leak was large enough to make instant drops/puddles, the brake pedal would rapidly drop to the floor.
-Hope you fixed the leak!
Good luck

John
225  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 69 Z/28 Front disc brake upgrade on: January 05, 2006, 10:28:37 PM
Remanufactured calipers (single piston) should be cheap and available at a local parts store, with or without pads.

good luck.

John
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