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511  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hidden VIN under cowl panel on: September 14, 2007, 08:17:14 AM
Just for added info, here's what the VIN on my car looks like.

Jimmy V.
512  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ported vacuum on a Holley? on: September 13, 2007, 09:08:53 PM
Thanks John Z for the info. My Z idles 10-12 in Hg so I'm not sure what vacuum advance can I have. I replaced it years ago with Echlin part which was supposed to be correct for my car, so it may be the VC-1810, but I'm going to pick up another one and test it to see. The car does idle fine now, although at a higher rpm (1000-1100)  than the 900 the factory manual calls for. It always seem to rough when I tried to set it that low. Maybe this why?

Jimmy V.
513  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Hidden VIN under cowl panel on: September 10, 2007, 02:57:49 PM
OK, I removed the cowl panel from my Camaro over the weekend to check out the Hidden VIN under it, and it took me 5 minutes to see it even though I was looking in the right place from the start. I finally saw it when looking at angle from the drivers side in front of the passenger wind shield washer nozzle. Even after cleaning it off, I could not make out the last digit, but all others were there and matched the windshield as expected. I was surprised to see how faint the stamping was. I suppose this is normal?

Jimmy V.
514  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Oil Pressure question......... on: September 05, 2007, 02:33:23 PM
Sounds like momentary oil starvation to me. Low on oil?

Jimmy V.
515  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling ? on: August 31, 2007, 10:59:33 AM
Brian,

I looked at the pics on e bay; Looks like the correct aluminum intake? Date codes close to engine dates codes? Correct deep groove pulley on front of balancer? Is balancer correct 8" dia? If you have had the heads off, does it have correct 302 4" bore pistons? If all these are correct, they help support an original 302 theory. If the bore is std 4", it seems likely to be an original 302, unless someone overbored a 283? I don't think they made a 283 in 68? If true, all this evidence helps support your case. Good luck

Jimmy V.
516  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling ? on: August 30, 2007, 03:03:18 PM
So what it the actual asking price? ie reserve?

Jimmy V.
517  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28 on: August 30, 2007, 07:15:13 AM
I have to agree with Jerry. I have a stock 69 Z with M20 and 3:73 gears, and I wouldn't want any less gearing than I have now. I do not think I would enjoy driving a crossram equipped car with a 3:55 rear gear in stop/start traffic on a hill. My first car was a 57 Chevy with too much cam requiring revving to find the torque range, and it was a pain in the butt in traffic, and a nightmare in stop/start traffic on a hill, even with 4:88 gears that it had at the time. Of course it was my daily transportation, and that is very different from a weekend cruiser. A lot can be forgiven in a car your don't have to drive to work everyday.

Jimmy V.
518  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on: August 29, 2007, 07:31:35 AM
Looks like it's had a lot of items removed for racing, maybe to save weight?

Jimmy V.
519  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is just wonderful. on: August 27, 2007, 07:46:18 AM
I love his disclaimer, not liable, not liable, not liable. A $425.00 novelty item! Uh Huh!

Jimmy V.
520  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: will wonders never cease!!!!!!!!!! on: August 24, 2007, 03:20:20 PM
And here in Cincinnati 300 miles from Chicago, we haven't seen rain for 4 weeks at least. Amazing how conditions can be so different in areas so close together.

Jimmy V.
521  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling Everything.........OUCH! on: August 24, 2007, 10:27:18 AM
How long do you have before you have to move? It sounds like you may be a bit upset at this time about the situation. If, so give it a little time and maybe you will stumble across some different ideas that you have not thought of yet, that may be better for you in the long run.

Might want to keep this site posted as to if and when you sell, and where, as there should be considerable interest here.

Jimmy V.
522  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Repro fender/Repro grille fitment? on: August 23, 2007, 07:57:10 AM
Thanks for the reply hotrod68. The company in Georgia apparently uses all Goodmark sheet metal ?, and has complete jigs setup to basically build the car from scratch if necessary. They only do the sheet metal/shell. It looks impressive on their website, but it sounds like it must be a major job to fit all the trim and seal pieces later if holes aren't there, in the wrong place, etc. The company doesn't do that part, they return the finished shell to the owner to paint and finish, etc. My 69 has the original sheet metal fenders, quarters, etc., and when and if I ever restore it, I believe I will try to use the original sheet metal and repair where necessary unless I have no other option. I'll need a real body man who can work with/repair the sheet metal, not just cut and replace panels. So many of them want to just replace fenders, quarters, etc. with repro.

Jimmy V.
523  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Oil Pressure question......... on: August 22, 2007, 02:18:42 PM
I think that there is a maximum pressure that you want as well, maybe 60-70 psi, even when you are accelerating at high RPM. Too much can be as detrimental as not enough. Jerry Mac shifts his engine at 8200 RPM when racing, so he ought to know what works.
Jimmy V.
524  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Repro fender/Repro grille fitment? on: August 21, 2007, 03:44:26 PM
I have seen the website of a Camaro rebody facility in Cleveland Georgia and all they use is repro panels. They do only sheetmetal work and make it sound like repro are the only way to go. (better than repairing original panels) They distribute Dynacorn and Goodmark. Anybody have experience with these guys? From the sounds of things here, repro panels are not the same quality as GM and that original panels are the way to go if at all possible.
Jimmy V.
525  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Denver Hugger Special ??? on: August 20, 2007, 08:15:52 AM
Checked out the baby blue crossram Z/28 on e bay. Shouldn't a 150K++ car have a brake booster and master cylinder cover that are gold dichromate, not silver?

Jimmy V.
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