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526  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Denver Hugger Special ??? on: August 17, 2007, 07:37:40 AM
Checked out the 69 Z in the baby blue paint scheme. Isn't that the car is that is pictured in one of the books by John Hooper, Maybe "Camaro Reference Book A-Z"?

Jimmy V.
527  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How well to the 69 reproduction wheel well moldings fit? on: August 15, 2007, 04:03:55 PM
The fact that GM was making 100,000 plus of these parts probably has a lot to do with the quality. A lot more can be spent on tooling when quantities a huge like this.  I'd be curious to know what quantity of sales is required for the repros to break even, ie, pay the tooling costs, etc. I'd bet it's no more than a few thousand pieces, if that.

Jimmy V.
528  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: What causes fouling spark plugs in a new motor? on: August 05, 2007, 11:37:04 AM
Are the plugs black with carbon when you pull them. That's too rich

Jimmy V.
529  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Tailpan blackout on 69' tuxedo black SS396? on: August 03, 2007, 09:44:40 AM
So were the ovens long? eg if needed oven time was 30 min, and conveyor speed was 2 ft/min, was the oven 60 ft long?

Jimmy V.
530  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: COPO 9737 on: August 02, 2007, 10:20:48 AM
Just imagine what it would be like to stumble across original paperwork documenting all these cars somewhere in the depths of a Chevrolet records storeroom. What would that be worth?

Guess that's how we know it doesn't exist, somebody would have profited from the info by now if it did.

Jimmy V.
531  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 69 Front coil spring tags on: August 01, 2007, 04:01:20 PM
In looking at some "restored" cars on e Bay, I noticed the paper part ID tags on the bottom of the front coil springs, and it reminded me that when I did my front suspension in 1995, I found the original "EY" blue spring tags intact on my car, but only because they had been installed with the tag at the top up inisde the frame rails as opposed to at the bottom where they would be visible when installed. Had they been installed at the bottom, they would have been long gone. Ii was a pleasant surprise to find them, a genuine Kodak moment!

Jimmy V.
532  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Tag No. versus VIN on: July 31, 2007, 02:12:53 PM
Yes, I guess what I am asking is would some very knowledgeable, ie expert, like Jerry or Alan Colvin be able to look at a given VIN and be able to tell that the tag is fake because the body number was way out of range for that particular VIN. I know that there wouldn't be an exact number, but possibly a range which would flag out a fake tag. If there is maybe I shouldn't bring this up, because those into forgery would have one more piece of the puzzle to make their forgeries look more authentic. On the other hand, the info may save some amateur(like me) from a big mistake. I have had my Camaro for years now, and frankly, if I had to buy one today, I think I would be scared to death of what I was buying. That is, if I was buying a supposedly an original Z, SS, etc. Before buying a COPO, I'd probably need therapy!!
Jimmy V.
533  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: bad for our hobby? on: July 20, 2007, 09:24:44 AM
What motivation would GM have for getting involved in the fake trim tag issue? Their business is selling new cars. The cars involved in this issue are not new. For them to get involved would require legal expenses which they would  be unable to recover? What would be in it for them?

Jimmy V.
534  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro orders on: July 18, 2007, 02:55:55 PM
I believe that the 57 Ford outsold the 57 Chevy. Hard to believe today. Where did all those 57 Fords go?? I know several that are now part of a river bank. I guess they helped slow erosion?

Jimmy V.
535  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro orders on: July 18, 2007, 02:08:28 PM
Thanks for the info. I guess at the very beginning of a new model run, eg 67 Camaro, dealers were really going out on a limb since they had no history on which to base their orders. If a model was a dud, they could be sitting on some expensive inventory.

Jimmy V.
536  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Camaro orders on: July 12, 2007, 08:01:12 AM
Curiosity, Who actually initiated orders for 67-69 Camaros? Some were obviously customer initiated by individuals at dealerships. Did dealerships order cars based on what they thought they could sell? ie, colors, models, etc? Did someone in Chevrolet marketing order car models/colors based on what they thought would sell? A combination of all of the above?

Jimmy V.
537  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 69 Tach - no gauges on: July 11, 2007, 09:59:24 AM
I see a Z/28 on e bay which has a tach, but not oil-water-ammeter-fuel gauges in console. Fuel gauge is between tach and speedometer in dash. I assume this is correct, but do not recall seeing this before?
Is this arrangement pretty uncommon?

Jimmy V.
538  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X77 Trim on: July 09, 2007, 09:34:03 AM
I actually do have a fairly original 69 Z which I've had for 25 years, but I think if I ever tried to sell it, (I won't)  half the population would probably think I am a fraud or a liar!
Been told many times it can't be a Z without tach/gauges, no such thing as a rally sport Z, etc., etc.

Jimmy V.
539  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Starter Decode on: July 09, 2007, 09:11:14 AM
Got it, Thanks Ed
540  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X77 Trim on: July 08, 2007, 07:24:49 PM
Thanks Ed. It does. I just see so many cars on e bay with "incorrect" stuff, that after a while I begin to think it's me.

Jimmy V.
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