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526  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Selling ? on: August 31, 2007, 10:59:33 AM

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.
527  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.
528  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.
529  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.
530  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.
531  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.
532  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.
533  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.
534  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.
535  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.
536  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.
537  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.
538  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.
539  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.
540  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.
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