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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 69 conv baffles found after 15 yrs...w/pics..are they really needed? on: May 01, 2007, 05:56:50 PM
Im finally done moving my 'stuff' from one garage to all my 'stuff' is everywhere in a different garage...One good thing came of the move..I did come across the AC baffles to my 69 vert after about 15 years being'lost' in my old garage.... my car is almost done so I have a few questions....are they really needed for the AC to work well? if so, can I still install them now that the car is all together?? and finally, what do you think they are worth if I decide not to use them on my car?

   thanks CRG
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / heater box/dash paint/re-install procedure??.. aftermarket insulation any good? on: May 01, 2007, 04:29:39 PM
what color should the heater box be on a 69? its a bit glossier than the firewall isnt it? is the aftermarket interior heater box/ firewall insulation the way to go when reassembling the dash there any tips that might help...I am assembling a basket case, so i did not take it apart...a bit harder I guess...

63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Panama 69 RS Z-28 sighted (PICS NOW ADDED) on: April 22, 2007, 11:28:59 AM
i guess i did something wrong...I tried to have them opened up with my post...

apparently only a link...maybe someone can help...thanks again
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Panama 69 RS Z-28 sighted on: April 22, 2007, 11:23:56 AM
heres the other pic....its hurtin...but all there...wish i could have spoken to the owner...

wish i took a few more pics too...
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Panama 69 RS Z-28 sighted on: April 22, 2007, 11:19:31 AM
back home safe and sound...heres the pics of the Z...I wish I took more
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Panama 69 RS Z-28 sighted (PICS NOW ADDED) on: April 20, 2007, 06:49:09 PM
  Im heading home from a S. America trip tomorrow and could not believe my eyes when I arrived at a restaurant yesterday in Panama City (central america)and there was a 69 RS Z-28 in the parking lot...and better yet it was really hurtin...the one fender appeared to be painted with a can..the door was all was jacked up in the rear and overall was in bad shape, but obviously daily driven. i briefly checked the car out...It was (I believe) lemans had black houndstooth...early walnut wheel...6k tack and guages(although the colors on the tach were very faded)..12 bolt, discs, rear bumper guards..flat hood... it had the one fender and rear Z emblems and a Panama license was either missing the hideaways or they were open..I really didnt look at it too long, because I just had to speak with the owner, so I snapped 2 quick pics and entered the restaurant to search for the thing, I heard the rumble of glass packs?? in the parking lot...the car was pulling away as I ran out of the restaurant  SadSadSad   Anyway, it just goes to show that they are still out there..

You just gotta go a little further to find them...   

 im not sure how to post the pics...anyone help?
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 z28 engine on: April 13, 2007, 05:46:13 AM
hey guys,

ive been reading this thread and i realized that i know of a 68 z thats been sitting for years at a local body shop.It is missing the original motor and trans. As the story goes, the car has only 2500 original miles. I was at the garage and I noticed the car way back in the day and I was trying to see the car up close for over 15 years, but the shop owner is one of them old time guys that hoards everything and thinks everyone is just out to rob him. Lo and behold, about 2 years ago, an old friend of mine called and told me he now worked at the shop and that the owner would take an offer on the car. I "quickly" went there and checked the car out. It is a blue with blue interior car and it is actually an RS also. It has a different front end on the car. The shop owner said it had gotten wrecked by a young kid back in the 60's and the car got towed into his shop. Thats probably when the motor got changed now has a 327 in it if i recall correctly. He says the milage is true. He found a used front end from a non rs car and installed it and painted which point he never got paid and ended up taking possession by getting the title to the car from the owner. I do remember checking the glove box and the car has the 15" tire sticker. Anyway, unfortunately,the car has been sitting outside all these years:( these NE winters have really taken thier toll.If only this guy would have let me buy the car when I first saw it Sad I made an offer that seemed high to me, but when he mentioned that these low mile cars were selling at Barrett Jackson for 100k, I knew I was out of the running. He never told me what he wanted, but my buddy told me he would take 20k...I thought at the time that was outrageous...I'm thinking now, that maybe its not so outrageous if I could find the original motor.Anyway, I will go back there and 'beg' to see the car again. If I can, i will get the numbers and some pics and see if there might be another needle in the haystack in the world!!
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111266 Distributor - Restamp or Real? on: April 13, 2007, 05:15:10 AM
hey dj

  thanks for chiming in....yes, that is actually is my trim tag.... Im not crazy after all!! You guys are really on the ball!! by any chance do you have a foto of my motor stamp also? I am in brasil at the moment and dont remember off the top of my head what the stamped date is...for some reason, im thinking   V0706MO.
Thanks Kurt also...but I'm also not sure how the distributor dating went off the top of my head...I know some component dating begins in October, others corrospond to A as January...Can I assume G is July, right? Although I believe I know more than the average guy about camaros, Im not so good on the numbers and dates...I refer to the books quite often...and this website!!
Therefore this distributor wont work for me  ??         Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

Also Kurt, I havent forgot you on the other numbers of my cars...and that BB rear date issue. I have been traveling alot lately, so I just havent had the time...will let you know when I return home.

as always thanks again CRG!!
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111266 Distributor - Restamp or Real? on: April 12, 2007, 10:56:32 AM
Hey jonesy,

  I am hoping Jerry chimes in to let me know if your distributor will work for my car...I suspect not. The NOS motor I got with the car is complete from carb to pan including exhaust manifolds, and is dated perfect for my car and has never been stamped with a VIN, unfortunately the distributor included is the only part that is not correct on the motor. (and of course the most expensive part!!)
I am in South America until May 1 anyway, but I will check the distributors that I have when I get home and let you know.     thanks
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111266 Distributor - Restamp or Real? on: April 12, 2007, 06:25:33 AM
Hey Jerry,

  Im certain you have my info on my 07c 67 Z.... I did give you the info. on this car a year or so back when I was at your shop. I actually gave you a pencil tracing of the cowl tag and hidden vins. Im out of the country at the moment, but when I get back, Ill give you a call and forward a foto of the cowl tag if youd like. Im sure Kurt has this in the database and I believe Jon Mellow knows of this car also. Its a 17,000 mile white car...low option...with shoulder belts...and cowl plenum...I got a complete dated NOS MO 302 from Smokeys auction with the car. Ive actually posted on in the past asking if there were any other 07c cars known. Unfortunately the day you were at my garage, I only had the other 2 Z,s there...I was in the process of changing garages and did not yet bring this car home to speak...I wish you could have seen it.  I did mention it in passing while you were there. Could you double check your records and let me know if you need the info. again. Anyway, can I assume this distributor will not work for my car. Too late??

  thanks, max

71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Jerry's penna. visit on: April 11, 2007, 08:17:14 PM
I had the pleasure recently of having Jerry visit my home. He came to drop off my original Zl-1 motor for my car and to appraise/document my 69 L78 M-22 indy. My hat's off to him for such a beautiful job he did restoring and rebuilding my motor. I dont know if I ever need to put it in the car as everyone who sees it  just sitting in my garage is awestruck!! I'm sure it will run as good as it looks. I'm actually planning to have it dynod shortly. I'll keep you posted on the results. I just have to get going on restoring the car now!! My brother, father and everyone in my office were excited with anticipation to have "the actual Jerry Macniesh"in the flesh at my repros or fakes here!!!  hahaha

 Anyway, I could tell where Jerry's heart is as he actually killed the batteries of his camera before he started the appraisal on my Indy because he took so many pics of my 67 Z project cars  Smiley My heart is where Jerry's is ever since I bought that 67 camaro (327-auto) when I was 15 yrs old for 75 bucks and turned it into a 67 Z...with the stripes and 69 Z emblems and all!!   hahaha

Jerry has restored a number of components for my cars over the years...and of course he took with him a few more of my parts to restore when he left...

Jerry, I hoped you enjoyed seeing my small collection of cars and parts...or as my Mom always put junkers!! (God Bless her soul)...if she only knew now...hahaha

 Once again hats off to you and thanks for a job well done on my motor...

                         thanks a million,    Max

72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111266 Distributor - Restamp or Real? on: April 11, 2007, 07:30:57 PM
hey jonesy,

i own what i believe is the latest cowl tag dated 67 z...07c...can i assume your distributor is too late for this car?...wasnt the last day of production july 21?...anyway, i do believe i have atleast 1 and maybe 2 others of these distributors...i can check the dates i have if you are interested in a trade...what would be the typical time between distributor date and cowl tag date Huh   thanks
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / BETTER TO POST VIN OR NOT?? on: April 01, 2007, 11:22:52 AM
is it better to post your vin so you might find your original motor/trans, etc....i am scared of someone "making" my original block and then trying to sell it to me.

74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Did GM ever put M-20 in 69 Z-28?? on: August 12, 2006, 02:41:38 PM
did they ever put a m-20 in a 69 z originally??  i have recently looked at a 69 camaro that i had known locally back in the 80,s....I lost track of the car for years, but recently was told about this z-28 that had been stored for years...etc...etc............anyway, the car is an L.A  car has the 12 bolt and discs, tach and guages,  and little plate on the rear frame rail, etc.   the original 302 is long gone, but the original muncie with the VIN is there ...but it seems to be an has 2 rings on the input and is a wide ratio trans.....the car has always had the stripes and Z emblems and all the other parts...(supposedly it even had the 302) since back in the day...the car even has the old cowl air cleaner with the 302 sticker  in real rough shape....i just always assumed it was a real Z since when I first knew the car ....., but I was under the impression that it would have to have a m-21 or m-22 if it was a Z.

   I realize there is no way to tell if it is real for sure without paperwork, but I'd like to know if it is definitely not a Z. I actually figured it wasnt because of the trans, but I recently saw a Z for sale all original with paperwork and a m-20???  thanks...
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / 69 INDY L78 M-22...REAL CAR?? on: June 12, 2006, 05:24:46 AM
I purchased a package of parts a while back that included a pacecar project car(basket case). I was wondering if anyone knows any history on the car?? I have spoken to the owner from 1979 who says he pulled the original 375 hp motor in favor of a 350. Apparently the car is known as it was once listed on ebay. The car is in bad shape, but still retains the original paint. The car has a manual top and no console, which I find interesting. Car was in Ny state most of its life apparently. I have posted on also. Any info would be appreciated. Is there an official pacecar registry??


   ps.  i do have the M-22 with the partial vin and the C code suffix on the assembly date.

   car info is:  vin 617795

    03D                               nor 280366
    tr 723                            50A pnt
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