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1786  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Oxidation on electrical connections on: February 16, 2007, 11:10:58 AM
Appreciate the feed back.  I did get a complete answer thanks to you guys.  I was cleaning the connections with alcohol but knew it needed more.  So...
Found a can at my local dealership.  According to the parts guy, the cleaning agent is alcohol, but this stuff also has chemical agents that prevent future oxidation --which is exactly what I was looking for!
Thanks CRG!
1787  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Oxidation on electrical connections on: February 12, 2007, 03:44:27 PM
My question is about oxidation on electrical connections.  I've heard that there is such a thing as "oxidation solvent", but I've never seen it on the shelf of the auto parts stores.  So what is it and how can I get it?

My reason for my question is simple.  I know my 68 sat for well over a year before I got it.  I've spent the last two winters going through my wiring harnesses, cleaning connections, replacing a bad starter wire, etc.  I can really tell a difference, and I'd like to keep it that way.

I'd appreciate any info or suggestions.  Grin
1788  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New CRG Research Report - Bellhousing Alignment on: February 12, 2007, 02:42:46 PM
Retire???  Jerry, we don't want you to retire any time soon!  Where else can we find good work and great information?  When do you think your 4th editions will come out?
1789  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harrison AC Evaporator Box Decal on: February 12, 2007, 02:38:54 PM
I appreciate your keeping an eye out for me.  I'm going to be at big shows in April and May and plan to see what I can eyeball there.  Problem is originality...
Yes, I'd like to see such a picture...
I think you are right.  I think you might find them in various places.  I still think it should be mounted vertically, however, on the Camaro (like on that Skylark.) 
I've got the decal, but I'm still waiting on verification of location.
BTW, the decal looks great. But if its like most of the repo stuff (poor quality glue) and I mount it vertically (without a little glue "reenforcement"), it will probably fall off on the first warm day I drive it.  Oh well...
1790  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Questtion: hupcaps vs. wheel covers ('67) on: February 11, 2007, 10:44:50 AM
Cannot speak for the whole country, but I had a great uncle who managed our local Chevrolet dealership and sometimes he would "upgrade" to wheel covers to help sell the car.  In other words the car would come from the factory with the dog dish caps (which, if I were you, that's exactly what I would do now), but somebody would tell the salesman, "I don't like those hub caps!", and the dealership would change them to make the sale.  I'm not saying it was "order of the day", but it did happen... 
1791  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Barrett-Jackson lawsuit on: February 11, 2007, 10:30:32 AM
Well, somewhere between "Buyer beware" and "Presumption of Innocence" is the truth...
Again, bad publicity and over-pricing of misrepresented cars is not good for the hobby, whether at a famous auction or in somebody's backyard.
In the end, makes me glad we have CRG --a good place to discuss and learn!
1792  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clear Lake, IA on: February 11, 2007, 10:24:33 AM

If you use a third party host site to post your pictures, the photo could be larger (and actually posted on the page).  I'm using
1793  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: camaro with a slide back sun roof on: February 09, 2007, 04:55:53 PM
The Buick Skylark with a sun roof was called a Sun Coupe.  I know that was true in the early 70s.
1794  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Repro Delco R-59 Battery - Best Place to Buy?? on: February 05, 2007, 09:40:16 AM
I'm interested in what you guys work out... 
It only stands to reason that a present day battery will not fit inside the repo. case, as they have similar dimensions.  What we need is a way to get a good battery's "guts" in a repo case (or original). 
At this point I'm still swayed by John's idea above --especially for a driver. 
But I've got till April to decide.  Let us know what you decide!
1795  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: trim tag body #s? on: February 04, 2007, 02:48:10 PM
Was that because of the delayed introduction of the 1970 2nd Generation Camaro?  And did the numbers reset again when the 70 1/2 car came out or did they continue from August 69?

Whoops! I did mis-speak as Kurt mentions below... I meant to say 69 1/2, referring to the extended run of the 69.
1796  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Repro Delco R-59 Battery - Best Place to Buy?? on: February 04, 2007, 07:28:33 AM
In other words, when NPD (just got their new catalog) and others put "CALL" in the place of price, it means we may have a problem.  That's generally been my experience.  JohnZ is suggesting the present Delco battery as a substitute.  Does it look like an R-59 or is it "flat-topped" like most other present day batteries?  Also, would a topper fit almost any present day battery?
1797  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clear Lake, IA on: February 02, 2007, 03:37:25 PM
Me, too.  I'd already dusted off my "Peggy Sue" 45  to remember Buddy.  But tonight, I'm going to search for "Sugar Shack" and "Bottle of Wine" --thanks to Jerry.
1798  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: finding original owner on: February 01, 2007, 02:56:53 PM
OK, here's what I got from the Florida DMV for my $15.00:
1 A computer print out of the info. they have on file (remember they only claim to keep 10 years of records), which tells: other vehicle info (I requested through the VIN), title info., previous owner (there was only one listed in that 10 yr. period and I already knew about him from the transfer of the title to here in NC, but read on), plate and registration info., and Lien holders.  That print out only took it back to 98 when a tag was issued.
2. A duplicate copy of the Florida title that takes it back to another owner and address in 95.  (I figure this guy either brought it into Florida in 95 or that is the extent of the Florida records.  In either case, I've got somewhere to go for more info.)

I guess my bigger point is that I followed Rich's advise (looking for original dealership, classic car research, etc.) and they did send me the info. hassle free.  This is in spite of the fact that they publish a strict privacy policy.

So, it's worth a try...

...And yesterday, I got back a $12.00 refund check from the State of Florida, because they determined the info. they sent me was worth just $3.00 --not a bad deal!

1799  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 302 hemi prototype with crossram on: February 01, 2007, 11:04:21 AM
It's an interesting thought, but Jerry and John are right in more ways than one.  In the five or so true years of the hemi muscle car era, they only sold about 11,000 of the big hemi engine cars.  Why would GM want to pay the big production costs for those results?  It's an interesting thought... But it's mostly hemi-hype.
1800  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Yenko Turbo Z/28? on: February 01, 2007, 10:55:54 AM
They really don't tell what the turbo added... 175 bhp was the rating for V-8 350 4.00 x 3.48 (bore x stroke) 1981 Z28.  What would make the Yenko vauable now is rarity, not horsepower.

But come on, guys!  We're talking the 80s...  There was no such thing as a muscle car --as we know it.  If you wanted a sports car, it came from Japan or Germany --except for a vette (and the improvement for that year was 100 lbs less weight thanks to more plastic and thinner glass).  One of the "performace cars" that Chevy touted that year was the X-11 Citation.  You heard me right, the Citation!  It had what was described as "a potent 2.8 liter V-6 with 135 horsepower".  They offered a 660 Turbo option for it.  As of last year, it would be a "classic".   Roll Eyes
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