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1951  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Correct Gas Cap on: August 19, 2006, 04:44:58 PM
What size was the original motor?  Is it the 396 you list?
1952  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 z/28 what to with it? on: August 17, 2006, 02:14:44 PM
http://www.camaros.org/engine.shtml#EngineMounting
1953  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Cooling fan and clutch question? on: August 17, 2006, 01:26:09 PM
First, take a look at this:
http://www.camaros.org/coolingsystems.shtml
I realize this only addresses part of your question...
I think Kurt can help you with the rest.  He straightened me out on the 3 vs 3.25 spacing a while back.

I went back and found that thread.  Take a look:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=482.msg2790#msg2790
1954  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: August 16, 2006, 04:06:41 PM
First, I don't want to turn this thread too far away from its original question...
But several months ago, I tried to start a thread on judging and got little response...
they did not learn to judge the cars correctly.
Actually, I agree with that criticism of AACA.  But I think the real issue is around the word "correctly".  What is correct depends on the organization doing the judging and where they set their standards.  Presently, a 1st Generation Camaro would be judged in one of two classifications according to year and would be judged against practically everything else manufactured that year by anybody (except Mustangs)... and only factory documentation would be considered, not your pictures, etc.  I have seen Camaros win in their classification, however, both locally and nationally in recent years.  The point is that those owners know what is "correct" in that organizatiions judging standards.
I've figured from JohnZ and others comments that there isn't a very clear set of JUDGING standards for Camaros.  Wouldn't it be great if there were? Huh Huh Huh  I wonder if CRG isn't a good place to start!!!
1955  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: August 16, 2006, 08:57:05 AM
FYI, in 1987 AACA developed an entire juding (and awards) classification called Historical Preservation of Original Features (HPOF), which is to preserve all brands and models.
From the 2006 Juges Manual: "In the furtherance of the “preservation” mission, the
AACA Board of Directors in 1987 established a program to encourage the saving and display of collector vehicles in their original, as-manufactured condition."
1956  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro is Coming!!! on: August 16, 2006, 08:35:37 AM
Jimmy V,

Probabaly your file is too large.  Take it down to 65 x 65 pixels and it should work.  BTW, many car pictures are wider than they are tall.  So, it may have to be smaller than 65 X 65 to work (look right).  For example, mine turned out 63 X 47 --for it to look like I wanted.

Good luck!
1957  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro is Coming!!! on: August 15, 2006, 01:48:57 PM
Does anybody know what kind of market research GM did?  What market are they after?
1958  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro is Coming!!! on: August 14, 2006, 10:42:34 AM
As Yogi Berra said "It's deja vu all over again!"
1959  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 z/28 what to with it? on: August 13, 2006, 11:41:24 AM
Don't clone it!
Hotrod is right.  The fact that it is a Z is major.
Even thought it is a Chevelle 396 motor, 396 motors were also very desirable.
You got the best of all worlds there. 
The value of any Camaro is going up!
1960  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: To stripe or not to stripe? That is the question on: August 11, 2006, 08:47:15 AM
If you are restoring it to original then put on the stripe.
But if your question is about looks, then the more "modern" black-on-black look is great and better stripe-less.
1961  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone ever used the brush on/spray on sound deadener. on: August 11, 2006, 08:41:27 AM
Well, this is a non-Camaro answer.  Last year an AACA buddy of mine did a whole lot of work on his Corvair.  One of the things he did was to add sound deadener.  The kind he used was more brush on (and nasty to apply) than what appears on the website you listed.  I can only tell a very slight difference (and in a Corvair... well, who cares?).  But he swears it is a noteable diiference.  So, I pressed him and he says, "Well, maybe about 25% quieter..."
1962  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: selling my 68 #s matching ss rs 396 4 speed ? on: August 11, 2006, 08:30:35 AM
And post a picture here...
1963  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: August 11, 2006, 08:29:32 AM
So, this really is a subjective issue...

I've commented before on this site about driving a 69 Camaro a few years ago that had been modified and a new Vette steering system, etc. now graced the front end.  I thought I would like it... But I HATED it.  It was way too jerky!

I've got my own "theory" about the steering feel of all the so-called coke bottle style bodies of the 60s --manual or power steering.  I think the feel has a "floating" sensation to it.  It seems more pronounced in the Mustang than in the Camaro.

Would still love to hear from some more of you...

BTW, JKZ27, I love your comment about the cracked steering wheel.  My theory about cracked steering wheels is most of them came from holding on tight when you pushed the gas peddle down to the floor.  Grin
1964  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 31, 2006, 05:57:17 AM
I guess all these over weight cars are also hard to steer?

I'd still love opinions about steering --manual or power...

(Thanks John and Dave!)
1965  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 27, 2006, 05:10:14 AM
Thanks John!  I didn't think it was the same steering system.  I'm actually surprised it was the same as the early Chevy II.

I'd love to know whay you think about manual vs poer steering in 1st gen Camaros?  Huh
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