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1966  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Restoration on: July 12, 2006, 05:51:13 AM
I think the moral of this story is
--Get your info. together before you start...
--It pays to shop around...
--Set limits...
--Ask CRG!
1967  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: correct speedo gear on: July 08, 2006, 04:42:16 AM
If it didn't help Tinkerr, it sure helped several of the rest of us.  We've been hunting for that chart.  Thanks, Ed!

1968  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your worst 1st generation Camaro fears - realized on: July 01, 2006, 04:08:29 PM
Basically, that makes it an improperly registered kit car, doesn't it?!?

We should protest, but they don't make it easy to email them!
Both the Speed website and the press releases for CCR do not give a direct email address.  You have to fill out a request form
1969  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Clubs in England??? on: July 01, 2006, 03:46:51 PM

Thanks for the reply.  I'm already in England on business, and I haven't been able to track any clubs down.
Thanks for the info. about the Swedes.  The closest I'll get this time is Norway.  But I never know what might happen in the future.

1970  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ...your opinion??? ...I have POP, is for sale elsewhere... on: June 27, 2006, 07:46:48 AM
Way to go, Kevin!  In a sense, everyone who loves cars --especially 1st Gen Camaros-- wins...
1971  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: big block 350 ?? on: June 23, 2006, 10:12:07 AM

I've always thought that "big block 350" was a misnomer for the Pontiac motors.  Apparently, GM's Pontiac motors were configured differently from Chevy and Buick.  I've also heard the Pontiac motor referred to as a so-called "medium block".
I used to have a 61 Impala SS.  Some of the 60s Impalas did have a 348 motor with 350hp.  Maybe that's part of the confusion.
Someone else would have to tell you if GM crossed over any Pontiac 350s to Impalas in the 60s.  I do not know.

1972  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: best way to clean up a cowl tag on: June 21, 2006, 03:12:51 AM
Chemical paint stripper, sanding or scraping will take it down to metal unless you are awfully careful... or at least look like you tired to clean it up, which looks suspicious.  That's why I asked about the type of paint...  Try thinner or better yet, alcohol --first.  If it was some enamel out of a can, those two may work.  By the way, some body shops use vodka to clean light overspray.
Of course, if you use the chemical stripper, you can start from scratch...
1973  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: best way to clean up a cowl tag on: June 20, 2006, 12:46:44 PM
Post a picture before you do anything else! It would also be great if you could tell what sort of paint was in that rattle can...
1974  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration on: June 19, 2006, 02:28:43 AM
Hotrod, we're practically neighbors!  I live in Clemmons, but the car is at Lake Norman... which explains why I'm connected to Hornets Nest in Charlotte.
1975  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration on: June 18, 2006, 04:52:18 PM
See, there you have it...
Camaros are more plentiful in the southeast right now!  Granted, you have to weed your way through a lot of clones...
I saw more Camaros for sale at the Hornets Nest Autofair (Charlotte, Lowes Motor Speedway) in April of this year than I have seen in the last several years. 
On the other hand, I was in Seattle about a year ago.  Went around to five different dealers to have a look.  Camaros were rare!
That also explains why some folks come south (or southwest) to look for a car and trailer (or drive) it back home.  From their "market" it's worth the effort.
Still sounds to me like you're getting good advise.  Clean the car up and get someone in you area to put a value to it.
Good luck!  If a 67SS, fully documented, gets back in circulation, we all "profit" from it!
1976  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Re: Newbie, Veteran, Full Member, etc etc on: June 18, 2006, 10:54:57 AM
Hows that 67 doing?  Wiring working out well?
I'm in jolly old England looking for an MG-TD, but I saw a great 69 Z28 near Portsmouth yesterday.  Who would have guessed!?!
My experience has been: 50 posts = Jr Member; 100 posts = Full member.  Don't know if there is anything beyond.  Would love to know from Doug if there is...
1977  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration on: June 18, 2006, 10:49:16 AM
Not surprised you are having a hard time getting a $$$ answer...
The answer to your real question, "How Much?", is actually very subjective.  It also depends on who wants the car and the size of their wallet.  Then again, there is the question of availability in your area...
If you are not prepared to do a great restoration, these guys are right!  An original car is a wonderful thing to find!  Assuming the car is in great shape, it could bring as much as $23,000 unrestored in my part of the world, which is NC.  A show car (good restoration) could bring $27,000.  Could you bring your car up to show level for $4,000... maybe not....
But again, that's my informed, but subjective, opinion.
1978  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know what a factory 427 goes for nowadays? on: June 18, 2006, 10:34:36 AM
I have no doubt that your friend's motor came out of a truck.  I had to replace the motor in my S-10 last year and my local mechanic told me there was a 427 available.  Needless to say I declined...
There is a 67 427 Vette Tri-Power on ebay right now.  The bidding ends today, and right now with 11 bids it's at $9500.  Of course it could go much higher.
Chevy High Performance has an article on their web site that lists a literal 427 "Brute" (550hp) at turnkey for about $13000.  I ran across this the other day, but not sure of the date of the article.
1979  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Camaro Clubs in England??? on: June 03, 2006, 01:16:51 PM
Does anyone know of any Camaro clubs in England?  Especially southern England?
Looking for the web sites, but had little success...
Thanks in advance.
1980  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: emblems on: June 02, 2006, 08:08:53 PM
That's right.  Sorry, Bob, when you said your car was an SS 350, I assumed you'd know to use that button (from out of the SS buttons available).  The Camaro promo I listed is a deluxe wheel, which did just have the SS.  I should have been a little more specific.
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