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2011  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!!!
2012  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."
2013  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!
2014  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?
2015  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!"
2016  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!
2017  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.
2018  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..."
2019  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...
2020  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
2021  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!)
2022  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
2023  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 26, 2006, 04:11:03 AM
OK, so when someone says "feel" they mean "more work and sweat"?  Undecided

Was the manual steering on a 70 vette the same system as a 1st gen Camaro?  Huh

...Where are all these people who keep singing the praises of manual?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
2024  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 25, 2006, 03:33:06 AM
I realize this is a fairly subjective question...  Wink

I've been watching a thread (and a poll) on Team Camaro about manual vs power steering with great interest.  My 68 has power steering and I'm not about to switch to manual... Haven't owned a car with maual steering since the 60s.  (Let's face it, at slow speeds or in a tight situation, it's like driving a bus.) But several of my classic car friends (and I noticed in this poll several folks who have maual steering) claim they can "feel" the road better.

Do you think you get a better feel with manual?  If so, how and why?  Huh Huh Huh

(Thanks in advance!)  Grin
2025  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mystery '67 Camaro Update - Title in hand! on: July 22, 2006, 03:15:32 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!  Most people in the end are decent and will do the right things.  And your patience and hard work paid off.
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