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2056  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
2057  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.

2058  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...
2059  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.

2060  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...
2061  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...
2062  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.
2063  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!
2064  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...
2065  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.
2066  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.
2067  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.
2068  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.
2069  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking for a 1969 Camaro coupe on: June 02, 2006, 03:38:58 PM
I've talked with those guys several times.  They seem to be "straight up".
2070  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Missing Cowl Tag for 67 Convertible on: June 02, 2006, 08:07:35 AM
Start by researching this site:  --especially 9. Spources and 10. History

Without the cowl tag it is an uphill battle.  81 may seem like a long time ago for you, but I can assure you there were great looking clones in the 70s.  You need to find what other numbers you can.  Start with [from General Info. sources] Alan L. Colvin's Chevrolet By The Numbers, The Essential Chevrolet Parts Reference, 1965-69, Robert Bentley, Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-876-0956-9.  Post what you find in Decoding.

In any case, you have the potential there for a great car.  Good luck and post what you find.

BTW, take a look at Ed,s post about sources in this thread: 

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