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General Discussion / New forum - OT
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:09:52 PM »
I started a new forum for off-topic discussions called Garage Talk.
I moved some recent posts into it.

General Discussion / 68 BB auto M11 floor shifter
« on: February 02, 2016, 04:20:31 AM »
Don't see these too often.
Only came on 68 SS396 auto cars. RPO M11.
They used a 67 auto shifter, btw.

Pics courtesy of Rick White.

Mild Modifications / Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:49:24 AM »
I saw these Doug's headers on a Z28 recently. With power steering and the reverse lockout linkage!
They fit really nice and have a thick flange so they won't warp.

Original Cars and Details / Z28 cowl paint (and Z11/Z10)
« on: December 07, 2015, 03:05:44 AM »
This probably could be in originality section. :)
How the cowls are painted on Z-striped cars is often discussed. So here's some pics.

Here is an original owner yellow car. 05A NOR

The green one is not my Z, but it's really close. Mine has a bit more white on the driver's side, but it clearly fades away to the green underneath just like this car.

Pacers were done differently.
Picture courtesy of SCW / Brian Henderson.  03B NOR
They really didn't want the orange everywhere on the NOR pacers so they were masked off. I've seen LOS pacers with coverage all over the top of the cowl.

Originality / MOVED: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor
« on: December 07, 2015, 02:38:39 AM »

General Discussion / New article - Water pumps
« on: January 01, 2015, 09:16:35 PM »
Bryon put together a nice article on 1st gen waterpumps. Lots of pics to show the variants.

General Discussion / 67-9 Fuel lines
« on: November 20, 2014, 06:52:07 AM »
This is a discussion that started in another thread and I split it off into its own topic.
I originally wrote:
All V8's were 3/8 in 67-68. I thought this was on the site, but I don't see it. If I can get comparable pics of the SB vs BB line routing from original cars, I'll add it.

General Discussion / MOVED: 69 RSSS paperwork on ebay
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:24:02 AM »

1969 - Orphans / 9N627250 DZ block
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:12:22 AM »
DZ block for 124379N627250. Car is still out there.

camarospecialties in East Aurora, New York. $2900.

I'm working on the starter applications and have most of the starter usages figured out except for:
67 L6 - auto and manual:
I only have what the literature says, no vehicle confirmation for either transmission.

1968 SS350:
Literature says one part #, but data from one vehicle conflicts that. I've looked high and low for other 68 SS350's with their original starters to no avail!

Early 1969 SS350 auto (before December 68):
Early SS350 auto cars had a cranking issue (there is a TSB on it) and apparently the starter was changed to a different part #. I know that after December, SS350 TH350's used a 1108420. Looking for early (pre Dec 68) L48 auto cars with original starters OR if you can tell me if the flywheel is 153 tooth or 168 tooth.

For any cars in these 3 groups, I'd like the VIN (can be emailed to me off-line), build date, and starter part number and date.

Here's where the starter is stamped.
Starter on the left is a 153 tooth starter with straight mounting bolts and the right one is a 168 tooth with staggered mounting holes.


Trans-Am Camaros / Hickory GT race - 6/9/69
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:27:26 AM »
Here's an article about the GT race at Hickory Speedway in June 69. Too bad the pic isn't clearer.
Who ran the GT series? Any crossover racers/racecars between the T/A and the GT?

Trans-Am Camaros / Titus interview
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:10:26 AM »
Not sure if this interview has been posted before. From the Sept 5 69 Van Nuys newspaper.

And this ad was in the Nov 21 edition. The junk they would have had....

General Discussion / 1967 Camaro Pacesetter Sale
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:24:29 AM »
The recent discussion about Pacesetters encouraged me to do some more research on the topic. I'll probably put this on the site eventually, but for now:

The Chevrolet Pacesetter promotion was intended to leverage the selection of the 1967 Camaro as the pacecar for the 67 Indy 500.
The 4/10/67 initial announcement said “Chevrolet and its dealers are launching a nationwide Camaro Pacesetter sales campaign this month to mark the selection of the Camaro as pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500 race on Memorial Day.”
"During the Pacesetter event, Camaro buyers can get the special hood stripe and floor-mounted shift for three-speed transmission at no extra cost with special savings also available on Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes.”
The various Pacesetter ads and literature include some details of the sale, but some details were unclear or appear conflicted.

The specifics of the Pacesetter sale were:
- The D91 bumblebee nose stripe and the M11 floor mount shift were no cost options on both L6- or V8- powered Camaros.
- For both L6 coupes and convertibles, the sale offered special savings on this group of eight options: the L22 250ci L6, deluxe steering wheel (N30), wheel covers (P01), whitewalls (P58), front and rear bumper guards (V31 & V32), wheelwell mouldings and side striping (Z21), and extra interior trim (Z23).
- If the eight-option package was ordered on a L6 car, then there was a small discount on these three options: power brakes, power steering, and the Powerglide automatic transmission.

Data on cars involved in the promotion is somewhat limited, but is sufficient to explain some to the details of the campaign.
The first cars that had the promotion were built in mid-April and, although the campaign was supposed to run through June, it continued until the end of the model year.
The window sticker showed the normal option list and prices. The GMAC invoice to the dealer showed a credit to the dealer for the promotion as a line item. How much of the savings the dealer passed on appears to be at the dealer’s discretion – there are some dealer invoices that show full price was charged to the customer without any discount.
The credit on the D91 stripe ($11.39) and M11 shifter ($8.15) were based on dealer cost, not the suggest retail price of $14.75 and $10.55.
The discount on the eight-option package (L22, N30, P01, P58, V31, V32, Z21, Z23) was $50. These options retailed for a total of $159.
If you ordered the eight-option package, the discount on power brakes was $5, the discount on power steering was $10, and the discount on the powerglide was $15. These discounts could be combined.

It is notable that the promotion focused on L6 cars. There was a notable surge in L6 orders after this promotion started, probably driven by profit potential for the dealers.
The only V8 cars involved in the promotion were those ordered with the M11 floor shifter or the D91 nose stripe. Very few V8 cars have been documented as part of the Pacesetter sale.

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