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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / need distributor and qjet carb tune for 1970 350/300hp - Detroit area on: October 16, 2014, 09:58:09 PM
so, its not my camaro, but my 1970 Monte Carlo -
it has its original 350/300 engine but the qjet has been replaced with a correct rebuilt unit, and the distributor, while original, has had different weights and springs installed.

the car runs quite well - but fuel economy seems worse than i'd expect 10-12mpg granny driving all the time - and wot performance isn't great.

i suspect timing issues first - and then god only knows what the internal rods/jets are in the qjet -

any recommendations on how to get this straitened out?  i could put the stock advance arms and springs back in the distributor (if I could find the right ones to order)
and start there - but i'd kinda rather pay someone who has the a/f tools to do the job corruptly and without guess work.

2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 15, 2013, 02:27:46 PM
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 15, 2013, 12:39:19 PM
god no - its actually a repop manifold -  when i was making the video, i said NOS parts - but didn't intend to mislead -  however the carbs are new production holley, and the manifold is the a repop with port matched intake etc.

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 09, 2013, 07:02:37 AM
thanks -  i have it geared with wide ratio M22 auto gearset (2.54 1st) and 4.56 - so it certainly has the benefit of torque multiplication for sure. and it has a 10# flywheel.

I like it idling at 1000 rpm, which is probably a tad low -  but rollig out of a stop at 12-1400 is easier than the 30/30 was with 11 to 1. (same gears)

honestly, i can't make full use of this cars power - if you nail the throttle, the tires comes loose at any speed above 3000 rpm.   The last time I had it out, i thought i'd wind it up on a freeway entrance ramp.... i eased into it in 1st, and then when it hit 5500 in 2nd, it started floating out on me....

needs more rubber Cheesy
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 08, 2013, 09:33:10 PM
finished my Crossram Conversion -

LOVE IT - very driveable and after a few thousand miles, plugs still look new Cheesy
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Chid seat in 1st gen on: September 08, 2010, 03:10:54 PM
well, my son's car seat is a permanent fixture in my 69Z.  The rear belts make it an easy install, however, the big ass buckle sits right in the middle of his back.

he has never complained about it, but i can't imagine having that thing sitting in the middle of my back. (especially when the car is accelerating the way I drive it Cheesy)

7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 69 gardner exhaust w/resonators and chrome tips on: July 03, 2010, 01:54:59 PM
i have this system on my car, paid over 1200 for it
going to switch to chambered exhaust.

would like to sell this one... it comes with the resonators, as well as a pair of pipes to bypass the resonators if you only want the transverse muffler.

system has been on the car for about 6 months... less than 1500 miles.

asking 1k or best.  comes with all clamps and hangers... everything but the heatriser.
concours package... ceramic coated joints etc.   all the goodies.

my car is the Green Z on the Gardner website (with the video of the car running)  the system is practically perfect.. but i prefer the chambered sound.

8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: headers on: April 17, 2010, 07:00:42 AM
you really should read the discussions on this over at

many of us have been going through this and there are alot of variables.

the new Hooker SuperComps are not what they used to be and the fit sucks....  especially if you have power steering.

in many cases, the designs look identical, until you try putting them on your car.

the headers that are known to work well are Dynatech, and Dougs, - Stahls are superb but about 3x the price (if you include ceramic coating)
the reproduction Z28 headers are also fine, but even more expensive than the Stahl versions.

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / anyone want to trade a manual fast ratio steering for my power steering? :D on: April 12, 2010, 08:41:05 PM
so... i converted my 69 Z to powersteering about 2 years ago... and now want to put my 68Z repop headers back on... and the headers don't fit with the powersteering box.

the system is virtually new with less than 1000 miles on it.

i'd be willing to trade the new gearbox, pump, hoses, rag joint, and pitman arm,
for a complete (rebuilt or at least in excellent condition) manual fast ratio setup.

i would want the gearbox, pitman arm, and rag joint.


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10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Who has Hooker 2131 Super Comps on their SB Camaros???? on: March 26, 2010, 09:55:07 PM
thats what i thought... but apparantly, their tooling and/or quality has gotten sloppy.

I had installed the 2131 on a Powersteering car in 2000, and aside from them hitting the pitman arm (which ultimately fixed itself) they were perfect...

the ones I have now (and as others have said) hit the steering box in 3-4 places, and one set i've seen recently, had to be dented like crazy at the rag joint.

I got a pair from Holley Directly as "Scratch and Dents" - apparently the last guy gave up... yet he must have been very careful as I coudl't find any scratches in the ceramic anywhere...

So my only option is to put the manual steering back o the car (which i'm actually considering as I don't mind the muscle required - and the freed up HP LOL)

i'm curious to know if anyone else has them on a Powersteering Car without issue>?

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Who has Hooker 2131 Super Comps on their SB Camaros???? on: March 26, 2010, 12:43:04 PM
Footnotes say work with powersteering, but that apparantly is a crock.

Does anyone have these on their car without having to have dented anything?

if you did have to "massage" them... where?

Only place I seem to remember having to do this was the pitman arm...

12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / experience with Hooker 2131 super comps on Z28... anyone on: November 17, 2009, 12:54:48 PM
who has first hand experience with these 1 3/4 headers on their car... apparantly some guys have horrible problems with them... i seem to recall using them several years back on another car... but my car now has the correct 302 engine mounts and the correct 302 frame standoffs...

anyone know just how these headers fit, especially with power steering?


13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 4.30 or 4.56 gear set for 3series posi carrier??? on: August 13, 2009, 02:07:07 PM
well, I just figured out the source of the vibration coming from the rear of my car..
turns out that the differential yoke is not spinning "true"  which means 1 of 3 things..

either the yoke is worn out of round
the pinion gear is bent
the bearings in the rear are running sloppy on one side..

i won't know for sure untill i pull the axle apart, but while it's apart, and if I do need to replace the 4.10s that are in there... i might go with 4.30 or 4.56 for a little added fun on the street.

the only question is can they be purchased in a "thick" gear for use with a 3.series posi..

i don't have the $$ to even deal with this now, but it needs to be fixed.... and I can't justify swithing posi carriers just for the sake of getting a steeper gear..

I dont' drive long distances on the Highway with the car, so i'm not worried about that.

Any ideas??

14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anyone use the HAys 85-103 clutch assy for Z28? on: August 06, 2009, 02:07:37 PM
yeah, double checked that too...

i got their adjustable one and measured and measured etc....

this RST i got has a floater disk between two organic clutch disks... a real trick setup in my opinion, but there is no spring hub on either disks... the floater supposedly acts as the shock absorber... but it must not be enough...

oh well.. thank God for Jegs... i don't have to argue with anyone about returning it

15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / anyone use the HAys 85-103 clutch assy for Z28? on: August 06, 2009, 01:15:05 PM
anyone use this setup? its their street/strip dia clutch with 2750 lbs holding pressure.

i tried the McLeod RST , which is a dual disk setup, but it doesn't have sring loaded hubs, and i couldn't eliminate the chatter in my car.

all the while, i thought it was the lightweight flywheel, so i put the Heavy one back in, and the problem still exists...

so i'm getting rid of this mcLeod and going with either hays or centerforce...

now the only other issue is whether or not to try the 10# flywheel again... ugh, i'd hate to put it all back together and have to pull it apart a 4th time. lOL

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