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Messages - Jon Mello

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z28 radio heater delete
« on: Today at 05:26:10 PM »
Cliff, the speaker block-off is black on both sides.  The package tray cardboard is not, plus I think it's a little thicker.  Maybe some sort of craft store like Michael's would have something to fit the bill.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats
« on: February 13, 2019, 05:56:30 PM »
I have a copy of the original sales invoice for the car and it did not have headrest seats.

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z28 radio heater delete
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:32:36 PM »
Cardboard block-off would obviously not be held on with caution tape but used wide black tape with paper quality to it.

Attached are photos of plug in door jamb.

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General Discussion / Re: history of the rear spoiler on z/28 Camaros
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:07:32 AM »
One of the torsion bars is thicker and thus stiffer.  On a Camaro that was produced on the assembly line without a factory installed rear spoiler (and the vast majority did not have one), both trunk lid torsion bars will be the same diameter.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:59:22 AM »
Thanks, Scott.  I noticed many misidentified photos also.  For example, when I did a search for "1968 Riverside Trans" it also included some photos that are from Bonneville and the Santa Barbara Airport road races.  After that, I decided to click on the category named 1960s.  Even though it came up with over 900 pages I went through them all, but not in one night.

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:13:00 AM »
I was going to suggest the VHT logo, but looking closer at your picture the oval Looks similar, but I do not see the letters "VHT". I tried to look up the history of VHT to see if they were around our used this logo back then as well. Couldn't find a history that went back that far.

Just an FYI, this ebay ad for a Sperex VHT catalog shows the same logo was around in that early '70s era... https://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-CATALOG-BROCHURE-SPEREX-VHT-HIGH-PERFORMANCE-CHEMICAL-LINE-FOR-1972/382726577369?hash=item591c481cd9:g:WL8AAOSwstxU71pY:rk:6:pf:0

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:22:36 AM »
Good tip, Mike.  Thanks for posting it.

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 30, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
Tim, Coke was very much into racing sponsorship, etc back in that era.  Google Coke ads from that era and you will see.

To me there is no doubt the two stickers you are wondering about are VHT and Coca Cola.
Thanks once again Jon. My first thought was that it was a Coke logo but I just couldn't see a racing connection with that brand. But the driver was only 21 at the time, so maybe that was his choice of trackside refreshment!

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 30, 2019, 02:36:11 AM »
To me there is no doubt the two stickers you are wondering about are VHT and Coca Cola.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:15:52 AM »
Thanks, Ken.  Your input is always greatly appreciated.

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:38:30 PM »
Jon, no worries about the tach, just wondering what gave you cause to rethink

My thought was that it was harder to route a tach cable to the driver's side of the car, especially with throttle linkage that could pose a problem and the need for the hood to be able to go up and down.  A wire for an electrical tach would just be a lot easier to deal with.

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:40:00 AM »
Tim, I am rethinking whether it had a cable driven tach or not.  The chances are much more likely it had an electrically powered tach instead.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: What is it?
« on: January 23, 2019, 09:13:46 PM »
Thanks.  If the cookie has chocolate chips, I'll take two.

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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 23, 2019, 05:54:56 PM »
I would bet they are 15x4 on the front and 15x7 on the rear in the '71 pics.

I also am in the camp that votes to return it to it's racing livery, etc.  I much prefer the '71 paint scheme over the later one but it's all personal preference and you are the owner.  I don't think there is a wrong answer, except for an LS engine transplant.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: What is it?
« on: January 23, 2019, 05:42:50 PM »
How about Chet Herbert?

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