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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Our Beloved JohnZ has a B-Day today! on: February 27, 2015, 04:47:51 PM
Thanks, guys! I'm 74 today, and it was 14 below zero when I got up this morning, so there won't be any burnouts today!  Grin
Happy Birthday John!
Just like wine, it just keeps getting better with age......
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New member on: January 31, 2015, 07:16:20 AM
Welcome aboard and great find!
Have fun documenting the car and take your time knowing what you need, what is correct, and a fair price. Time researching is on your side. Smiley
Many members can assist with specific part info as it arises and the search key can supply a lot of info as well.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 on: January 24, 2015, 07:21:12 PM
You need a good place to do this, but a 302 really doesn't even start to "sing" in my opinion until it is above 4500 RPMs.   Wink
Reminds me of a story! While living in Italy I thought I always wanted a Ferrari (just a dream) and a person I met had both a Ferrari and Porsche so he invites me to come to Bologna and drive it. We take this hour plus drive to a nice restaurant for lunch and I drive it back. Roads were windy and fun but that car was a huge dog under 4500 RPM and one had to work to keep at that RPM and above. It is interesting that I never rode in a 67 to 69 Z/28 back in the day as all my friends had big blocks. Torque makes fun! But I love those Z/28's!
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone done this? on: January 22, 2015, 09:05:25 PM
Is that one of those lever type battery disconnects I'm seeing?
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 door decals on: January 22, 2015, 06:20:00 PM
Check here as this might help due to the pictures!
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: dz Carburator 4053 stamping on: January 21, 2015, 08:59:35 AM
Here's mine for an Oct 68 build 69Z.  Dated 872, July 2, 1968. If yours is 781, that would be Aug 1, 1967 and would make sense for an early 68 Z.
Just for clarification Jimmy for someone reviewing this in the future, 872 means 1968 July 2nd week and 781, 1967 August 1st week. Smiley
Would like to see the stamping on that early 781!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: January 21, 2015, 08:43:24 AM
you just looking for 69's ?
Yup, as far as I know, the 68's all used a stamped part number, 5045441 for non-RS (and I don't recall the RS version part number off the top of my head). Am not aware of a date code on them, although I have seen some ink-stamped numbers on certain motor casings; maybe the next member research effort?
The early ones I've looked at had yellow ink stampings with the Julian day and year but yes a different project! Smiley
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Force is back on: January 19, 2015, 08:42:55 PM
I never would have bought a Furd anyway so it's mute point... but now that Castrol has pulled out of sponsoring JFR and have quit buying their oil and other products..
I know its mostly a small and mostly symbolic thing, but I personally feel that if they couldn't support the most popular and best entertainer in racing - they don't deserve my patronage.
I have hear others gripe and complain about Force because he had so much money and won everything - but he wasn't always so successful and scraped and clawed away until he did start winning and made the most of his opportunities, and for that I think everyone who loves drag racing and how successful it has become, owes just a little bit of respect to John.
In person he is a very calm and likeable guy and easy going to talk with as I have found whenever I managed to find him in a quiet time (usually at BIR where the atmosphere is admittedly pretty laid back) and more than that, there is no doubt he puts a lot of time and money (lots of it his own) into keeping his family together and sharing his dream with them..
Just my 2 cents for what it is worth..   
X2, he has been a huge ambassador to NHRA and drag racing. Once our paths crossed and no one was around but he insisted on knowing my name and calling me by name which made quite an impression on me.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rare 69 Camaro Part on: January 19, 2015, 08:38:31 PM
That's the best one I've ever seen on ebay! That was cleaver and as Bill stated "funny!"
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1st gen camaro shop recommendations? on: January 18, 2015, 11:16:29 AM
Thanks for the input!!!

I do like the "pricing structure" of both grave robbers and AMD install center....I know each job is a little different but you can at least get halfway/ballpark idea of what the final pricing might be.

Only downside (at least for me) is that they are 2000 mi away Cry

Round trip transport cost would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $2000 and I'm thinking that would be money better spent on the job itself.

I've seen a couple in California and one in Phoenix just hitting the internet...anyone have any good experiences on the west coast?

There is no way anyone can give some type of price unless the car has been taken down to bare metal and a complete inspection and then still there can be many differences in bottom line cost due to labor hours, i.e. had to modify a repro fender or modify to have a proper gap, etc., etc.. Ball park values if given normally have a huge range from top to bottom and if not, I'd be concerned. The example given by Scott is exactly what can happen and I've heard & seen first hand too many stories & cars that have been at more than one shop. It can be a nightmare!  PM coming your way!
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vintage 1967 Yenko photo's on: January 17, 2015, 07:10:38 PM
Where is the car now? And thanks for the pics as we all love looking at back in the day.....
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: January 17, 2015, 08:47:56 AM
 The measurement from the bottom of the head, past the captured washer to the end of the threads = 1".  Looks to be right at exactly an inch... D
Hi George! The thing that makes them unique is the O.D of the captured washer which is around 7/8".
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: January 17, 2015, 08:29:10 AM
I used to have 20/10 vision, me and Chuck Yeager.. I would have made a great judge  Cheesy  But those days are gone, still no glasses at 54, but when light is low, need readers.
Also noticed some machine creasing, see picture.. D
I'm confident they are from the press dye when formed. Again, more than one dye being used I'd assume. JohnZ I'm sure could give some #'s on what was being produced as it had to be Huge!
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: January 17, 2015, 08:22:50 AM
Yes, they seem to be Sept of '69 dated wheels.    perhaps service replacements?    There were some full size Chevys (Impalas as I recall) that also used a 15x6 ralley wheel in some years... I'm thinking '69 or '70?  but I've no idea if those may have been DF offset codes also???   I'm sure the '69 date is why those wheels are not priced much higher...
Yes, they are service replacement wheels made in 1969. By 1979 they still had service replacements but the part # and wheel stamping had changed (not DF). Even the way the wheel was made had changed.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: January 16, 2015, 09:25:11 PM
With the number they made per day I'm sure or would assume that had more than one stamper. Wonder how many thousand they made a day?  Another is the location is slightly different and one is definitely deeper in impression. Glad you are not a judge! LOL
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