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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Nice documents on this 1968 RS/SS 396 on: June 30, 2014, 01:36:19 PM
Not often you find a car where the owner seems to have saved everything like this one.
Did the dealer always take a POP imprint when the car was in for service, or did this car have a lot of warranty work done?

Perhaps CRG can use some of these docs for their files. They all look legit to me. What do you guys think, legit or not?
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ron Pratte collection on: June 02, 2014, 01:17:41 PM
Here is another article with some pictures of his collection. I do not see the Green Z in any of the pictures (including backgrounds).

Is his collection open to public viewing?

Interesting how the article comments on how he cashed out of the home building market at just the right time. I hope his timing of cashing out of the car market doesn't follow the same course!

It will be interesting to see the net profit (or loss) of his collection over the years.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Rear bumper and front export model???? on: March 14, 2014, 08:29:18 PM

i have a question , when i look at the AIM UPC 14 for my 67 rear bumper , the screw at the corner is located at the top of the bumper. but on my export model the screw is below the bumper Huh?

where are yours??? is it possible that the export model have a special bumper ? or a mistake in the AIM?


The rear bumper has a drawing error in the 1967 and 1968 assembly manual. It is correctly drawn in the 1969 version.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Temecula ROD RUN on: March 10, 2014, 12:00:37 PM
Good times for sure. First gens were well represented. We had 2 67 rs/ss, a 6 cyl 68 and my 69 Z all pretty much lined up together and there was probably at least 20 or 25 in total at the show.

Hey, I stopped and looked at hose cars! I bet you guys where standing right there and I missed the shirts. Next time I will look for CRG or other Camaro enthusiast shirts.

It was a good show, however they changed the spectator parking and it took forever for me to get parked. The town has a PA system and during the walk from parking to main street I could hear the typical car show Doo Wop music playing on it. I was pleasantly surprised by the various live music acts playing mostly rock instead of the doo wop. Cool
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: eBay picture on: March 08, 2014, 04:03:52 PM
It is normal to have this slight skew in the drive shaft because the pinion is not centered in the rear end.

36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Sinkhole in the Corvette Museum on: March 04, 2014, 07:29:01 PM
I am not sure why they thought it would be a good idea to start and drive the car before thoroughly checking it out, but they probably won't try that a second time. Look at the massive oil leak when they drive off. Probably shut it off just in time before running dry.
Don't these cars have a low oil pressure warning?

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37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Were 'Pacesetter' VIN's period different? on: February 23, 2014, 10:24:52 PM

NOR 158332

Sold by elitecards on ebay Oct 13, 2013 for $45,100

(just for the archive)
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Lifetime Warranty on 1968 Camaro on: February 04, 2014, 12:15:18 PM
Never seen that, but did they actually charge extra for that?

It seems it would pay for itself due to clause #2 that requires you to pay full price for inspection, oil change, and prescribed maintenance every 60 days (regardless of mileage)!

That, and clause #7 where they can cancel anytime with 30 days notice really makes this just about a worthless gimmick.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original 67 327 ? on: February 01, 2014, 12:37:35 AM
Nice looking car.  The engine numbers are certainly inline with what is expected to be original. Just no proof that it is. Sometimes that's the best you can do.

I understand how some people insist on having the original engine when the most common first question asked at a car show is always "is it numbers matching" even when that person has no real idea what they are looking at. Why is it so important to you on a non high HP car? The value in this car is that the top goes down and it's a sharp looking blue!

I see the buyer paid 39,960 with fees at BJ in 2005, but that also means the seller sold it for ~32,900.

Also looks like it also sold at another auction just before BJ where the current owner bought it. Perhaps a dealer/flipper. What do you think it's worth today?
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 1967 Camaro "ME" Engine Block on: January 25, 2014, 11:23:58 PM
Auction has 42 watchers on ebay.

Probably 42 guys with old ME blocks taking up space in the garage and hoping there is good market for them.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: January 22, 2014, 07:35:30 PM
The source I'm getting my imformation is very knowledgeable and I had him restate the information that was to be provided. I believe these GM records are from a different dept/source from where the corvette records were obtained. 

That would be fantastic. It always seems like the Corvette is GM's favorite so for Camaro owners to get a more detailed report would be quite an accomplishment.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: January 22, 2014, 07:29:31 PM
Ragtop was this what you got for $50.00?

It's not mine, but I have seen several Corvette NCRS shipping reports and they all look like this.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: January 22, 2014, 03:45:23 PM

68 Rag:

 I was given the info from an NCRS member who is involved with the program. BTW the wholesale invoice # and body # may be one in the same. 

He may be misinformed. Can he provide you with an example Corvette document that shows more information than this?

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: January 22, 2014, 12:23:40 PM
My understanding is that the documentation being released will not identify options, but will provide dealer with zone# , wholesale invoice # and body #. Perhaps more information will be available or found in the future but that is what I've been told will be provided on the April launch date.

Is your source an insider at GM or just a guy who heard from a guy who read it on the internet?

I ask because that is different information than what is stated in the OP and in the link provided to the service. It says nothing about wholesale invoice # and body #.

Shipping Data Report Service: The information consists of the dealer code, dealer name, dealer address and the date the car was produced.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: If Anyone is Interested in a 67 Pace Car on: January 21, 2014, 12:49:03 PM
While searching the VIN of this car, I got 2 hits. One was this thread, and the other was a website rating this thread and selecting the winning poster. Odd. What the heck is this?

Are we all being judged on our posting skills? I guess I am going to have to practice being more "engaging" without being to "controversial" lol.

And congratulations for winning 69Z28-RS. Better luck next time Mark and 1968RSZ28.

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Total authors:  10 authors  
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Analysis:  The sentiment of the discussion, that spans over 3 days, is neutral. The discussion is quite engaging but isn't controversial. The user 69Z28-RS, was very engaged. It got people interested in the discussion. We find the discussion interesting and original.  
Awards:  The following users won the first, second and third place as most active and engaging users:

 1st Place: 69Z28-RS
 2nd Place: Mark
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