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1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N5672x7 - Muncie Transmission Case
« on: Today at 08:38:04 AM »
It probably wouldnít be cost effective to repair it, unless itís for your car.  If someone canít repair it on their own, it will probably cost $200 or more for a top notch repair. Of course much less if you can do it yourself.

Bill, any updates?  I agree with Kurt and if you try to do what Danny did, it wouldn't really hurt anything.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:52:01 PM »
Any possibility of dealers replacing stolen wheels with service replacements on new cars? Or service departments "borrowing" a wheel and replacing with a service wheel?

Absolutely. Hi-Perf cars were regular targets for thieves back in the day. There was an interview in one of the mags with a guy that worked at Gibb Chev; the ZL1s had carbs stolen right on the lot. A dealer in Detroit had 5 ZL1 Camaros stolen one evening.

Dealers regularly swapped wheels around. Someone posted paperwork from their Z/28 sometime back. Very likely they swapped wheels between two cars in stock.
Your comment Bill brought back memories from our Railroad Yard back in the day as cars came in on railroad cars and lots of stuff was stolen especially batteries.

When I was young (almost 50 yrs ago?).. :)    I heard stories about thieves hopping the trains carrying new cars, and dropping out Muncies.. they would then push them off the train when the train slowed and afterwards go back and pick up the transmissions...  I wonder how many Camaros ended up with the WRONG transmissions at initial sale time due to crap like this??

Possible. I have never heard of that. Might cause damage dropping a trans off a train.

Carbs, distributors, alternators, wheels would have probably be more likely targets.   

General Discussion / Re: team camaro Help
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:39:31 AM »
Dutch, reach out to Brian - 69pace - he can help. He posted above.

General Discussion / Re: team camaro Help
« on: November 03, 2017, 11:17:44 PM »
This site is not managed by the same group as but I will see what I can do.

Ok - I sent a message to one of the moderators, directing them to this thread. You should be hearing back soon.

He has been notified.

Garage Talk / Re: Tire age vs. risk
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:35:05 PM »
Bottom line:   If you are going to drive your collector car (or any car) with OLD tires at highway speeds..   it's much better to be SAFE than be SORRY!  :)

Excellent advice. 

As you say, my theory also, anything is possible.
Here I have two shafts from'67 L6/PG/2.73, and one from '68 V8/PG/3.08 - don't know the application of those shown - over 40 thing
Shafts measured from shaft yoke to shaft yoke, overall
Short one is 50 inches overall by 2 3/4 inch diameter
Long one is 51 3/8 inches by 2 inch diameter
Critical speed is dependent upon OD, wall thickness, material, and length.
Just my theory.

49.96 is the length for most 67 and 68 Driveshafts. The other one is too long for any stock 67-69 Camaro.

Are you sure on your tube diameters or are you measuring the yoke?

Thanks Chris, for Z28 I believe should be orange and white stripes. Faded orange can look like yellow.

Can you get a measurement center of u joint to center of u joint?  Thanks!

1969 - Orphans / Re: DZ Engine
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:36:40 PM »
Ron, I hope you post again.

Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:35:53 PM »
Dave when you find a current supplier for correct material, please post. Thanks

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Oil Question
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:27:39 PM »
My Z28 had a broken tip Oil dip stick I did a lot of research & bought a nos green tip I changed the oil & Put a long Gm Filter & 5 Qts of oil! Question Oil just shows at tip didn't these come come stock with a short oil filter so should it take 5 1/2 qts when you use the long filter? Tks Bill

Post a pic of the dipstick you have.

1969 - Orphans / Re: DZ Engine
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:32:06 AM »
Ron, itís the other way around when a problem typically develops.

Posting the VIN of a car and saying you need the Z28 or L78 or whatever engine, then someone can make up an engine, restamp it and then itís a problem.

If you post the VIN on the engine, there is only one match. No problem. 

Usually what happened when there is an orphan engine is the car was wrecked. But there are cases where car and engine have been reunited. 

Originality / Re: Help with Z/28 proof?
« on: October 21, 2017, 06:49:04 PM »
Each state is different and there are wide variations in what they can give you. 

General Discussion / Re: Quality Chevrolet - Wichita, KS
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:09:21 PM »
I know of at least one other car from that dealership but I donít have any information.

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