CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 26, 2014, 04:41:38 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
106611 Posts in 12428 Topics by 4790 Members
Latest Member: gmein
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12
151  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How FAST Do You Drive? on: May 08, 2008, 12:32:36 AM
Hey, we all got stories. My first camaro was a 68 350 auto with 373 rearend. Gas cost 79cents a gal. Hell, I was on it all the time! One late nite after swing shift I was tired and onery and came off the light smokin rubber L60 15s through 1st and 2nd screamin 6500-6800 rpm let up about 1/8 mile saw the flashing lights and said !(*^%$#$%! The officer stated  " Decided to let all your ponies gallup at once eh?" I said yeah you got me, rough nite tonite. He noticed my address was 2 blocks away and said " Take em on home and put em away." Cool cop, I watched it a bit closer after that nite. My latest purchase is a 69 SS X55 Convertible. No plans to light em up, just do some topless cruisin.
152  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Update on my restoration project. on: April 23, 2008, 09:44:38 PM
Big project! Lookin' good. I'm partial to #40 butternut yellow too, it's original on my 69 SS Vert. Best of luck and keep the pics coming.
153  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Under Coating on: April 20, 2008, 02:03:01 PM
Hi, I'm going through the same thing. I have an X55 SS vert from AZ. Extremely clean, but that Arizona desert dirt acts like an undercoating too. When I bought it I had to steam/pressure wash and it came out damn near perfect, one thing though, it took alot of the black paint with it. Any suggestions on repainting the undercarriage and engine bay so I don"t ruin the original look? This too is a #s matching original car. It does have 1 recent repaint in #40 original butternut yellow.   Thanks
154  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Exhaust Options on: April 08, 2008, 10:48:10 AM
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I don't want to stray too far from the acceptable. I appreciate your input.   
In NCRS Corvette judging, any stainless steel component (exhaust pipes, gas and brake lines, etc.) automatically gets a 50% points deduction; the original exhaust pipes were all plain carbon steel (and the suppliers will make systems that way for an extra charge), but most guys use aluminized steel exhaust systems and take a 20% "finish" deduction rather than deal with the "instant rust" issue that occurs with plain carbon steel pipes. Don't know how Camaro originality judging deals with stainless components.
155  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Exhaust Options on: April 06, 2008, 11:52:56 PM
Anybody have a preference on replacing exhaust with aluminum or stainless steel. I'd like to keep it as it came off the lot but I believe stainless is better. Would it count against me at a show? I'm new at  restoration and originality and want to replace it as correct. I'm learning as I go and you guys are pros. Please tell me what you think.   Thanks again, John
156  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Exhaust Options on: April 06, 2008, 11:31:23 AM
Hey Jonesy, Thanks for the info. My chrome tips are angled also. My car is getting some outsource work on it right now so I'll have to go see how far back the chrome goes. Those links you gave were interesting too. Do you think I should go aluminum or stainless on the exhaust. I'd like your opinion. Thanks,   John
157  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Exhaust Options on: April 05, 2008, 10:44:10 PM
Hey Jonesy,
     
        I, nor the others see any weld lines. These ends looked dipped. The car is a 05d  69 build. How clean were these welds? Maybe we all need glasses!!!!!
158  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 Exhaust Options on: April 05, 2008, 06:12:00 PM
Hey Everybody,

            I'm getting ready to purchase and install a new exhaust system and wanted to stay with the stock exhaust I bought it with. I am the second owner. The question I have is this, was there ever an option for a 69 X55 SS to have chrome exhaust tips? Mine do. They are not welded on, the few people that looked at it says it's the original exhaust but wasn't sure the factory would do that, however, the dealer might have. When I replace the exhaust I want to leave it the way it came off the lot.        Thanks, John
159  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Subframe Bushings on: April 03, 2008, 12:42:31 AM
 Thanks Paul, At least I'm on the right track.
160  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Subframe Bushings on: April 02, 2008, 12:06:13 PM
Hi Guys,
           I'm currently going over my new purchase of a 69 Convertible X55 and have a few questions I hope you can guide me through. This car is extremely stock and original. I don't want to change anything that would deter from the originality factor so that's why I have these questions.
           1st. My car came with dealer installed air.  Right now it has the regular radiator with a cooler installed in front of it and a flex type fan replacing the stock original fan back in 69 when the dealer installed the air. The current radiator has some problems.  Question is, should I replace as is and leave it as it came from the dealer, or upgrade the radiator. I would like to just replace the original thin radiator with a correct 4 core radiator. I believe this would help keep the car running cooler and not deter from it's originality to much.
            2nd. I have to replace the subframe bushings. Question is, should I go with correct rubber or aftermarket poly? I'm getting different opinions on both good and bad.
            3rd. I have a small dent in the oil pan by the drainplug and it is not seating tightly. Should I pound it out and keep the original or just put the correct new one in?
            The rest of the car is in great condition and I want to leave it as it came off the lot back in 69. Please give me your opinions on these repairs/replacements.
161  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: engine origin on: March 30, 2008, 07:29:00 PM
Thanks 
162  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / engine origin on: March 30, 2008, 01:20:22 PM
 Hi Guys,
        I took delivery of my 69 SS Convertible Camaro and was told by the seller that the motor was assembled in Tonawanda. Is there some significance to this. The engine # does start with a T and the build date is correct. This is a # matching car. I was just curios about the significance if any.       Thanks.
163  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: rear mud flaps for 69 on: March 18, 2008, 10:44:24 AM
Hideous X 2    Got it, Thanks again
164  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: rear mud flaps for 69 on: March 17, 2008, 02:23:54 PM
 Thanks
165  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / rear mud flaps for 69 on: March 16, 2008, 05:48:44 PM
 Can anybody say if there were a rear mud flap option on a 69 or dealer option? Thanks
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.084 seconds with 18 queries.