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766  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 327 noise.? on: August 08, 2008, 07:39:16 AM
Does the noise occur when the car is parked and you crack the throttle? And can you hear it under the hood coming from the motor? Is it a steady or inconsistent sound? Yes, it is difficult as a "rattle" would indicate something other than the engine. Pointing more towards a loose baffle as the change in flow of exhaust and the motion and torque while driving distrupt the innards.
767  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Intake Manifold on: August 08, 2008, 07:24:10 AM
 It's been on the motor for 13K mi. already. Seems that it's worth a lot more to someone who can use more for origionality. Correct, found out the Air-Gap is not the way to go for my driving requirements. I like my low end. Thanks.
768  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wipers ? RS ? on: August 07, 2008, 04:25:32 PM
Nigel, In what catalogues are you looking? Mine all call for one switch type, but choice between imported or oem style. Perhaps the vendor you are dealing with is referring to a 68 RS switch which has vacuum ports. I just parted out a 67 RS and its the same as my non RS.  Scott
769  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Intake Manifold on: August 06, 2008, 09:41:36 PM
I have a 70 LT-1 intake(3972110 dated 10/20/69) on my 67 that I believe deserves a proper home. I humble myself by saying performance upgrades are not the area which my knowledge lies. My driveline specs are as follows: 67 327, .010 over, stock pistons, 63 vette heads, mild cam ( can't locate specs) stock dist. ( switched vacuum as John Z. suggested ), stock exhaust manifolds, Holley Street Avenger 670CFM ( should be 570 ), 2 1/2" Flowmaster w/ crossflow muffler, M-21, 3.08 posi(which will be changed to 3.55's or at least 3.31's.)  I know I should run a dual plane and is the popular Air Gap manifold a good substitute? I also have an older Edelbrock Performer but I don't like the fact it is dual duty Holley/Quadrajet. I drive my car, rarely beat it, cruise the back country roads. Or should I just run the Snowflake? Thank you, Scott
770  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Tail Light Bezels - Which Ones? on: August 06, 2008, 04:54:31 PM
I called Summit. They gave me Moroso's Ph # 203-458-0542 Guilford, CT ( one hour away-used to go to shows there in the early 80's) Best to go to source if you can. Summit has to pull one from warehouse through customer service. Tech rep. said takes a while.------------------Moroso Camaro Taillight Bezels
Taillight Bezel, Right/ Chrome, Chevy, Camaro 1968, Each
 8/22/08 $101.95
771  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: throttle and kickdown linkage question on L-48 on: August 06, 2008, 04:27:07 PM
Outside. Do you have the correct stud with the retaining clip?
772  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Tail Light Bezels - Which Ones? on: August 06, 2008, 11:53:00 AM
Jeff, Summit has both Goodmark and Moroso. $90 and $102 respectively
773  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Tail Light Bezels - Which Ones? on: August 06, 2008, 11:44:29 AM
Here is my present and past knowledge. Rick's gets theirs from the manufacturer which is right next door to them. I was under the impression that Moroso made the best. I had an aquaintence who was able to buy them directly 4 years ago. No longer. He claimed they were the best. Ground Up's sales rep. does not carry them (Moroso) and said they just started making them. Which is a contradiction unless there was a pause in production. I would like to know who has Moroso as well. Prices among dist. are inconsistent so homework is required.
774  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Major announcement, ...Camaro reveal 7/21/08 on: August 06, 2008, 09:53:32 AM
 Ahh, But the tech. is there and without enfuriating a huge political and economic stradegy debate(too late), The people controlling the economic plight possess the tech. to enable the production of high perf.,fuel efficient vehicles we desire. Audi's diesel high horsepower, high torque, fuel efficient street version motor( 500hp,738 ft. lbs torque, 23 mpg.) Race version R-10 runs on partial biofuel(118 hp per litre) and was most fuel efficient at Le Mans. And finished first. High performance, economic and eco-friendly cars can be produced for the mass public. But are not for nothing short of greed.
775  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color Change? on: August 05, 2008, 05:07:10 PM
 Well Mark, Thanks for the occupation info. That being said, Lose the blue and well...you know the rest.  Take care, Scott
776  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color Change? on: August 05, 2008, 02:16:10 PM
 This could go on forever. I agree with aspects of outlooks stated. Finances and money are relative to the person and NOT that simple.  The cars I have done in the past and made the most $ on are cars that were contracted on an hourly basis, no matter the hinderence. I have told people they can purchase a finished car for thousands less but they(not all) want it done anyway. 1st Gen Addict is right. The hours required to do a car top to bottom and make a  good profit is minimal if working outside these contractual parameters. Rollers are another story. Many  people cannot fabricate or paint but desparately want to build a car. Nor spend the $ to set up shop and acquire such knowledge for one car they want before they die. So they can buy a roller and put it together themselves. If your doing your own car it does not matter because you enjoy it. Even if you sell your own car you got to use it and $ will be returned. It depends how much your time is worth. If one is combining other aspects to the business the loss/leader business practice applies. What are you making on a yearly basis calculating the hours required? One car-one time resto and  quick profit? Rare indeed. I know a local gentleman who is able to locate desireable cars(Janes are out) in various stages of condition at shockingly low prices. And is fortunate enough to have a client/collector pay him hourly for work performed. But that's his profession through and through. I'm a hobbiest now mostly and on occasion will get something cheap, fix it and sell it. It comes easy to me and I can do it fast and right(Is there any other way?) And I'm sure a lot of you out there can as well.    Thank you,  Scott
777  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color Change? on: August 05, 2008, 06:28:40 AM
 The Board can give you a better definative depreciation figure. However, to what degree do you intend on taking the resto? Will all components be correct? Do you have any docs? Will it at least be an origional color to that year? You have to consider marketability. I do all my own work and my opinion does not represent the preferences of all potential buyers. Personally, I would prefer an origional color on a #'s matching or non #'s matching car. Or if you are building it for yourself. I have a #'s matching 67 Jane with POP that I will die with so I built it my way.  Also a Code 00 that won't be painted anything but, even if for resale. If you are being contracted by a client to shoot it a color of their choice,you may decide to do so. If a car were a Z, SS, COPO, L-30 or any other more desireable car color change would negatively affect the value of the car and it's marketability. Not to mention violate conformity ethics. If you can apply ethics to iron.  Scott 
778  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: August 04, 2008, 01:17:39 PM
 Thank you. That is now my understanding. That there is nothing different from a base model grille or a COPO Grille. I know COPO's just a drivetrain preference. I just posted the pic for additional reference for the guy re-painting his grill. That grill could have been for a base model as well. Fortunately,I have a neighbor who deals in COPO's and has a greater understanding of these matters like the members on the CRG board.
779  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: August 04, 2008, 10:29:34 AM
 Here's another COPO silver grille. Neighbor had center only. Silver was on base models too, Right?(Black,COPO and RS being the exception?)
780  Site Comments / Discussion / Test Drive / test on: August 04, 2008, 10:18:51 AM
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