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General Discussion / Re: Factory to Dealer delivery
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:56:51 AM »
I have agreed to buy cars 'while they were enroute, or still on the transporter'..  subject to clean up and inspection .. of course..  Time doesn't have to be a long time.  Some cars sit on lots for a while, and others don't.

Originality / Re: 1970-1974 Z28 wheels - color...
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:50:04 AM »
Thanks for the information on the paint and painting suggestions!   I think the wheels look as good/better than any I've seen painted...


Originality / Re: 1970-1974 Z28 wheels - color...
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
James,  I've a set for a '72 SS/El Camino I need to paint, and I've had the same issues.   I like the results you depicted...   Are you going to share the correct formula you used?  :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 70 Z28 pad engine pad
« on: February 02, 2019, 04:07:33 PM »
Those 'marks' are totally UNLIKE any broach marks I've ever seen!   :)

I would NOT consider purchase of that car based on the information you've provided!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:50:29 PM »
It should get them in financial trouble as soon as they purchase it!!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:07:49 PM »
"In the late 1970's early 80's the car was mated with another 69 Camaro body. "

That's the line that I like...  :)  ..  in my mind, I'm seeing an old cut up ZL1 car, all worn out from it's racing life to that point...  and a nice bodied 6 cylinder Camaro...  in a dark room.  There are some noises during the night, and then.. the next morning... ..

A Shiny new ZL1 emerges!  :)  (Did the mom/pop survive?).. :)

The story goes on to tell of a couple of additional new 'incarnations'... (maybe that car is the 'original 4th generation ZL1'???

PS.  I've got an original '69 Z28/RS which I would allow to MATE with your (female) Camaro, so long as I get my alpha male Z28 back unharmed.. (If it's smiling, that's OK!)..  the fee for this would be... hmmmm.. what's a good fee for a known good stud Z28??  :)

Mild Modifications / Re: Alignment to Weld Spring Perches
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:51:27 PM »
When you're setting up a part, it's just as easy to do it 2 deg as 0 deg, but not so easy to mount a new perch at 2 deg for a 'hot rodder', and in hot rodding  I really doubt the 1/8" to 1/6" deviation of the perch as the spring goes thru it would matter (much).  Maybe the rubber cushion will 'wear out faster'??  When I cleaned up my rear end/springs/etc, I used the original cushion as it was good!

Mild Modifications / Re: Alignment to Weld Spring Perches
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:48:35 PM »
Measure the spring mounts in the vehicle. Are they the same width front and rear?

There not the same, that's why the 2* angle is there. Important.
Over a 48" length (~ spring length) that's about a 1.5" offset from rear to front.   Is that about what you measured as the difference between front and rear spacing Mike?   But it's only about 1/8-1/6" difference thru the 4-5" length of the spring perch.  With the rubber 'cushion/spacer' involved, I still think it would not cause a problem to mount the perches straight ahead... (ie. perpendicular to the axle).

General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:38:50 PM »
Good resource. I didn't think to check eBay. I wonder if their track bite product was around back then

I don't recall what they called it, but I'm fairly certain that VHT sold a traction compound around 1970.. and earlier.

Restoration / Re: 69 RS reverse lights install question
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:06:06 AM »
Don't we all want what we haven't got?  :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: TT and Engine Stamp Opinions
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
The dates line up (engine assembly, VIN); the broach marks look good.  The only issue which jumps out at me when viewing your photos is that there are 'gouges' or ??.. over the DZ application code, those could be due to some careless person scraping the pad?? A very close examination of that area would be in order.

Otherwise I don't see any issues with the stamps, nor do I see any problems with the TT, (but I'm not a 'repro TT expert'...    it looks real to me.

PS.  Your car probably completed assembly on 3 or 4 February (about 2 weeks after the engine assembly date) which is very consistent with other cars.

General Discussion / Re: Looking...
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:57:48 PM »
  New to CRG, but not to Camaros.  What happened to the days you could trust someone and buy a real Z?  Ive been looking for another nice Z.  But there always seems to be something awry, or to good to be true.  Currently looking on Ebay at a Dover white Z with orange houndstooth interior.  Supposedly 1 of 3.  Cowl tag matches description.  Anyone seen it?   If anyone has any leads, let me know.......Thanks

The white '69 z28 with orange houndstooth sounds like the one I saw at the VOLO museum/sales in Volo, Ill a couple of weeks ago (and I'm sure glad we went up there THEN and not now!  :)

Is this the same car, or have you found another white/orangehoundstooth z28??

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 186 heads
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:15:09 AM »
If I was really energetic I would look back through my old Hot Rod mags and find the article for the company that made the kits to plug the original plug holes and redrill with the angled small plugs, which mimics the configuration that GM started in the early 70's (better flame pattern during combustion in the chamber). Screw-in inserts and a drill bushing/fixture to drill the holes, wish I could pinpoint the year and look it up. My Hot Rod subscription started in '70, still have them all (like an idiot) up until 2005, give or take a year or so. 


One 'like an idiot' to another.. :) ..  I Have THOUSANDS of Car magazines (back to around 1978)  I finally stopped HRM, CC, and PHR a few years ago but all those magazines organizes mostly by year/name.  I need to let them go, but can't imagine trashing them!  Woe is me...   :(

Mild Modifications / Re: Alignment to Weld Spring Perches
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:56:56 AM »
I agree; besides a tiny lateral torque on the center of the leaf springs, it would have no effect, and I doubt you'll ever know of the issue...

General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:51:32 AM »
So the car had the console gauges and tach from the factory?

So the hood tach was used for line of sight I am guessing.
(I thought fuel pressure gauges were the only gauge that had to be mounted outside the passenger compartment)

Also, even though the car was sold through Clippinger Chevrolet, and they oddly ran the front plate and frame, I am guessing it was not tied into the dealership at all?

The additional 'hood' tach was probably used so the driver *actually* knew what the engine was turning; the factory tach wasn't/isn't suitable for a racing application where one really needs to KNOW what the engine is turning RIGHT NOW (not a couple seconds ago)...

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