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Garage Talk / Re: Attending Hot August Nights - Virginia City Nevada
« on: April 07, 2018, 03:48:41 AM »
HOT August Nights began in 1986, and it occurred on the weekend following a 'dual national meet' of the NCRS, and the National Nomad Club.  A memorable convention for sure with all the normal convention activities of both organizations along with a couple of joint activities, that concluded with a 'night in Reno' during the opening of the Hot August Nights (only one I've ever been to).   Many of you perhaps know of the *connection* between the National Corvette Restorers Society and the National Nomad Club... but if you don't.. the connection is the "Waldorf Nomad"... a 1953 Corvette Nomad show car prototype built by Chevrolet for showing at their annual show in New York (Waldorf Hotel).   That show and the interest shown prompted GM (Harley Earl) to make a decision to produce the Nomad wagon on the passenger car chassis beginning in 1955 model year.   They had three versions of the '53 Corvette (the convertible with removable hardtop, a 'fastback Corvette referred to as the 'Corvair', and the Corvette Nomad)...

PS.  I thought the first HAN was actually in late July... as that's when our conventions always occurred, but perhaps the two organizations moved the date and I'm just not remembering it...?

Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:23:17 PM »
repair original (always) if possible...

Restoration / Re: Reproduction 472 Intake Manifold
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:21:40 PM »
My money is on that part being on "backorder forever" status. 

I'm with Stingr69 on that one, and if it ever does come out, it will have obvious deviations from original...

General Discussion / Re: 68 z/28 question of authenticity
« on: April 05, 2018, 01:00:20 PM »
What 65 fullsize would come with a M22?

Probably an option with the 396/375 hp engine...  (In the Impala/BelAir/Biscayne line.   I DO remember 396 engines with 4 speeds being available in the '65 Impala...)

Garage Talk / Re: Article about piston ring design
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:41:00 PM »
It was interesting to me that the 'dykes' rings were not mentioned... (for drag racing purposes)...

Decoding/Numbers / Re: identification
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:22:32 PM »
Kelley,  actually I estimate 'production day' based on uniform production during the month of December, and then check the production days for the month of production.  Your car would have come off the line late on a Tuesday (10 Dec), or early on Wednesday (11 Dec) - ie. 7th or 8th production day.  If you have your NCRS production report, check this estimate against what your report says.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: identification
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:07:21 AM »
Estimate production date for VIN 'N553456'  to be 2nd work day of December:   ie.   3 December 1968  (a Tuesday).

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:23:57 AM »
The pad is 'too clean' in the photograph, and I can't see broach marks in the photo.  Can you take a higher resolution photograph, then clip for JUST the pad (the full pad), and then use a good resizer to size the file to 200Kb (or just below)...  You should be able to see broach marks in the photo if it's done correctly...

Original Cars and Details / Re: Family survivor 69 Camaro
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:04:16 PM »
Kurt, I see no numbers on the blades but may not be looking in the right spot. Where should I look? Do I need to take the fan and clutch apart for that? I was waiting on doing that until posting the pictures here.

Here are a couple of photos of mine, showing where the numbers on the fan are stamped...  EAch fan blade is stamped in the identical location on each.  There should also be a date code (H69) on mine.

General Discussion / Re: Unrestored Z/10 anyone?
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
Gary and I probably agree on more, than we disagree .... :)

It may not come across on the CRG, but through back channels we are usually on the same page.

Sometimes Gary has to take me out back and take the belt to me, eventually I come around... ;D

That must be a case of 'Age having it's privileges'...  :)

General Discussion / Re: Unrestored Z/10 anyone?
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:02:02 PM »
Probably so...  :)       J/K...

PS.  In actuality, Austin and I are friends, but each of us speak our minds... (and like most people, sometimes with insufficient thought before hand).. :)

General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:14:39 AM »
I agree with you Ed...  Inflation is a very bad thing.    It gives the false feeling that one is 'making financial progress', but really we are not..   what it does do, is reduce the value of your long term savings (from what it would purchase without inflation).   I think it only benefits those that are taking in today's money, and repaying back with long term promises of payments (ie.  government and big company retirement plans).

Mild Modifications / Re: Tri-Power 427 fit under 69 SS hood?
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:21:29 PM »
Dyno results on a cross ram on a 302 Jerry tested didnít show much improvement over a well tuned single Holley 4 barrel.

I wouldn't put one on my car is an NOS one was given to me...   I turned down purchase of a NOS complete system for $1000 many years ago for that reason (even though they were selling for more than that)...

If a single carb 302 will run to 10,000 RPM, then what rpm would you need to be running to need MORE fuel???  ;)

PS.  I do think if one wanted to run multiple carbs, then a tripower (3 two's) arrangement is the best one; they've been made to run very well on many different cars...

General Discussion / Re: Unrestored Z/10 anyone?
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:17:19 PM »
Austin...  :)      I'm in 100% agreement with you on all those points...   :)


General Discussion / Re: Unrestored Z/10 anyone?
« on: March 27, 2018, 03:10:06 AM »
Thank you Kurt...  It's surprising (to me) that there were multiple white w/orange stripe cars with black vinyl tops, whereas I think it would look great with a white vinyl top.....

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