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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat Camaro 'Motherload' on: October 23, 2014, 02:57:44 PM
An email from Heartbeat Camaro today described and listed his newest 'Mother load' of Camaro parts..

They might have bothered to spell it right ("mother LODE", not load), but it's a little late now.  :-(

I agree John..   in fact, when I typed it here, I first spelled it correctly..  then changed it to the way they spelled it.. I suppose they were making a pun..  meaning the lode was a real LOAD..  *L* 
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Heartbeat Camaro 'Motherload' on: October 23, 2014, 07:09:41 AM
An email from Heartbeat Camaro today described and listed his newest 'Mother load' of Camaro parts.. JL-8's, cross rams, u name it.  he's got it all in NOS or used form....  I'm glad I don't need/want any of it because I surely couldn't pay the prices... Smiley
.. but maybe some of you guys can..?

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=0e54b3d7-7b64-4d24-802b-0645f2fd2fff&c=3dac3880-4dd0-11e3-967b-d4ae528eb27b&ch=3ebae960-4dd0-11e3-96ff-d4ae528eb27b

http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/motherload/motherload-page/index_5.htm

http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/motherload/hbc_nosrarepartslist_web.pdf
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack -- Original color on: October 22, 2014, 08:23:41 AM
I went and looked at the paint I used..  which was the closest color/shade to my original jack... and it was 'Rustoleum Gloss Arctic Gray'..  purchased at Lowes I think..
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: finished EO Z/28 on: October 21, 2014, 12:22:16 PM
Clem,

Thanks...   It's pretty as a picture..  Smiley     Pass along to Brad that we are all hoping we will see it at the nationals one day... 
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS/RS spec paint on ebay on: October 21, 2014, 12:20:47 PM
I like the car. But some work has been done to it. Bottom of hood should be painted black.
6K redline?

Kurt,

Do you think the 'special paint' operation *might* have included the bottom of the hood as well..?   It appears to have been painted for a *LONG* time under there..    There's also the possibility that it was a special paint, but not *that* special paint at the factory... and the current owner is *assuming* that blue was the factory sprayed color...  Not many can look at a nice paint job and tell whether it's 45 yrs old, OR only 41 yrs old.. Smiley
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack -- Original color on: October 21, 2014, 11:30:32 AM
Yes, it was light gray, but I can't tell you a paint code..  I was unable to find a proper original factory reference when I repainted mine..  I just found one that seemed a close match to an original jack/base that I had...?   
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS/RS spec paint on ebay on: October 21, 2014, 11:27:16 AM
It struck me as a car that had been loved and enjoyed over many years...  not as a show car, but as a 'member of the family' that you jump in and go do things..  and those kinds of cars get 'modified' in small ways
over that many years.. Smiley

The engine issue sounded to me as if it *could* be the correct engine, although I didn't see any images of the pads or dates etc...
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1968 SS/RS spec paint on ebay on: October 21, 2014, 07:52:46 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331351097448?forcerRptr=true&item=331351097448&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:SS:SS:US:1120

I'm more attracted to these type of cars than I am to restored cars....   it's likely a personal problem.. Smiley
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Local Car Show This Past Sunday on: October 20, 2014, 04:54:26 PM
I think Im gonna do a LS swap with twin turbos to fill the gaps.  Once that is finished I plan on doing a suspension upgrade and shave the door handles, chop the top 2" and put recaro seats in and mini tub it for 20's
I don't think I've ever seen a chopped top Camaro.. Smiley     go see Jimmy in Ardmore.. Smiley
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Touch up paint on: October 20, 2014, 12:05:04 PM
The factory pack for your paint might be a 'phantom, but I'd bet you mean 'fathom green' for your paint color?  Smiley

http://www.69pace.com/paint2.htm#1969p

You can drive your car to a local paint shop.  Go to the one who sold the paint for the repaint if you know it.   Otherwise, I'd suggest a PPG dealer (because that's my fav brand). Smiley     They can take a reading off a nice clean spot on your paint, and mix up a small batch of paint for you and either put it in a spray can, or provide it in a small can for use with a tiny brush.  My supplier will mix as little as 2 oz, which typically fills a typical spray can (if that's what you want/desire), but for small chips, using a toothpick or a tiny tip brush will work best IMO.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Local Car Show This Past Sunday on: October 20, 2014, 11:58:10 AM
Nice photos, and the 'green machine' looks great, Darrel !

You need to keep us informed BEFORE the show, so we might can come too!  Smiley
I went all the way to Sevierville, TN for the Muscle Car Expo this weekend... 

great weather for a car show both places it seems.. Smiley

12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking for recommendations for poly locks for use with 302 on: October 20, 2014, 11:52:29 AM
I don't have pictorial evidence of the first time I had a 'poly locks' failure, as I was driving my '70 Z28 and one came off suddenly.. leaving me stranded until another '70 Z28 stopped to help me (what's the chances of that?).. Smiley

But pictured below is the last time I got stranded, my son in law and I were headed to the Good Guys Nostalgia meet in Bowling green KY in 2008 I think it was..  when one of his backed off.. leaving us stranded along I-65.   Fortunately we had chairs in the truck, which made it a bit easier while we waited for the truck/trailer to come get us... and take us back home to get a different vehicle...  Smiley

first photo:  It looked good when we started out.. Smiley
2nd photo:  After only 35 miles up I-65.... Sad
3rd photo:  .. waiting glumly....
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Parts Help on: October 20, 2014, 10:43:04 AM
I agree with James... I strongly prefer restoring a factory original part over using repro (due to the above described problems)...
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Parts Help on: October 20, 2014, 09:50:23 AM
The quality of a part doesn't depend on 'who sells it', but who makes it (if you're talking reproduction parts)....  Ask others, go to shows and talk to the fellas about the parts they  bought..  inspect them..   find out the manufacturer, then find your best price.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking for recommendations for poly locks for use with 302 on: October 20, 2014, 08:44:10 AM
I've had BAD LUCK with two different types of poly-locks many years apart; left me stranded both times!   so my recommendation is STOCK CHEVY FRICTION NUTS...  new ones....  they won't move much, and if they do the movement is so slow that you have LOTS of warning, when the 'poly unlockers' come off, they do so VERY quickly.... with no warning whatsoever.. maybe a couple of seconds!

IMO:  poly locks are worse than worthless!
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