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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack -- Original color on: Today at 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...?   
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS/RS spec paint on ebay on: Today at 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...
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1968 SS/RS spec paint on ebay on: Today at 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
4  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
5  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.
6  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

7  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....
8  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)...
9  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.
10  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!
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: October 19, 2014, 11:46:58 AM
So what is a set of the same with Chevy pattern worth?  Smiley   
easy answer would be only what someone is willing to pay... Wink
This guy lists wheels often and it seems like double the price of what I have seen actual sets sell for.

I have seen American racing magnesium 200S wheels with a chevy pattern go for around $1200

I saw a set of of magnesium 15 x 7 mini lites with the chevy pattern go for $1800

Hope this helps

the fella running the ebay ads is a 'magnesium/?? wheel dealer'.... 
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: October 19, 2014, 11:22:07 AM
So what is a set of the same with Chevy pattern worth?  Smiley   
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 17, 2014, 08:19:48 AM
It's hard to measure with the fan installed.. Smiley   I measured 3 or 4 times and got different values each time...  I may have to remove the fan and do it right.. OR just take your word for the 1-5/8".. Smiley
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting Tag-Pre Z10 on: October 17, 2014, 08:08:39 AM
.. and in another 10, or 20, or 30 yrs... when it's all worn down again.. some new owner will see the 50/50-720 tag and assume he has a white/orange houndstooth car.. and restore it again... and people will have forgotten all about 'repro cowl tags...??
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting Tag-Pre Z10 on: October 16, 2014, 10:38:55 PM
Eagle eye Bentley!  Smiley

I guess the cowl tag codes meant nothing to this owner/restorer?   Pretty car, but wouldn't the value be greater in white/orange? Smiley
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