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1231  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Radiator upgrade on: September 30, 2013, 10:31:31 AM
But does this part start radiator fan when temp gets to a certain point? I'm trying to figure out why the fans are not kicking on.

I assume you realize that is NOT a factory part?   that is an aftermarket part which goes with most of those other aftermarket parts shown in your photo.  Early Camaros use fans driven by the motor, NOT electric fans.  Did you drive the car in the Texas heat before you bought it?  Did it overheat then?
1232  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 L89 Camaro barn find????????????? on: September 29, 2013, 11:28:18 PM
MT indicates 396/375 in '68 (assuming it's a big block).   I am not familiar with the big block casting numbers, but was the 3916321 casting used for both 396's and 427's?? 
1233  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / I own N553530 on the list on: September 29, 2013, 10:25:56 PM
If you didn't buy the POP, you should..  I'd pay quite a bit for the original POP for my car if it were to turn up...  Smiley
(124379N686647  if anyone has it... Smiley
1234  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 L89 Camaro barn find????????????? on: September 29, 2013, 10:22:06 PM
Although the factory did not install 427 engines in '68 Camaros, unless my memory is failing me, some of the high performance dealerships were installing 'new' 427's (whatever options desired) in '68 Camaros for their customers; dealers like Nickey, Baldwin Motion, etc.   Those dealerships *may* have stamped the VIN's on the blocks since they did provide some type of warranty (although it was shorter than factory I believe)..  Smiley
1235  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / I own N553530 on the list on: September 29, 2013, 06:11:43 PM
If you have the original POP, it will have the information on the original owner..
1236  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Solid lifter valve adjustment 69 302 on: September 28, 2013, 11:17:07 PM
"when they need it"...?    not sure what the manual says, but I'd guess it depends on what type of rocker nuts you are using (gm, old or new?), or 'lock nuts'?    and it probably depends greatly on how you drive it.    the only issue I've ever had was when I tried to use 'lock' nuts, because if the locking part looses, the rocker looses very quickly (bent a push rod in my case), and the same thing happened to my son in law when he used the after market 'locking' nuts'.  So I prefer 'new' friction nuts from GM... and if they need adjustment, you won't break something, you'll just maybe get a little clatter which tells you 'time to adjust'...
1237  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: how about this one on: September 28, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=207776    Go over to "TC" and read the story on the 69 Z/28 Barn Find. Very interesting story and good reading if you can put up with "Motorman's" attitude.

FYI..  'Motorman' (Clem) is a great guy, and knows more about cars and engines (especially performance) than probably any 10 of us on this site..   He 'developed' that 'attitude' due to his belief that he was being called a 'liar' some some parties, or not knowing what he purchased, when he knew damn well what he purchased.   He told me about that car (along with John Z and others) several years ago, well before this issue came up on TC and here.   I'd advise Clem to 'let it go' and people will come around, because his story is correct and anyone who isn't 'color blind' can tell that even from the photos that were posted on TC.   and I'd adise others to give Clem some credit, and not get on his case.   HOW would you react if someone called you a liar or a 'no nothing' in a public forum?
1238  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z/28 firewall crayon marks, question? on: September 28, 2013, 10:09:39 PM
Tom, that's the only explanation I can imagine why 'GM' would be written *anywhere* on a part as they are describing....   Smiley
1239  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ302 scam block? on: September 28, 2013, 10:07:58 PM
Thanks Rick. That's really all it takes. As the saying goes, 'you can take a horse to water but you can't make him drink'...or something like that.

I do have someone looking to purchase it actually...as of a month ago anyway. He's in California I believe. His job has him tide up the last time we emailed each other. I actually have the block and the crank. He's been trying to figure out the best method to ship this across country and for me to get it there safely or not get it lost or stolen.

Just make sure you insure it for the sales value, and if the block and crank are shipped separately, then insure them separately.  It's hard to believe but UPS can actually LOSE an item as large as a V8 head shipped in a head box....  Sad
1240  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Gas type on: September 27, 2013, 10:39:47 PM
That depends on the 427.. and the compression.   *factory* 427's  ('66-'69) were built with higher compression (10.25:1 or higher as I recall) and would not run very well on 87 octane; probably would not run well even with 93 octane.   But your engine has probably been rebuilt by now, so you should check with the seller as to the compression ratio and what fuel he runs.  Go for a ride, listen for pinging or detonation... which is bad...
1241  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ302 scam block? on: September 27, 2013, 02:07:31 PM
that photo is not sufficient to see existence (or not) of factory broach marks.... which is one of the keys to identifying original engine stampings.
1242  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: September 27, 2013, 12:29:28 PM
I haven't worn it since washing the first time, but the label says:   FRUIT OF THE LOOM, Heavy Duty Cotton, 100% cotton...
I didn't see anything saying 'pre shrunk'..  but I'm sure Steve will answer that when he comes online...
1243  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vietnam Lost Films worth seeing.... on: September 27, 2013, 11:37:16 AM
Hi Darrell,

I was only in Texas during basic training..   Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Mar-May '68...  Smiley
The Azure '69 Z28 was in Huntsville, AL in the late '70's when I saw it sitting in a carport; stayed there for a few years, then disappeared.   I WISH I'd followed up more often than I did..
1244  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: September 27, 2013, 10:16:51 AM
Anyone care to post a pic of the final product?  As many have already said thank you and thank your wife as well. 

I'm not sure if Steve or Phillip are online, so I took a couple of photos of the one I got from Steve this past weekend...  attached..
(Steve may post much better pix later -  this one was right out of the dryer... Smiley
1245  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need paintcode for 67 CC ermine white... on: September 27, 2013, 09:29:06 AM
I totally concur with Sauron's statement...   "Not sure why you want to use BC/CC when shooting a solid color. If additional UV protection is preferred, you can cocktail the last coat/coats of Concept with clear."

This approach will give you the best looking paint possible IMO... Smiley
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