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1246  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Rockchester Quadrajet vendor suggestions on: December 25, 2013, 04:41:54 PM
Toss the Q-Jet into a trash can and get a Holley Spread-bore.... lol            you won't be sorry. Good luck.
Toss the Q-Jet into a trash can and get a Holley Spread-bore.... lol            you won't be sorry. Good luck.

At one time, prior to using a well rebuilt Quadrajet, I would have agreed 100% with this sentiment.. Smiley .. if *performance* is your only criteria, then I would probably still lean that way.   But, I have to defend the quadrajet a 'little'..   If properly rebuilt, and set up, a QJ can get very good gas mileage for normal driving and still run very well when opened up.  One of the main problems with 'old' QJ's is that the throttle shaft wears in it's bore, allowing leakage, so make sure you get that rebushed and fitted, and there are some other 'standard' fixes that a good QJ guy knows when rebuilding them.
1247  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible 6 cyl 3 speed rare?? on: December 25, 2013, 04:25:26 PM
I have decided to restore the car back to original and not modify it. I just don't have the heart to change anything on her. I'll let the next owner decide if they want to modify it. After restored back to its original condition I think it will be worth about the same as a base 327 convertible.

If your plan is to sell it..  purely as an investment, I seriously doubt that you will make more $ than selling it as it is now.   If some one has ever made $$ in the short run on an original car by *restoring* it.. I'd love to hear from them...?
1248  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My other 2 69's on: December 24, 2013, 11:35:01 AM
that thing was put in the trash many years ago... Smiley    Buy the repro and drag it behind your car for a few miles.. then bury it in your garden til next spring.. it'll look 44 yrs old after that. Smiley
1249  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My other 2 69's on: December 24, 2013, 11:25:23 AM
Well, the way I looked at it..   those wheels *belonged* to that car, and the new owner wanted it original.. (the guy I traded with didn't care.. and didn't deserve the original wheels)..  Smiley ...   

No, I don't think I have anything from your car....   Unless you wanna sell me some of the original parts from it?  Smiley
1250  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!! on: December 24, 2013, 09:13:01 AM
Does anyone have a RED and GREEN Camaro we can use as a 'Christmas Camaro'??  (actually I HOPE not). Smiley

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone on the CRG, especially the guys who founded it and keep it going, and who maintain it.. AND the people who so willingly share their knowledge and information and photos of their original cars and parts..  which helps all of us doing a Camaro for the first time..  Smiley

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season, and an even better 2014!!

GaryW
1251  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My other 2 69's on: December 24, 2013, 09:03:39 AM
When I traded my '68 Z28 for the '69 Z28 in 1976, the '69 had 'slotted Ansens' on it...   so after we began to deal on a trade, I asked him if he 'liked' the Ansens'..  He did.. so I suggested trading the '68 Z wheels to the '69, and the Ansens to the '68...  then he tells me..  'Oh, I have the original rallye wheels for the car in the garage.. Smiley    I ended up with both '68 and '69 sets of Rallyes (the '69's all dated the same, and obviously original to the car).. Smiley     ...  Later, after he sold the '68 Z28, and the young fella who bought it contacted me..  I gave him the '68 Rallyes, since he was interested in originality.  This was only a year or so later..
1252  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clones, tributes, recreations.. on: December 23, 2013, 10:46:02 PM
I love that white/black  sYc car.  *G*   and the rallye green Z28.   and wow, do your pix ever POP on that black background.  *G*
1253  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible 6 cyl 3 speed rare?? on: December 23, 2013, 02:03:54 PM
I don't agree with that...  modified camaros are available *everywhere*..  whereas Original ones are getting more and more scarce...
1254  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 survivor on Ebay on: December 23, 2013, 01:40:53 PM
There was also the orange/black Z28 a couple of years ago.. unrestored from NY state..  bid to around 80K and didn't sell...
1255  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 23, 2013, 08:32:39 AM
The only vegas which ever got a second glance from me were the Cosworth Vegas of '77 or so, and well set up V8 Vegas at drag strips (of course, nothing about them other than the body was 'vega').   Talking about your sloppy vega shifter.... the Ford equivalent of the Vega was the Pinto.  During the late '70's gas crunch, my car pooling buddy bought a cheap pinto to drive to work..  one day he shifted and the entire shifter handle came off in it hands..  he was holding it up wondering what to do for the next gear..  Grin
1256  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 1969 z28 on: December 23, 2013, 08:25:35 AM
here`s a pic of the engine bay, needs some smog and the factory chambered back on it and the hood hinges de-chromed. anybody know if de-chroming is possible ? also wondering if anybody can install new ends on my factory spring ring battery cables ?

Take your hinges to a local plating/chrome shop, ask them to remove the chrome and return to you.   I'd suggest a good degreasing and removing the springs first.. hopefully they aren't chromed? 
1257  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 survivor on Ebay on: December 23, 2013, 08:20:47 AM
Red interior original camaros are pretty rare, esp with white/silver exterior.  Personally, my favor car color combo is white w/red interior...  I think the late 60's was a 'black interior on performance cars' period.. or maybe it's still that way?  I know when I first saw my orange/black car and peeked in and saw the orange/black houndstooth.. my first thought was..  YUK..  Smiley    but it grew on me.. Smiley  and I purchased it.. (traded a Marina blue / black interior Z28 for it..).
1258  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: window washer questions on: December 23, 2013, 08:07:23 AM
Can someone show me a pic of the pump on the wiper motor? I dont seem to have that in my AM I only have a dwaring of the headlight washer arrangement. Is the pump screwed to the weper motor?
As mounted on the firewall....  and a couple of shots on the bench..
I hope these help.
1259  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: double hump heads on: December 22, 2013, 11:22:01 PM
There were two different HP 'double hump' heads.   Some were machined for 1.94" intake valve sizes, and were used on the 295/300 hp 327/350 engines, and others were machined for 2.02" intake valve sizes, and were used on the 350 hp engines (327s' used in Corvettes for 1967)...   The casting numbers and external appearances of these heads were identical as installed, and all were called 'double hump' heads for the casting marks on the ends.
PS.  Actually for torquey street engines, the smaller valve head is preferable (IMO)...  the large valve sizes are only beneficial at very high rpms and high horsepower.
1260  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 survivor on Ebay on: December 22, 2013, 11:15:42 PM
"Best color" , not mine but we all have our favorites. It's on my watch list, I am some what surprised it is bid higher than the silver unrestored Z that one of our fellow CRG members purchased. I am not sure I would attribute that to color, but who knows what a couple of bidders are interested in one month to the next.
I thought I saw this car on ebay last year, but I see a lot of orange with the black vinyl top so I may be mistaken. The odd colors are easier for me to remember...
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Hmmmmm..  maybe you are partially color deficient?       Smiley Smiley       and WTH do you mean by 'odd colors'??   Smiley
Is the '69 Camaro called the 'Hugger' or not?   Are there any other colors than 'Hugger Orange'..  with 'hugger' in the color name?  Smiley
It HUGS me...    very well.   *G*
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