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1261  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: how about this one on: September 28, 2013, 10:16:59 PM    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?
1262  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
1263  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 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
1264  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...
1265  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.
1266  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...
1267  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..
1268  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
1269  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
1270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vietnam Lost Films worth seeing.... on: September 26, 2013, 10:14:39 PM
I know this is not camaro related..... but I know some of you were in the" Nam" during 1965 thru 1974. And for you younger guys, you can see what  these brave men had to endure. Vietnam Lost Films. The Beginnings ( 1964 - 1965 ) 1/6  Terry P. S. How many times have we heard of the servicemen coming home and buying a camaro...
and many never came home..   and I heard of many, and know of at least one '69 Z28 which sat in his parents carport for many years.... in the last '70's, still waiting for the return that never happened....  It was a gorgeous azure with black vinyl top car..  that was one of the first Z28's I'd ever seen with the smog still intact, and I have no idea now what happened to it..   and forgive me for this one..  but in October of '69, while I was in the USAF, I ordered a lime green roadrunner HT... and I don't know where it is now either.  Smiley
1271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: date codes on T3 lamps? on: September 26, 2013, 12:14:40 PM
What 'T3' means..   *might* have to do with the filament size..  but I cannot find any confirmation..?
1272  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 CAMARO'S LEFT ON THE ROAD on: September 26, 2013, 07:54:44 AM
The noted damage is interesting, wonder if the broken motor mount had anything to do with putting the car in the water.
Didn't the broken engine mount issue sometimes cause the throttle to stick open, hence the recall to fit interlocking mounts?
Yes, a broken LHS motor mount *could* cause the accelerator to jam up (I had it happen to me with my dad's '63 Impala.. Smiley ...   but I doubt that would have been an issue with the car less than 2 yrs old?  and I don't believe it had a HP engine in it...  the mount could have broken as a result of hitting the water at speed...
1273  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69Z rear ratios on: September 25, 2013, 10:31:47 PM
Yes, it's possible..  although not the std ration (3.73 is std).   Posi was an option, and not mandatory for Z28s or any other model I don't believe...  although I'd bet 99% of Z28's had Posi...   3.55 would be good for the highway, but would likely be difficult around town given the 302 characteristics...
1274  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: date codes on T3 lamps? on: September 25, 2013, 10:17:39 PM
I can't believe I went downstairs to the garage to check this.   Smiley  I think I have a serious case of Camaroitis....

the three I have with correct T3 markings are a C, a J, and a K....
1275  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 25, 2013, 09:33:30 PM
No offense to Springsteen, but more than likely it would be THIS or THIS ONE.
Son, you're in a heap of trouble playing that loud music!  Cool

....Anybody here ever have American flag pants? I found a picture of me wearing mine. I'll have to dig it out and post it. I think it was even 1969 too.

Please don't!!  Smiley     Those days are best left WAAAY behind us..  *L*
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