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1306  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: intake manifold date code on: January 01, 2014, 09:31:01 PM
Also very difficult to check during judging, Scott..  Smiley
If you have it off the engine, take a photo, and show the judges the photo. Smiley
1307  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: January 01, 2014, 09:20:30 PM
Thanks for clarifying the issue with the Vega engine heating issue, JohnZ...  I *may* have heard that before in the latter days, but I heard so many others who owned those cars say the 'block warped'...  I never owned one or worked on one myself.  (My memory is OLD too) *G*
1308  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 01, 2014, 08:55:45 PM
Gary is yours going to be on the road this spring?

Maybe...  with a 350 LT1 in it, to work out any 33 yr old bugs in the rest of the car, but the 302 probably will not be back together by then.  I still haven't decided which pistons to reassemble it with (compression wise).. the 12:1 Forgedtrues I ran  I'm probably going to use the original exhaust manifolds and stock exhausts when I put it back together (although I'm torn between that and headers also)..
1309  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: January 01, 2014, 09:22:45 AM
.. and in the HOT states, as soon as the engine overheated one time, the engine *warped*.....
1310  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 01, 2014, 09:20:43 AM
Have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!
Drive those cars!

I can second that.. Smiley    Happy NEW YEAR 2014 to everyone on CRG.. and everyone driving a first gen.. Smiley
1311  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible 6 cyl 3 speed rare?? on: December 26, 2013, 01:39:06 PM
The word 'restored' to me has always meant 'returned to original factory fresh condition, in function, appearance, and parts'..  all original and 'as new'...  I think most auto enthusiasts embrace this or a very similar definition.    'Restified', 'rebuilt', etc..  all have totally different meanings.
1312  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible 6 cyl 3 speed rare?? on: December 25, 2013, 11:35:12 PM
I'd call that cleaning and repair.. not restoration!   Yes, cleaning and functional repair *almost always* makes sense... but restoration is VERY expensive...
1313  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.
1314  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...?
1315  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
1316  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
1317  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
1318  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..
1319  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*
1320  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...
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