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16  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....
17  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)...
18  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.
19  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!
20  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'.... 
21  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   
22  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
23  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...??
24  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
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: need distributor and qjet carb tune for 1970 350/300hp - Detroit area on: October 16, 2014, 10:36:18 PM
I'm betting you meant 'Correctly'...   rather than 'Corruptly'??  Smiley
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 09:17:30 PM
69Z28-RS,

I noticed Phillip head screws holding the housings onto the bezels.  Are these correct for originality?  I thought the fasteners were hex head zinc screws?

Bernie

I bought those from a racer friend, and then sold them.  I know very little about '67's.. and only noted that the taillight housings seemed in very good shape...
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 10:50:42 AM
Attached is a photo of the back of a pair of '67 TL housings which came from a race car (long ago take offs) that I think might be representative of 'original'??
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 16, 2014, 08:31:31 AM
Guys,
What's the distance between the mounting points on your clutches? This is something I've been meaning to add to the article for a while...     Thanks bergy for the pic to modify. Smiley

Kurt,

I measured mine this morning; it was sort of difficult with the clutch mounted to the fan, but I think I got a good measure at 1.5" (or very close to that).

Sch Prod Date       Model       Fan PN(date)   Fan PItch       Clutch (date)            Mnt Pt. Distance
09C (18Sept69)           Z28        3947772 (H69)     2.25"         EATON CV (H21J)          1.5"
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 15, 2014, 03:07:21 PM
Sarge,

Per the CRG info, and your photo, you have a Hayes-Albion mfg fan, and those aren't stamped...... explains why mine and yours are so different.
When you get a chance, lay it down flat and measure the height of the highest part of a blade....  since it's a late car, it should be 2.25" inches..
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 15, 2014, 06:29:22 AM
Sarge,

Pictured below is my original fan; the areas along the blade edge which has the paint partially removed is where the stamped numbers are.  All the blades are stamped identically in the same location on each.  Note:  Mine is a late car (fan dated H69) and is a 2.5" pitch.

I notice the rivets are totally different between your fan and mine.   Different manufacturers??
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