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1546  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration/ vs preservation on: April 13, 2013, 10:40:32 AM
One can 'take care' or one can 'use it up'..  Smiley    *(junkyards are full of the 'used up' ones)..  or at least they used to be full of them when junkyards were plentiful..  Smiley
1547  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 12, 2013, 11:22:34 PM

Most of us with Camaros have well over $10K in just parts, not even counting our travel to shows and chasing parts and not counting the time invested in our own research.     
To those on the CRG who support us with INFORMATION on our cars - my sincerest gratitude is extended.

That said:  I think I'm done with this thread......
1548  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 12, 2013, 02:43:04 PM
Maybe you could provide the appropriate excerpt from the book here?  for all of us to see and discuss and understand?   i'm sure there was a reason for everything they did, and it likely had something to do with cost or efficiency...  Smiley
1549  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 302 DZ Valve adjustment on: April 10, 2013, 04:57:06 PM
I don't see how the lifters can cause loss of compression, UNLESS you have them lashed so tightly that the valves aren't fully closing.   ie.  If you have non zero lash at TDC, the lifters can't be the problem...
1550  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is This Real or Restamp on: April 10, 2013, 04:48:44 PM
Perhaps because people are buying 'dates'..  and the restampers put the dates in that they know people want??
1551  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z/28 YH Wheels on: April 10, 2013, 04:45:35 PM
I took comparison photos and measurements today between a May '69 YH wheel, and a Sept 76 FW wheel.  Basically, everything rszmjt has previously posted about teh differences is correct, wtih the only thing I noted is that I measured the width of FW slot slightly less than 1" (~ 7/8").    The length of the slots in both wheels is approximately 4" and the distance from slot to slot is approximately 3" in both wheels (no difference).    The differences are what he described.  1) 180 deg opposed reading of the stamped codes at the air valve, 2) difference in the narrow dimension of the slots (YH larger), and the different stampings inside the wheel.   
It should be far easier for all of us to determine wheel type from now on.. Smiley
1552  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black paint on rocker question. on: April 09, 2013, 11:25:00 PM
It's not three different *colors*, it's just three different surfaces which received differeing amounts of paint.   The rockers were pianted quickly apparently, and the more vertical surfaces got more paint then the horizontal and angled surfaces..  ie.   same paint..  different degrees of coverage. Smiley
1553  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 69 Z/28 SCCA Racers - Hemmings article on: April 09, 2013, 09:22:36 PM
Yes, I think Bob Mitchell ran at least one race in that car (maybe as a co-driver).   
Bob Christiansen ran 427's in his car in some IMSA/GT races later on, depending on the track.  I recall him having an aluminum 427 as well as a 'truck 427 iron block' that was his spare.  Interesting note about one of his 427 engines;  NASCAR racer, Jimmy 'smut' Means also lived in Huntsville, and in an emergency one time, 'borrowed' one of the 427 engines from Bob C.   Smut blew it up.... so that was one engine never heard from again.. 
1554  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black paint on rocker question. on: April 09, 2013, 09:17:37 PM
From looking at mine, I'm guessing it's the same 'black' used for the black Z28 stripes...
1555  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Lagod Trans-Am Camaro on: April 09, 2013, 08:43:28 AM
I really like that car... Smiley          How many races did it run in Trans Am?   How well did he do with the car?  Are the log books available with the car?   
1556  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Lagod Trans-Am Camaro on: April 09, 2013, 07:32:15 AM
that's  in it's original 'skin' ..  as a '68..  Does anyone know when it was reskinned as a '69?   If someone wanted to 'restore' it to it's former glory as a Trans Am racer, would it necessarily have to go back to the '68 skin?
1557  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: what engine motor mount did you use on z28 on: April 08, 2013, 11:18:45 PM
Optionally, use your remaining orignal good one on the RH side (passenger side of the engine) and buy an interlocking one for the LHS...  GM may have even swapped out some LHS units for interlocking ones during first year maintenance activity??
1558  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 1111480 distributor on: April 08, 2013, 10:52:42 AM
You could still buy them from Chevrolet a year or two ago... 
1559  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2013, 10:32:28 PM
.. instead of a loop, might have had just the same sort of angle iron lower stop that was on the Lagod camaro.. which was based on the tunnet being the 'upper stop'..  Smiley   
1560  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Lagod Trans-Am Camaro on: April 07, 2013, 10:25:42 PM
Hello S.A.Dunbar!~   Smiley
I've got a service duty disk brake rear (OTC) here that needs the 4.11 gears set up...  Smiley   When can you be in Alabama?  Smiley
Gary
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