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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: March 17, 2015, 07:46:18 AM
Well, it's a pretty car, very appealing in the colors/trim/etc..  AND it's one of those very rare Tonawanda DZ engines.. Smiley    but I can accept someone's poor attempt at a clone engine (99% of people know better than that!) better than I can that upside down seal on the air cleaner, which is seems that half of the people buying them don't know their up from their down!~.. Smiley
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: March 16, 2015, 09:24:56 PM
What is 'winter storage'??  does that mean it's stored in a snow bank or something???  Smiley Grin

I'm only teasing you northern folks of course...  Smiley
33  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Grandma's 69 Camaro - Hi, I am new to the Forum on: March 16, 2015, 11:26:04 AM
Would like to see some under-hood pics, if possible, especially the smog system and alternator setup. Joe.
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I don't have a smog pump on this car.  My dad remembers it never having a smog pump.  My great-grandmother bought the car new in California.  She lived in California until 1976 when she moved to Redmond Oregon.  By this time my dad was 19 years old and was into cars.  He doesn't remember it ever having a smog pump when it came to Redmond and he doesn't think there would be any reason for anyone to take it off if there was one.  I can't see any evidence of where it would be installed or any plugs in the head.  I realize that California has stricter laws about smog starting in 1968.  428 Cobra Jets all had smog because of these laws.  Did they have a law that was only required on so many cubic inches??
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My understanding is that auto trans versions of L6 and small block V8 cars did not employ a smog system... so if this is true, andthis car has an auto, then it should never have had a smog setup....  Is that true or ??
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where have all the RS SS's gone ? on: March 15, 2015, 11:48:35 PM
69Zee wrote:   " ... I'd say more in the line of a hoarder  Shocked of Camaros.  I found him to be very humble, a Camaro guy (no doubt) as he also had several 8x10 b&w, more brownish looking framed pics of him road racing Camaro's in the early 70's which was something I didn't want to bore you guys with..lol  "

I'd be very curious to find out his name... how many venues enabled one to road race Camaros?  SCCA, TA, or IMSA....?  Maybe his is a name someone here would recognize??  Smiley
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Current minilites vs JL-8 brakes? on: March 15, 2015, 11:04:27 PM
Hi Austin,

thanks for that link..  it does have some great looking wheels.  Is he making the minilite 'look alikes'?  OR is he selling the actual Minilites?  Minilites were always made in England (I think?) but there are distributors here in the states.  Do you have an idea of the PRICE for a set of 4 of those in magnesium??  Smiley 

Here are photos of the new Aluminum Minilites sold in 2008...  They (*appear*) to have more than sufficient clearance for Corvette brakes...
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Current minilites vs JL-8 brakes? on: March 15, 2015, 10:44:58 PM
Bob Shubin from Covina CA was the owner of a '69 Camaro who had a new set of them (back in 2008).  I sent him an email and this thread link and requested he provide an update if he can..  hopefully his email is the same now.. Smiley
37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Current minilites vs JL-8 brakes? on: March 15, 2015, 06:19:03 PM
The "minilite"design has varied considerable over the years with some shapes needing a bit of grinding to clear.    They sent me a go/no go drawing that says it should work but I would love to hear confirmation. 

WHO would they be selling 15x8 Minilites to other than owners of Camaros and Corvettes of that generation (late sixties/early 70's)??  One of the Camaro fellas (either here or TC) owned a set of them a few years ago... not sure I can find his name very quickly right now thought.   I think you are safe but I don't blame you for trying to make sure before shelling out the $$...
38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Current minilites vs JL-8 brakes? on: March 15, 2015, 05:45:57 PM
I cannot imagine that they wouldn't given the history of minilites in that size (and 15x7) and usage with those brakes,...but it would be a good idea to ask them (minilite)...
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: TRICO Wiper Blade Design Changeover in 1969 on: March 15, 2015, 09:20:19 AM
Posted by: Boston14 
"My car has original "blades" too.  Early 1969 built 11 D of 68 with peaked design and Trico made in USA on both ends. I think most people (like me) just replaced the inserts. That's why all the original "blades".  "
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Yes, I do the same thing the majority of the time, but occasionally I do purchase complete new blades or arms.    My Camaro has the original arms, but the blades on it are 'flat top' (not peaked), so I must have purchased new ones after I purchased it between '76 and '80.  I do remember painting them 'flat black' to reduce the glare...  Smiley

40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: TRICO Wiper Blade Design Changeover in 1969 on: March 15, 2015, 12:26:51 AM
45-46 yr old cars with original wiper blades?   Those cars must be totally rustfree as well, since they apparently have never been driven in the rain..  Smiley
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CHARLOTTE AUTOFAIR, APRIL 9-12 on: March 14, 2015, 01:22:07 PM
as Nike says..  'Just Do It'..  Smiley   and when you are questioned about it..   just answer..   'I got lost, and was hurrying to find my way again!".. Smiley
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CHARLOTTE AUTOFAIR, APRIL 9-12 on: March 14, 2015, 12:25:14 PM
Thanks.. Smiley   It doesn't sound so drastic as you describe it as it did from someone who was being moved from his long term spot adjacent to the tower.. Smiley
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro keys on: March 14, 2015, 08:36:43 AM
Hi Chick.  Thanks for the offer, but I was only curious if Chevrolet parts departments still did keys (as they used to).  

It's been years since I even thought of asking a Chevy dealer parts dept to make a key for me *(I think about 20 yrs ago I had them make a keyset for a '90 ZR1 that I owned and they did, but those keys had the resister codes in them as well!).  There's been so many changes within GM and Chevrolet these last few years, I thought this might have been one of those things that 'went' .. in their trimming down of services..

I have access to a local locksmith who can make keys to the older (55-57 keys) from the lock numbers, so I'm sure he can handle late sixties keys as well but I haven't had need to do that.  Last year he only charged me $10/key and included the original key blank for '57 chevy keys!
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 camaro keys on: March 13, 2015, 08:05:27 PM
I think you are right..   but does Chevrolet parts departments still make keys per those old codes??   I haven't tried that, as I usually go to a locksmith but originally they could and would at Chevrolet.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CHARLOTTE AUTOFAIR, APRIL 9-12 on: March 13, 2015, 06:31:52 PM
Phillip:  I understand from a friend who has swap spaces there, that they are being moved around from long term spots due to construction of a 'road course' within the infield?    Can you elaborate on what changes we should expect when we arrive this year??  fewer vendor spots? more difficult to rove thru the vendors?  or is the construction all finished now?
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