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976  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 04, 2014, 06:22:28 PM
I removed my original wheel and measured it the same way; slightly over 2.5" to the front face of the center, and almost 3" to the deepest side of the back.   16" diameter wheel.   What is the diameter of your wheel?
977  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: January 03, 2014, 11:38:37 PM
Nah.. . the covers don't get that hot..   just try it without the covers, just the exhaust pipes.. and see how that feels!!  Smiley
978  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 03, 2014, 11:36:00 PM
It's difficult to tell from the photos you included, but that wheel doesn't look like an original rosewood wheel for a '69 Camaro.  In fact, even the dish appears deeper?   Can you measure the dish so we can compare?   
979  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Disassembly of brake booster on: January 03, 2014, 11:28:26 PM
Already had it rebuilt and plated and disgusted with what happened. Friends seen it and wondered if it was done with Eastwood paint.
I have it in vice and going to see what happens.
Who did that for you bill?
980  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 02, 2014, 08:28:26 PM
Sure..  come on by! *G*..   another pair of hands is always welcome..  Smiley
981  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 02, 2014, 08:23:31 AM
so do you have the body back together after cleaning it?

body?    front clip?    Smiley    No, the front clip is still off, although my 'hesitation' to start reassembling is the only  thing holding that up..  that and lack of space in my garage to move big parts around.
982  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: January 01, 2014, 09:50:50 PM
I'd love to have heard it full bore..  getting a *double shot* (of his baby's love) .. Smiley  .. from those dual Holleys..  Smiley
It takes a LOT of horsepower and a lot of RPM to justify all that cfm... Smiley

I like his music too.. and he's obviously an afficionada... Smiley
Wanna buy my old Dual 1219 ?  Smiley
983  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
984  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*
985  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)..
986  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*.....
987  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
988  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.
989  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...
990  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.
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