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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / CAMARO Performers Jan. '14 issue pg. 16 on: December 28, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
  I usually don't buy this mag., CAMARO Performer but my brother-in-law gave me this one as a Christmas gift.  Looking through it I found on pg. 16 in an article titled Off the Line, a Rare colored photo of a 67 Camaro on the Fisher Body side of the LOS plant.  They say that they assume this is very early in production because there is only one worker on the line.  I am going to try to scan the pic. and post it here in the near future.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!! on: December 25, 2013, 07:21:38 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all here, and YES, a BIG THANK YOU to the guys who founded and maintain this site.  I for one have found a wealth of information here like none other!
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: starting my resto on: December 24, 2013, 01:12:00 AM
1st thing I would recommend is getting lots of different size ziplock bags or what you prefer and storage boxes or totes to put components in and a log book to write down different aspects such as making diagrams, documenting part #'s, etc.. along with taking pictures of everything,even stuff you are not sure of their significance. Make sure they are close up, detailed pics too as to see how stuff was mounted,how it comes apart and markings and paint details. Buy an AIM and put it in the reading room (translates bathroom for me) and study it as compared to what you are dis-assembling. If you damage a bolt or anything save it as well in the baggies to compare when you replace with like kind.Save all old gaskets and weatherstrip as samples to compare against replacements. I feel a complete dis-assembly is the only way to do a quality job, but you better decide before the 1st bolt is removed if you have the fortitude and funds to see it through and this may be a long term process. The less you remove, the more compromised the quality of resto, as masking around stuff is usually harder and more detectable as amateur-ish. If you do not feel you have the stomach for this, then my advice would be to leave the car alone and keep it original refurbishing only components needed to make car function well. The next step would be to study what parts are available, their costs. My own preference would be used good parts opposed to reproduction or carefully considering the quality differences which are almost all covered here on the site in forum posts which will save time and money by doing your homework first, except for soft parts like weatherstripping were NOS or good original is hard to find and cost prohibitive for most. Be  aware that it will cost about the same whether it is a Z or a 6 cylinder with the exception of some engine components so a restoration has to be a passion with the understanding that the whole endeavor probably will cost more than what the end result will be worth.The word restoration is mis-used as it means to restore as original. Good luck.
Very well put!  Couldn't have said it any better.  I have restified my 67 from the Ground up, every nut, bolt, screw, etc., and I could not have done it to the degree I did without the advice of members here.  Thank you all!  If you want to do it right, the key word is "Do your Homework".  And quite often double, and triple check your Homework.
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clones, tributes, recreations.. on: December 24, 2013, 12:58:06 AM
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*
Both cars very nice!! Really like the Rallye Green Z
Agree 100%, those are some awesome looking cars.  A friend of mine in early 70's had a Rally Green Z like yours (minus urethane bumper) sitting on 15 X 8 in. 'Vette Rallys, always loved that car.
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Carburator Restoration on: December 21, 2013, 12:17:59 AM
Where are you located?  This place is north central IL., he restores a lot of Carbs. for Corvette (they're pretty picky).  He has 3 different levels of restoration, level 3 every piece is plated same as original.
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Back up light switch 4 speed help. on: December 20, 2013, 12:07:20 AM
Rufcar, is your car now a floor shift?  Or are you returning it to original?  If it is a Floor shift the switch down at the back of the Trans. will probably work much better for you.  As for power to the switch, if you're not concerned about original, you could splice to any wire under the Dash that is "hot" only when switch is on.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bucket Seat Back teather cable on: December 19, 2013, 01:48:52 AM
Thanks Tim, it looks exactly like mine.  I bought it, 'cause it's rare to find 'em.  And it looks to be a very nice original. It took 2 years, but CRG comes through again.  Thanks Guys for keeping this alive!
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 15, 2013, 11:50:50 PM
I can feel for both sides of this discussion, but for me personally I think my Mom once summed it up pretty well.  "I don't think they will ever build a car that you guys will leave the way it is"!  My brother and I have both bought brand new cars an brought them right home and put on Mag wheels and different Tires, etc. the very same day.  Thus, why my car is the way it is.  There was nothing Rare about the car as it was, so why not?  BTW, my brother and I are in the group were in our teens  when these new, so IF we had bought one of these new in the day it probably would have ended up exactly the way it is now.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible 6 cyl 3 speed rare?? on: December 15, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
5,600 Converts. with 6 cylinders is about as far as you are going to be able to break it down, Chevrolet didn't keep records showing different combinations of options.  There are a few people on here that can give you a good guestimation, % wise.  Maybe one of them will chime in.  Welcome, and sounds like a nice driver.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 12, 2013, 05:33:55 PM
Like I've recently posted: let them kids get in there and "play" with the tools. A disturbing trend with the younger guys coming on my department is they have no mechanical knowledge what so ever. Or any other trade---too much xbox. I had a young guy scared to check the battery on a truck ,thought he'd get shocked. I yelled are you @#@ with me  ? He truly was embarrassed. Had to show him he would be alright. Double major from college, turning out to be a good firefighter and knows the trucks now. I introduced another one to the $$ savings in doing your own auto repair--he's now assembled a nice little garage in money saved---and proud of what he's working on. I guess having a father who was an industrial mechanic paid off a bit.(not always fun)

Bigger picture, problem solving and analytical skill sets are developed ,not to mention knowledge in physical science---explain how and why. Plus the 'cool pictures' when they were little! And your spending time with your kids.  win-win at any age
  I have swapped and rebuilt motors and Trans. with all 3 of my boys.  And have taught my 2 girls how to check all fluids, etc. under the hood, and they have come back to thank me.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 12, 2013, 02:21:53 AM
OH, and yes, my '67 is my own personal "Time Machine"!
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 12, 2013, 02:17:27 AM
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...

I have let both of my 18 year old Grandsons drive my Camaro and they love it.  They're both off to College right now though and the car's put away for a long winters nap. And I've given a bunch of the younger ones rides too, they love it when I "git on it".  I've attached a pic. of the one older Grandson when he was about 4, I had a '89 Camaro  at the time and let him go up and get the trophy.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 CALIFORNIAN Camaro Show Car pictures from 1967 New York Auto Show on: December 07, 2013, 02:40:57 AM
Very interesting. Th Californian car and the others look like they got some serious polishing and most likely a wet sand. I have never seen pictures of any new Camaros from back in the day with that munch depth and shine in the paint. Also check out the lower front valence panel, it has much smaller/ narrower cut out than the stock model. Also the ride height on the cars seems quite high. Look at the gap between the tires and the top of the wheel well opening. Since they were car show cars, I wonder how real they were and what mods that had. I am wondering if they were even actual drivers or strictly display?
Mike, I also noticed the smaller opening in the lower valance.   On a original valance the opening goes up behind the Bumper, on this car they removed the Bumper, filled the upper part of the opening and painted the stripe on below the Grille.
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 on the main page on: December 06, 2013, 11:48:29 PM
Nice Steve!  Thanks!
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 passenger exhaust manifold pic on: December 05, 2013, 12:22:28 AM
Maybe this has already been completely resolved.  After doing some checking I believe #3887023 Heat valve was used from '67 to '69 on all Smallblock Camaros.  I am seeing also that it is called for from '64 to '72 on Smallblock Chevelles and Novas.  As for orientation pics. in replies #30,#33, and #45 all seem to be the same, on the outside parallel to the frame, with the heavy "weighted" end of the lever pointing back towards the Firewall.  Jerry McN. also has a Blue unrestored  '67 Z28 on his website that appears to have this same orientation.  Maybe he can chime in, or give him a call.
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