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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help please, decoding car on: January 07, 2014, 09:14:34 AM
thanks for all the info..  i guess ill go back to the original game plan of building what i want Smiley
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: January 06, 2014, 02:14:16 PM
looks good.

Im looking for info on installing a tach in mine and moving the fuel gauge for now..   I want the spedo, fuel, tach setup.

48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: rear end upgrade 1969 on: January 06, 2014, 01:57:19 PM
Thanks guys,

Ive been looking on line at all the different option.   I think from a time stand point and not much more money just ordering one from a online place is the way to go.. 
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: fuel pump died? on: January 06, 2014, 01:52:56 PM
thanks for the info.   we got that winter storm so i havent done anything to the car..    the filer is a metal container not sure whats inside it..  

So if the ethnol ate it what are you guys running?   

50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 06, 2014, 01:51:12 PM
I hope the one the public gets runs as good as the test cars.  I had a 11 SS that was very slow..   took it in a few times and GM said nothing was wrong with it.   the wifes denali would hurt it feeling and im guessing my company work car would have given it a run for its money... Sad

On a side note, have you seen the youtube video of the Z28 going around Nürburgring, 
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / rear end upgrade 1969 on: January 03, 2014, 02:45:39 PM
Hello guys,

I want / need to upgrade my rear end.  Its currently a 10 bolt and some one down the line has swapped some of the suspension.   Im not sure where to even start unless i just take everything off and start with nothing. 

Ill get some photos so you can see what im attempting to type out lol.. 

I have the rear axle,  it has one leaf attached to it on each side. 
then it has big traction bars.  the traction bar on the passanger side is bent inward.  Im not sure if it can be made straight again or not.   
At any rate the traction bar is bent, so when it rotates upward to hit the leaf spring it missing it, which causes the car not to go straight even thought at its current state it doesnt have enough power to be a big problem lol.   

It also has air shocks, and sets of sub frame connectors. 

What i would like to do is swap to a stronger rear end that live with a bunch of abuse.   Ive looked on e bay and other web pages but they all offer differnt lengths,  some say they are out of other cars and can be interchanged and some cant.   
then in the local paper there is a ad for a few 12 bolt rear ends out of different letter body cars.  So which letter cars work on the camaro?   
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: How to make chrome parts looked brushed? on: January 03, 2014, 02:17:24 PM
im sure you have already tried something but plasti dip clear will make  chrome look brushed.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: January 03, 2014, 02:14:05 PM
lol... just remember to step WAY out with shorts on...  On of my kids burt there leg in the vette.  Now they open the door and jump like the car is going to explode in a movie...   
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: January 03, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
Yea looks good.   I have headman side pipe headers on the vette, but wasnt sure if they would clear on the camaro..

Dont you love that,   its new  then you take it apart and its not.     
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: January 03, 2014, 10:22:48 AM
I havent done anything yet...  i took the kids for a ride saturday and it died,  will not restart..  i guess the fuel pump gave up Sad

56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / fuel pump died? on: January 03, 2014, 10:20:26 AM
anyone ever have stock fuel pump just quit while driving down the road?

The car was running fine and just quit,  would not restart,   I figured that maybe the gauge was broken and I had ran it out of gas,   So we pushed it to the gas station and filled the tank,  it only held 9 gallons so I wasnt out of gas. Fast forward car will not restart.  I pulled the air cleaner off and gave it some gas, but no fuel comes out of the carb.   The "eye glass" is about half full, but again no fuel spraying into the motor from the carb. 

Im guessing that mechanical fuel pump has died,  or i maybe it has something huge stuck in the fuel line?   Ive never had a mechanical pump die so this is the first for me.   Speaking of what causes one them to quit?   
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 454 engine on: December 31, 2013, 10:23:43 AM
yep,   and if you want to go a lot faster later on you already have a big motor to start with Wink...  TH400 are grate trans,   Also dont cost a lot to beef up
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clones, tributes, recreations.. on: December 24, 2013, 10:31:03 AM
I think it depends on how the clone is done.   

Yes every time you get on Ebay, or autotraderclassics there are cars listed,  and most look good..  But most are thrown together to make a buck..    Ive seen only a few cloned cars that have had the time taken to make them correct..    Now would i be in for a cloned 69 copo,  YES..  But i would want it perfect,  chalk marking, correct wheels, correct 512 block,  stickers,  winters castings and the CHAMBERED EXHAUST!!!    That blows my mind when i see them on line..  people will pay $3-400 for a steering wheel then slap $69.99 flow masters under it.. 

i've been down the road of matching number perfect cars.   Yes they are nice to look at and talk about and see the look in people eyes as they are day dreaming about your car,   BUT,  in terms of Mid Year corvettes, 
I have a lot more fun,  a lot more stories, and lot more rummors floating around town and with friends of beating the ever living snot out of my dads old 67 vs perfect car   

To me its just hard to enjoy a perfect car,  your worried about everthing,  water, a rock chip,  if the exhaust gets to warm so it bakes the coatings,  etc etc etc..  Where as my dads old abused car,  I have no problems loading a friend up and side stepping the clutch at 6 or 7000 rpm and letting it eat.. That car has been abused from day one,  crashed a few times, and put up hurt, wet and sore a bunch of time...    Does it look bad,  YES, is it cool, YES!    With that said i do set back and look at the car,  and wish that it wasnt cracking,  wish someone had not keyed it a few years ago,  and bla bla bla...    But at the same time,  its fun.   Its like nice garage find / dont give a crap look lol..   

I have a neighbor that love cars, and has the money to back him,   In his ware house he has two or three shelby cobras,  a bunch of mustangs,  GT500-350 etc,  a few porsche speedester,  two 300 Sl gulwing cars,  a ferrari daytona  and the list goes on and on..   His daily ride is a 15 year old S class benz...  every now and he will go buy the house in a "cheaper" car from his collection..      But if that was Me,  id have a factory five or something that was exact clone of my cobra,  Id probably also do clone of that 300SL Wink   
I bought my 69 camaro, to do a copo clone.   I wanted it exact,  have thought and planned for years on what to do and what i want and where to get the parts.   However ive changed what i wanted now do to what your saying that everyone wants to clone one, or has cloned one.   

My game plan now is still a copo clone,  wheels, paint interior,  i want to do the base car,  no console in the floor,  might even do radio and heater delete.. 
I want the chalk marking in the places you can see them and they will not wash off..   

But do a 632ci motor (or bigger) paint it all orange ( i know i know)  dress everthing on it correctley to look like the 427,  stickers and all,   then back it up with a tremec TR6060 or that T56.( 6 speed, close ration option,  same as M22 1-4) Either a ford 9 inch or maybe a 12 bolt,  with 4:10 or 4:56 gears,    then top it off with that new FAST fuel injection that looks like a carb....  build the motor on a 11.1 compression sp its pump gas friendly and go play dirty pool Wink

59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: December 24, 2013, 09:44:57 AM
to be honest i would have to go look,  I want to say its a holley street advenger? and i think the intake is a Edelbrock.     Its probably a good carb if everything is fixed,  but ive never had good luck with electric chokes, and vacuum secondarys.   I have a Holley 850? double pumper on the vette with manual secondaries.  I never have a problem out of it besides the usual adjustments for weather. 

There is a 850 for sale in the local traiding times,  but thats over kill for the camaro.   
on a side note i did run across a two 4's on a weind manifold and two stage direct port kit with optional fogger set up...   But considering im pretty sure this a stock motor with a cam,  it would go bad in a hurry lol..     

I just dont want to spend a lot of money on the car at this time to get the little problems worked out.   I bought the car for the body / frame to be honest,  and i got lucky that it sorta runs.   Id rather go cheap /used and make it reliable to drive for now,  and save my money for big and better parts,   Then again ive thought about just taking to the lake and putting it into storage until i buy all the parts...       

The game plan is a real real big big block, with a 6 speed and prob a ford 9 inch,     or reuse my current 496ci motor thats turboed,  and 4l80E,  not sure a manual will live when banging gears under boost.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: December 23, 2013, 10:09:42 AM
well i had time to look at mine this weeked..  first off i only know a little about carbs,

 #1,  if you take one apart make sure your kids arnt around or it will never go back together!

 Anyway,   i had a freind help me and pretty much the carb needs help.    the choke is electric and has been bypassed.  then for the stumbling he adjusted a buch of stuff with no help.  next it was take apart and cleaned,  no help either.. 

He said from the looks of it,  i need a accelorator pump,  a cam something, and a few other things...    So i think im just going to buy a new carb that isnt a eletric choke and a vacuum secondary,     
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