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76  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 19N646881 Muncie found on: September 19, 2012, 09:41:30 AM
I have a 69 Muncie vin# 19N646881 P9EOB its a M21 email is rwhoag1969@verizon.net
This trans is in my car keeping lubed and ready to run
77  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 17, 2012, 05:09:37 PM
tighter fit = more friction, lower horsepower, lower RPM... 
this is going to be a driver,   I'd really like to see that comparison on a dyno LOL less clearance than forged yes but there is still clearance - more friction from the rings than the piston
78  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 17, 2012, 07:39:13 AM
after thinking more about the use this 302 will get I am thinking more about the Ricks pistons - correct dome , tighter fit, less oil consumption - who has used these? what ring thgicknesses? 3/32 or 1/16" ? I really cant find any more specs on them but I did find that Summit Racing carries them
79  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 14, 2012, 06:07:19 PM
Sealed Pro used to be made by TRW..  but that was long ago..?
sealed power or speed pro?
80  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 12, 2012, 09:19:41 PM

Copy this into your browser...This is a set of used of .030 JE piston for sell...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DZ-302-PISTONS-/290772270972?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43b360bf7c&vxp=mtr

Eddie
OK what can we tell about these pistons JE appears to be a good brand and idea what compression these may be or the specs on them?? price seems reasonable
Speed pro is all i have found and they are discontinued I would figure that these would be fine but need a little milling down to 11:1 they are listed at 11.8:1 any machinist know how much needs to be milled down? I believe they are at about .400 - so down to .250?
81  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 12, 2012, 07:52:44 AM
anyone have thoughts on the speed pro pistons available now with the coated skirts? they show 11.8:1 w 64cc heads I assume i would need to mill them down to get 11:1
82  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 11, 2012, 02:51:12 PM
I have looked at the Hypereutectics and they are also avail, thru summit for about 40$ cheaper. I am wanting to stay forged as OE and I dont think the ring thickness will matter it wont get alot of miles on it
83  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 11, 2012, 01:02:21 PM
Hello guys I am looking for recomendations for pistons for my 302 +.030 build - I have searched, I spoke to Jerry M (he recomended J/E pistons but I cant see $1200$ for a set of race pistons for a driver) I know they say TRW or Speed pro have wrong ring grooves 1/16" vs 3/32" but is there anything wrong with them? plans for my car is for cruise nights and some trips in my car no drag racing (not official anyway  Wink  )  what have Y'all used on yours and pros/cons? and whats the stock dome height .250? I want to be at 11:1 no decking done to DZ block
Thanks
84  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: windshield lower trim screw size and type info needed on: March 13, 2012, 10:27:16 PM
that's a good article but didn't see what fasteners I'm looking for
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85  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: windshield lower trim screw size and type info needed on: March 13, 2012, 06:09:01 PM
I searched that and got this thread- nothing else
86  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / windshield lower trim screw size and type info needed on: March 13, 2012, 02:59:27 PM
ready to install windshield trim and as you know the lower trim has clips and screws to attach to the cowl. I have searched forums and venders and what i have found is they are 5/16" hex head screws anybody know what size screw and the length? pics would be nice if you have any too!
87  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '69 Fathom Green SS 396 Picture on: November 29, 2011, 02:02:33 PM
FWIW I dont think the tailpan was black on a Fathom green car. I know the riockers didnt get black painted either
88  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67/8 Cowl Hoods, Factory? on: September 26, 2011, 07:39:45 AM
Thanks Jon.  It's good to know a '68 Z/28 was the first Camaro to wear a cowl hood.

I love it!    Smiley

Paul
might of been the first on a 68 but I'm sure they had to test fit it on something. It was Factory installed on my car proving again '69 is the best of the breed
89  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Seat foam and springs. on: September 16, 2011, 03:49:37 PM
I had bought a new seat bottom springs and new cushions and had a local guy install them, I have to say they look good BUT the driver side does not match the passengers side ?? never thought about that and was at least 10 yerars ago- car has been sitting - I wonder if after use it may take a better set to match pass side whick I think looks normal
90  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ. 302. Camaro on: September 06, 2011, 09:54:49 AM
I saw this car on craigs list - not too good, it sold tho, a buddy was going to look at it I'd say 3-4k tops he listed at $6500 was burnt years ago and been parked in garage
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