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91  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
92  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
93  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 $6500 was burnt years ago and been parked in garage
94  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: D80 included??? on: August 31, 2011, 07:32:50 AM
I was told years ago that if you bumped a curb with the spoiler that the support rods would do a number on the sheetmetal- bend fender? seemed to make sense to me so I had never installed the rods fearing this. had thought about using nylon bolts that would break away saving the sheet metal- any thoughts on this? I will be driving my car and I'm carefull but you know "stuff" happens
95  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 12 Bolt Axle GM issue Pinion Yoke on: August 26, 2011, 07:47:39 AM
10 and 12 are different but 12 bolt car and truck are the same. most fit smaller 1310 u-joints and use outer clips. there are some for the 1350 joint but seem hard to find some list as a 70 chevelle 12 bolt BB yoke. Aftermarket make some h/d yokes if you looking for original look for truck 12 bolt yokes.
96  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Nova Fold Down Rear Seat Fit Camaro? on: August 26, 2011, 07:35:47 AM
the nova hatchback does not have the rear package tray.  my be an issue may not since they bodies are similar it may be able to work - i think the biggest issue you will have is height where it meets the package tray
97  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 69 DZ Block 19N687352 on Craigslist Vancouver on: August 26, 2011, 07:27:24 AM
my sept C 69 car is vin #685xxx this vin was after mine and stamped in late july seems awful early for that build date for that vin#- any thoughts?
98  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Engine value to Z28 owner on: July 22, 2011, 04:40:41 PM
I know this is an old thread but with distributors and alternators bringing 1000-1800$ and thats for a dated component-no serial numbers then I would think that a born with block would be the "Icing on the cake" to get the only block the cars was born with would be worth 4-5k, course if the owner of my block would offer that I'd probably choke on it.
99  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My 69 not that much fun anymore on: July 22, 2011, 03:23:47 PM
the thought of having a perfectly restored nut and bolt car is to me just a thought. I want a driver- a nice one but not perfect - chips/dings be damned! I'm not going to live forever, My son can do with it what he wants when I'm gone
100  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Power Steering Gear Box on: June 09, 2011, 07:58:03 AM
The manual steering arms will work, but are probably not the ones you want for the faster steering ratio.
you can make it too fast, I did the Iroc swap on my 69 Nova with the longer pitman arm but not the short steering arms - you dont want the car twichy or too fast ratio do the gearbox swap then the arms later if you need more
101  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Power Steering Pump Filter on: June 09, 2011, 07:52:30 AM
if its a driver I'd say run without one -the factory never had anything
102  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Frame connectors on: June 09, 2011, 07:51:07 AM
Ive used DSE's on 2 cars now and would do it again IMO bolt an are useless and hang too low just make sue subframe is where it needs to be, run solid bushings. they drive like no other F-body I've owned
103  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 z28 inside the trunk on: June 06, 2011, 12:36:23 PM
Does the Camaro's Plus paint need to be sealed? I just got a quart from them
104  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Future First Gen Values on: December 30, 2010, 08:44:23 AM
My son has been around my cars all his life and he's hooked too. He's anxiously awaiting for me to pass my cars on-which is a good thing maybe he will get them running Smiley I think the demand for the muscle cars will be around as long as the baby boomers are. Although fewer and fewer will know how to fix them. when I started dating my wife in 79 I told her I had a Z28 and she was expecting the car Spicoli totaled in Fast times at Ridgemont, she looked at my 69 and well, you how the nose turned. She has come around. Its all about the history - Kinda a shame that there is no Z now but what they are planning sounds good! 
105  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 169 Cowl Induction Hood on: September 22, 2010, 12:45:15 PM
the first one I bought from a dealer was like 122$ in like 1978 ahh the good ole days
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