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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 09, 2013, 04:00:05 PM
Upper control arms were assembled to the shaft with the bushings, then dip painted black. Ball joint added afterwards. So the shafts were painted to begin with but it did not adhere well. If you look closely at the Hot Rod test car it is apparent.

Very well done engine bay David!

Thanks William!  I have a very high regard for your opinion and I definitely appreciate your input.  I have learned an incredible amount on the CRG and I still have a lot to learn.

I have two more engine pics:






32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 07, 2013, 09:54:30 AM
Here's a better engine picture. If anything is not correct, please let me know.  I know there are a few things that I still have to fix.  Thanks!

33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro Z/28 Original Transmission and Axle ratio combination on: November 28, 2013, 10:51:40 PM
BE or BV or QY is 4.10 ratio.

I voted "4.11 rear" since it's the closest one, and I have a BV code with a M21.




Not quite sure what you mean. 4.11 is not an option from the factory or in the poll.

Thanks for fixing it.  Google's cache shows it before the fix: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.camaros.org%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D11532.0&rlz=1C1BLWB_enUS541US562&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.camaros.org%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D11532.0&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.6788j0j4&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro Z/28 Original Transmission and Axle ratio combination on: November 27, 2013, 11:01:35 PM
BE or BV or QY is 4.10 ratio.

I voted "4.11 rear" since it's the closest one, and I have a BV code with a M21.


35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I am the only one that ordered the wrong shirt! on: October 24, 2013, 02:17:38 PM
I haven't received it yet, but I think it is a Navy front only size Large. I would think it would be here any day now. I am in California so I may be one of the farther shipping addresses, other than the guy in Sweden.

Austin,  I bought 4 shirts and I can trade you for my size large w/ front & back.



36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: October 24, 2013, 02:07:17 PM
My shirts came in this week and they are awesome!!!    Smiley
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is why you NEVER trust anyone on ebay on: July 20, 2013, 05:15:08 AM
notice the name on the pop - dead giveaway as a fake

With a mirror image, it looks like "Verl G Whips" out of Grant Nebraska.
With a quick Google search, it looks like there is a "Verl G Whips" who is 67 years old and lives in West Sacramento, CA.




38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radiator cap. on: July 12, 2013, 08:31:10 PM
That is great that he gave you an option!  He did an awesome job restoring my cap.   For your car, I agree with you on wanting your survivor parts repaired and not restored. 

Hopefully someone can chime in with advice on who does a great job repairing starters.

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radiator cap. on: July 12, 2013, 11:20:55 AM
I believe that one looks like mine did. 

There is a lot of good info on this thread: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9373.0
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: July 09, 2013, 08:08:40 PM
There are a few low milage cars still out there that have been stored well, this will put you on the right path.

If there are some 69 Z/28's with very low miles and stored well, I hope they post up some pics of their original unrestored engine bay.  I really like the pictures that JohnZ has posted.

My Z had 8 owners before me and most of the former owners made changes and repairs.  It only had 59,000 miles on it when I bought it but changes were made.  Even looking at 1969 magazines, it seems that day 2 changes were being made right on day 2.

my engine before restoration:


after restoration pics:



41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: July 08, 2013, 04:01:43 PM
and here's another pic of #1 from Hot Rod, January 1969:



William, By any chance have you ever seen a DZ 302 in a color picture, in a 1969 or a 1970 magazine?
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: July 08, 2013, 03:48:27 PM
Thanks David!

The photos show some interesting differences. #1 has a strap on the alternator bracket to retain the heater hoses. #2 has a ty-wrap. The air cleaner mesh and diverter valves differ. #1 doesn't have a 302 decal on the lid. Both have top terminal reverse-polarity batteries.

#1 was a very early production car. Hot Rod, Sports Car Graphic and Popular Hot Rodding used it for testing. Hot Rod kept it and did some mods featured in the May' 69 issue along with a few good photos. With 5.38 gears it went 12.73/110.

#2 was probably built Feb-March as it was featured in August mags. JL8 with a yellow interior. Car Life had a cross-ram installed.

For #2, I just got the August 1969 Car Life.  Here's the engine pics with the cross-ram.  From the article, it appears they were very disappointed with the cross-ram.


Here's a link to the larger picture: http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/1969Z/Misc/yellowZ.jpg

43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Holliday weekend. on: July 07, 2013, 10:25:18 PM
Looking great!  Congrats on getting the temp down.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In? on: July 06, 2013, 08:33:26 PM
Isn't that Mel's in one of the theme parks? I'm sure I have seen it there, but cant remember which park.

Yep.  Universal Studios Orlando.  It would be so nice to have a local place like this.  I think the original was a little bigger though.

45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In? on: July 05, 2013, 10:32:44 PM
Every Monday there is a Mark's Cruise Night in East Granby CT.  It's a real nice cruise-in.

I wish there was something like a Mel's Drive In around here though.  They have a replica in Florida:


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