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31  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?
32  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

33  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.
34  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.

35  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:


36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length on: July 01, 2013, 10:03:14 AM
How much did it cost to have originals rechromed ?

It was $300.98.  They did a great job on the handles and buttons.

ADVANCED PLATING INC.
1425 COWAN COURT
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
(615) 227-6900 OR 227-6999
FAX (615) 262-7935
www.advancedplating.com

COMPLETION TIME APX 8-10 WEEKS

1969 CAMARO

OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES CHROME 250.00
PROTECT THREADS
BUTTONS BELOW MUST FIT

DOOR HANDLE BUTTONS CHROME  48.00
STEMS NOT INCLUDED
MUST FIT DOOR HANDLES

WASTE TREATMENT CHG 1% WASTE CHG 2.98

Subtotal 300.98
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 to Rallysport Z/28 on: June 30, 2013, 07:18:29 PM
Nice looking car!
Thanks!

You're going to get a lot of different opinions and it's your car....but for me, when I think about it deep down...make it back to how it was and that's how it should be.  No regrets.



38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 to Rallysport Z/28 on: June 29, 2013, 09:08:53 PM
You're very smart to think it over.  At first, on my 69 Z I really wanted a cowl induction hood, even though it didn't have one originally and may have been too early for one.  

Now, I'm super happy I restored it back to the way it was.


39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length on: June 29, 2013, 05:34:05 AM
How much did it cost to have originals rechromed ?
I have the info at work.  I'll post it up on Monday.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length on: June 28, 2013, 04:11:55 PM
On an unrestored 69 Z, before I sent my handles off to be plated, I measured from the top of the button to the end of the shaft and it was approx 3-1/8" (79 mm).



I then took the button off the shaft.  It was press-fit on there.


41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat City reputation on: June 27, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
When I lived in the Bay Area, it was always a treat to go to Steves Camaros. Steve is top shelf in my book.

I have also received terrific parts and support from the other Steves Camaros in California.  Steve's Camaro Shop: http://camaro-shop.com/HomePage
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 to Rallysport Z/28 on: June 26, 2013, 08:11:21 PM
How does that affect the value of changing the car into something it wasn't.
I think it would affect the value of your true x-33 car quite a lot......for someone looking for a correctly restored Z. 


43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat City reputation on: June 24, 2013, 03:42:47 PM
I have bought many NOS and repop parts from HBC since I have two "repop type" Camaros and one very original car.  I believe they are excellent vendors for both NOS and repop parts.

Once I did have a problem with a NOS dash panel, see: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9088.0

and they took it back for a refund even though I had thrown the original box they sent me in the dumpster and the box was taken to the dump.

I have no issues with HBC.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2013 Camaro Nationals on: June 23, 2013, 10:51:47 PM
I had a great time at this year's Nationals and I had a car in the Bow Tie class.

This was my first time in the Nationals, and from about the first 20 minutes of putting the car in I started getting great advice on a few things that I needed to fix.  I was really surprised at how genuinely helpful all the other car owners were.

Also, I got excellent advice from Dale, Al, Chick, and Scoop.  Also, Jerry was super nice and stopped by near the end of the show.

I have a few pictures:

Before the show, about to put the car in the trailer:

at the show:

pulled over by the cops:

Meeting the 1974 former owner for the first time...Larry.  More info on Larry is here: http://www.z28.net/owner-4

Larry was ready to take the car with him:

Larry's in the driver's seat and he really wanted to drive it like he did back in the day.








I know....I have to fix the heat riser.

A lot of the former owners want to go next year including the 1969 owner.  Talking to Larry was the highlight of the show for me.  The second best was all the sincere help I recieved.

45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: June 14, 2013, 07:55:03 PM
When is a good time to order these?  If I order now, will they arrive in 4 to 6 weeks?  Can specific ordering instructions be provided?
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