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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / A 69 in the news... on: September 18, 2013, 01:38:09 PM
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 DZ BLOCK OR NOT... on: September 02, 2013, 09:44:05 PM
The original engine for my car is long gone (I tracked it until 1977 though!), it blew up a year after my dad bought the car. So when we restored it, we built a non numbers 302 and I've had a blast with it.  I've been looking for a date code correct engine/block, but the prices are nuts. Instead, I've been doing what janobyte suggests, build a stout 302.

I feel a CE engine should be more valuable than a date code correct. When these engines blew up, they were usually replaced with CE ones, not date code correct DZ's. I know I'm in the minority with this thought, but feel it tracks the cars history much closer to what likely happened with these engines.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 questions on: May 10, 2013, 11:51:54 AM
Hi Rob, FWIW, I put poly bushings in my car during the resto and now wish I would have used rubber. I use my car for cruising and it's really stiff (and squeaky).

I also installed stainless lines and it was a cinch, no leaks (yet).

Hope this helps.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: March 31, 2013, 03:44:43 PM
Festival makes a good point, they used the 'corporate' engine in the Z for years. I guess I was hoping to see a 302 to rival the lastest Boss 302.

After a few days of thinking about the new Z the more I'm liking it. And a Blue Ray Metallic might sit well next to my other car Smiley
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: March 27, 2013, 07:42:41 PM
Dang, no 302. Everything else about the car is great, especially those brakes. And cool they had some pics of a 67z mixed in with the new one.

I wonder if they couldn't make a 5.0L that competes with the new Boss 302. I'm sure we'll learn why they opted with a 427 and not a 302 in a book someday.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Color Combination Stats on: February 21, 2013, 10:08:52 PM
I understand, I didn't know if that was something that you guys may have looked at, at one time.

Green with yellow interior, I would consider that odd. But maybe in the 60's, not so odd. I guess its all relative.

Thanks guys, keep up the good work! - Nick
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Color Combination Stats on: February 20, 2013, 10:03:09 PM
I'm just curious, for each model year does CRG have record an instance where every exterior and interior color combination was used? For example, in 1967 a car having a Madeira Maroon with a Gold interior?

A simple 'yes' or 'no' will suffice, we don't need another 'rare' Camaro for sale on Ebay in 6 months...

If not, from the examples you've documented, whats the oddest combination you've seen?


23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Old pictures of the 1969 Z/28 I owned in the late '70's on: February 08, 2013, 05:54:40 PM
A friend of my dad's from back in the 60's had found a few more pics of his car. They aren't the highest quality, but cool none the less. He thinks this photos were from April 69, near Spooner, WI. 
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Build Quality in the Muscle Car Era on: February 08, 2013, 05:23:48 PM
Thanks for the responses. I'll check out the Muscle Car Confidential book, thanks for the recommendation.

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Build Quality in the Muscle Car Era on: February 04, 2013, 09:48:39 PM
Where did Chevrolet rank against Ford and Chrysler back in the late 60's/early 70's in terms of fit and finish, reliability, and overall quality? I've spent most my time reading books on Camaro's. Seems like fit and finish was OK, reliability was good and same with quality. Was there much variation in output from Norwood to Van Nuys to Janesville? I'd imagine many of the processes were identical.

I love hearing stories about these old cars, so if you have one by all means share. Otherwise if anyone is versed in Mustangs and Cuda's/Challengers/etc and could recommend a book that might capture some of this topic, I'd appreciate it.


26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clones, tributes, recreations.. on: January 11, 2013, 02:24:41 PM
As a younger guy in the hobby (31), I feel lucky to have CRG as a resource for our cars. Even luckier that I have (and drive regularly in the summer) my dad's Z28 he bought new and kept all these years. I've often argued that the collector car hobby will die a slow death, namely because of the price of the cars (older guys selling them, youth not interested to buy nor have the means). But I'm not so sure anymore. I do with my kids as my parents did with me, go to car shows, summer cruises, keep them interested in the cars. I feel like the torch will continue to be passed.

As far as clones/tributes/recreations go, we shouldn't discourage that at all. I'm no better for having a real Z than the guy who has a clone. In essence, the guy with the clone is just trying to enjoy the hobby he otherwise might now be able to. Where a line should be draw (and has been for the most part, in thanks to CRG and TC), is to point out the 'clone' cars intentionally passed as real.

And you old timers, keep up the good work. Maintaining the history of these wonderful cars is in your hands, until the young guys are willing to learn from you anyway.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Barn Find on: August 16, 2012, 09:12:06 PM
I find it tough to believe some of the stories on the following site, but this one about a 69 RS/Z is interesting:

Does the owner belong to this site or does someone know him? I'd like to hear more about it.


28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 69 Z-28 Tire Size on: May 16, 2012, 09:20:57 AM
If its a non-RS Z, 235/60's fit great and don't rub. They are 26.1" in height, compared to the 26.5" of the original tire.

A 225/65 would be dead on, but I don't think the make them in a BFG.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel Guage Resistor on: May 11, 2012, 02:09:33 PM
Wow, looks like there are a few options. Thanks for laying them out Brian.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel Guage Resistor on: May 10, 2012, 07:09:57 PM
Ok, thanks. That helps make sense on why my old fuel gauge isn't working properly (I put a new style resistor in).

Do you know if anyone makes a 40 ohm resistor? Or am I better off finding a used fuel guage unit?


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