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256  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 02, 2012, 11:02:52 PM
Hey Ken any word on the questions in my last post?
257  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 24, 2012, 12:31:04 AM
Hello 69Z28FREAK,
         I believe the '67 you are speaking of was my own Camaro that I sold about that time to someone who was working for Don Duncan. The flaired fenders, bench seat,  vinyl top, and plenum sort of give it away. It had a front clip on it from Smokey's salt flat car which I bought from JT. Engine was rebuilt '67 350 with ported heads and used '40 cam from Sebring engine. Lowered all around with big sway bar and Todco decals on vent windows. I saw it with Z28 on front fenders but not on car the 8 years I owned it.
                                                                                              Ken


Wow Ken that is incredible that  32 years later I find the original owner of my al time favorite dream car. I would love to get more info from you and talk about that time period. I had a 1970 Z 28 that I bought in 1979 and had the motor built by a shop called Race Engine Specialties in St. Laurent. Are you familiar wuth that shop? What is the chance you have any pictures of that car.
258  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 23, 2012, 01:21:12 AM
Question for Ken. Around 1979 I met a guy in Pointe Claire, West Montreal who was driving a 1967 Camaro that was painted Penske Blue with a Black vinyl top and hand stretched fender flares. The car also had a from bench seat, a modified 1970 LT1 motor, Cowl Plenum, 4 core rad, and Z28 painted on the fenders. He said his car was a race car, but at the time I did not know what Trans Am was. I was just really impressed with the car as I have never seen anything like it. Any chance this was a Todco car? It was a Penske tribute from what I recall, but had to have been local. Only ever sw it the one time. It also had the yellow Mini-Lite wheels.
259  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Shifters on: January 14, 2012, 07:17:31 PM
Not to hijack this thread but I am planning to get this shifter and mount it to a M20 trans. Do I have to have NOS or used shifter rods or can I use after market Hurst shifter rods.









260  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What rare part would you like to see a top quality reproduction produced? on: January 14, 2012, 06:49:16 PM
While people are airing stuff out, why hasn't anyone (namely Coker) designed a radial version of the original-looking tires?
Because you'd probably end up with radial tires that handle worse than bias..
Radial are shaped like they are because the sidewall is designed to flex and "roll" in turns. Bias theory was to have a stiff and rigid sidewall.
Radials with a corner on them simply won't work.

Kick panels, A pillar moldings, most sheetmetal, most/all exterior moldings.. There are way too many parts to just choose one.
I'd love OER to go out of business. After a rotisserie restoration, I so hate them and their lies of original quality and fit. Their quality control is non-existant.

I agree
261  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What rare part would you like to see a top quality reproduction produced? on: January 13, 2012, 01:57:28 PM
186 heads, modern technology, 100 fit and form of original.

http://www.castheads.com/disguise_work.php

Check it out.

-Mark.

Thanks Mark. Nice heads, but pricey
262  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What rare part would you like to see a top quality reproduction produced? on: January 08, 2012, 11:02:56 PM
186 heads, modern technology, 100 fit and form of original.
263  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: L-82 vs LT1 Which would be better for my project? on: January 02, 2012, 03:15:54 AM
Your looking for bang for your buck. Not what you asked, but I would lose the chambered exhaust for a better performing & less expensive aftermarket exhaust with original looking tail pipes.


Chambered exhaust is used off a buddys car, so it is cheap with headers.
264  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: L-82 vs LT1 Which would be better for my project? on: December 31, 2011, 08:54:36 PM
The only difference between the two is The solid lifter cam/Holley/high dome piston on the LT1 and Hyd. cam/flat top piston and Rochester on the L82. Both are 4 bolt main blocks with high nickel content, Steel crank,Pink rods,2.02 intake 1.60 exhaust valves. Great bottom end with the L82, Improved hi RPM with the LT1.

Both motors would use the same carb Holley 650 DP, stock LT1 intake, and either 492 Angle plug or 186 heads.
265  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 15, 2011, 12:26:01 AM
Atleast there is this...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/68-69-Camaro-Outside-Mirror-Kit-GM-Restoration-Parts-New-Mirrors-Top-Quality-/170737766362?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1969%7CModel%3ACamaro&hash=item27c0c38fda#ht_4865wt_968
266  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 14, 2011, 01:12:44 PM
BTW the '69 Camaro remote mirror was serviced for many years under some other number. Was used on GM X-bodies until 1979. Only difference was the adjusting knob.
If that is the case, logic (always risky) says there probably was a comparable passenger side mirror for some of those x-bodies, which while not correct might be less funky in appearance for those looking to have a passenger side mirror to go with the driver side remote mirror.

Which mirror would that be is the question.
267  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 07, 2011, 11:07:04 PM
Mike - My car also came with the D33 option. I have thought long and hard about installing an outside passenger mirror for obvious reasons. If you decide to go that route, please post some pics. At this point in time I think combining the two styles would look too funky.


I hear you Marty. I want a passenger side mirror as well, but think that the regular production unit would look odd compared to the bulkier drivers side remote unit. Not sure but perhaps there is a matching unit on another model from GM that would work? I wonder if there is a way to fab one up from an orginal drivers side unit and the base from a passenger side unit? I am going to look into that. Let me know if you come up with any ideas as well.
268  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 69 Z 28 Shifter Assembly on: December 07, 2011, 02:32:46 PM

Thanks Dan that was very helpful.
269  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 07, 2011, 02:31:43 PM
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I have a remote drivers mirror and I have never seen a matching passenger side mirror. Does one exist?

If you mean a remote passenger side mirror, the answer is no.

Ed


Thanks Ed perhpas I should re phrase that question. Is there a matching mirror to the remote mirror as they are different. Just curious is there is only one standard passenger side mirror. I have never sen a car with a paasenger side mirror and a remote mirror as well.
270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Correct 69 Z 28 Shifter Assembly on: December 06, 2011, 11:23:53 PM
Looking to get info to make sure that I get the right shifter for a 69Z28. Is there more than one shifter that was available that year or was there only one correct unit. Same would apply to shifter lever and shifter ball. I have seen several different versions advertised and don't want to install a non correct set up.

Thanks
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