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256  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Again, package tray/rear window mldg. trim paint? Suede? Ever see both? on: April 06, 2012, 11:55:50 PM
Hey Marty great eye. My car is a 11C 68 built 69 Norwood car. Standard Blue interior. Wouldn't that rear section have all been painted at once? Or were the corner pieces painted seperately at a different time. From what I recall the screws were chrome indicating that the corners were painted before being installed. Either way the upper dash panel seems to have a diffrent finish than the lower dash or the rear package tray moulding. It is also amazing how every part of the car has a different color finish due to the various materials and finishes. I never noticed it so much with black, but I think it is the same for all color interiors.
257  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Again, package tray/rear window mldg. trim paint? Suede? Ever see both? on: April 05, 2012, 11:27:01 PM
Here are some pics of my original finish paint. The dash panel looks like a different finish than the rear window or the lower dash area. Rear window area looks closer to the lower dash than the upper dash. 68/11C Norwood car. But all 3 locations look different to me.









258  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 09, 2012, 02:47:58 AM
Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for the photos of your race car, I have not seen this car for almost 40 years but I recognize the original roll cage structure and especially the forward leaning roll bar and my tig welds. That is my work for sure. It looks like the later structure added was done with mig or stick welding and not my work. Photo #5 of the center area of rollbar hoop is a good example of differences between tig welds and other welding added lated to the structure. I  did not do the sheetmetal on the floor that is there now, we did not cut the floor anywhere except the trunk to put in the fuel cell.  I do not at this moment remember the jack pads but maybe will after reviewing your photos. I thank you again for your post.
          Ken

Hi Ken do you have any other pictures or info on your old car. Do you know who the guy you sold it to was. Did I mention that it had Z28 painted on the front fenders. When I saw the car it had the same wheels but the tires were very wide for the time I recall. The car got a repaint and swaped vinyl top. Would love any other info you have on the car.
259  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 06, 2012, 02:13:25 AM
Thanks Jon great pictures. That is the car. Keep those pictures coming. They are excellent.
260  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?
261  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.
262  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.
263  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.









264  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
265  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
266  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.
267  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.
268  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.
269  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
270  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.
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