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General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:46:23 PM »
Danny, you might want to make sure there is no air leaks around the base of the carb and that the base plate did not crack when reinstalled.


General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:25:57 AM »
Danny, thanks for posting the pictures. Great car and four thumbs up to the girl friend. Better marry her, before she gets away. Give that girl a diamond and no telling what she will buy you...!!!!!


General Discussion / Re: NHRA Seatbelt requirements for 1968
« on: July 13, 2014, 09:56:18 PM »
In a quick review of Jerry Mac's  book it looked as if some of the "C Stock class" were wearing shoulder belts. I'm guessing it was based on the speed or ETs.  Jerry Mac. should be able to answer this question if he gets on-line, since his 68 Camaro was raced back and still today. D Stock Eliminator if I remember correctly and still races today.

Below is a clip from a search from the 1968 NHRA rules, its not very clear unless you dive into which class...

All cars not required by Class Requirements to use SFI 16.1 driver
restraint systems must be equipped with an accepted quick-release type
driver seat belt. Belts must be securely fastened to the frame,
cross member, or reinforced mounting so that all fittings are in a
direct line with the direction of pull. Seat belts may not be wrapped
around lower frame rails. Steel castings of the type recommended by
FAA or U-bolt-type mounts are permitted. If used for installation, flat
steel plates must be a minimum of 1/4-inch thickness and have
rounded edges to prevent cutting seat belts. Under no
circumstances can belts be installed with bolts through webbing. In
all cars with fiberglass floors, a cross member (minimum 2-inch x 2-
inch x .083-inch wall thickness square tubing) must be installed
between frame rails for proper driverís seat-belt installation.

So, I'm voting no for D Stock and lower classed that were run back then, but I could be wrong again..


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Codes Sep 68 vs Sep 69
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:55:03 PM »
I'm no expert by any means, but a few other things to also look for in helping to determine if it's a true RS would be the stainless trim on the front parking lights and the back up lights were in the lower valance panel and not the tails lights.  Unless, someone went through a lot to make into a RS by changing these out.


General Discussion / Happy Fouth of July to Everyone
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:10:12 PM »
I would like to wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July !!!  Be safe and take care...


General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:52:48 PM »
Winder is still seems like small town to me when I visit there.  There is a lot of growth to the north and west side of Winder.  I lived there until maybe 6 or 7, so saying I grew up in Winder was not totally correct. My grandparents lived there, so we were down two or three times per year, until I got married. Only to return for racing at Road Atlanta or the GM National at Atlanta Drag way and funerals.  I have one remaining aunt that tells me "don't wait until I'm dead to come and see me".  So, for the past several years  I have been going down once a year to she her.

My fondest memories was the rabbit hunting with my uncles and the "Fourth of July" celebration where they had a "Greasy Pig Chasing" contest where you got to keep the pig if you could catch that slippery rascal. When I found out, that I could not catch or hang on to a 50 lb.  pig,  I just started watching. What a hoot, I laughed even harder as I grew older watching kids and some adults try their luck for some bacon, pork chops and barbecue.

My wife and I celebrated our 41st at the Carlisle GM National.  Congrats to you and yours !!!


General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28
« on: July 02, 2014, 01:25:33 AM »
Happy birthday Gary. I grew up in Winder Ga., but now live in NC. I will be going down to Winder for my aunt's 90 B-day later this month. Pretty sure I want make it to age 90, if I do, I'm pretty sure I will be out of money.


I really like the exterior upholstery especially with the red trim and black seat.. Is that a rear spoiler. If so, is that factory correct or an add on... :D :D :D


Regarding the overspray, IMO it's really up to who the person is restoring/having the car restored. If he/she a purest at heart, then there might be some overspray, or if they want show quality and crisp lines they might square off the lines.

Frank's car is a great example of how a car can look with overspray and still be outstanding in every detail. If the cars in the SLS were being judged, it would be hard not to chose Frank's car as the "best paint job".  Frank's frost green color was outstanding. I never would have bought a car with that color from the factory, but with a paint job like Frank's  one wouldn't mind owning one this color. The paint had a very deep look to it.  If you saw it in person you would know what I mean. His paint job made my car look like it needed a good buffing.  And trust me, I really like for my car to shine when its being shown.

If I lived near Frank, I know who would be painting my cars and buffing when needed, if he would do it.  If you want to see an example of  detail on Franks car look, at the two finger strips on the driver side cylinder head. It looked like someone removed grease/dust on the flat surface.  I was told this would have come from the factory/dealer marked this way. Someone can correct me on this, since I'm only repeating what I was told about the car.

I have a lot of people ask me "would your car have come from the factory looking like this " and my reply, probably not.


General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car?
« on: June 29, 2014, 02:05:14 AM »
My first car was a 1953 Flat Head Ford.  Paid the guy $75.00 and the car actually ran, or it did for a while; then it became a royal pain in the pocket book.

The guys do look cool. At first glance, I thought it was Elwood and Jake - the Blues Brothers...


General Discussion / Still Looking V0226DZ
« on: June 29, 2014, 01:35:27 AM »
While at Carlisle Pa. last w/e, I finally met a guy that has been trying to help me find a motor that was installed in a Burnish Brown 69Z and sold in the Lebanon PA area back in the late 70's or mid to late 80's.  He has chase down many leads to only run out of leads.  If you happen to own a BB Z that was bought in the PA area about this time, would you PM me to discuss this in more detail, especially if you don't know the full history of you BB Z..



Chick as always, nice to see you and Lonnie again...I'm sorry, I held him up Saturday morning while he was supposed to be helping you clean your car.  The L78 Nova was just plain awesome. I know you got a lot of compliments on such an outstanding car.
My wife ask me on the way back home yesterday, just how long I have known you and Lonnie. I told her,  we met at Maples Grove in 2010 and again in 2012 at Fredrick Md. and stayed in touch via email. She said, that you both were very nice and you guys acted as though I had known each other for a very long time. 

Gary from the south. Very nice meeting you and thanks for taking time out of your day to talk Camaro's with me. It was great to finally put a face to a name and seeing some of the guys from CRG at Carlisle on Saturday.

Skip, even though you said that you do a lot of reading on CRG and don't post much, still nice to put a face to a name.  As we discussed this w/e,  I will say that I have now been to both Fredrick and Carlisle and I have to give the edge to Carlisle's Fair Grounds Complex, what a great place. Everything I heard it would be. They have there act together. I thought Charlotte was set up well, but Carlisle has a lot going on making it a great place to show and even sell a car if you can find a deal. 

So many nice people at both places though.. One couple I spoke to late Saturday came down from Toronto just to look around. I'm not I would drive 8 hrs. one way just to look at cars, unless I was planning on buying one. I know my wife would not go or ride that far.  Anyway nice meeting and talking to you guys !!!!


I will be in the SLR at Carlisle. Hope to see you there Gary...!!!


Chick, I will be there sometime around noon on Thursday, provided  my travel plans work out as planned...I will ware my CRG shirt on Saturday like we did at CMS...

See you there. I'm really looking forward to the show...


General Discussion / Re: Magazine Article - Thanks!
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:13:44 PM »
Thanks for the article.


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