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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Motors Built Before Installed on: November 27, 2014, 09:15:36 AM
I'm sure this question has been asked many times before and if I new how to research it I would have before asking. What was the average production schedule for motors to be built/assembled prior to them meeting up with there frames and body's on the production line.  I have been reading the book, Echo's of Norwood and it does not go into that level of detail that I recall reading.  Was it one, or two weeks.  I can see stamping a motor with a number to match up with a production date, but when you look at an intake and cylinder heads dated with a one or two day production date before the motor was dated it would lead me to believe less then a week.

This book reminds me of just how great our country was back then.  Yes, they had issues, but in reading the GM history and what was accomplished without the use of computer production technology to do everything is quite an accomplishment.. What was accomplished back then (and before) without the use of the modern convinces we have at our disposal still makes me thankful for all those that forged the way for the brighter minds of today. They were working with cutting edge technology back then and in 45 years if we are still around with be thinking the same thing.

We have come a long way since then, but lost some core values along the way for what  hard work was really like, unless you work in the construction field. Those guys still have a hard job.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving! on: November 27, 2014, 08:52:13 AM
To you and your family as well...

TMR
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Lost 1969 DZ on: November 14, 2014, 07:44:24 PM
I would go down the county seat  register of deeds and see if they have anything from when the car was sold to you. If you had it financed they should have a record of the lean against the car and tax information from when you listed it... They should have some record of the sale based on the loans posted against the buyer of the car. A place to start..

TMR..

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pleasanton Good Guys Show This Saturday! on: November 08, 2014, 06:11:42 AM
Enjoy the show and you can't go wrong when the weather is in the mid 70"s. There is a swap meet in my city next weekend so if you send me a photo of what trim ring you are looking for I will keep my eyes open for one..

Eddie
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pleasanton Good Guys Show This Saturday! on: November 07, 2014, 08:13:32 PM
Danny Star - Too far for me to travel. I went to the GGS at Charlotte motor Speedway two weekends ago and was a little confused at how GG's judged the cars. Got there early Friday morning to find out the structure with regards to GG's and was still confused until they told me that my car would be in the "Mighty Muscle". I ask what kind of cars are in this class and  I told its not a class it a group.

Anyway went back earlier Saturday morning, since they said there would be a lot of cars on pit road so in order to get a good spot I would need to be there very early (6:30 am) since they park the cars by class . But again, they don't have classes. Anyway had a great show. There were over 2600 cars, truck, home built cars, rat rods, low riders, rust buckets, to dust buckets, and an autocross track which was fun to watch. 

We received an award pick "Chevy Mighty Muscle" and invited back for Sunday's top 75-85 award winners to be park on pit road.  The swap meet and car coral was week compared to the AutoFair at CMS.  Over all a great show with a lot of nice looking vehicles.

Good luck in finding what you are looking for..

TMR
Eddie
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Swapping a 700R 4 into a 67 on: August 14, 2014, 08:45:17 PM
A friend of mine put a 700R 4 in his 66 nova and it fit without doing any tunnel work, but it was a tight fit if I remember correctly. You might even have to have shorten your drive shaft and change the yoke on the.
TMR
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 03, 2014, 11:46:23 AM
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.

TMR,,
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 07:25:57 PM
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...!!!!!

TMR
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NHRA Seatbelt requirements for 1968 on: July 13, 2014, 04:56:18 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...

10:11 SEAT BELTS
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..

TMR
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Codes Sep 68 vs Sep 69 on: July 12, 2014, 05:55:03 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.

TMR
Eddie
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Happy Fouth of July to Everyone on: July 03, 2014, 05:10:12 PM
I would like to wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July !!!  Be safe and take care...

TMR,
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28 on: July 02, 2014, 04:52:48 PM
Gary,
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 !!!
TMR
Eddie

TMR,
Eddie
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28 on: July 01, 2014, 08:25:33 PM
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.

Eddie
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Some Photos from Carlisle Solid Lifter Display on: July 01, 2014, 06:05:46 PM
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... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Eddie
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Some Photos from Carlisle Solid Lifter Display on: June 30, 2014, 08:00:58 PM
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.

TMR
Eddie

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