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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Stamp by oil filter on a LOS car
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:39:18 AM »
For that time frame I have seen them down by the oil filter. It seems it was not consistent though.Can you post some pics?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 CrList ad
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:37:15 AM »
If you can afford it, I would keep looking. There are many 69  Z cars for sale out there. For the amount of money it would take to correct the issues and have a nice car you would easily be upside down on the car. You can find a nicer car that will not need to blown apart  like this car, for less than you would have into this one after having to correct all the issues.

Originality / Re: firewall chalk - how did this look originally
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:40:17 PM »
Very nice work James. I also thought it was interesting that the LA car did not have an emissions sticker, since California was probably one of the few states where you had to keep the smog pump on, and enforced the smog rules for years.( unless you knew a guy that could get you an illegal smog...😏)

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 CrList ad
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:30:23 PM »
I am guessing those seats came from another car, since the head rests are incorrect

General Discussion / Re: Drive on Track Day 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:21:32 AM »
Very cool. So about $50 a lap. I used to drag race there back in the day.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 CrList ad
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:36:20 AM »
I showed the video of this car to my son, I am trying to educate him on correct Vs. incorrect. So many things to pick apart on this car, it was a great example.

To the OP, yes the tag did look original to me, but the rest of the car looked to be pieced together from other cars, along with the replacement drivetrain. So then it would be how much is an original Z worth that has been cobbed back together?

General Discussion / Re: 302 ENGINE ON CRAIGSLISTS ??
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:41:29 AM »
I was waiting for him to send me pics!
that's a bummer...

Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:48:12 PM »
This may be a dumb question. But couldn't you just remove the tank from the car, empty the gasoline out, and put some kind of a diaper on the tank so you could transport it to someone who could remove the paper from the tank? it may cost more money to attempt this path, but a new gas tank is also gonna cost money. I would think a paper restoration service sees al kinds of situations and could undertake removing the sheet from the tank and keeping both intact as much as possible?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross-Ram VS Ford's IR Dominators
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:25:24 AM »

BTW, It is my opinion, Chevrolet's Cross-Ram was a 'better design' out of the box, and a superior performer on the street than the Cross-Boss intake.
Lastly, do I think Hot-Rods contest was fixed? Well….magazines are advertising generated, so you can come to your own conclusions.

The cross ram may have been a better design for the track, but from everything I have read in regards to test drives from performance mags of the day, the cross ram only lived up to the hype in the higher rpm range. (and once you were already moving at a good click), and more than 1 magazine that tested it with the off road cam, said that the single 4V would outperform it.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross-Ram VS Ford's IR Dominators
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:39:48 PM »
A very cool looking set up, but after reading a bit about the development and usage, it seems it was all show and no go for racing, as the stock carburetor set up out performed it. Here is one link that gives some more details:

Garage Talk / Re: Welder won't feed wire
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:54:37 AM »
You know the suggestion of checking videos online or in forums is a good one. It might be as simple as checking power being fed to the motor that feeds the wire.
Randy brought up all good ideas, if you do indeed have power. Anytime mine has not fed wire, checking the tip is a no brainer, but making sure there isn't to much tension or if something is preventing the wire to slide freely through. I had a kink one time. Always easy to clip the wire before it goes into the sleeve, operate the trigger and see if it works prior to being fed through the sleeve. Just keep working the problem backwards would get you there.

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:22:12 AM »
In the listing it says "Claimed to be only 3 made like this one" , when you were at the dealership did you ask who claimed that? ;D

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:06:30 AM »
It's real, been known for years. Not a high-quality resto.

William stated above its real, and a known car. The rear end on the car is suspect as well.

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:09:00 PM »
here is a pic of the trans for this car. Can someone explain the other stamp below the VIN stamp. I am not sure this is the original trans as stated. Looks to be from January of 69. So pretty early for this car ( sent an email of the pic to Gary, since I haven't figured out how to resize yet with my new computer)

General Discussion / Re: How to tell GM fenders from aftermarket
« on: January 03, 2019, 10:20:05 PM »
Well I am ok with Orange. But when it comes to painting the firewall, & heater box, I could deal with that on some rest mod I guess. The booster and brake lines though, come on... :P

I would rather see them in some aerosol overhaul fogged in black than the time it took them to do that.

Speaking of fenders though. I have two different markings on my white 69 fenders. Driver side has a half circle stamped out, just above where it bolts on the radiator support, but the passenger side fender does not have it. I am guessing one fender is reproduction?

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