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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 18, 2014, 08:05:07 PM
Jon, how many 67's do you own?
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 08:04:02 PM
I put together an early (65) Mustang convertible, which she liked. BUT as soon as my uncle told me his mostly unrestored 65 fastback was going to be for sale, I got the initial "OK" from my wife, sold the convertible, and picked up the fastback. She likes the fastback alright, BUT anytime someone has a minivan she praises them. OH, and let me mention she has never even driven a minivan, the closest she has come is riding in the passenger seat when we are vacation.
We currently have a 2000 Chevy Tahoe that has 215,000 miles on it, the LS1 runs like champ, I can pull the enclosed car trailer with it, It has a AWD option,  and has 4WD if you need it, fits our whole family (6).
The minivan isn't going to be able to do all that, and I am not sure how many miles people are putting on their minivans before some major engine/trani work.
" Come on!"

18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
I got my wife a Mustang to drive already, if I died tomorrow she would go buy a minivan!, She is not allowed to buy one while I am above ground ...
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 02:41:43 PM
Maybe i will start installing trailer hitches on all my vehicles, so my wife can just tow my casket along with her to the car shows when I kick the bucket...
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 11:34:28 AM
YEP, thats what I am after!

I love the look of it. Its functional garage art to me.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 10:28:55 AM
This particular one is a BlackHawk SJ-18R, But I would be happy with just the standard model SJ-18. They are just hard to come across. Here is a link that shows pics of one a guy picked up for a sweet deal:
http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=15267.0

The one in the link is the cheapest complete one I have ever seen, I saw a totally restored one last year a guy was asking $850 for. It was a way to nice/expensive for me, I still want to put it to use, (lifting my Camaro).
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 12:40:22 AM
UPS will not deal with a irregular shipment that is not on a stackable pallet, without adding big dollars to the price. Same issue with most freight companies that could even attempt it. The main issue is having to palletize it. I like Vons Idea of possibly having him get it on one of his next trips into houston. James (ko-lec-tor) suggested a plan that I think may work is if I can string together a few guys that live between houston and southern california and have them pass it from guy to guy until it is a drivable distance away from me to get. I think if Von is somewhat mechanically inclined he will be smart enough to remove the handle safely, then it will be easier to transport. So I think I may need a couple of New Mexico & Arizona guys, I know there is at least one CRG-er with a yellow Z/28 in new mexico (Hello Nick). Just have to kinda see who is out there on this one.

Please chime in if you have a trucker friend that makes that route, or have a sweet deal on freight, or live in the southern corridor of this venture! Grin
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 16, 2014, 08:30:41 PM
good observation
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delaware Camaro Clubs... on: April 16, 2014, 04:19:27 PM
I am near Temecula, so maybe an hour and half away from long beach, roughly. (any traffic and it would be over 2 hours). Might be worth it if you have quality items there.

SO here is a pic of my 1966 XLCH. This is the first bike I got and it is still one of my favorites. It is completely stock down to the original tires and correct finish on the 1038cp bolts: kick start only, right side shift, adjustable magneto, and did the quarter in the low 14's back in the day, with no mods. A couple small mods and you had a hot 13 second bike. I believe it was the fastest production bike (with running lights) in 66.

I could definitely go for a 57 if it was somewhat complete, or the real gem I would like to find is a 58 XLCH.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 16, 2014, 01:06:04 PM

"I was also very nervous about having machine work done on my orig Z engine (which happens to be the same date as Gary's)So I had called Jeff my engiene builder to remind him to NOT deck the block because it would remove the assembly stamping which ties the block to the car. He started to laugh and said you’ll always be able to identify this block as yours because SHAUGER is stamped under the timing cover. I never recall Radar @ K & G Speed (who did machine work for me in 1978) stamping my name. "
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Yes but your name stamped on the block does diddly to hold any value if they machine the number off of the pad.... Cheesy
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delaware Camaro Clubs... on: April 16, 2014, 01:02:12 PM
Good info. Funny I have some older bikes as well, but it is a ton harder to find the guys into the older bikes. When I say older bikes I am talking 60's and prior, but now a days someone will say I have an old harley, and when I ask what year they have they tell me like 77 or 82, I just laugh because those bikes seem new still to me. I have yet to find a first gen sportster site that resembles this one. There is so little information, and you couple that with all the re-stamp motors and frames, which I would say is more rampant than guys re-stamping chevrolet stuff.
There is a small community of guys that are knowledgable, but similar to the Camaro stuff, I am the young new comer, so I gotta deal with 3 grumpy guys that are the authority on the bike.

The Triumph stuff is a bit easier because they put out less models during the 60's, and there happens to be a bit more guys and more literature to pull from.BUT again all the guys into it are retiring or have retired so I don't quite find the same exuberance and passion that I have for it necessarily.

It kinda goes back to "where are these hobbies going" conversation....
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delaware Camaro Clubs... on: April 16, 2014, 03:24:44 AM
His name is actually John Hooper, so if you do happen to meet him best to not call him "Hopper"... Cheesy

I am somewhat in your boat though about the club scene I have never had a great desire to join a club, (but then again what club what accept me?), but you can be friends with guys that are in the clubs and trade parts or learn about guys with parts cars and so on. I know is the last few years since we have moved around a lot I have tried just to meet car guys in my area, just to stay in the mix, and so you know who you could count on for tack weld here, or borrow a wrench there. So I think the same thing applies with knowing your local Camaro guys, if you get in a spot where you need to see a guys car for reference, or get a second opinion on something it is good to know your local resources.

A good story: about a month ago I posted about the Temecula Rod Run, and I ended up meeting two somewhat new CRG'ers at the show (Zak, and Jack). Since then I have met up at A car show with both of them, and besides giving Zak a hard time about having a spoiler on his totally stock 67 SS Camaro, I have helped him little bit with a 383 swap on his 68 Camaro convertible. So you kinda get to of it what you put in.

Just food for thought
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delaware Camaro Clubs... on: April 15, 2014, 11:52:35 PM
I think he is trying to help out members in your area by presenting some info that may/may not be well known, and using you as a conduit to introduce the info. Gary just has a "Captain Obvious" busting your balls way of going about it sometimes....

Just remember any posts or info he chimes in with is coming from the right place with good intentions  Wink
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 15, 2014, 11:43:31 PM
I think you set the bar pretty high with the long horns. I mean most guys can their dogs in a pic with there car, not sure how much more colorful or humorous we can get for a "casual" friday pic. 
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 15, 2014, 08:03:45 PM
Lucky you I had the same instructions to my machinist, he botched it .... it got somewhat fixed but was preventable
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