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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 27, 2014, 07:33:34 PM
Please keep us updated on both cars and what the "judges"  say
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEW 2014 Camaro model Z/28.R the race version on: January 27, 2014, 05:34:41 AM
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7365385   - from another camaro forum
 if you scroll down some pics from the track
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEW 2014 Camaro model Z/28.R the race version on: January 27, 2014, 05:22:05 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2013) – The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R completed its first week of racing Friday with a promising showing in the BMW Performance 200 – the opening round of this year’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The potential of the historic nameplate was evident in the two-and-a-half hour race that saw CKS Autosport’s No. 01 Camaro lead the contingent of new cars in the Grand Sport class.

The No. 01 Camaro Z/28.R of Lawson Aschenbach and Eric Curran placed 13th in GS, but that wasn’t the entire story. Both CKS and Stevenson Motorsports made great strides toward establishing the Camaro has a GS contender in an exceptionally difficult series and class.

“To be able to show up, sort through some issues, make the race and finish in a decent spot, we have to be happy with that,” Aschenbach said. “A penalty in pitlane hurt us. But the pace is pretty good and we are excited about that. To me, it looks like a very good package that’s good overall. It seems to do everything pretty good. We just have to work on it a little bit more.”

Curran finished on the same lap as the winning BMW. Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 9 Z/28.R of Andy Lally and Matt Bell was running at the end and finished six laps down after an early fuel line issue. The No. 6 entry of Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis suffered a mechanical failure in the last 37 minutes after a solid run in the top-10.

“This weekend was an opportunity to learn and gather data on a brand new race car,” said Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet’s Program Manager for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. “We feel very good about the potential this new package offers. Everyone at Chevrolet Racing and our partner teams will look at the data collected throughout the weekend, improve the car and be ready for the next race at Sebring in March.”

The next round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is March 14 at Sebring International Raceway.
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEW 2014 Camaro model Z/28.R the race version on: January 27, 2014, 05:19:07 AM
In the GS class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R made an impressive run in its first qualifying session. The No. 01 CKS Autosport entry of Eric Curran and Lawson Aschenbach qualified fourth with a time of 1:56.625 (109.891 mph) and was only 0.801 seconds off Jade Buford’s pole-winning time.

Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 9 Camaro Z/28.R of Matt Bell and Andy Lally posted the fifth-fastest time of the session at 1:56.750 (109.773 mph). A lengthy red-flag period meant both the Camaros posted just two laps.
LAWSON ASCHENBACH, NO. 01 CKS AUTOSPORT CAMARO Z/28.R
“It’s been a bit of a learning experience this whole weekend. We’ve had a lot to sort out in a little bit of time. But the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R is a fantastic race car and I think we have a lot of potential in it. We just have to keep working. It’s a new car for all of us here, and these things don’t happen quick. You have to take your time to sort through all the issues and then start working on setup and so forth. We’re very happy with it so far. Give us a little bit of time and we will be fighting for wins.”

MATT BELL, NO. 9 STEVENSON MOTORSPORTS CAMARO Z/28.R
“One thing you learn really quickly about this series is that when you see 15 minutes for a session, you usually only get about five minutes. When you’re working with a program for a production car that doesn’t yet exist, we are doing the stuff that is usually held behind the curtain. It’s fortunate in a way that we’re doing it out in the open. Proof that this car can qualify in the top-10 in its first time out with very few laps under it while we are still teething is awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a GS car that has come in and really done this. It still has a huge ways to go. But the development that has gone into the chassis and braking system is going to a huge advantage down the road. You can tell as soon as you get in the car that there is a refinement you don’t get in GS racing or even GT racing.”
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / NEW 2014 Camaro model Z/28.R the race version on: January 27, 2014, 04:38:23 AM
Saw this posted about a new 2014 Z/28.R and it being a race version and thought it was interesting. I don't see where it specifically says what the differences are, just the similarities....enjoy (or curse) your choice. Cheesy
thought it might have been better if it is that similar then lose the ".R" designation. Let the Z/28 stand on its own


http://www.windingroad.com/articles/blogs/chevrolet-reveals-2014-camaro-z28r-race-car/

it will be interesting to see how it does among competition .... we will have to post the results after it races. Alone on a closed course is one thing, in race with top brands is another.

(Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona) so not quite ready for the big boy races
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 26, 2014, 03:02:22 PM
good idea , thanks Mike
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 passenger exhaust manifold pic on: January 26, 2014, 04:00:42 AM
well that one I had found on ebay went for $100. Seems alright
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Out sick. on: January 26, 2014, 12:25:38 AM
Glad you are on the mend Gary.
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ignition Coils on: January 25, 2014, 05:04:05 PM
270 is the correct one for the ZL2 hood, and 298 is correct for a flat hood car.
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 25, 2014, 02:55:09 PM
I found my 01C X77 in '72, bought it in '73. Trim rings were original to the car as far as I could tell - fingers on all, not 4 clip.

When I parked it on the street at school, I used to pull the rings and derbys, and store in the trunk to keep 'em from getting gone. I got pretty good at pulling them off without a screwdriver/lug wrench, but boy, did they ever scratch up the YH's. 4 clips would have probably been better ?


I am surprised the reason for switching was the 4 clip coming off. They do not pop off all that easy, the finger design come off a lot easier for me. Plus when balancing the wheels you have to make sure the weight doesn't get put on where a clip goes.
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 25, 2014, 02:13:32 PM
This is what my "Barn Find" motor looked like after 28 years in storage (well, it was really in a garage next to the house) - but you get the point.

A great example of actual barn conditions. Makes me think of that recent Boss 302 that was a "barn find". That must have been some magical barn, because that car looked very well preserved in such conditions.
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 08:37:14 PM
Not a survivor, but at least it's a much better color than all those orange cars..... Smiley

Kurt you had me laughing with that one.... Cheesy

surprised Gary hasn't chimed in with a response.

I do like the color, you see a lot of the blue, orange, green, I don't see as many burgundy. But i am sure those colors (blue, orange, green) ended up selling a lot of cars for them because of the popularity.
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
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You bring up an interesting point, AND it raises a *further goodie* of taking advantage of the NCRS' (soon to be provided) material on *actual production build date*.... Smiley   This one point would be worth the $50 when attempting to confirm a part as being 'possible' for your car...  and I think I just convinced myself of the advantage of purchasing the info, even if we already know the dealer/etc (as I do for my car)...

good point Gary. Instead of guest-imating based on build week and vin number having the exact day would be nice. I also think instead of just a letter with a gold seal, maybe a printed out copy of the microfiche with a guide on how to decipher it would be cool.

thanks for the kind words Jano. (The pictorial of your car through the years that you posted turned me into a big fan of your car) Wink
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 12:38:08 PM
"barn find", and "survivor" are very loosely used these days, but catch buyers eyes (including mine). I stopped describing my car as a survivor, because of all over usage and marketing that surrounds the "survivor" tag these days. Unrestored is bland enough to cover my car. Smiley

As far as a barn or older building in a pic with my car. I have seen a couple of cool looking older barns that I thought would be a cool, one had a decent lean to it. It wouldn't be for the purpose of selling the car, just as a cool photo op for my own collection of pics.
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 01:48:32 AM
I looked it over when it popped up on ebay. I asked him if he had any involvement with the added hood and spoilers. I didn't get any response.
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