CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
March 05, 2015, 09:50:01 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
110470 Posts in 12762 Topics by 4892 Members
Latest Member: jvc7450
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 [20] 21 22 ... 112
286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 09, 2014, 01:28:26 AM
"Thank you Mr. Wizard."
Gary has a good handle on how to calculate the day your car was produced. (He calculated mine almost to the day!)

Maybe we should call Gary the N.G.R.S.... Cheesy
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 08, 2014, 03:05:12 AM
start with the easy/cheap stuff like spark plug gap, points, condenser ( you want to probably put new ones of those anyways) and then go from there. I purchased an older car about a year ago and had similar issues with vacuum. (Did a Compression test, and it was fine). It was not one single issue, but every time I replaced a part, say points for instance it ran better. I replaced the plugs, better still. Carb gasket, a bit better. I was an eagle eye with that vacuum gauge, some small piece would bump up my vacuum, and/or make it run that much smoother. I think the car hadn't run in years. While it was frustrating not having the easy fix, it was a fun journey seeing it come alive more and more with each small fix. Good luck, and keep us posted.. Smiley
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Running Hot? on: August 07, 2014, 02:33:55 PM
Vince I also live in California, and as far as gasoline goes, I have learned a few things concerning the oxygenated/ethanol gasoline formula used only for California. 1) it has a  very short shelf life. If you don't go through a tank longer than a few months it starts to turn green, and lose its potency. 2) keeping this in mind you also have to observe the station you purchase gasoline from, if it is a slow station and they are not getting tankers dropping off gasoline fairly often, same result gas gets stagnate. 3) Now I cannot prove this, but I have had issues 3 times now with Chevron gasoline in older cars. I just rebuilt my carb on my mustang only to find out the fuel we just got from Chevron starting to separate, and there is like an orange jelly in the gasoline. I knew about Chevron gasoline being inferior already, but my wife thought gas is gas, filled it up there by accident. I know this may cause some people to laugh, but it has happened more than once both previous ties from Chevron in California. I fill up about a half tank at a time from a real busy Shel station here in SoCal, with 91 octane and have never had a problem.
Just my 2 cents from what I have learned the hard way pertaining to California gas. I do miss the midwest's gasoline, both Speedway and Citgo sold 93 and 94 at some stations out there, and for cheaper!
Hope this helps some Smiley
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: August 06, 2014, 12:59:46 PM
great stories ( Hideawaze, X66, Carbuff) but we are all picture hounds on here, post some pics of these beauties (please)...  Smiley Smiley Smiley
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..another on: August 05, 2014, 10:04:27 PM
If he advertised honestly I think the buyer would pay about 25k and be happy with the car. The way it is now is a lawsuit waiting to happen it seems
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..another on: August 05, 2014, 09:38:15 PM
Man that trans stamp has got to be a dead give away. I can make out N697_ _ _ possibly.
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..another on: August 05, 2014, 08:09:30 PM
Well somebody put a lot  of time into that Camaro. Looks really nice.
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New body? on: August 05, 2014, 08:06:11 PM
I think Shaun (Kerr) would trade you in a heartbeat for that body.... it looks like most of the damage is in the front nose of the car.
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 02, 2014, 05:19:25 PM
WtG, you my Hero already....
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 02, 2014, 12:23:06 PM
Awesome man. Steve Pardini is a great guy to have on your side. I wish I was in the bay area to pay him a visit. He should take care of you if it was purchased through him.
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: AX coded Mirror on 1969 on: July 31, 2014, 03:50:32 PM
Nice score! wish I knew someone doing the same.
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shift knob on: July 31, 2014, 10:34:30 AM
Your correct they did.
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New body? on: July 29, 2014, 05:09:02 PM
There should be a third choice to vote for. Buy a car that is in good cond.
I agree. How about buy an original rolling chassis, use your hood and doors, find some decent fenders. I also agree with Charley, that it would probably be worth more, and the original parts would fit better.
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: July 29, 2014, 11:14:59 AM
thanks for the explanation.
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: July 27, 2014, 02:50:13 PM
Thanks for posting, your insight really helped on this one.
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 [20] 21 22 ... 112
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.129 seconds with 18 queries.