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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 z28 distributor forsale on: February 16, 2015, 02:21:30 PM
How much is the alternator he mentions?
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 16, 2015, 11:48:18 AM
Hey I have driven a Z with the 3:55 rear, and I thought it was very doggish out of the hole, I can't imagine revving the motor that much more to move even taller gears out of the hole. Another thought about those ratios is, wouldn't that throw off the power band as in relation to mile an hour? Seems like you could be in first gear up to 65, no problem, and it would kind of bog if you ever were in 4th gear under 80.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 15, 2015, 11:37:30 PM
That is quite the option list. I have seen a couple of 69 Z cars with a customer ordered 3:55 rear, to see that this one would have had (has) a 3:31 originally is pretty wild. I wonder if there is a 69 Z with a 3:07, 2:73, or 2:56 rear out there?

Thank you for the quick replies!

I saw the BA & Mecum auctions - the auction info didn't say much but was at lest consistent.

Does anybody know a corvette inspector in the Bay Area?

You could try contacting Steve of "Steve Camaros" (parts house) in San Bruno, and see if he has a local guy he could recommend if Jerry is booked out a ways. With some of the inconsistencies with this car I would definitely get it checked out PRIOR to purchase. This will serve to educate you about this car, and protect you, so you know exactly what you are getting, and may inform the seller of some things they may not be aware of.
Good luck with it.. Smiley
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen today on FB,,,, lookin' for a '69 really sport on: February 14, 2015, 12:09:42 AM
typo maybe? or maybe auto correct was on his comp settings...

It happens to me sometimes. Sometimes I catch it and modify my post, sometimes I don't catch until the next day, and then its to late..
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 99K 69 Z/28 on: February 14, 2015, 12:04:22 AM
Welcome to the CRG, and congrats on the purchase of what appears to be a really nice 69 Z. Do us a favor and start a new thread with some pics documenting your purchase. (we love pics)
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Stinger Hood for my 68 in Australia on: February 03, 2015, 10:30:53 AM
I always heard growing up that Cheverolet motors didn't like forced air induction. That is why they drew in the cool air from the base of the windshield. Ford motors responded well with the forced air though. Such as the early galaxy, and falcon thunderbolt cars.
Someone may have run a chevy with forced air and had good luck with it.

Now speaking of hoods, while everyone opts to run the 69 "cowl hood" on any first ten, another cool looking hood for a 67 or 68 is the DANA Chevrolet hood. I know there is a guy remaking them from a original hood or the original mold, you just have to look him up. I can look for a pic of the hood, if you aren't familiar with it.
I am not familiar with a good supplier for the stinger hood, sorry.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '69 302 Longblock on EBay on: February 03, 2015, 10:22:53 AM
I emailed as well about posting a pic of the DZ stamp, and he responded they had to end the auction. Maybe it wasn't a 302?
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 Z-28 is home... on: February 02, 2015, 12:02:22 AM
Hey WTG seeing it through. I think you are going to be glad you went with the 68 Z over the other cars you were considering. A very exciting time documenting all the pieces and "the hunt" for the parts you need can be just as much fun. Keep the pics coming as you go... Smiley
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Value on: February 01, 2015, 01:07:36 PM
re the 'hole'..   measure the diameter, and go to Lowes or another similar store and buy a black plastic pop in plug and it will make that hole 'not as obvious' until you get opportunity to weld it up... Smiley

Great minds think alike Gary. I buy those pop in plugs for a lot of my cars to fill in stock holes that I don't want to weld up, in case I want to use them later.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy new project 69 Camaro on: February 01, 2015, 01:04:02 PM
Nice collection of cars over the years.

(Cook could have fixed that 68 big block car...... almost looks like the same broadside hit one of his Camaros took. He posted pics on another thread)

41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New member on: January 29, 2015, 08:15:39 PM
neat story. If the video is on the net post a link for us. Also how many miles are on the car? When was it built?
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Classic Car Motor Oil on: January 29, 2015, 08:08:26 PM
Is anyone using this? Thoughts?

I picked some up a few months ago when I was Indianapolis. It seemed like the most protection for the money, and more oriented toward a car that may sit during the winter months.
 I also saw where someone said Brad Penn was good but required oil changes every 1000 miles because it did not contain as many additives to break down the carbon build up. Same thing for Valvoline VR-1 "Valvoline Racing oil is not designed for long term use, it is for short intense use and racing purposes."

A Zddp additive  added to regular oil is better than no additive at all, (more of a stop gap), but you are better off purchasing oil with it built in. You can have to much Zddp and create a problem by decreasing the effectiveness of the zddp as well.

Shell Rotella/ Chevron Delo -Diesel oils have plenty of ZDDP, but unfortunately even higher levels of detergents than conventional oil. So initially this seemed like a fix, but after more research was found to harm the flat tappet cam motors as well.

Most motor oil manufactured today only has 800 ppm of zddp. (not enough)

bottom line: use Brad Penn (1500 ppm), Valvoline Vr-1, ,Classic car motor oil (1600 ppm) , or a motor oil with at least 1200 ppm of zddp, and you will be fine.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New member on: January 29, 2015, 06:38:22 PM
Hey Alex welcome to the CRG. Very nice car. Looks like the motor was possibly freshened up at some point, and a new intake and carb installed. You were lucky to come across such a nice car that has been well cared for. Looks like it has the original dealer emblem on the rear panel as well. Where was it sold originally?
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Burgundy '69 Z28 For Sale, Ebay on: January 29, 2015, 06:27:40 PM
I like the color combo. I wonder if it is the same guy who owned it when Jerry did the inspection?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Leaving Friday Morning for Turlock, Need any Parts? on: January 25, 2015, 03:50:23 PM
Well Bill with the 3 cars you have, it should be that much easier to find parts that you are looking for right?
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