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346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust Manifold #s on: January 07, 2014, 10:56:23 PM
If you sleep with them, the oils from your body will prevent rust..  Smiley
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...   J/K..     Smiley

He is not kidding, I think he has a couple of fenders he cuddles up with, &  a bag full of bolts for a pillow.  Cheesy
347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust Manifold #s on: January 07, 2014, 10:53:44 PM
you mean Charley didn't spray them for you ? I thought he was going to install them as well....
348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Supposedly 302 Mustang 'Barn Find' on: January 07, 2014, 05:43:20 PM
That is one nice foot print of a basement. How many cars do you have in there?
349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: factory eqiiped headlights on: January 07, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
Here is the decoder, I am not sure if the power/sealed beam used the same dating method:
350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: factory eqiiped headlights on: January 07, 2014, 11:12:14 AM
Hey Tim, while I can't help you with "sealed" or "power" beam portion. Here is a pic of the date code on mine when I removed it from my car. I decoded the date at that time it is original to the car.
351  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Supposedly 302 Mustang 'Barn Find' on: January 07, 2014, 12:33:30 AM
A mustang I just bought and sold had michelins on it with the older tire size like 40F or something, I think they were dated from the early 70's. Car ran fine with them, they were the period correct white walls. The tread was good, so I never did anything with them, and the buyer thought the tires looked fine. I have original tires on some of my older motorcycles from the 60's, as long as there isn't any sidewall cracking or flat spots they do just fine.
352  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: dash pad on: January 06, 2014, 11:57:29 PM
Hey Bill,

I had a similar issue with mine, with it separating and then looking wavy. I went ahead and used a sparing amount of gorilla glue with some carefully placed rags and large plastic clamps. I worked from one side of the dash to the other. Every day I would work a little farther down, trying to get it tight. Looks good now. I am sure there is more than one way to do it.
353  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Disassembly of brake booster on: January 06, 2014, 11:53:14 PM
There is a place in san jose that rebuilds master cylinders, proportioning valves, and boosters. I stopped by there shop to get a MC done for one of my other cars, and they are rebuilding the boosters in about 60 seconds. Neat to have a place like that where you can see what they do with your own eyes.
354  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Supposedly 302 Mustang 'Barn Find' on: January 06, 2014, 09:24:29 PM
Was this Mustang going to auction, or did the owner just take a few pics and post them?
355  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 06, 2014, 07:29:40 PM
I have heard the same thing about 1200 to 1500 units per the "Jay Leno's Garage " show where het with one of the engineers and took it out for a ride. That was back in October, so 6 months will have come and gone by the time it hits the dealerships, so things may change...
356  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: January 06, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
looks good.

Im looking for info on installing a tach in mine and moving the fuel gauge for now..   I want the spedo, fuel, tach setup.



Very easy to accomplish in a weekend.
And a cool look too!
357  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 06, 2014, 03:55:17 PM
Awesome video. But $75K.... that would be like the original Z costing like 15K back in 67 , 8 , or 69. How many would they have sold then?
358  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 05, 2014, 06:04:13 PM
I guess if the car came with a flat hood, I would throw it in the rafters and run a cowl. Then if I ever sold it, switch it back. IF it would garner me more money. I just love the special ducted hood. Cause as we all know NO 69' Camaro ever came with a COWL hood. The first one was on a Chevelle. Learned that from Jerry's book years ago.... Danny   Cool

it is debatable how much hp it developed, but again the marketing department and Chevrolet figured out that adding "Cowl induction" to the hood would sell more cars.
and from then on it was easier for the Camaro guys to call it a "cowl hood", then optional hood from the dealer.
359  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 05, 2014, 05:23:51 PM
That's priced outside the range of the regular folks.
Honestly, I hate the new Camaro body. If I were to buy a new car today it would definitely be the new Challenger R/T.

Mike
I don't hate the Camaro, I do like the challenger body, and the new hell raiser "wild cat" super charged version looks like it will make crazy power, but then again you are trying to move almost 5000lbs of car, and keep up with the Mustang and Camaro. I like the coyote 302 mustang motor, it has a ton of fans already, and a lot of guys are already buying the crate motor and throwing it in their fox bodies and first gen bodies. The LS7 is a monster of a motor, but if ford can make power with 302 cubic inches and keep it competitive why couldn't chevrolet answer the challenge with a 302 of their own? It's hard for me to believe that it would have raised the price of the car, it is more likely that a 302 version would not have moved all the weight of the Camaro around the track any faster. So I tip my hat to ford in this case, out of the big 3 they seemed to have right formula to keep the Boss within reach of its customers price range. Chevrolet and Dodge are trying to overcome weight with more horsepower and expensive handling/braking packages (chevy)
360  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 05, 2014, 05:21:56 PM
Ironic, very little was known about the first Camaro Z/28, and it was priced very economically. From everything I read from former dealers and their former floor sales guys when asked what got you the most bang fro your buck, The Z/28 was far and away the easy choice.

The new Z has a ton of fan fare and while I am glad it is true to its roots performance wise, it seems like marketing has as much to do with the car as handling. Would have been nice to shave the weight and then price it just under the 3 SS. Maybe you could have added in the carbon fiber brakes, light weight back window, and a few other items as add ons, kinda like the JL8 or M22 were add ons back in the day. That would put the car into more enthusiasts hands and then if the buyers wanted to dive into their retirement funds for the extras that would have been up to them. The way it is now, it seems pretty far out of everyones reach, and it would surprise me when you get that high into the price range someone wouldn't start looking at the Z06, or gran sport Corvette. Thats the way I see it.



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