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796  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 rear brakes on: November 23, 2013, 09:10:38 PM
Gary, a man of many words... Cheesy
j/k (most of the time a paragraph of info)

Yes, but it touches the adjuster just a little bit. There really only 2 ways to install the spring: 1)The wrong way with the spring resting right on top of the adjuster wheel. 2) You want to install it with the larger hook of the spring going over the adjuster wheel, and into the other shoe. And then the metal bracket ( the one with the white ink stamp in the picture) rests against the adjuster and provides a little tension, so when you get the drum on and adjust the shoes you hear the clicking of that piece on the wheel (also so it won't back off). Hope this gives you some more insight, or maybe you just needed the "yes" from Gary.
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797  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: November 23, 2013, 08:46:33 PM
If your choke wasn't set right, yes your going to see some carbon from that. Most of your other plugs look ok. I would go ahead clean up the plugs make sure the gap is ok, re-install, and your probably good to go!
798  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mecum Anahiem on: November 23, 2013, 08:29:44 PM
36k, I haven't seen the car close up, but Maybe he should have taken the 80K he says he was offered a few years back. Or he will have to wait until the next surge in pricing?
799  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 23, 2013, 08:27:43 PM
You would have thought that it would have been changed over to the filter, and then not been stamped on the pad any longer. A discrepancy in Jerrys book possibly?
800  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 23, 2013, 04:17:13 PM
thats good info, I see where it says Norwood started stamping down there beginning in January 69. In jerrys book it says for LOS cars they have been found as late as april with the vin appearing on the pad.
801  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 23, 2013, 02:08:24 AM
so they have 30 rusty or banged up shells? any of them have a original windshield? (looking for an original LOF soft ray)
802  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 22, 2013, 01:43:51 PM
I just called them, nice guys. They said they don't currently have a 12 bolt. The last one they had was a 3.31 open rear that they sold for 1200. Just to give you an idea on their prices. They said they have about 30 first gen camaros, but that they haven't received one in about 4 years, so it sounds like there pretty picked over. He said just about all of them don't have motors in them. I have to make a run up to washington state in a month to pick up another Ford, I will see if the weather holds on possibly stopping by and snap a pic of their yard for you guys.
803  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 22, 2013, 12:38:26 PM
Thats pretty exciting meeting with the original owner. The original owners wife and family live in northern Michigan, it was about 3 to 4 hours from where I was in northern Indiana.   I would to get up there and see them. Having the 4 kids, just didn't get a free weekend to get up there. I still keep in contact with the son. It is hard for to believe his dad owned the car all the way up until 2007, and they never took a picture of it over the years. He was a fanatic about the car, but no pics?
Your pics are a priceless treasure, post up what you get from him, and it might be cool to get a picture of him with the car if you have the chance in the future.
How far is he from you?
804  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mecum Anahiem on: November 22, 2013, 12:31:15 PM
it doesn't quite look as dark as the other burnished brown cars I have seen, including yours. I can't believe the LOS cars had a different shade of burnished brown. Repaint?
805  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 21, 2013, 02:41:10 PM
I thought all the LA cars had it on the pad, and Norwood switched this around January 1st of 69. I am pretty sure it is on the CRG here somewhere .
The only thing I notice is it looks like the numbers for the vin were stamped separately, and other examples of original LA blocks look like the vin number was stamped with a single gang, and looks more uniform. In Jerrys book the font seems to differ slightly as well, but I have not seen nearly as many as Kurt. If it were me I would want the guy to provide a lot more pics of the stamp, and get the input from CRG before I made a trip to see it in person.
806  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Appreciation/Recognition for 6 bangers! on: November 21, 2013, 02:12:09 PM
Gary in your signature it shows 55 nomad and 57 nomad, I think you need to "spread the wealth".....ha ha Cheesy

I also like the shoe box chevys. I have a 55 hardtop now. it took 5 years for me to talk my friend out of it. Since everything else I have is pretty much stock, the idea for the 55 is a alumium LS1 with a 6 speed, and just drive the car in primer and enjoy it.. Wink
BUT I am just accumulating parts right now, I have almost everything except the computer, and heads, and some small engine accessories.
There is a long term goal to get all the vehicles under one roof like a barn or airplane hanger, so it will still be some time before it gets put together.

I have had cars with a 6 and they worked well as a daily driver. I bought a 65 ranchero(with a 6) for $200 bucks and drove it for a couple years probably 100k miles, before I sold it for $700. My 64 C/10 had a 6 in it when I got it as well, man that motor ran forever, but when top speed came down to 45 mph, I had to pull it, it has a mean 327 now. I also have a 66 C/10 with a 6 that runs like a charm, although I do vision swapping in that 327 in the future, and building a more wicked motor for my 64.

There is a certain charm to those 6 cylinder vehicles, thats for sure.
807  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 21, 2013, 12:18:10 PM
I am not going to question your knowledge or ability to spot a restamp, but I am surprised someone would go through the trouble of decking and re-stamping and then just somewhat pick a random number to stamp on a block, hoping that 1 he didn't stamp a number that somebody already has, and 2 if nobody has it that they will see his ad. Seems like a long shot on his part is all.
808  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 21, 2013, 01:24:47 AM
Thats a nice little pictorial history of your car. Your lucky to have such awesome pictures through the years. You may have stated this already, but other than the body shop, what are the plans for the final look? drag car ,street strip, stock?
My son is only 6 right now, and I pray he winds up in good circumstances as yours has. You have a lot to be thankful for man..
809  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Nov 23 & 24 on: November 21, 2013, 12:41:48 AM
I still never heard what the price of the new Z/28 is...anyone got any hard info other than "more than the ZL-1"?
810  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mecum Anahiem on: November 21, 2013, 12:15:58 AM
Are you planning on going ? or are you looking at purchasing any of them?
I have been to a handful of Mecum auctions mostly in Indianapolis, just long enough to look over some nice cars as I would if I was at a car show. Sometimes I'll note a lot number if I am curious what it bid up to, I look it up later online when I get home, I never stay for the auction, to boring for me. If I knew there were some unrestored cars up there in Anaheim I might check it out, I live in SoCAl now and Anaheim is about an hour from me, pending traffic.
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