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796  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.
797  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.
798  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..
799  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"?
800  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.
801  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69Z hard start, backfires on acceleration, stalls when breaking, related issues? on: November 21, 2013, 12:05:14 AM
I had the same problem with Mustang stalling out when braking. I assume you have power brakes. I had a vacuum leak at the carb base, and a couple of old carb gaskets. An easy way to check is with some starter fluid. Get the car running and idling on its own and then spray starter fluid around the out side base of the carb, if the rpm picks up you have a leak.
Spittering and sputtering: once you solve your vacuum leak, then new plugs or (check the gap) , points (check the gap), condenser, cap and rotor, check your vacuum on the distributor (they are adjustable), new plug wires. (pictures of the plugs will tell you if its to lean (white colored), or to rich (very black, and full of carbon).
Check your timing.
If you still have the issue Clean out the carb, I assume its a holley which if any little bit of debris is in there it will not run smooth. blow out the carb and make sure all passage ways are clear and free flowing. Check (or replace) your power valve while you have apart, and as Cook mentions check to make sure you have the right jets, set your floats.
If it still runs a bit rough post up what you took care of, and we'll go from there...
Good  Luck!  Smiley
802  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Storing Tires on: November 20, 2013, 12:53:11 PM
I agree with storing them horizontal. I have had a couple of older original motorcycle tires for Sporters and Triumphs, and I could always tell the ones that were stored upright because they would end up having a flat spot. You think it is noticeable on a car, man try putting a tire with a flat spot on a motorcycle! I have a few sets of original tires for various vehicles and when I have stored them for longer periods of time horizontal is the way to go, piece of wood on the floor first sounds like a good idea, also the bags over them another good idea.
803  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 passenger exhaust manifold pic on: November 20, 2013, 12:20:03 PM
Mine is oriented the same as Charleys. Now how does it show it is mounted in the 70 AIM?
804  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 20, 2013, 12:39:18 AM
Good point Gary, although I think you would be looking at very late August if that.

So there is no magic search "the whole country" feature on craigslist. I will search the biggest metropolis areas around me ( SF LA & San DIego). If I was still in the midwest I would search chicago Cleveland/Cincinnati , Indianapolis. You get the idea. Another way to do it is type in to google " 1969 camaro 12 bolt sale craigslist" Or if you wanted to try to refine it "1969 Camaro 12 bolt BU rear end". Then any craigslist ad will populate with this info. I am sure there are many ways to skin a cat, this is just what has worked for me, (with some persistence).

Check out heart beat city, but I would visually inspect anything I got from them, after reading about prior purchases from different people.

One more thing did you get the protecto-plate or paperwork, that shows your car came with a BU coded rear end? Just curious

805  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 19, 2013, 09:37:50 PM
I see them from time to time on ebay. I also see them on craiglist, but with either you have to almost do a daily search, and with craigslist also different cites. Of course buyer beware with restamps and the like.
806  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69Z rear ratios on: November 19, 2013, 01:00:43 AM
you have just doubled my knowledge concerning motors  Cheesy. Honestly good point, always thought about rotating mass as far as wheels go, didn't think of the flywheel, but same idea.. Wink
807  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 passenger exhaust manifold pic on: November 18, 2013, 10:46:08 PM
It sounds like Gary W.(RS) found some old stock , hopefully that inventory is correct and one of the dealers will have it for you Gary. Gary W. did the leg work and found them for you, I look forward to hearing that 1 of the dealerships still had it.
808  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 passenger exhaust manifold pic on: November 18, 2013, 08:56:31 PM
Wtg Gary. Now if you could go ahead and order it and install it for him....
If you were a good CRG member you could make that happen...j/k
809  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 18, 2013, 04:31:40 AM
A 302 on ebay vin number 19L529500 from a 69 Camaro built in L.A. ebay Auction number 231097867983
seller Jsphd72.
 If this is your VIN, do your due diligence first...
810  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Cowl hood and air cleaner on: November 17, 2013, 05:17:20 PM
often overlooked items of detail. Good points William and Pace.
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