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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Searching for My Old 67 RS/SS396 on: February 05, 2012, 02:57:31 PM
You can look up my threads over at TC about this but here is the digest version:

The old insurance industry database was federalized and sanitized via the privacy act removing all names and addresses. All the approved vendors offering reports are pulling off the same database so the content will be the same, just the output is different.

Some are just raw tele-type looking printouts, others are full of slick graphics and explanations of the different title brands applied to that vehicle. So look at all the vendors sample reports and see what is best your your needs and eyes, then use them for your report. I used the one that offered paypal payments Auto Data Direct.
287  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Re: Virus on Team Camaro! on: February 05, 2012, 05:15:36 AM
There are several router hopper virus attacks that TC users are prone to. I got a hit on Wednesday or Thursday that Malware-bytes blocked its access to a IP address in Russia. It was trying to download a file x.exe Malware-bytes then removed a Trojan.
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 tach restoration on: January 05, 2012, 07:42:11 PM
There are a lot of speedometer shops such as Bob's Speedometers, Speedometers limited, just to mane a few. Hit google for ones in your area.
Also Year One has restoration services for speedometer, tach, clock and console gauge units.  http://www.yearone.com/serverfiles/fbshopmain2.asp?hid=812AA11668
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Chevelle on: January 05, 2012, 07:39:20 PM
Also there are:
http://chevelleforum.org/
http://www.chevellestuff.com/forums/
http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showforum.php?fid/63/keyword/1964-1969_Chevelle/
http://forums.chevyhiperformance.com/69/63016/chevy-chevelle/index.html
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finding my Old 69 Z/28 on: January 05, 2012, 07:32:01 PM
Don't give up.
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What rare part would you like to see a top quality reproduction produced? on: January 05, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
In order of my frustrations:
69 DASHPAD
horizontal door window felt
vertical weatherstrip for rear quarter windows

292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Shifters on: January 04, 2012, 08:20:37 AM
I am going through the misery now.
Yeah I noticed your other thread. I was looking to see if I kept any of the Chevelle info I had. If I find it I'll pm it over to you.

Hurst made custom shifters for many GM lines including the Chevrolet models Camaro, Chevelle, but also for Olds, and Pontiac over the years. I would say if you are trying to use a Hurst OEM shifter that was made for a Chevelle on a Saginaw in a Camaro you are going to need some custom made rods and linkage.

You can try rods and levers from a Competition Plus retail shifter for a Saginaw trans but change out the bushings for steel ones - Hurst Speed Pac or also known as the Pit Pac bushings.  You will most likely need to use the U clamp tail mounting method if the Hurst won't bolt to the standard Muncie shifter plate on the Saginaw. If your head isn't spinning yet you might also just want to scrap it all and buy a new comp plus retail with linkage for a Sag and call it done. At least that has a 99.9% chance of working the first time, and shifting every time. Dropped shifts and constant re-setting are signs that the shifter and linkage are mis-matched. Nothing like being in traffic stuck in neutral (better then fourth).  
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Clock Repair Recommendations on: January 03, 2012, 11:40:29 PM
If you can find one a clock maker should have no issues. Year One repairs them, and a speedometer shop might also work on them.
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Shifters on: January 03, 2012, 10:27:50 PM
Since the Competition Plus line of shifters was only aftermarket over the counter there were generic and specific mounts, rods, and linkage per application and year.  
They were not just over the counter. Z/28 and all 69 four speeds had them.
No Actually the Competition Plus is a retail line. Hurst made custom shifters to OEM specs for Factory installation only, for GM, and others in the late 60's early 70's that are not Comp Plus line shifters. These special shifters were available as service replacement from GM parts counters but not sold as retail units. The competition plus line was sold retail and marketed for the same vehicles that they manufactured special factory OEM units for. So in effect you could order a sag trans and get a muncie shifter from the factory, but buy a Comp Plus shifter down the corner at ACME and have a much better shifter.

While they may all "look" the same they are not. The Comp plus line had adjustment bolts front and back and other features such as push down to reverse lock out.  Factory OEM Hurst shifters do not. The linkage, rods, sticks and mounting plates are not interchangeable between the two lines for the most part. While you may get a rod or two or a lever or two to work, the factory stuff works best with factory OEM Hurst shifters, and aftermarket over the counter works best on them. Mixing an matching the parts causes misery - been there done that.  I spent hours researching archives.  There should be a few decent links here and at TC documenting the difference.

295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ?Fake POP? on: January 03, 2012, 06:56:53 AM
If this is an extended year 1969 didn't some of the rear and engine stampings become year 70, after August 1969?
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Shifters on: January 02, 2012, 11:51:03 PM
Since the Competition Plus line of shifters was only aftermarket over the counter there were generic and specific mounts, rods, and linkage per application and year. 
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Saginaw 4 speed reverse lever on: January 02, 2012, 11:48:08 PM
Try calling D & Classics since they have the 67 & 68 listed in their catalog, maybe they have a lead on a 69.

What is the name of the company?

Yup D & R Classic is the name. Here is the link to their site.
http://www.drclassic.com/index.html
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ?Fake POP? on: January 01, 2012, 11:57:50 PM
All sounds reasonable.
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Saginaw 4 speed reverse lever on: January 01, 2012, 11:22:46 PM
Try calling D & Classics since they have the 67 & 68 listed in their catalog, maybe they have a lead on a 69.
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ?Fake POP? on: January 01, 2012, 12:01:58 PM
Maybe an employee purchase?
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