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736  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM gets bailed out, then goes to China?? on: January 24, 2013, 07:50:34 AM
It's a sad time we live in these days. Greed is running wild.  
  China's military and space technology has grown enormously and will eventually overshadow and easily trump our ability. China has learned over night what took our manufacturing techniques decades to develop and perfect. We are living in the era of corporate greed to raise the bottom line at any expense including America jobs. If jobs aren't sent off shore then American jobs are replaced with cheaper cost visa workers (I am speaking from personal experience). All for the interest of the share holders profits.
   I want to be alive when this all backfires on the US and its corporations if and when a war breaks out and China is either backing our foes or directly involved such as was the case in Korea, and they confiscate the US factories and defeat our military. I'll be especially looking forward to hearing the corporate millionaires beg Washington to do something about it. This is a very sore subject with me because I am indirectly involved first hand with this shameful practice and I see, hear and know what the corporate whores who make the millions do.
  My family has been a GM loyalist for decades, but no longer. I'll be switching my loyalty to either Ford or Chrysler though some of their manufacturing plants are in other countries as well but at least it's not a "Thanks America for the bailout.... now we move your jobs to China" in your face. They can take their new China made cars and "CHEV IT"

Mike
737  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69' 302 CE numbers on: January 23, 2013, 12:31:51 PM
  Were CE blocks ordered to match the original application such as 2 bolt CE to replace a 2 bolt original vs. 4 bolt CE to replace a 4 bolt original block?
So far all CE blocks in general I have seen were all 4 bolts.

Mike
738  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall insulation plug on: January 16, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
He probably means something like these:
739  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: beware of the look alike 68-Z28 fan on: January 15, 2013, 02:37:22 PM
I would say yes. The dented blade is a give away.

Mike
740  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: beware of the look alike 68-Z28 fan on: January 15, 2013, 02:07:49 PM
How does that saying go....there's a sucker born every minute?  Huh

It's sad to say that some people think if it's expensive it must be real and who would lie???  Cheesy

Mike
741  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall insulation plug on: January 12, 2013, 08:03:02 PM
In the middle of the plug is a hole. I took a screw driver that fits the hole and ground a rounded end on it. Press this in to stretch the plug just enough while holding the larger end to get it through the firewall hole.

Mike
742  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is why you NEVER trust anyone on ebay on: January 12, 2013, 05:51:39 PM
 I've seen several eBay items worded incorrectly and it's obvious on purpose to fool the buyer.
Examples are NOS booster hoses (NOS hoses that were stamped later) w/stampings worded cleverly as if it was a true left-the-factory with stamping.
And my favorites are "NOS" bolts and other tags that are obviously repros and shown with a GM box/bag in the picture with wordage like ".....we bought these in bulk from a Chevrolet dealer so you will not be getting the GM bag (or box)". Bunk....I have purchased a ton of GM parts and they even bag single screws if it isn't part of a set. The sad thing is uninformed people will fall for this and fork out good $$$$. Afterall, if it's expensive it must be real, right  Wink

The ad may be an honest mistake or someone trying to take advantage of others who doesn't know better. It will be interesting to see how this plays out after you notified them.

Mike
743  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Dimpled Carb Studs on: January 12, 2013, 02:26:54 PM
Where did you buy them from?

Mike
744  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clones, tributes, recreations.. on: January 10, 2013, 10:05:22 PM
   I've had mine for 30+ years too and have absolutely no intentions to sell them plus they are willed to my grown children. Until my demise I will continue to enjoy them.  I don't care if the market drops out on collector cars...and maybe is should because greed takes over like everywhere else in life and ruins it. All I have for documentation is an UOIT for one car and nothing for the other. And there is plenty of false documents that look damn authentic these days to make original ones a moot benefit. But, as far as the 'doubting Thomasa's' go, I don't have to prove anything because I know my cars histories and doubters will always be just that. If they don't believe what I have is real...well then they can read my license plate  Wink
 Don't despair....enjoy them while you still can. Fifty years from now, who will care?

Mike
745  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: beware of the look alike 68-Z28 fan on: January 08, 2013, 08:28:58 AM
 This is an interesting part of the description: "This fan has been professionally machined, ready to paint and bolt on."
I wonder what machined means in this context? Fixed or modified an old common fan to fit this application, repro or something else?

 Mike
746  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '67 Power Disc Automatic Brake Pedal on: January 06, 2013, 09:27:45 AM
I have 2 67 power brake cars (04B ,05B) and neither have the disc you mention in the pedal pad. Just one car has the outer trim on the pads due to that option code


Mike
747  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Emergency brake on: January 05, 2013, 11:03:01 AM
 Here are pictures of a 67 setup which should be the same for 68. The spring is hidden so you will have to remove the front support bolt and try to push it to the side to get your finger in there. If you can loosen the 3 supporting nuts in the engine bay then that will prevent the firewall metal in that area from twisting.

Hope this helps,
Mike
748  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Interesting 69 For Sale on: January 04, 2013, 05:45:42 PM
  Looks like what I would refer to as an Armistice Day motor.

Similar to how I refer to my block as the Valentines Day motor (T0214)

Mike
749  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Old Reliable on: January 02, 2013, 08:17:43 PM
 Let's see....$459,900....almost a price for a house here on Long Island.
After paying for my two children's college tuition's I am so broke that my take home pay doesn't even take me home  Grin

I'll have to keep dreaming.....

Mike
750  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Are the any differances in sub frames? on: January 01, 2013, 02:04:56 PM
Hi Joe,

  That's good to hear that compressor type worked for you. Didn't it make you feel safe handling those compressed springs?
I didn't have to grind anything however with my '67 frames. I figured your A-arms would be the same  Huh
I wish I had known you would be interested in that compressor because I would have lent mine out for the cost of shipping.
Glad to hear it worked though.

Mike
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