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826  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Matching a 68 motor on: October 28, 2012, 01:13:22 PM
 The partial VIN contains the serial number of the car it came in so unless you find that original block you will not have a number matching car (part of matching anyways). The best you can do is get a "period correct" motor (and tranny) whereby having correct cast numbers and casting dates of the engine components prior to the range of the cars build date range as stamped on the trim tag. That would, IMO, add minimal value to a cars resale value if you decide to sell it later. But for your own piece of mind you can go that route as many have done here.
  Don't get hung up on numbers matching anyhow. Most cars have been raced and blocks and other drive line components damaged and swapped out for other motors and parts available at that time. I routinely look at resale of old cars through various venues and even though many that have real numbers matching do sell for more money, many that are not matching still sell for good money too depending on the quality of the car. Even some with openly disclosed re-stamped motors are selling for good money. Maybe not as much as a real original matching numbers car, but still good bucks. It all comes down to what people are willing to pay.
  Life is short so just enjoy the car while you can!  Wink
 
Mike
827  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats on: October 25, 2012, 03:33:11 PM
Kurts #9 reply....Metal vs. plastic seat backs: Transition appears to occur during mid-April or possibly first week of May

My 4B LOS and 5B NOR have the metal backs (these can knock you out if they slam back!   Tongue ) so maybe the transition was late May.
They are in great shape but one in the NOR car has a minor ding in that I wish I could get out.

Mike
828  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What paint is used to best replicate the correct finish on 1967 leaf springs? on: October 24, 2012, 05:02:40 PM
 Daniel sent me a pic. I see what he means about blue hues.
I understand your reasons for not posting. No worries though because I know most people don't know how to adjust their camera's white balance, if possible at all these days with the small ones, so the hues may be off. Plus there's also the flash reflections changing surface brightness. Also most people don't adjust their monitors gamma and color balances either which will surely skew colors.
 I use a web picture for reference only and realize most web colors have limited color accuracy compared to the source.

  Thanks again, Daniel,

Mike
829  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What paint is used to best replicate the correct finish on 1967 leaf springs? on: October 23, 2012, 09:32:00 PM
Hey...why keep it a secret in a research group? Please share what your thoughts are  Wink

Mike
830  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What paint is used to best replicate the correct finish on 1967 leaf springs? on: October 23, 2012, 04:05:05 PM
 Rustoleum smoked gray is very close to the correct finish for a 67 mono spring.

Mike
831  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 67 SS rolled over video and 69 fire on: October 22, 2012, 09:21:21 PM
Came across this video tonight of a 67 SS Camaro totaled in a rollover crash with a bolder.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/video-first-gen-camaro-ss-totaled-after-nasty-rollover-in-illinois/

And for you 69 owners.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTiw60aPXV8



Drive safe!
Mike

832  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 z on ebay on: October 21, 2012, 07:12:24 PM
   Got 'ya....So you offered 40K for the trim tag or the stripped body?

 If we only knew then what they would be worth now....

Mike
833  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How much value would I add if on: October 21, 2012, 06:12:26 PM
 I wouldn't worry about if the value went up or not unless you are planning on selling it later. Just do it (or don't do it) for yourself and have fun with the car.

Mike
834  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 z on ebay on: October 21, 2012, 06:09:48 PM
I've offered 40,000 for my original 67 l78 camaro conv. Trim tag that's attached to the stripped car that sat in a field for years. I have the original motor.

Not sure what you are saying here.....you were offered or you offered 40K for a a 67 L78 car?

Just curious,
Mike
835  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Trunk on: October 17, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
 I thought Fisher sprayed the trunk during the paint shop phase before going to Chevy.  Huh

Mike
836  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Glass dates on: October 17, 2012, 06:14:50 PM
 I recently looked at the glass dates on my 67 NOR 5B car that has the original doors and quater glass and found the following:
L-QTR- April 67
R-QTR - Jan 67

L-Door - April 67
R-Door April 67

L-Vent - Dec 66
R-Vent - June 67 (this I did replace back in the early 80's)

Mike
837  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Strightening and polishing stainless trim a Primer on: October 14, 2012, 06:07:10 PM
 I had an old timer restore my SS trim around the rear conv. trunk lip back in the 80's. Metal restoration was his life long business. My trim had the same dings as yours and his methods for removing them were the pretty much the same. When I got them back, and if I didn't know better, I could swear there were store bought new.

Mike
838  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what grade is this bolt? never seen one like this on: October 14, 2012, 05:58:49 PM
 Looks 5 to me. I see KSFC (a current bolt mfg) with a line on each side.

Mike
839  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what grade is this bolt? never seen one like this on: October 14, 2012, 04:33:07 PM
Looks like a grade 5 (it was 3 lines)

Mike
840  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Door weatherstrip on: October 12, 2012, 12:11:19 PM
What material did the factory use being the doors/trunk close normally?   Huh
 
Mike
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