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856  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 06:32:45 PM
 I'm at the stage of getting ready to spray the 67 12 bolt rear. I had detailed it in the 80's (non painted bolts and other HW) and now will resort to the correct method of finish by spraying it entirely gloss black, including the 12 bolt cover bolts, though the pinion and bleeders will be masked. Were the 'T' bolts installed yet to get painted or did they come after painting. What about the vent tube?

Thank you,
Mike
857  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 29, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
The link works good, John.
Are those models on page 8 the 'special edition'?  Wink

Thank you for the post,
Mike
858  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 29, 2012, 05:38:50 PM
Please KIM this strictly my opinion and does not reflect anyone else’s opinion, especially CRG’s.

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The other mystery I have issues with, and I’m sure they have their reasons; CRG has yet to acknowledge this car as authentic (and I don’t need to know why). The only way this member would ever make such a significant purchase with regards to any First Gen is if CRG gave it their blessings.


Quite possibly there is no way for CRG to say one way or another if it is real or not, especially publicly, and risk the possibility of being wrong and then open to liable. Unless something very obvious stands out that leaves no doubts , right now it's only conjecture, opinions and guesses.

Mike
859  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caswell Cadmium? on: June 29, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
Hi George,

  What is the rating on the power supply?
Has the plating held up fine without shedding or chipping when applying torque and the bolt heads held with a wrench?
Thanks for posting those pictures.

Mike
860  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 28, 2012, 07:09:38 PM
Anyone have any photos for those of us who were not able to make it?

I had a GREAT time at the 2012 Camaro Nationals.  I learned a lot and got a lot of great advice.  Especially from judges Jerry M and Chris and a couple of guys who had Z/28's there....Dale and Al.

I took a video in the Legends and Bowtie building.  This video has more of the Bowtie cars.  Unfortunately, I used my Sony camcorder which goes to a mini-DVD which requires ripping software to make a youtube video.  This is the first time I used ripping software so I downloaded a trial version which stuck a watermark right in the middle.  Also, I usually drink way too much coffee so the video is jittery.  You can get the general idea though.

Youtube link: http://youtu.be/AVV_MJ12dsA



Hi Dave,
 Thanks for the interesting video. Did you get to see under the cars as well and if so how were the bottoms finished? All uniform black or a bottom with overspray? Colors?

Mike
861  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Where to Find Correct Plating on: June 27, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
There also are home kits for black oxide and phosphating (Parkerizing) that are inexpensive and easy to use.
If you have a small sand blaster to prep the bolts before hand then you can very easily refinish them at your pace.

Mike
862  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 27, 2012, 10:47:21 AM
I have never been to this event or anything like it. Are all the judged cars trailer queens or is there a mixture of those driven as well that get judged.

Mike
863  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 27, 2012, 07:34:05 AM
So what's the deal with this car which is claimed to be a rebody? What did they do about the hiddens?  http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=209853

 He claims the car is done with 100% GM sheet metal. So we know GM doesn't make bodies so either he is misleading on purpose or the person who claims to have seen this car before and was re-bodied is wrong. Maybe someone should call him out on this?
 I find it comical that the car hobby has slipped low to the point where any car is assumed guilty of being a fake until proven real. Maybe the price bottom should drop out to lets things settle to realistic values and human morals restored.

Mike
864  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Felpro head gasket on: June 26, 2012, 12:44:25 PM
I've always used the Fel-Pro Perma-torque gaskets with great success.

Mike
865  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / John Z - comment please on: June 22, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
John Z.

 I found this picture on the web and was wondering if this was on the Fisher side of the house and if so is the truck holding the red body similar to those used for the NOR 1st gen Camaros?
I'm getting ready to spray my sub floor and reviewing what conditions a person would have to work under (no pun) would assist in how I attempt to emulate their efforts as far as space availability and obstacles go.

Thank you,
Mike

866  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 19, 2012, 07:33:04 PM
Hi Marty,

  Burnt out...been there, done that in the late 80's early 90's. After I lost interest in the shows eventually I just began to drive it and not worry about every piece of dirt. I don't know how wide spread the fakes were back then, at least with Camaros, but I enjoyed myself anyhow and didn't worry at all. Luckily for me I knew the history of both my cars when I bought them and at that time people couldn't wait to get rid of gas guzzlers.
  No matter what your interests are, paintings, vintage gun collecting, coins...or anything of value, fakes will always exist as a small percentage of any venue so I am sure cars are the same. So enjoy life as we live it now and frig the fakes and let the new purchasers worry about that. Like anything else we buy we have to research before laying down $$$$$.

 Now, I'm back in the 'hobby' and re-restoring one of my L35's to show again but on a smaller scale and also to just enjoy life while I am healthy, sane and have some $$$ in my pocket. Life takes on new meanings the older one gets. Sure I'm taken back by the reported fakes out there but I step back often and try to view it as a whole and don't see it as rampant as it seems because nobody has yet provided any empirical data one way or the other about how widespread fakes are. To me fakes are here, everywhere, as they were in the past and as they will be in the future so I don't lose sleep over it.

Live and drive for today  Wink

Mike
867  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: video of the camaro 67 presentation in France on: June 14, 2012, 05:34:57 PM
I'm sure GM had their reasons for switching from electric to vacuum but for whatever reason, they certainly sacrificed efficiency. Given efficiency stands for quick open and close. Me thinks they missed the boat on this one. I recall my fathers old Willys jeep. If you wanted the windshield whippers to work more efficiently you had to punch the gas. Guess I'll just punch the '69.  Wink

When they froze up with ice the motors would eventually burn out.

Mike
868  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What is the assembly line correct 68 Rochester 4-bbl carburetor choke pull-off? on: June 13, 2012, 08:03:41 PM
Bernie,

 What did the judges say at the show you lost points about the inlet nut...it was too soon or too late in use compared to your car date?
I checked both my 67 BB's and they have the same one you have.

Mike
869  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Anyone use InLine Tube fuel line on: June 11, 2012, 09:26:52 PM
 Thanks guys...that's good to know. I'll be placing my order with them.

Mike
870  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 bench seat parts on: June 11, 2012, 09:25:42 PM
 I had never seen a bench seat before. Do the L&R seats fold on an inward angle?

Mike
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