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Garage Talk / A Big Block Kinda Day..
« on: February 25, 2017, 10:47:42 PM »
Pulled the car out to do some things in the garage today and thought I would post a quick pic & video.. 


  Quick Video Click ME!!!

Garage Talk / Swap Meet Pick
« on: February 20, 2017, 01:26:26 AM »
Ultra rare Chevrolet executive wooden folding chair..  Rumor was Vance Piggins buttocks sat on it..  Dont believe me ask z28z11 and rare396bronze   

1967 - Orphans / 17N244161 Trans Case
« on: January 29, 2017, 03:31:15 AM »
If this is your vin then contact me as I have your case..

Garage Talk / 29th Annual Stones River Swap Meet Feb 5th 2017
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »
Just a reminder for anyone interested in going as its only a month away..

Garage Talk / This is the story of my first car.
« on: December 09, 2016, 01:16:50 AM »
While talking to a few buddies the other day and telling them about some memories that I had of me, my dad and my 69 Camaro it prompted me to dig up some old pics and to tell the story about my first car...

This is the story of my first car..  We got it back in 1989 from a little old lady which at the time was in her 70s.  The car sold new at our local dealership of Wilson County Motors by her neighbor across the street.  After a few years Mrs. Brockett bought the car from her neighbor and drove the car daily for many years.  Sadly in 1978 she and 2 of her friends were T-boned and the car was parked surprisingly enough at her neighborís house across the street in their garage.  11 years go by and the car is forgotten about by many.  My father being the Camaro guy of Lebanon and always looking for cars to buy, sell and trade heard from another gentleman that he knew where a 79 Camaro was  that had been sitting for many years..  Now at the time I didn't have much of anything money wise as I was just 11yrs old but I had saved up a couple hundred bucks from chores around the house and mowing years, birthday money, Christmas money etc..  Dad came home that day and told me about the car..  I have to be honest when I heard it was a 79 I wasn't that excited and honestly didn't even want to waste the time to go over there to see the car..  But after agreeing we decided we would go look.  The next day which was about a week or so before Thanksgiving; dad gets with the guy to find out where, when and who we needed to get in contact with to see the car..   While getting all the info the guy would say 79 and then a few minutes later mention something about a 69..  Dad said wait a second; is it a 79 or 69..??..  The guy admitted he couldn't remember but he knew it was one or the other.  So that weekend we headed over to Mrs. Brockett's house in our '76 Nova SS with another buddy Flynn just in case we needed an extra set of hands or driver..  When we got there this frail little lady came to the door and we introduced ourselves and she said "Oohh yes so and so said you wanted to come look at and maybe buy my old car!!"..  As we walked across the street and got the neighbors garage I was boiling over with anxiety and excitement..  Remember I was only 11 and a young Camaro nut that was taking after his father.  Mrs. Brockett made the comment; as we stood there in front of the garage door waiting on the keys, well I hope you boys know what you are doing as my insurance back then said that the car was totaled so we just brought it back and put it this garage and honestly forgot about the ole thing..  At that point I didn't know what to expect but as the garage door swung open it was like we were archaeologist opening the tomb of some fallen king or great warrior..!!..  Well it definitely wasn't a ZL1 (king) or L78 or Z28 (warrior)...  But it WAS a 1st gen Camaro!!  After looking it over and seeing the damage we agreed upon a price and we began process of rolling her out into the daylight.   Once we got the title in hand, the logging chain tied to the frame of the Camaro and to the bumper of the Nova, dad hopped in the Camaro and tossed Flynn the keys to the Nova and said take it easy as I donít know how good these brakes are..  As we tore outta there with the Camaro in tow Flynn looked over at me as he grabbed a pair of my momís flowery sunglasses (he had forgotten his in his car at the house) and said; "hey you wanna mess with your dad??"  Of course I wasnít much on pissing off the old man but for some reason I thought it would be funny so I said; Sure!!..  Flynn matted the gas and we were doing 70 in no time..  Now remember this was the weekend before Thanksgiving and it was colder than a well diggers ass that day and the passenger side door & quarter glass on the Camaro was busted out and it had sketchy brakes at best..  As I looked over the back of the front seat I see my dad holding his arm out of the window shaken his fist at Flynn I knew that I wasnít gonna be the one in the cross hairs when we got home..  Needless to say, we made it home safe and after threatening to whoop Flynn's hind end; we all got a good laugh about the adventure of the day..   

The 76 Nova that serviced as the tow vehicle for the day.

The 69 as we saw it for the first time in the neighbor of the owners garage.

Garage Talk / Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 24, 2016, 02:46:38 PM »
Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving.

General Discussion / Faking Zs Even when you had a L34
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:29:42 AM »
This was a car my father bought/traded in a 65 Mustang for my older brother back in the early 80's..  It was an Ash Gold/Gold Deluxe interior car, L34, 4 speed with a BU diff.  Once my brother graduated high school he had the car restored and it was then known as the black car..  Long story short the car was sold back to my father and he built a nice L78 engine and ran that up until he sold it in the spring of '96.  It went to a chicken farmer down in Bryant AL.  I actually was allowed to get the car out on the weekends and "cruise" around but what my father never knew was I used to street race this car and I was never beaten in the car..   8)  Used to hit the local car wash to get all the rubber out of the wheel wells and off the quarters before going home for the night.  Last I heard the guy who bought it popped the motor and had a truck 454 in it..  Would like to know whatever happened to that car.//

Garage Talk / Local Cruise-in and Oktoberfest 2016
« on: October 17, 2016, 11:56:38 AM »
This was from a small cruise-in at our local sand blasting place here in Lebanon, TN.  They have been featured on Horsepower TV and Musclecar a few times in the past.

Garage Talk / It's Football Time...!!!..
« on: September 01, 2016, 11:28:48 PM »

Garage Talk / Vintage Camaro Magazine Ads and Such
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:27:11 PM »
Since we dont have a drag racing section..   :P  And since I was going through old magazines over the weekend I thought I would start a thread with ads and other stuff from BITD about Camaro and drag racing..


Ill go back at some point and scan in the photos to make them more view-able and readable.

General Discussion / Y55 Battery
« on: June 20, 2016, 12:31:55 AM »
I have read the CRG page on the batteries and I am wanting to make 100% certain that in 68 say a L30 4 speed car (or any other engine option aside from the 302 & 6cyl) could not have gotten the Y55 battery..

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