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196  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Best Car Museums to Visit? on: March 09, 2012, 06:12:28 PM
Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda. If you have never been it is a must see!!! You will definatly see some camaros there along with corvettes, chevelles, bel airs, impalas. The guy is a serious GM fan. I mean like one of everything that GM made that was cool muscle.  65,000 HP on display. It is a collection that is owned by one person and used to be private. It is now open to the public.

http://www.musclecarcity.net/

Here is the description from the website:

Muscle Car City - A Classic Collection

Muscle Car City is a 99,000 square foot museum with well over 200 vintage '50s to early '70s muscle cars.  Featuring classic cars and hot rods spanning 35 years of makes and models. The collection boasts GM Performance Cars from '67 - '70 Z-28 Camaros, '68 - '71 396 Camaros, '64 - '71 SS Chevelles, '65 '71 SS El Caminos, '58 - '67 Big Block Impalas, '64 - '71 Pontiac GTOs, '64 - '72 Oldsmobile 442s and a huge assortment of Hot Rods and Antique Chevys. Rick has managed to maintain and collect one or more Corvette of each year from 1954 - 1975 and several of each series from 1975 - 2006.

The Man behind the Muscle

As a child, cars played a big part of Rick Treworgy's life. Models, pedal cars, any toy with 4 wheels inspired him. As soon as he was old enough to ride a bike, a motor was his next thought. He legally started driving in 1965 at age 16; a great time for a muscle car guy! Rick, like most kids, started with 10 year old cars, but hey - '55 through '57 Chevys weren't too shabby.

At first his interest in old cars was purely economic, (they were all he could afford), but as time passed he found a certain charm in those old cars. He bought, sold and restored these cars, and this was how he kept his hobby alive.

Soon enough, Rick began collecting GM cars, Chevy's in particular. After nearly 40 years of turning his dream into a reality and stock piling well over 200 vintage '50s to early '70s muscle cars, he decided to turn this collection into Muscle Car City!

Rick bought an abandoned store from the biggest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart, and now hes ready to share his world-class collection with the rest of us. This has become one of the largest GM muscle car collections in the nation.

Rick has kept the entire collection in pristine running condition. That's quite a feat considering the classic cars and hot rods span 80 years of makes and models! Rick learned that almost anyone can have a nice new car; however it takes someone who really cares to have a nice old car.

197  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: March 05, 2012, 08:16:55 AM
WOW I really love that color combination. what color is that blue called?
198  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: March 03, 2012, 09:15:19 AM
Thanks George. I like your color combination blue/white. Do you have any additional photos?


Anyone familiar with Ian Johnston's work or had an inspection performed by him? I understand he has done a lot of restoration work and he is local, about an hour drive from me. He has already inspected the car that I am interested in for a different customer, but the other buyer passed for a z/28. So a report containing about 3.5 pages of detailed information is available, I just need to find out if his source of information is good to proceed to make the seller a firm offer. I know Rich Fields is down here in FL too, maybe he or Jerry knows Ian or could help with an inspection?
199  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: March 01, 2012, 05:07:44 PM
sorry it has taken so long getting back, especially to those who replyd to my questions earlier and have helped me get this far. After the holiday's getting back to work did not leave a lot of time to pursue the purchase, but I have been working at it slowly. I was finally able to come to a preliminary purchase price agreement with an inspection contingnecy that allowed me to walk away if the car was fake. This allows me to have the car inpsected by an expert (such as Jerry or other expert) without signing a contract. After obtaining that agreement, I was given a number for a guy here in FL named Ian Johnston to inspect for originality and condiditon. Is anyone here familiar with Ian's work or had an inpsection done by him before?
200  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Recommended chromer? on: December 31, 2011, 08:16:51 PM
You might want to call and ask local platers if they use triple plating with copper. If not check out Advanced Plating out of TN they do excellent work.
201  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS striping on: December 31, 2011, 08:06:50 PM
Here is one: http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/camaro/1248669.html

It has had a complete resotoration so I am not sure if it is original or it was changed after it was painted. It would be interesting IF it is authentic.
202  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 2012 on: December 31, 2011, 07:39:28 PM
Happy New Year to all. Hope your 2012 is better than ever.
203  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 69 Invoice's on: December 30, 2011, 04:05:09 PM
Do you have 9N547348?
204  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 30, 2011, 12:44:18 PM
Very nice! I can only imagine what it will look like when it is done.
205  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 30, 2011, 10:33:09 AM
Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Is that your car?
206  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Spark plug wire sets? on: December 29, 2011, 10:19:21 PM
If you get a universal kit you can cut them to the length you want.
207  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: December 29, 2011, 01:39:19 PM
I did not get a pictue of it. My camera was not woking anyway as shown in some of my previous posts. I did not look at the welds, I only made note to check to see if it was present and not how it was attached.
208  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Spark plug wire sets? on: December 29, 2011, 10:38:09 AM
I am not sure about item #1 but my thought is that some kits allow you to custom make your own so the lengths of wire are how you want for looks or for different applications if the car is a complete custom.
I think you should be able to assemble them yourself I have done some of my own before
You would need a crimping tool and or be able to strip the end of the wires if they are not already
8mm or 8.5mm is better if you have higher voltage ignition systems if your ignition is stock then any of those choice would be OK. If you plan on upgrading the ignition/coil in the future I would go with the 8mm if you are not concerned with originality
Your last question depends on weather or not you are concerned with originality or not? If not then they are OK.
209  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: December 28, 2011, 08:15:39 PM

The yellow trans tag shows CE (which is correct for an L34 engine) 69 316 then below on the same tag CE-69-2442




As far as I can tell the TH400 looks promising as well. Just need a date?                                             
                                                                                               

Marty I found a Julian date calculator over in the CRG research area here:

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#Calendar

Anyway with the information off the yellow trans tag on the passengers side of the TH 400 the C is correct for model year 1969 even though it started in late 68.
E is the TH 400 correct for RPO L34 Engine

316 Julian calendar date. In the above calculator I put in November 1968 (Because I know both the cowl tag 2nd week of Nov 68  and rear axle code 11 15 which is November 15Th 68) and the calculator gave me November 11, 1968  as the calendar date for the transmission.
210  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: December 28, 2011, 02:56:54 PM
Thanks Ed. He did email me this morning. He informed me of his current situation and will be in touch after the first of the year at his convenience. I asked the seller to inform me if the car is no longer for sale during that time. If you have had the opportunity to read what I have posted here to date, I welcome your thoughts and opinion.
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