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136  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 29, 2014, 03:26:40 PM
How about I jump in on this bandwagon.....

I believe you live in Sonoma?  I live in Petaluma and work in Napa so I pass your way twice a day.  I would be happy to pull the carb off my '69 Z/28 (which runs superb) and bring it over to your place for a quick experiment.  It's an OEM Holley replacement carb that worked absolutely perfect right out of the box.

Any day after work is fine with me - I typically get off at 3PM.  FYI - Won't be available this Friday or the weekend since I'll be pit crewing at the Vintage races at Sears Point.

Let me know if I can be of help....  Charlie

We have a great bunch of guys, don't we? That is what makes us special, here. We really have a desire to see us all exceed and get our cars done. I am proud to be affiliated with such a great group. God bless! ...and a personal thanks Charlie on behalf of all and good luck at the races. B.
137  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another one for the DB on: September 29, 2014, 07:23:21 AM
Resurecting this old post. NOTE this is an old post. I am responding with new information and questions about seller and legitamacy of what is stated.

This car has just been made available again:

Is this car legit now or still a scam? Everything looked ok about the ad, the car and seller. I then decided to see if any information was on our site regarding the missing trans. I put in the VIN under the search and this post came up.
138  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 25, 2014, 03:39:21 PM
Whoa! You start into that bottom end you are opening another can of worms here.
Just my opinion but if it ain't broke why fix it? Is something leaking?
I couldn't find a good new/original high pressure oil-pump. So It required a new pump/pick-up and so on.
Just say'n!

X2 and never, never use a high volume pump.
139  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Hours of body part install on: September 23, 2014, 10:04:07 PM
here is a candidate KERR:
140  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 SS 350 intake manifold on: September 23, 2014, 09:51:17 PM
I have an intake from a 1966 327.  Part number 3905393.  I am not that interested in a correctly numbered intake at this point.  The one I have looks identical to the 3919803.  Would it work/perform okay? 
As long as it is the same configuration, meaning same carb holes size, it should work fine and is essentially the same as the noted correct intake. It may be a 1966 date, but it's application is for a 67 327 and 350 for Q-jet. If it is, in fact, a 66 intake, it would be for a Carter AFB, so make sure the secondary holes are larger as a Q-jet would be.
The casting says it is 67 Q-jet and the Q-jet was introduced in 1967.
141  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 23, 2014, 09:33:21 PM
"Can anyone recomend a good well known intake gasket set.?"

I like Fel-Pro (the blue one) GM also. I may even have a vintage GM set from BITD...will have to dig.
142  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 23, 2014, 05:05:15 PM
"But does the intake need to be resufaced a couple thousandths? Will that change the angle of the "seating" area's. Or should I just scotchbrite pad/steel wool it? ... Danny "

Not even sure if you are asking about the mating surfaces or overall appearance. Personally, I would not even clean the exposed area of intake unless it means raking off some crumbly stuff down in crevices, which may not exist now if you used as much carb spray as you claim. Careful with that spray! An errant spark off the dizzy or backfire and you will be roasting hot dogs and calling the Fire Dept. and Insurance adjuster. VERY FLAMABLE!

Let's keep it simple Danny. You want to have a flat true surface were the intake mates to the head. Lay a straight edge across the length after cleaning off gasket etc...
You could use a feeler like .003 and see if it goes between intake and straight edge. or you can just hold the intake at an angle and see if you can see daylight between S-edge and intake surface.
If warpage detected, then a flat medium coarse file, longer the better can be used lengthwise to intake surface to true up surface. In absense of a file or in addition, use a scrap 2x4 block and coarse paper, like 180 grit. May take some elbow grease, so take your time and take some Advil.
143  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '69 Z/28 Stripes applied backwards? on: September 22, 2014, 03:36:43 PM
It really looks odd.  It makes me wonder what else is wrong with the car.

That vin should be 12A or 12B. Probably too early for the cowl hood. It also has no tach,console, or gauges. I can,t remember when the tach became a requirement.

Jim69: This is why I (we) try and get the details right in my (our) restoration, so someone does not say what you did and wonder what else is wrong or even if it is what is claimed. I do not want someone in the know to question the authenticity.

Kelley: With VIN Kurt provided, it should be a 12C, I believe. Tach was not required until way later in production and, yes, too early for ZL2, IMO.  some other posts are useful if you search on here.
144  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 19, 2014, 10:16:27 PM
Did originals have the through holes for the screws (like the ones Darrell pictured) or were there studs?

I think the holes are correct with screws, not absolutey sure. They are factory correct covers. Two would indicate stereo, I believe. If only one, it would be U69 RH side only.
145  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: FOUND: The Actual 1969 Camaro RS/SS Conv. NASCAR Pace Car for Bristol in 1969! on: September 18, 2014, 04:52:48 PM
Outstanding and neat story Scott. Have all known 69 P-car Trim Tags been compared? I would think the body numbers would be sequential being ordered at the same time.
146  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 15, 2014, 07:25:15 PM
We are still talking about distributors right?
I think we are moving on to a subject I really have expertise in...finally!
147  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Earliest vin by the oil filter. on: September 12, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
Guessing by the date, it is a Los car?
148  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 11, 2014, 08:31:46 PM
and what's the 9A, B, or C stand for?

9=1969 year A=jan,B=Feb...and so on. That is what he (we) want to see. Get your camera out again and remove the capacitor.
149  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 07:01:02 PM
Best news to hear! Get on with enjoying life, which I think you have been! Congrats.
150  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What are these? Mystery item at pawn shop. on: September 10, 2014, 06:55:00 PM
So I can sleep tonight. If you did not know what they were? Did you buy them?

Not a slam at ya Steve, but I did not know who is crazier (if you did buy these) the pawn shop that took in stuff it did not know what it was or the guy who bought them without knowing what they are???lol...I slept just fine, well layed awake a little while.
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