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196  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 16, 2014, 08:18:21 PM
Darrell, can you show a straight on shot of the fan? Is it a "hook" type fan? My 8L9 837 is original and does not have a hook fan, Just wondering. Some say it must have, I disagree.
197  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Research history of 67 camaro on: August 16, 2014, 07:37:10 PM
My 2 cents. Reading OP posts, a couple of things I will comment. 1st: Will value be different from converting a 6 vs.v8. You may never get an answer because what matters to one does not to another. A well done 6cyl. to 396, to me, trumps a hacked up sick running small block in a orig. v8 car. The car looked pretty nice and may be just the ticket for YOU and that leads to the 2nd comment. I think you have to do some soul searching and ask yourself what it is you really want. Now, you gave a hint stating you are not real mechanical and want something you can enjoy right away. If you really want an original Muscle car, like an SS or Z it may be ok to "cut your teeth" on a car like this, but you will never be totally satisfied because you will know it is a clone. If that is not the case you will still need to be honest with yourself and set a parameter of what you are after. Some like plain jane original survivor, some want a street beast, some want a convert. Some want RS package. Point is don't just settle for what you can afford. Make a list of what is important to you. As far as value, some find pro-touring cars appealing, but I would walk right by one to check out a "survivor" car. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and value can be very subjective. Most all would agree that documented high horse with orig. drivetrain hold their value and are considered investment grade cars. A lot of us desire such and the ones who have them are fortunate. A lot here also realize that such cars are pricey and not in the price range. But if that is what you really want, I would search. There is always a good buy out there so don't get discouraged and get exactly what you are after, then you you will be happy regardless of the percieved value. With your admitted lack of knowledge, I would find a member here that is close and have them evaluate the work and help with your purchase.
198  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My 69 RS - Part of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Intro From Hot August Nights Reno on: August 14, 2014, 08:13:27 AM
Richard, apparently, B-J knows quality when they see it and I am sure it was not a fluke that your car was chosen. Congrats!
199  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What's this parts name? Dumb question ... on: August 12, 2014, 06:30:54 PM
yes that would be it!  told ya dumb question.     most of mine is fine except where the wind shiled was mounted at the bottom.   The glass is still in the car but its missing a lot of that metal where the bottom of the glass touches it.  I guess the silicone didnt hold up and it rusted out.   Whats odd is the rest of its fine,  the front where the wiper motor mounts,  and the inside where the wiper arms are is fine too..   

guess ill ad that to the list of parts lol...


KERR, what you will need is the dash top repair panel like this:   this part is welded over the the upper firewall and is what the bottom of windshield seals against. This is a common rust prone area on these cars.
200  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What's this parts name? Dumb question ... on: August 11, 2014, 08:49:10 PM
Is this what you are talking about?
201  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: need help identifying sheet metal parts on: August 09, 2014, 10:11:41 PM
Some parts are just the top piece with the lower sold separately. Some have both pieces together and seem to be cheaper that way. I don't think Rick's offer it complete,not sure. Google drop off extension or just trunk extension and you should find what you are after. Here is the inner tail extension too:
202  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: need help identifying sheet metal parts on: August 09, 2014, 09:27:25 PM
trunk drop off extension
This is provided for a picture and I do not endorse or say to use this particular vendor or part. Here is the part from HBC:
203  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: valve confusion on: August 09, 2014, 02:18:17 PM
Have a look at the combustion chamber and see if the area around the intake side is machined(side wall of chamber) If it is still rough cast, it was changed from 1.94. Not a definite, but a good indicator IMO.
204  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay "COPO" trim tag for sale on: August 08, 2014, 08:49:21 PM
Yes it can. My base 307 coupe is tagged as an X44 which is the code for a base model camaro. All Norwood camaros had the X codes starting around the third week of December 1968.
2nd week Dec.
205  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 08, 2014, 09:12:25 AM
If the cam is a wild grind and vacuum is low, try cracking secondary throttle plates open a little. This is done by removing carb, flipping over and a small screw on bottom by plate on pass side below Vac. diaphram. this allows a little more air flow and allows primary plates to be closed more. If primary plates are opened too far, it uncovers idle bleeds causing poor or no idle circuit to work.
I'd also go back to checking with timing light to see if advance weights are opening too soon as mentioned in earlier post (too lighty spring). If vacuum guage is steady, not ticking back and forth, this would rule out valve train IE sticking valve,burnt, spring broken etc...Exhaust clogged is checked by holding at, say 3000rpm with Vac guage and see if it starts to drop after a minute or two. My 2 cents.
206  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: August 06, 2014, 03:14:09 PM
For some reason, that I still don't know today, I was conservative when I first learned to drive in '73 so my first car was a '66 Buick sports wagon. Exciting, eh?
Anyhow...when I first felt a '67 396 Camaro under my derrière around 1978, I have since changed my car ownership habits :-)

Good one. Mike,lol. For me, it was the seat back springs pushing into my back when I unleashed that Big Block torque! B.I.T.D.
207  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 02, 2014, 09:27:21 PM
Congrats Bentley, another HERO is born.  Wink
Now, if I could say the right words to get Ed back, I'd feel like a real HERO. Thanks guys.
208  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 02, 2014, 02:39:14 PM
Looks like someone gave me an opportunity, thanks G.W. and goes!!! Rest of you will just have to figure out what these last 2 posts mean. Hint: Change in my status here on CRG.
209  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 01, 2014, 09:16:14 PM
It's Back
210  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Anco Aero Wiper Blade ID on: August 01, 2014, 02:46:23 PM
The "Aero" (wing) feature was only on aftermarket blades - none were ever used in production.

Admittedly, I have never seen a RPO number or have seen them offered as an option, but I was led to believe otherwise. Thanks for the clarification John. Anyway, got a set now. Just something else I bought but did not need. I guess $10 was not too bad though?
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