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271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 09, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
Yea, sometimes I think I am getting old...but I really can't remember Grin
272  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 09, 2014, 08:31:25 AM
So now that makes 40,001 69 Z28,s out there today?

Kelley, here are 40,002 (Burn'shd Rust Brwn), 40,003 (LeMans Blue), & 40,004 (Fathom JD Grn.)! They are all over the farm, you know...Trim Tag and Block stamps for these gems forthcoming?! Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
273  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 09, 2014, 08:07:01 AM
 
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. Just curious, any of you have the a-arm bolt orientation (bolt head out) as the one picture shows? The AIM is that way but believe every car I've ever looked at had the thread side out except for one 69 Firebird I noted a few years ago.
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Chick, Are you talking about the large bolt that goes through the bushings on the frame end of 'A' arm, I assume. My three Nor. cars all have the bolt heads facing the front, like the picture. In fact, most I see are that way, I believe. May start paying more attention.
274  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '67 Roofrail Weather Strip Channels on: April 09, 2014, 06:13:34 AM
I am sure some of the "body work" guys could give a more specific brand or part number, but I just did a search the other day regarding this and found a seal on this site:   http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/21863/Camaro-Roofrail-molding-install-tape-1967-1968-1969/   
275  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Aftermarket 69 Vinyl Top Moldings on: April 08, 2014, 09:04:41 PM
Well as luck would have it, I stumbled on to a parts car. I think it can be bought right (like $500). It has the vinyl top moldings in the trunk I need. I did not inspect each one, but the car has a lot of small pieces that I saw as usable. It is (was) a 6 cyl auto console car w/pwr. strg. Z23 and X11. Looks like a Feb build Nor. car. VIN and Tag are gone, no title. Has good roof,firewall and outer firewall kick panels (some call them tulip panels). I'm thinking I can get what I need and sell roof and other parts and break even. Carpet looks like it might be savable too.Anyway, Might have some moldings coming my way. Guy has repro vert. rockers and full trunk pan and frame rails too also trunk drop offs. Only drawback, they (Frame and trunk) have some hacking from a mini tub attempt and have a few spot welds from a mock up. He said he would take 1/2 catalog price. DII is the brand. Thoughts appreciated on how to proceed.
276  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: got my carb back from Jerry, looking sweet on: April 08, 2014, 08:17:10 AM
Kind of a shame to hide that beauty with an Air Cleaner, eh?! Cool
277  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 02:20:32 PM
Are the aftermarket accurate and good? I have my original, but they are flawed. this is for 69 specifically, but I think all three years are the same.
278  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Aftermarket 69 Vinyl Top Moldings on: April 07, 2014, 02:17:44 PM
Can anyone give an opinion on how good (accurate) the aftermarket stainless vinyl top moldings are? Is there one brand or vendor I should look for over another? Anyone have extra rear pieces (2) they can spare? I seem to be missing a piece(1) on rear will have to check which side.
279  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 - Y-1 (Butternut with White top) - Anyone have any pictures? on: April 07, 2014, 11:25:15 AM
Paul, that is  a super nice pic in a "real world"(meaning: car has a few flaws, but still shows well) setting. Just Beautiful!
280  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another HO Z28.. on: April 07, 2014, 11:16:30 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321372387336&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1120

Bullitt...    you have one more chance to own a High Output Z28...   Smiley
Gary, understand, that some people are perfectly content going through life in the SLOW lane. Bullitt may just be a little fearful of ALL that power a H.O. affords, lol
281  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 06, 2014, 02:00:15 PM
couple of more pics.
282  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 06, 2014, 01:57:49 PM
" Long may you run "......Neil Young ,sorta sums it up Smiley     Probably all guys attached to their old iron get a little choked up, if you've owned them for decades ,they become time stamps.
"With your Chrome heart shining in the sun...long may you run" Love that! Also this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecunQO_uoIg
283  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 05, 2014, 11:53:49 PM
I had to take a double look. There it was and is, my Daytona Yellow 69 featured on the home page, wow! This is a rough car mind you, but it does have a story. I bought the 2 69's in 79 at 18, many here know, fast forward to 1985. I had been married 3 years now, no kids yet. This is before internet and the plethora of reproduction parts. Every week, here in Ohio, a publication called the Trad'in Post came out on Thursdays. This and swap meets where the primary way of finding cars and parts for most. I would always pick one up and go over it through my lunch break. There were many sections, as it was like a modern Craigslist. There was a section for cars sorted by year, an engine and drivetrain section and body/interior section. I always was on the hunt for Camaro parts. In the body parts section was an ad for a dash pad and a factory tach for 69 Camaro. I called, although skeptical as many times it would be a goose chase only to find it was not what the seller said. The owner, after some talk, told me he had the whole car. He had removed the engine and trans,glass,interior and had them in his house. I made arraignments to look at car after I got off work. it was dark by the time I got there and the car was under a tarp. To make matters worse, the guy did not have any keys and had a legal name change as he was now a black Muslim. I began to wonder if the car was stolen, but he presented the documents to show his legal name change and to show his old name on title. He wanted $200 for the car, $200 for the engine. At the time automatic tellers where fairly new and there was a $200 limit of withdrawal allowed. I went and got the $200 and loaded all I could into a station wagon I brought. Friday we got the title tranferred. Saturday, a buddy with a trailer went down and helped me get the car. I was going to part it out. I did not need another 69, I figured. My buddy convinced me to put it back on the road and I drove it to work for a few years after putting it all back together. I did not buy the engine as that was not important at the time(Uhg). The car was unusual as it was ordered with 307, 4 speed, U17 guages, rear antenna, manual N44, 76 paint and 711 interior, blk vinyl top, D80 stripes. I hastily put together a flat top 350 I had (we called them grenade motors as you never knew when they would go boom) A piston skirt broke and it made a lot of noise. Out came that engine and a 307 I had out of a 70 Camaro went in. It ran ok, but the first night home(2nd shift) the lifters got real noisy. I checked the oil and it was empty. It did not hurt the engine and I kept a close eye on the oil from there on. I kept jugs of used oil in the back floor as the rings must have been stuck. It did not smoke. I ended up putting another 350 together and that is what is in it today. It is fitting the car is in this month's feature. It is a 3E Norwood car, but clearly by the vin, and some components (rear dated 1st week of April) that it was in my guesstimation completed around the 7th of April. The car still has most of its original paint and like the others, is part of the family. With the exception of the engine and master cylinder and hood, most everything else is as born with. It is kind of a turd, but my turd and a lot of folks at the couple of shows I do attend, flock to it and look it over and pass by the shiny restored ones including two COPOs that friends of mine have. In hindsight, I wish I could have bought them all back then. We were struggling, money wise, being newly weds and having a house, but it was a bargain at $200, even then, and I knew I couldn't pass it up. I never had the extra funds to do much with it, so it stays as is for now. The 350 has blackjack headers, General Kinetics .483 lift solid, 2.02 heads. At one point, I had a tunnel ram on the car and it would flat bury the 7k tach! Thanks CRG for the feature.
284  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Heater cover wiring clips. on: April 04, 2014, 03:45:39 PM
Gary, I wouldn't do this for just anyone, but you are not just anyone. I went out on this Ohio windy/rainy day just to get you a clear pic off the yellow car's heater box. Not as nice as JohnZ's car, but an unmolested, untouched, original factory setup. I pulled the heater wire down so all could see the factory smashed wire that was clamped under the fender (left side of pic). Hope this does it for you. Wink
285  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 'Questionable' or FAKE cars.... Hemmings article on: April 03, 2014, 11:07:24 AM
Most interesting! I always like the topics that Hemmings bring to the forefront of the hobby. That last sentence about 2 stolen Iso's from Italy, I have a feeling, sums up the this car's identity. I guess more will come out as the facts surface.
On a side: I maintain a couple of antique car collections. One owner is deceased and the cars are in the estate. I worked on the cars when the owner was alive, but contracted with the Executrix's to do a monthly start up and keep cars in running order. I thought this would be short term, but now going on 3 years of doing this service. I am not sure what the status of the cars are, but I advised the owner when still living(of course) that he needed to get the cars titles straightened out. He apparently was not too concerned as he did not do as I suggested. Some of his cars where bought at auction, out of state. He never got some of these cars put in his name, I believe this as there is an out of state inspection needed for Ohio titles, which I offered to take care of. This could be what is holding up dispersal of the cars. I can only speculate as the heirs do not keep me informed as to the car's status's. All the cars are pre-war verts. all $100k plus, or close to, type vehicles. Most here, if not all, are diligent in documentation, I hope. Just a reminder, if anyone has something clouded or unresolved, that getting your affairs in order before you leave this Earth is my advice,nuff said.
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