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481  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long are you guys running your radials tires on: January 30, 2014, 08:49:58 AM
Depends a lot on how much and where you drive. I maintain a couple of car collections for older clients. Most of their cars have tires that are 30-40 years old, maybe older(bias ply I should ad). The cars are kept inside away from the sun and the tires show no signs of dry rot (cracks). The cars are driven locally on rural back roads only where the speeds probably don't exceed 30 or40 mph, only taken to local shows and exercised occasionally. I tell you this because heat is a tire's enemy. If you are taking your car on the highway (even for short distances), I would replace the tires. If you take it farther than 10 miles from the garage regularly, I would replace them. So, high speeds or prolonged distance will build up heat and cause tire failure in older tires. Radials, especially, are susceptible to failure.
Having said all that, I know of an antique car that was hit by another motorist and sustained damage. The antique car owner was not at fault and not cited, they were a victim by all rights, but sued, nonetheless, by the insurance company of the person who hit them. The (antique)owner said that the insurance company wanted to be only responsible for a percentage of damages  claiming the antique car contributed to the accident because it was not maintained properly citing the tires were old and other B.S. stuff that makes one hate lawyers and the "system" that try to demonize the innocent victim.
482  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay on: January 28, 2014, 10:42:24 PM
I've came across one or two of those at swap meets in the past, but didn't know what they were for..  shallow dish, sized/shaped like a '69 Camaro rosewood, but in walnut instead..  I guess I should have bought them (for trade material?) *G*

http://www.camaros.org/swheel.shtml
483  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z28 steering gear on: January 28, 2014, 09:18:55 PM
Contact Jon Mello (member) on this site. Jack up front end and turn wheel lock to lock and count turns. N44 I think is about 3 complete turns. Also use search key on this site, put in "quick ratio steering" or "fast ratio" or "N44". There is already much discussed.
484  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1967 - Orphans / Re: 1967 muncie Z? 7N164883 on: January 28, 2014, 09:16:06 PM
It's an M20. Two rings on the input shaft.

Ed

I realized that. In add it has 2.52 1st gear (wide ratio), that is why I put a ? Because a 67 Z has M21 only I thought.
485  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1967 - Orphans / 1967 muncie Z? 7N164883 on: January 28, 2014, 07:47:15 PM
I could possibly pick it up and store for awhile. In Hamilton North of (Cincy) Ohio. Not a 67 guy, but thought Z's are M21 only. http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/4304638355.html
486  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay on: January 28, 2014, 05:45:04 PM
Yes it is a 69 Camaro wheel and end of November 68, I understand.
487  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please on: January 28, 2014, 04:18:04 PM
correct dual exhaust hangers for 67-8 look like this, these are not repros either:
488  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay on: January 28, 2014, 02:45:21 PM
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489  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay on: January 28, 2014, 02:44:06 PM
Some detail pics of original walnut 69 wheel and horn button showing grain. One thing I like about the walnut wheel is it is probably the only part on a Camaro that
is NOT being reproduced...yet.

490  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball? on: January 27, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
Had to go to Post Office today, so I took a couple of original knobs and had them weighed. Both examples were 3.9 oz.s each. I am providing pics of both, showing composition under chrome and threaded area. They are 1.78 in. diam. and of course, non-magnetic. Hope this helps.
491  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: January 27, 2014, 10:19:55 AM
Laws generally favor the buyer, but remember most sales are "as-is" a legal defense in letting seller off the hook. You could go back to the dealer (in a very civil manner, mind you) and show your evidence and plead your case and see if "seller" is willing to do something about the purchase. If not, best to move on (IMO) and take what funds and energy you might put towards litigation and put that towards your car. As a member, here I believe, put it, "consider it tuition payment for schooling (of hard knocks)".
492  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball? on: January 26, 2014, 11:19:47 PM
Man, I could say so much, I have a pair of these original shifter, um parts, that I could provide a pic. They are not brass either...why do I feel like Anthony Weiner right now?
493  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: want a Big Block car? on: January 26, 2014, 09:22:44 PM
Guy added 4 more pics, looks like a Cortez Silver with Black Houndstooth,black vinyl top with automatic.
494  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: want a Big Block car? on: January 26, 2014, 09:08:01 PM
I didn't say the engine is right or correct, just that I see evidence of being a REAL BB car. I do not mind the chrome v.c.'s or anything day 2 period correct speed stuff just not too keen on billet or newer stuff. Apologies to anyone here on the site that is actively pursuing this car and any undue attention to it I may have created.
495  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / want a Big Block car? on: January 26, 2014, 07:04:36 PM
I have only the pics in the ad as evidence, but I feel this could be a real big block car. A car this rough does not usually have someone changing heater core or disc brakes. Just my 2c for those wanting a project. It's too far away for me and I got my hands full with my own junk. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291064341092?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 P.S. Ignore the fan shroud. I'll add, I'd rather have this one than the other 9 shiny fake SS396's on the site right now, from what I believe I see,just say'n...
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