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511  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 BB Engine oil dip stick on: January 08, 2014, 08:44:36 PM
3928901 according to AIM L35 A8  Straight type
512  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Power Steering pump for a BB 396 (1969) on: January 08, 2014, 08:41:07 PM
AIM N40 A5 part # 7806370
513  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Subframe markings? on: January 08, 2014, 12:33:31 AM
What year? My 69's have them in same place. Orange is the color and a single vertical line. I remember reading about why it is there, but escapes me at the moment.
514  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Supposedly 302 Mustang 'Barn Find' on: January 07, 2014, 09:27:58 PM
Gary ,  I have to ask : Was it difficult getting your Z down the basement steps ??  Cheesy Cheesy

Smiley  Jano, as you know, if one disassembles a car down into enough small parts, nothing is difficult.. Smiley

Or..  you can build the basement, drop the cars in, then build the house around/over it??  Smiley
OR... you might have a 'drive in basement'..  as I do ..  (or sometimes, push in.. push out..  basement..)   Smiley
(the last photo is where I pushed it out one day, gave it a washing, then pushed it back in.. )  is this a 'garage find'?  *I* found it where I left it... Smiley

Not trying to hi-jack thread, but you reminded me of a car I knew of 'back in the day' around 83 or so. One of my close friends had connections with the parts manager of a local Chevy Dealer, Campbell County, Alexandria, Ky. He got me a lot of my NOS parts. Anyway, he had a complete NOS 69 Z in his basement. I think he went through the parts book everyday at lunch and ordered every part he could for the car. He had the body and everything in the basement all on shelves like a mini Chevy dealership. He got a divorce and needed to sell car. I could have bought it for I think $3000, but newly married it might as well been 3 million, I did not have the funds and I already had my cars I was working on (see new to me in 79) My buddy bought the complete DZ drivetrain including trans rear and leaf springs for I think $500 and put it in his 68 RS. I did the engine rebuild for him. Just thought I'd share about the Z in the basement.
515  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Supposedly 302 Mustang 'Barn Find' on: January 07, 2014, 09:00:39 AM
Mice anyone ? Not to mention the inside would look like the a scene from the Munsters due to spider webs. I recently bought and sold a " garage find" 68 ss elcamino. Interior gone ,I mean gone from critters. We wore respirators due to the smell while stripping out. Wiring--gone ,or certainly not safe. Tires dry rotted , aluminum wheels would not hold air due to corrosion around the beads. This was a low mileage Arizona car brought to Ohio in the early 90's that sat due to mechanical issues.    

I love good stories ! The little old lady from Pasadena's Super Stock Dodge ,that sat since her husband's death in 66' . Car would not start ,so she let it sit all these years ,come to find out her husband pulled the coil wire to prevent theft. Put in some fresh fuel ,charged the battery and fired right up ! All original ! Except for the driver's side front fender to rear quarter which was replaced. Oh and the passenger fender was replaced. I have always loved that car since I was a child, used to help Mr. So n So wax it. Being such a good friend of the family she finally decided to sell me the car this year. I am like a grandchild to her as they had no children ,and she feels very sentimental ,as do I, about the car.---Reserve set at $65K---see my other items listed under Ashyster.

Remind anyone of some listings out there?

Love the thought of classic muscle cars being found and brought back to life. Mythical. However ,as was posted, certain TV shows have really increased these "barn finds" ,which lends scrutiny to legit finds. Does make for good entertainment I guess. Street racing 1000+ hp cars on the side of the highway ,that don't break loose, building cars in 1 week ( well 300+ man hours)---anyway gotta go , time to look for Bigfoot.

 Afew comments: 1st hotrod68 said ,"that no car looks that good after 40 years without some tweaking." I'll add, same goes for most women too,LOL. Now on to Janobyte: Nothing worse than bringing a car to Ohio, IMHO. If you like to see something deteriorate quickly, bring it to the Buckeye State.  Not to mention moisture and subsequent rust/mold, oxidizing rubber and paint deteriorating from acid rain etc...but those dang rodents have ruined many a potentially nice car. Rats literally ate the plug wires off my big block car and gnawed the carpet off the bottom of the deluxe door panels. Gave a whole new meaning to "Rat Motor" see pic. And why are you making fun of my family's name, Ashyster? (just kidding,lol).
516  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 04, 2014, 08:10:06 PM
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know?  Tin-top:  Do you know the history of this steering wheel?  where it came from and when?
2) The *other* possibility is that it's an attempt (not a bad one btw) by an unknown company attempting to mimic the great beauty and style of one of the many beautiful parts used on the '69 Camaro....  Smiley

Any other opinions??  Smiley   Ed?
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know? 

I believe the Inland plant in Dayton,Ohio made the wheels.
517  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Closet Find.. on: January 03, 2014, 10:46:02 PM
Well DW,...more and more folks are coming out of the closet these days...LOL. Glad you finally came out and started going through the mags. Sorry...just had to ad that. Funny, I was sick too and with it being sooo coold, I too dug out some old mags. Right now, the commode reading room has a stack of 1952-3 Speed Age and another 1965-7 various Hot Rod type mags. Happy read'in and thanks for sharing and get well.
518  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: rear end upgrade 1969 on: January 03, 2014, 03:11:49 PM
The only 12 bolt that is a bolt in fit are the housings made for 1967-9 Camaros and 1968-71 Novas. You need to research on your own this topic on this site and there is plenty to read because having told you which housings fit, those housings, at least most, will have multi leaf perches so you would need different perches or adapters or different springs. Having said that, I only would pursue that type rear if I was a purist for original equipment(which I am). A 9 inch ford and Dana 60 have always been regarded as stronger units and preferable. If 12 bolt is your pick, then I feel a cheaper route would be to get an 67-72 A body (Chevelle,Cutlass,LeMans,GS Buick) coil spring which are much more plentiful thus cheaper and weld the leaf perches on. They are a little wider, but wheels are available with many offsets nowadays. I would keep the mono (single) leaf springs as most serious drag only cars ran these. Good Luck...Oh, and the traction bar? If it is metal, it can be straightened,and I will add-cut,drilled,welded,altered and re-fabricated. Would like to have a pic first to see for myself how to proceed, but guessing an arbor press and a rosebud torch will take care of this. Air shocks...scrap 'em. Those A body rears came in a lot of 6 cylinder cars believe it or not. I got one out of a Canadian 69 Buick Special 2-door post I scrapped if you can't find one.
519  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 on the main page on: January 03, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
For those of us still pursuing a restoration, and I believe I can speak for all of us in that phase, I would be beyond delighted if my car comes out that nice. Outstanding! Well done!
520  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking to get lots of photos for the Home Page for 2014 on: January 03, 2014, 11:06:58 AM
Hey guys,

We have a new year coming and I am looking to collect lots of nice photos for the home page.  Not just for next month, but for the entire year.  So send in your photo of your Camaro and I promise, it will get on the home page.  If you have a special month, for example, a birthday, or the month your Camaro was built (Like I'm not the only Camaro owner that knows the birth week of his vehicle), I will be happy to post that photo for that specific month. 

You Camaro does not have to be perfect, heck, if it's in primer, or rusty and dented, or has dull paint, send a photo anyway.  This site is not about perfect and restored Camaros, it's about OUR Camaros, of all conditions and styles. 

The next Camaro of each model year will get posted for the start of the New Years.  Don't worry if the pic is not perfect, as I will do my best to crop it and re-size it if necessary. 

So please, send in your pics, this site is about you and your Camaro, so represent and send in your pic.

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Hey Steve, I can't fully celebrate a New Year or New Month either, since the home page does not have up the new pics and already three days in to 2014. Sure hope you are not ill or something. I had some kind of crud going around, here, in Ohio for about a week of sickness so I would understand. Of course, it could be all those Bowl Games too, kind of has me behind on stuff around here not to mention it is going to be around zero or below for next several days. During the cold season, it gets to  where I look forward to CRG updates more than the mail at Christmas.
521  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 03, 2014, 10:49:29 AM
I would say that someone has added those embellishments (rivets) in a customizing attempt.
522  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 454 engine on: December 26, 2013, 10:12:32 PM
Trans is adequate, no problem there. Only worry is keeping tires on the rear!
523  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust Manifold #s on: December 26, 2013, 08:44:20 AM
Charley, awesome gesture.  Makes a person rethink trying to make the all mighty dollar vs helping out a fellow enthusiast.
On behalf of all car enthusiasts trying to make a dream come true and your ability, Charley, to fulfill that dream, a HUGE thanks and God Bless!
524  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: December 24, 2013, 09:19:15 PM
Well...right now hoping and praying I can find someone to do the body-paint work and find the funds to finish the work needed before I lose total interest.
525  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: December 24, 2013, 06:09:09 PM
mid 12's
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