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511  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 08, 2014, 11:01:50 PM
X2 on the toothpaste. That is what I use. Works on other plastic items, like dash plastic and steering wheel too.Mild enough to use on clear plastic without scratching. I use a soft cloth.
512  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 4053 DZ carburator on: February 06, 2014, 08:10:33 PM
I have had a couple of these carbs and have seen no evidence of such. I'll stick my neck out (until proven otherwise) that this is a bunch of "horse hockey". These cars were mass produced, not blueprinted.
513  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 06, 2014, 03:40:59 PM
That is money well spent John!! Guy, I maintain his car collection, has one just like that. Here are few other non-Camaro related pics of general interest: My Tolkheim gas pump and 36 Caddy.
514  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 06, 2014, 01:56:11 PM
I think I have it pretty good. I have a wood stove and propane, ventless heat. Also, a small generator to keep the fridge, coffee maker and tv/dvd going. Life is good.

Yep, you probably have it better than most..   Smiley
Not to mention you are still able to get on the CRG!
515  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 06, 2014, 12:37:59 PM
This set is out of my last week of Nov. 68 Nor. Blue SS. Brushed alum. I have never removed the lens cover until now, that is 35 years, and bet it has never been off prior to my purchase. Looks like SgtHawks and Gary may have different faces, possibly changed vendors, since they are late production vs my early car.
516  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 05, 2014, 10:38:45 AM
Make sure no branches or trees snap and land on or near your camaro! When I lived in washington state, anytime there was a big storm with wind I always was strategic with where I had to park my cars outside because of falling branches/trees.
Good point! Maybe I will park it next to a tree and hope that something happens and I can finally get the bodywork finished,lol! Just kidding. Right now, all I care about is the electric staying on, wind is picking up and temps are dropping as I type.
517  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 05, 2014, 09:04:47 AM
 Angry Angry Angry
518  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What we did during the Deep Freeze and Great Southern Blizzard of 2014 on: February 03, 2014, 11:19:37 AM
Lot of work there John, get out the heating pad for the back. Lovely place though and picturesque. I am afraid I am not that ambitious. I just looked out the window and counted cardinals. Cheesy

519  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What we did during the Deep Freeze and Great Southern Blizzard of 2014 on: February 02, 2014, 10:49:24 PM
I still have a few years to go before retiring. I wish I had a garage that large to work in!

Mike

What's that gray stuff the car is sitting on? I haven't seen that in my shop for a long,long time,lol.

...That's the way they came from the factory....  Wink
Huh! I was talking about the FLOOR!
520  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Vintage Mark Donahue poster... get em while there hot! on: February 02, 2014, 03:19:33 PM
I took the bait and got me one too. Thanks for the heads up Bullitt65.
521  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: February 01, 2014, 05:48:39 PM
I gave $400 for my car if anyone cares

What year was that?

Paul
Well, lets see, title says,"pic of my new car from 1979"...1979, this car was new to me, hint-1979! lol. Sorry 1968RSZ28 You left yourself open, but I have to laugh, because I too can see myself doing the same.
Seriously, when I look back in perfect hindsight, I am sure I could have traded up, gotten something nicer, maybe a one owner or something with a racing heritage and documents out the ying. This car is not that nice, at least in those regards. It has more sentimental value than anything. I was 18, just graduated and it was my summer of fun, if you will. Let's back up a year and explain in a condensed version let me tell what happened: The one pic shows a Blue car in the background. It was my first muscle car(not my 1st car). I got that at 17. I worked 2 jobs in the summer, one at a gas station the other, a tire store. I made 2 major purchases, a killer home stereo and a 1967 SS396 Chevelle. The car was pretty ratty, but I loved it and I was hooked on big block torque. one night, someone ran into the back of car. The guy was drunk and took off. Some witnesses ID'd the car and upon being caught, the guy's insurance settled for $600. I was young, dumb and full...well you know. My parents were dead against my cars and offered no help or assistance except to tell me that "all that junk is nothing but a waste of time and going to get me in trouble". So, the old man, God rest his soul, was a total A-hole. He never spent a moment with me, helped me, encouraged me or understood me. With the money I settled for, I set about looking for a 69 Camaro. finally settling on the Blue SS L48 car, I own. After the 30 day plates expired, I set about dismantling the car with a desire to have a real nice car (remembering how ratty the Chevelle was). I sold the Chevelle to a cruising buddy who later was responsible for me meeting my ,now, wife. I soon realized that I did not have a cool car to cruise in at the local Big Boy on weekends. I worked at a department store now, in the automotive. This was no ordinary department store though, the automotive part was a speed shop (what a dream job for a 18 Y.O.) Through a satellite store I learned that another employee had a 69 Camaro for sale (this flamed car) I wanted it, but in no way had any money spending what I made on the blue car. My best friend looked at the car after I told him about it. we went together. He bought the car and after we got back in car, he looked at me and said,"when you get the money, pay me back". Then, he handed me the keys. That is how I got 2 69's. Soon after, my buddy I sold the Chevelle to was fixing a couple of his girlfriend's friends up with blind dates. The guys chickened out. He pulled into the Big Boy(like Am.Graffitti) I asked him about the girls in his back seat. He explained the deal. I hung my head out further to get a good look and exclaimed that the one girl was pretty and I would take her out. She jumped out and got in my car and the rest is history. I married that girl, told her I would marry if I could keep my cars, she agreed and there you have it.
522  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: February 01, 2014, 02:25:20 PM
Yes original with, perhaps, a few day two items like my slapper bars and my 69 dated Sun tach. I want it as correct as possible in everything else. I have many of the original (born with) items, some in good shape, others not so good, but I am putting them on regardless. Some original items to the car include the original shift knob and shifter, radio, antenna, speaker grille behind rear seat, defroster, master cyl/booster,radiator,heater core,springs,rotors/calipers,flywheel and bellhsg. I have an original but pitted remote LH mirror, which is what the car came with originally, all original GM brackets,pulleys,valve covers,air cleaner. I do not know which steering wheel came on car as it had an aftermarket on it when I bought car. I will probably put the standard wheel on. I decided to not embellish (add options) and keep the car as it came originally or as close to. So, no tach, gauges, tilt, fold down, etc... with one exception: the car originally had a chrome front bumper with guards. I have a real nice endura with all the correct brackets and correct jack I will use instead. For years, I swore I would not put a vinyl top back on any of my Camaros (all 3 came with V-top), but old age does something to you and now I want the top on there as well. I have a set of XT rims and caps off my blue car I will use (it is 2 weeks earlier car), need a spare though.
523  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: February 01, 2014, 12:30:07 AM
Thats the way it came when I bought it for $750. By 1980, I made it right!

Oaklyss,

I'm curious, what year did you buy your car for $750.00?  I purchased my '68 RS Z/28 in 1980 for $1050.00   Smiley

Paul
Holy Hijack my thread Batman. I gave $400 for my car if anyone cares
524  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What we did during the Deep Freeze and Great Southern Blizzard of 2014 on: January 31, 2014, 10:45:22 PM
I still have a few years to go before retiring. I wish I had a garage that large to work in!

Mike

What's that gray stuff the car is sitting on? I haven't seen that in my shop for a long,long time,lol.
525  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now this is a REAL barn find on: January 31, 2014, 10:41:02 PM
Wish we all could be so lucky...
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