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121  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: kph speedometer on: May 30, 2014, 06:59:22 PM
Anyone used either of those recommended restorers recently?
122  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trim clip and fuel line clip colors on: May 30, 2014, 04:21:33 AM
James, very interesting detail; were those clips always color-coded, and if so, were different colors used?
123  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 stuff on: May 30, 2014, 04:18:40 AM
remembers the ones (made by boring 283's in the early 60's)... ruled the street in lightweight cars.. Smiley   but the best way to do this is with a 327 or 350 block and 283 crankshaft...  boring a 283 by 1/8" is chancey at best.. Smiley
Classic old hot rodder's trick, takes me back. I remember the guys in the know would always seek out an early 283 block, apparently they had much thicker walls than later castings and could handle a 0.125" over bore without much risk of hitting water. Can't recall the preferred block casting number(s) though.
124  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 04:56:35 PM
Anyone have a similar decoding reference for Firestone?
My brother works for Firestone corp and he hasn't been able to get an answer on the 60's era tire codes
Thanks James
125  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
Anyone have a similar decoding reference for Firestone?
126  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / kph speedometer on: May 27, 2014, 05:02:19 PM
Can anyone recommend an instrument/gauge restorer that they have personal experience of? I have a 200kph speedo from a 69 and it is in need of cosmetic restoration, obviously don't want to mess it up.....
Not looking for anyone locally, would far rather ship the gauge back to the USA for professional service by the right person.
127  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 26, 2014, 04:45:04 AM
someone with an original Z that really wants that part.....it's probably worth the $625.78 to them.
Can't imagine anyone else buying it, big risk for a 'flipper' that they may not get their money back.
Then again, maybe they'll sit on it for a few years and then break the $1,000 mark
128  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 25, 2014, 06:54:00 AM
More than I thought.... Crazy.
129  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: May 25, 2014, 06:48:08 AM
A guy I know of has a well-documented early LA car with VIN 50xxxx that has the partial at the oil filter location. At the time I saw the stamp, I thought this was an odd location and checked the CRG page, which confirmed that the Van Nuys usage of the deck pad and oil filter area was inconsistent and varied between the 2 locations.
130  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dealer versus Customer Order on: May 17, 2014, 06:05:16 PM
Thanks everyone for comments. John, I had no idea it was that high a percentage! I know that people are impatient these days, and don't like to wait for anything, but I guess you hear/read so much about people sitting down with the salesman back in the day and going through ticking the options list to create their car, that the perception is that most were customer ordered.
I guess that is a misconception now, since those of us who frequent enthusiast forums and read magazines dedicated to restoring and preserving our cars are the ones did, or who would have, special-ordered their cars when new.
131  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Dealer versus Customer Order on: May 17, 2014, 01:36:00 AM
Thanks to NCRS shipping info, I have confirmation that my car was delivered to a dealer only around 20 miles from the final assembly point. From the paperwork I got from the original owner, that car was first registered around 10 weeks after the official production date. I was told at the time of purchase that the car was bought off the dealer's floor stock, but am curious as to how common it was for a dealer to order stock without a customer order, especially as in this case, the car sat for ~2 months before purchase.
Suppose it could have been a demo?
132  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: May 17, 2014, 01:18:25 AM
Stunning car George! Good luck at the Nats!
133  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 16, 2014, 10:28:50 PM
There is a original Z28 holley Carburetor Fuel Line with the bracket stamped with Stamp Rite listed on EBay now, the item # 151303279793.
The seller had an auction in progress a week or so ago, for a 992-dated 4053 carb complete with the fuel line, y-block and the carb stud support & screw. Made no specific mention of the fuel line support in the description. I was watching it closely to see what it went for. Got bid to ~$150 and then was ended early, reason given "there was an error in the listing". I'll bet someone either tipped the seller off, or they did some research after a question was asked, and realised those parts were desirable on their own; seller now has the carb and fuel line listed separately, and support is described in detail, including the 'STAMP RITE'. Listing also says: "From what I have been told, this setup is extremely rare and tough to find."
As a frequent ebay seller myself, it's fair that the seller realised what they had (by whatever means that occurred) and hence won't part with it for a low-ball price. But as a lover of our hobby, I hope the final price is fair and it sells to someone who will put it on their car, and doesn't get bid to ridiculous levels by the big money-men, or flipped for a fat profit shortly afterwards.
134  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 14, 2014, 08:16:29 AM
Letter arrived in mail today - car was originally delivered to Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Very cool to finally get confirmation, thanks Roy and NCRS!
135  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 10, 2014, 06:54:51 AM
Great photo Chick!
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