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256  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 AM antenna on: January 27, 2014, 12:00:07 AM
It does appear to be a round mast; difficult to see if it's eliptical as the Camaro mast should be. That would be a drawback if it was one I was looking at buying for a '69. If it's eliptical, why not (if you can get it for a good price) ?

Regards,
Steve
257  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please on: January 26, 2014, 11:42:14 PM
Check the routing of the speedo cable as well. Also look for the back up light switch bulkhead in the lower firewall area.

It does appear to have factory air, plus the presence (or lack of) a cutout for a factory four-speed shifter does appear to rule out a Z. Nice car to start with, in any event.

Welcome to the Forum -

Regards,
Steve
258  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New 67 ragtop on: January 26, 2014, 11:59:41 AM
Kee makes an awfully good top - 32 and 38 oz. fabrics if I remember correctly. Not cheap -

I replaced my Pace top quite a few years ago - the top still looks every bit as good as when it was installed. It does help to use an installer that works with early cars and classics - our local guy came recommended from all sides of the hobby (Corvettes, Mustangs, big cars); top is tight and centered correctly.

Things do change - I bought mine from a well known supplier before they changed ownership - a couple of years ago, I recommended them to a good friend doing a Firebird, with disastrous results (top manufacturer changed, supplier would not credit back as they said there was no problem they could determine). He used my installer, who has done literally hundreds of tops - he said it was the worst top he had seen. Cut wrong and sewn off center.

Be careful in your selection and don't scrimp - worth it in the long run -
259  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ignition Coils on: January 25, 2014, 08:00:41 PM
Here's the Delco Remy catalog pages from Oct. '68. Note the distributor listings are correct, as are the point sets and other parts, but is only lists 2 coils to cover the entire engine offering. Interesting -

Hope these are readable - I had to convert from pdf to jpg and then downsize.

Regards -
260  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 24, 2014, 11:18:06 AM
I found my 01C X77 in '72, bought it in '73. Trim rings were original to the car as far as I could tell - fingers on all, not 4 clip.

When I parked it on the street at school, I used to pull the rings and derbys, and store in the trunk to keep 'em from getting gone. I got pretty good at pulling them off without a screwdriver/lug wrench, but boy, did they ever scratch up the YH's. 4 clips would have probably been better ?

Regards
261  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: January 24, 2014, 11:03:45 AM
You're 100% correct.

I have always believed that south of the Mason-Dixon line was safer from a road salt point of view, but you should see my Malibu after being continually stuck behind brine trucks and salt spreaders here in Tennessee over the last month. It went from silver to a half inch of dirty grey/brown road salt deposit. Thank goodness I don't have to drive a Camaro to work -

Regards -
262  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: January 24, 2014, 12:52:56 AM
Just realized that's what it was.

I've seen some in a local junkyard that have sat in the weather for 30 years that aren't rusted that badly. Amazing what neglect can do to even a driven car -

Regards -
263  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: January 24, 2014, 12:17:18 AM
By the way, in pic 1164, is that a spring that was used as a spacer between the inner and outer panel ? Rusted pretty bad, but I think that's what I see. What a disaster -

Regards,
Steve
264  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: January 24, 2014, 12:02:46 AM
I showed the pics to a very good friend of mine that completely rebodied a '67 vert over the last couple of years, mostly because he couldn't bring himself to crush it. It was an original 6 cylinder car, if I remember, and he ended up replacing nearly every piece of metal on the car with the exception of the cowl panel and firewall (trim tag, hidden VIN area, door plate area) that represented the originality of the car. What an absolute hell he put himself through, for the sake of saving a Camaro.

His first advice to you - junk it. He corrected himself a little, mainly because of the project status you mentioned with your son; he also said having done this once, he would never do it again under any circumstances.

The upside - the '67 is really shaping up into a killer modified car, I can't wait to see the painted car. Small block, runs fabulous, shows what dedication does in the face of finding your car in worse shape than you imagined. Good luck in your future build - keep us updated on your progress (or your decision).

Regards,
Steve
265  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 2-piece Rotor to Hub Bolt Torque on: January 21, 2014, 09:27:25 PM
Thanks 1968RSZ28 for the link- From that information, it looks like unless these mated hubs/rotors were index marked prior to disassembly, they could be out of balance when assembled again.  Starting to look like more time and trouble than these things are worth. LOL

You know, it's really not that much different than late-model rotors - only they aren't bolted together, they float on the hubs in most cases. True, they are balanced individually, but when you install a new set of rotors, aren't you really seeing the same chance for imbalance with them changing the balance point of the original set ?

Steve
266  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: If Anyone is Interested in a 67 Pace Car on: January 21, 2014, 07:03:44 PM
Be careful what you wish for - this might be the work of the 17 year old Russian hacker that ebombed Target - I heard he really likes '67 and '68 Camaros.
267  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Little Pissed of the Coverage on Barrett Jackson on: January 18, 2014, 11:20:23 PM
Was it the first Z/28?( The pearl white one that Jay leno test drove?)

what is the best way to see the results or what a car bid up to?



Go to B-J's internet site - you can search the auctions by day or type, click on the lot number and pull up the results and the description. It is easy and cool to be able to see them all -

Try this : http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/searchdocket.aspx?aid=525&sd=01/12/2014&ed=01/21/2014
268  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Upcoming shows and swap meets in Nashville? on: January 18, 2014, 11:13:49 PM
Stones River is the better of the two.  It is just a swap meet.  I will be set up at this one.  If you decide to go to this one feel free to stop by and look or buy some of my junk; and that goes for everyone.  Ill be at the corner were the large canvas tunnel is located.  See map.  There will be a couple others at this one as well.  Last year was a little weaker than ones in the past but all 4 buildings will have parts and then there will be outside spots as well.  This is a one day only.  Sunday.




Best get on your horse early, Gary - gates open at 6:30 Sunday the 2nd., ends at 3:00 (everybody scrams to watch the SB).

No truth to an entry surcharge for attendees from south of the state line -

Regards (see you there),
Steve
269  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Factory records on: January 18, 2014, 10:48:02 PM
don't get too excited as the mrs worked at the dealership and most all dealer dumped all paperwork after 10 years because it cost too much to keep it in storage.

True. I got my docs from the State (dealer invoice, MSO, title copies) before the Fed kicked in the Privacy Act on both Z's. I went to the local dealer in the late 70's to see if they had any copies of anything; that was the answer I got (they trashed the records). That drove me to the State DOT, which had everything (only now they do the same response - no labor to research the microfiche records, and then they redact the owner info even on late model stuff). Documenting early stuff is now almost impossible, so I really welcome the chance to find anything left I haven't already ratholed. NCRS, hurry up -

Regards -
270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Little Pissed of the Coverage on Barrett Jackson on: January 18, 2014, 10:38:45 PM
I agree...They have cut to commercial on the majority of Camaros starting with Friday's coverage

If you've noticed, the preferred coverage has been Ford for the last couple of years, as they are sponsored by Ford, or have been. I think the Fox network is to blame for some of it, and I hated the fact you can't see the auction total running in the top left corner of the screen (whereas it's clear as day on NG).

Fox apparently has missed the fact all week that a lot of people watch B-J, and hopefully those watching feel the same way we do about coverage, or lack of it. They can stick it. I waited for a couple of hours to get to Old Reliable, only to see it get skipped. Makes me wanna watch C-Span.

Regards -
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