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271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this tag real or fake? on: March 13, 2014, 08:53:54 PM
Tag shows it as a X33, probably right about the valve covers, if that carb stud gets any longer its going to go through the hood.

My bad - I should have moused that into view.
272  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this tag real or fake? on: March 13, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
I was surprised to see the woodgrain dash on an X77 car, without Style Trim. Always though that was a no-no.

Valve covers could have used a trip to Jerry's to remove the polish. Bet they're drippers - OTC part numbers, too.

TT is possibly fake - definitely been struck hard to seat the rivets. Maybe removed for restoration ?

Regards,
Steve
273  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now this is a REAL barn find on: March 12, 2014, 10:50:54 PM
Here's my version. Car is preparing to go from barn to garage, if I can figure out how to stuff 4 in a three car space. I thought about stacking them like my local Camaro junkyard has done - only I don't have a forklift like he does.

I'm prepared for the "shame on you" remarks. Please don't depress me any more than looking at these pics does already. Any small mammal enthusiasts can get a real thrill reading tracks on the windshield as well - combination of cat and 'coon. True "rat" motored car.

No, it's not a Hugger Orange Z, it's a Cortez L78 disguised as HO, plus a little Daytona thrown in for effect. On a serious note, look at the original paint/firewall line blurb right above the heater box. Black cove paint can still be seen in the trunk area.

Those are trumpet vine remnants with some blackberry canes growing inside the barn, or were. Mud dauber nest the size of a grapefruit attached to the taillight for additional camouflage.

Regards,
Steve
274  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cool old 69 Z/28 commercial on: March 12, 2014, 07:41:45 PM
OMG please remove this before Gary sees it - we'll never hear the end of it !

Joking -

Steve
275  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 124379N641261 documentation on: March 07, 2014, 08:59:53 AM
Paul,

Thanks for the reply. I sent a PM to both Kurt and Ed last night to try and track down the current owner. Also posted on the forum on Camaros.net - hopefully the owner will see it. This kind of documentation is tough to come by these days -

Regards,
Steve
276  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 124379N641261 documentation on: March 06, 2014, 11:13:07 PM
I didn't know this car had been sold and moved from the area until I Googled the VIN. I have dealer invoice, MSO, title copies back to original owner in '69. Knew the car back to '86, drove it in '89 before I moved from the area where the car owner and I lived.

Documents released only to verfied current car owner -

Regards
277  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 04, 2014, 12:30:52 AM
Darrell,

Last time I saw this car, it was being driven on the square by the former owner. A ding or 2, but nothing this dramatic. Did she survive the impact ? If she did, she must have been as tough as the car -

Regards,
Steve
278  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 03, 2014, 10:00:41 PM
Thanks steve glad you are coming around that corvette bronze is a better looking color than lemans blue.

Maybe so, but it took Chevrolet a half a year to get it right, and when they couldn't sell enough Corvette Bronze cars they discontinued it before it could be perfected. Seems like that happened with British Racing Green, too. Hmm -

Maybe I ought to repaint the '68 Z Lemans Blue - then it would be 3 Lemans vs. 1 Corvette Bronze - you think ?

279  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 01, 2014, 10:22:16 PM
Bought my 68 L35 convertible in 1981. Was not able to vote for both cars would only let me do one. So i did her one owner 68 327/210 hp. Can you place my car in the survey thanks.

You picked the one with the best color scheme - or the most popular color. Can't fool me -

Regards,
Steve
280  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 09:06:54 PM
Pic of the Pace Car in 1994 - still the same.
281  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 05:44:44 PM
"Later" version of a '68. I do like the 302 emblems on Darrell's '68, though - always thought that was an understatement.
282  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: connecting rod reconditioning on: February 28, 2014, 05:19:43 PM
Yeah, I looked it up in the P&A and the 67 350 DID use dimple rods! I didn't realize that. I thought they were like 68 and 69 which DIDN'T use dimple rods. I've deleted my original post.

Ed


Yes they sure puzzled me the first time I saw a set, VERY Rare. I personally would use the later 3/8" bolt "pink" rod to gain bolt strength and better rod material, especially if it is a original stamp block.

Then again, the '67's are small journal, no "pinks" until medium journal '68-9, right ?

Regards,
Steve
283  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 04:58:19 PM
X77- 1973
Z11-1994
L78- 1997
'68 Z - (1996) 2011

Sold my '70 Chevelle in 2011 to finance the '68 Z - miss the Chevelle, but pretty fond of the '68.
284  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tanks, cores and a question on: February 28, 2014, 09:39:49 AM
I read this in the CRG report (which is an excellent source of info, as all of the reports are), and raises another question. I'm not gonna flog this to death, but it goes back to anomalies that may have existed in the production/assembly lines (and continues today):

 "Note: the late 68 L30/L48 V01/AC radiator is indicated in GM documentation to change from the 23" version to the 21" 3010178 (manual) and 3010179 (auto) radiators. These usages have not been verified. In fact, two late production 1968 manual cars with V01 have been documented with the 21" 3017132 ZB radiator. This would suggest the radiator size did change to 21" on these applications, but that GM documention is incorrect on which radiator was used."

If that was the case, this 23" 3 row radiator in my L78, marked "L" as a date code, would possibly be a '67 production to exist as an early '68 assembly, correct ? You gotta like a mystery -

Regards,
Steve

 
285  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Survivor 69 Z back on ebay on: February 26, 2014, 10:51:28 PM
Gary should live in Tennessee, or at least root for the Vols if he continues to obsess with Hugger Orange.

I would have bought another Pace Car if the color scheme was reversed -

Sorry - couldn't resist.
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