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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need Anti - Burn Check, Ebay smog pump on: January 17, 2015, 10:41:23 AM
I bought and subsequently sold a smog pump for a 351 Ford engine several years ago, a Saginaw pump with the same part number (s) mentioned above on the back, with the middle casting very different from a Chevrolet application just as mentioned above. The reason why I bought it in the first place was the pristine white fan, along with Whittek dated hose clamps still in place on the Ford logo hoses and vacuum canister. A great piece if you're a Ford lover, but obviously used the same manufacturing plant that all of the original parts Chevrolet guys like me lust after. Just FYI -

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Motor vin stamp vs. transmission vin stamp on: January 09, 2015, 10:06:18 PM
<< When you bare naked, it did have engine code? >>

Photo below was shot at Tarrytown in 1959, but engine state of dress from the engine plant didn't change any from then to 1969; the block pad had the engine plant machine stamp, but the only bolt-on part on the engine was the distributor.

That's a whole bunch of 283 double barrel injuns. I love the painted ram's horns exhaust manifolds - never seen that one before. Slick -
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Willow Run plant about to see the wrecking ball...? on: January 04, 2015, 10:57:50 PM
My sister and her husband had a Citation X11 (red).. nice car (for the times).. When they needed a larger car, I considered buying it as a 'potential collector car' to keep, but I already had too many cars to *keep*.. Smiley.   I haven't seen one of those cars (or any Citations) in many years... they disappeared lots faster than first gen Camaros...

I drove an '80 Citation for two years as a company vehicle - traded it in on an '83 Caprice when they came out. I always liked the Citation - black w/ grey interior. great service over two years of high mileage driving.

Regards -
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Willow Run plant about to see the wrecking ball...? on: January 04, 2015, 10:56:51 PM
Thankfully I went to the truck line in the 80's. I had a 4x4 84 Blazer with a 305. It was a turd but held up good except for the 700 transmission 110% failure rate.

I think those were 200R4's at that point. My buddy had an '84 that launched the trans (by putting it in reverse) - it was a 200. Lotta problems with input shafts and front pumps -

35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: January 03, 2015, 05:11:28 PM
I do suggest using a slightly larger gas tank -

36  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / 1967 Camaro vert 6 on: January 02, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
If I can get this link to paste, here's one that popped up on Craig's -

Pretty good looking car, if it's not a scam -

37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: restoring YH rims on: January 02, 2015, 01:01:33 PM
Try POR 15, too. Fills pits, pretty tough stuff to remove.

38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Camaro Z-28 on: December 29, 2014, 04:31:13 PM
Welcome to the CRG -

Some other quick clues:

Four leaf rear springs (if original springs). Newer appearing springs obviously trump this -
12 bolt rear dated to the car (could always be replaced or sourced, but dated rears don't grow on trees).
Muncie speedo cable location through firewall, plus a manual trans reverse harness (can be added, but some fakers don't remember all the time)
Rear bumper guards, or the holes through the rear panel if guards are missing. (can obviously be added, but people sometimes forget).

Gauges and tachs don't always indicate a Z, but if everything is there and dated to the car build, it just can add some possibilities.

We've had many discussions about '68's before: all of the above indicators can be added or faked - nothing works better than original paperwork from the State or previous owners (some of which can also be suspect). Good luck, and post what you can to let us shower you with opinions -

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Wiper Blade Refills.. Was there more than one style Rubber? on: December 29, 2014, 04:11:50 PM

Anco 815 blades fit the Trico holders, too. You should be able to transplant from one to the other -

I still use my Red Dots - been through this discussion before, but they were on 2 of my cars when I got them; both sets with a lot of age to them (even in '73). I don't really care if the Trico blades were OEM - Red Dots are stilll my choice (plus they look good on the car(.

40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Sequoia Green on: December 27, 2014, 02:41:30 PM
Clearly a restamp.


Agreed. Aren't the VIN characters a little too even (and too close to the head) for original stampings ? JMO -

41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: December 27, 2014, 12:21:03 AM
I have a 68 Camaro Z/28 that was built 04A. I have one original wheel that is a 15x6 with a upside down DF code. Is this correct? Original tire is still on it so I can't check the dates on the inside of the rim.

No date code at the valve stem ? '68's were DF 15X6, with a narrow trim ring compared to the '69's, very noticeable.

Mine have the date codes stamped to either side of the valve stem opening, near the DF -

42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: YH Ralley Rims on: December 27, 2014, 12:17:28 AM
I see The Eastwood Company offers "rattle cans" that are Satin Black but does not offer paint in small quart cans. Where should I buy my paint products ?

It becomes a matter of personal preference - I used PPG, lots of opinions around the site. I've also seen a lot of varying colors and gloss types over the years. I was very satisfied with the finish on my SS wheels -

43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 26, 2014, 11:49:37 PM
Nice score Chris!  I had a 68 in high school when it was 3 years old.  Brings back lot's of memories.  The car cost me a whopping $1,100. with 54k on the engine.  Lemans Blue, blue interior.  Traded it in, 1974....for get this a 73 Vega GT.  Now for the tragic part......the dealer gave me $650, for a perfectly good, stock Z/28.   What dope I was.


Circa 1972, the only two polaroids I have.

Ever tried to run it to ground ? Any VIN records ?

I lived through the gas crunch myself, but fortunately kept my Z.

At the least - you didn't trade for a Pinto -

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 21, 2014, 01:18:30 PM
I've attached a pic of the carb and stamped code.  Buyer got back to me about the distributor.  He said that the # is 1111467, which would make it the correct distributor for the engine.

Not trying to nitpick; carb center section is good, but the front bowl is not right (no bowl vent for the Z's, only L78's), plus the dashpot is later (vacuum tube is curved on originals). Probably assembled from parts.

Check the date on the 467 distributor - should be pretty close to the build if it's an original (finding one date coded correctly is not an easy task).

Point being: Everyone mentioned this before - don't take it for granted that correctly coded parts that are with the car guarantee originality. I know that's kind of redundant, but '68's are easy to pass off as originals to the unsuspecting and the enthusiastic would-be buyer. Keep your caution intact -

45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 20, 2014, 03:25:07 PM
About all I'd like to add is it's similar to my '68, which is a documented car, with external sheet metal work done but in the wrong color. A lot to do from here, but I did buy it for a lot less than the your find. NOM, but has an original MO dated correctly ready to go back in.

I agree with all of the responses ahead of me - everything looks and points to it being what the seller is advertising. The only thing left to consider is the distance between what your final negotiated price and the market value of the car. If you can complete the car under the market value, I'd say go for it. Prices hold pretty steady on first gens, regardless of the economy (outside of a few fliers now and then). I don't think $32K is unreasonable, but it would be even better for less - I'd buy it unless it turns out to be a real Flintstone mobile. 
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