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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z on: June 13, 2014, 11:24:38 PM
Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........

Indeed. The gentleman has sold a couple of '69 Camaros in the last couple of months/year, but this is his biggest price to date. I like the "15 minute conversation" with Jerry MacNeish concerning the car, plus his direction to have Jerry come document the car after purchase. If only it had some documentation other than parts, he might get somewhere. Knowing today's market and some misinformed buyers, he still might get somewhere.
 
Not with my money - even as a "flat hood spoiler delete" rare car.

His one negative feedback rating came from an auction in 2013, a dispute over a Chevrolet Silverado truck descriptive condition.


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47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 12, 2014, 08:23:30 PM
BTW- my entry is #1491. I'd venture a guess that the NCRS has paid for at least some of the labor that Roy did. Several times over, maybe -

Regards -
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: RS Headlight Vacuum Hoses on: June 10, 2014, 11:34:29 PM
Dishwashing detergent (I prefer Dawn), warm water and gentle scrubbing (use a cloth to prevent scratching), followed by either soaking in Armor All regular or clear Detailer's Advantage protectant. Soak them inside and out, or immerse if you can to get inside the hoses, which further protects and restores them. Wipe them down, blow out any excess inside the hoses, and let them dry out for a bit. You'll be amazed at how they soften up and look. I've used this technique on original vacuum hoses on Therm A/C air cleaners for a number of years, and it works perfectly.

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49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 10, 2014, 11:22:49 PM
We'll find out - just placed my second order. Site is still working, order acknowledged by Marilyn Heitzman, Chevy Muscle Docs Historical Document Services Administrator. I'll report back when (and if) it arrives.

Thanks again to Roy for all the work he put into this over the last many months. Keeping my fingers crossed that this one goes through (first one was in the group of "no shows").

Regards
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Which water pump needed for '68 Z28 on: June 08, 2014, 11:44:18 PM
Last two pics.

Also, note the instructions in the sheet above. This pump appears to be NOS, not a reman, plus no signs of ever being bolted on an engine. I could not find the part number in my '74 printing parts manual. Bag containing the 3/8" bypass plug, two gaskets and a 3/4" square head pipe plug were (are) in the box -

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51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Which water pump needed for '68 Z28 on: June 08, 2014, 11:27:21 PM
For your consideration - I picked this pump up ($15.00) in a local swap meet a few years back, thinking it was correct for my '68 due to the date, bypass, short design, and instruction sheet, but after reading the previuos threads I have a severe case of doubt. Looks appropriate, but maybe not -

Nice pump for the price, anyway.

Regards,
Steve
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Dimmer Switch 3841892 Grommet? on: June 07, 2014, 11:28:13 PM
I'd say the one on eBay (Alliance Plastics, Erie PA) has to be a lot later production - compare it to my original I salvaged from my carpet when I changed it in (about)'73-'74 - company was previously Niagara Plastics, Erie, PA, and had the numbers "833" and "3" molded into the reverse side; hope the pictures are clear enough. As was mentioned earlier, it's not rubber, not a hard plastic - kind of in between.

I knew there was a reason why I saved it all these years - just to see how wild prices get on these things sometimes.

This one is in good enough shape to go back in the car. Maybe I could trade it for the Pace Car jacket on eBay - lol.

Regards,
Steve
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 03, 2014, 11:54:51 PM
Hey Steve I wonder since my car was special order car if they got shipped out on MSO out quicker than regular dealer stock order cars. Also checked out MSO invoice my #N019561

Mine were not special order cars, so I'll have to check this against my MSO's. First thing first, the Pace Car is going to get the treatment - probably followed by the '68, then the '9 Z. Be interesting to see if the '68 is close like yours, since they are close in build week.

54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 02, 2014, 10:06:40 PM
I got my notice today & I have my MSOs also...Joe

How's the correlation between the MSO date and the production date ? One day off ?

Regards -
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: June 69 Z28 Tachs on: May 30, 2014, 10:26:16 AM
Pics of the 6-8K I sold (stupidly) some time back. January '69 dated, it would have been perfect for my (non-gauge) X77, but monetary needs took precedence -

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56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 stuff on: May 30, 2014, 10:07:20 AM
i wish i had some spare cash, would be nice to pull my numbers matching motor and put the one for sale in mine. save some miles on it and could have a lot more fun knowing i would`nt be hurting my numbers matching parts if anything were to happen

you don't need a 'DZ' on the pad to have fun with a 302....    remembers the ones (made by boring 283's in the early 60's)... ruled the street in lightweight cars.. :)   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.. :)

In order to use the 283 crank, which is forged steel (and a dang good crank), you have to pick a small journal block. A 350 will relegate you to using the 657 '67 block, but you can also use the earlier 327 blocks to good advantage. You'll have to use a 302 piston for pin placement with a 5.7" rod and 3.00" stroke. Otherwise, you can feel like Zora Duntov when you put one of these together. Top it off with a pink stripe 30-30 Duntov cam, a set of 2.02/1.60 small chamber heads, and instant '67 Z karma. Love it -
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 28, 2014, 11:15:13 PM
Didn't miss the point - just to reinforce it wasn't the first week as we know. Not sure how deep in 12A 553 is, but I really wish it was after 560 and in the 2nd week where it would have one. Agonized over this for a good while (not being able to determine if it was an X22 or X66).

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58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 28, 2014, 10:58:30 PM
12A N553XXX no "X" code.

No dealer info either, darn it -

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59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 28, 2014, 10:38:35 PM
Has anyone been able to compare the official production date to the MSO date yet?

Thanks for asking this again - surely somebody has the MSO on their car and the dealer/build info by now. Am I going to have to send another $50.00 in to answer this ?

Regards
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Replace bearing races supplied with new rotors ??? on: May 26, 2014, 05:23:30 PM
I'd replace them. Even Timken is not proof from foreign sourcing (read as Chinese) - the local Timken plant here has been fighting the lack of quality from their Chinese source plants' production for years -

Bearings are marked for point-of-origin, races usually aren't.

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