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1  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: '68 Camaro 6 on Ebay bid over $20k on: June 11, 2014, 08:39:58 PM
The clamps are wrong (should be Wittek), plug wires are wrong, valve cover hold downs are wrong, coil should be a Delco "208", oil filter should be an AC PF29, oil fill cap should be Chevy orange...anything else? Don't get me wrong...this is a damned nice car (and it hasn't been aborted into yet another V8).
2  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / '68 Camaro 6 on Ebay bid over $20k on: June 11, 2014, 02:33:38 PM
Maybe there's hope for lowly 6 cylinder Camaros yet.  Here's one with a claimed 44k miles, 230 base engine and 3-on-the-tree that's been bid to over $20k.  There are a couple of nice Youtube links that show what a well-tuned 6 sounds like (a little-old-lady car immediately comes to mind  Cheesy ).  I keep thinking that one of these days these cars will actually be appreciated and sought after.  This is the level of restoration I hope to achieve with my RS.

3  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Hello to All on: May 28, 2014, 09:04:23 PM
Dave (aka Chill-r), thanks for inviting me out to see "Mom's Camaro". Just wanted to tell everyone on here that it is virtually a museum piece...stunning white paint (done by Dave), perfect quarter panel replacement (also by Dave), and a nearly perfect silver blue interior with original carpet, seats, door panels, headliner, dash pad. The car's original Firestone Deluxe Champion blackwall 7.35x14 spare and jack (with original dove gray paint and black factory paint spatters) are in the trunk. All of the wiring is original, and there are faded firewall grease pencil marks still visible on the firewall. I told Dave I would definitely pull that anemic 6 and 3 on the tree column and install a GM ZZ4 crate motor and a Turbo 350 (who the heck wants a crappy 6 ? Smiley. Hey...just kidding...lighten up! Anyway, this car is so unusual and beautiful, and it will drive the guys nuts at any Camaro show it enters.
4  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Survivor 6 cyl El Camino with 3-on-the-tree on Ebay on: May 13, 2014, 03:05:23 PM
Check how clean the bed is...obviously babied. And check out that beautiful rubber floor carpet! This would drive people crazy at a show. I wouldn't change a thing on this Camino!
5  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Survivor 6 cyl El Camino with 3-on-the-tree on Ebay on: May 13, 2014, 02:25:01 PM
I'm posting this with the hopes that someone on here can pick this up (no pun intended) and save it for posterity. It is a marina blue base El Camino with black bench seat, 230 cubic-inch 6, 3-on-the-tree, radio delete, dog dish hubcaps, and no apparent options. It has 60k original miles (claimed by seller), and was sold new at Groth Chevrolet in Huntington Beach. It even has its original 7.35 x 14 Laredo blackwall spare tire! The seller says he has a 327 engine, Turbo 350, and Ford 9" rear for it...sounds like a great idea to take a completely original and beautiful low-mile survivor and turn it into yet another boring V8 car that won't get a second look at a car show.
6  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Another '68 Camaro with a 6 bites the dust on: May 13, 2014, 11:19:35 AM
Chill-r, there's another dirt cheap 230 or 250 (seller not sure) for $50 on Ebay. It's in Mich, so not too far from us in OH. Bidding ends on 5-14.
7  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Hello to All on: May 13, 2014, 08:49:27 AM
How many miles are on the 230? The sixes are rock-solid reliable, but it sounds like your 230 needs to be pulled and looked at (it would be a real shame to lose the original motor). It would be a piece of cake to pull it and have it re-ringed and re-bored (if necessary), and sixes are cheap enough that you could have a spare motor to swap in for not much dough. My plan with my 230 is to put the guts from the low-mile 250 I bought into the 230 block and have a "mountain motor" 6 (LOL). The 250 was a smoother running engine than the 230 and got the same gas mileage with more torque and hp (it had 15 more horses). I'd like to see your '67 and take some notes for my project as it sat for a long time and a few parts disappeared here and there. My fiancee lives in the Dublin area and I'm up there all the time. PM me your phone number if you think of it. Best regards
8  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 6 Cylinder Vs. V8 from 1967 Car Life Magazine Test on: May 13, 2014, 08:37:40 AM
I'm probably 3 or 4 years from cruising in Ol' Krusty, but then I'll drive the wheels off of it. It goes to the body man this summer for mucho welding, then I can begin the long process of smoothing the body and getting it ready for single-stage urethane paint. You'll see it one of these days as I'm often in the Cleveland area with my fiancee to see her family (from Middleburg Hts.).
9  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: '67 Camaro Survivor with a 250 on Youtube on: May 13, 2014, 08:34:12 AM
Yes, just like your mother-in-law's car. Looking forward to seeing it one of these days. Are you taking it to any shows this year, Chill-r?
10  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Another '68 Camaro with a 6 bites the dust on: May 13, 2014, 08:32:41 AM
The 6 cylinder stuff is going dirt cheap on CL and Ebay, since sane Camaro guys are turning their 6 banger Grandma cars into much better V8 cars (just kidding about the "sane" part). Last year I bought a complete 250 from a '68 Nova 4-door Grandma car (located in Elkhorn City, had 53k orig. miles) for $250. The car was purchased for its really nice complete front end for a '69 big block pro street Nova, and the 6 cyl stuff would've probably gone to the junk yard if I hadn't bought it. It pains me to see nice 6 cyl cars converted, but it is what it is, and that just makes the few original 6 cars left all the more rare and interesting.
11  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / '67 Camaro Survivor with a 250 on Youtube on: May 11, 2014, 12:36:50 PM
They don't come any more original than this one. How rare is the 250 with a 4 speed?
12  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Another '68 Camaro with a 6 bites the dust on: May 11, 2014, 11:49:46 AM
This 250 engine and PG trans pulled from a '68 Camaro with 87k miles is currently on Ebay with a bid of $100. Sadness...
13  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Hello to All on: May 11, 2014, 11:39:41 AM
Chill-R...great story and please wish your Mother-in-law a great Mother's Day. I hope she wins her battle with cancer and is around for many more years to drive her baby once in awhile. I take it you had to replace the 230...was it shot? Did you keep the replacement engine as close to original as possible, and does the air cleaner still have the bogus 250 decal on it Smiley? I would like to look your Camaro's six over and take notes on stuff like carb spring size and color, fuel line routing, radiator hoses and clamps, etc. I also need to see how the backup light wiring is routed to the bottom of the steering column as the wiring in mine is butchered up. There are virtually no 6 cylinders left to use as references, and the fact that you're only 60 miles away is too good to pass up. I had a '72 Nova 4-door when I was stationed in the Navy in San Diego in the early ' was a 250 with 3-on-the-tree and non power steering...a real handfull to parallel park. Did you have to do much work to the Camaro to bring it back? looks pretty amazing and I'm sure it must get alot of attention at Camaro shows.

My experiences with car salesmen is they tell you whatever they have to tell you to get the sale...caveat emptor.
14  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Slowly starting the 6 cylinder RS build from Hell on: May 10, 2014, 04:01:44 PM
Darrell...I found a file with a couple of reduced size photos that I had received from a buddy who is proficient at photo editing. I'm posting a couple more photos for now, but will hit you up the next time I need to post a photo. I tried to download a photo editing app, but it turned out to be a trojan horse to take over my PC. I'm wary about posting photos now. Anyway, you can now see that the rust munchers were working on this RS for a long time (it was driven for about 15 years of NE winters, then sat outside for about 25 years). The dealer undercoated it with a pretty heavy coat of tar which saved the spring perches and rockers from complete destruction. Was it worth $1,600?
15  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 6 Cylinder Vs. V8 from 1967 Car Life Magazine Test on: May 09, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
Gas here in OH is almost $4.00 per gallon, and I doubt things will improve much as time goes by...which makes the 6 cyl cars more desirable. I think that over time they will become more appreciated and loved. It would be nice if there was a class for 6 cylinder cars at Camaro shows since the SS and Z cars garner the most attention and awards, but I don't know if there would be enough participants (not many 6 cyl cars left) to justify such a class.
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