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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 05, 2014, 11:24:56 PM
As a matter of fact, late 80's into early 90's did Super Chevy ,Parts Plus ,Good Guys and Popular Hot Rodding, Muscle Car Nats(drag racing at Norwalk) throw in Auto Rama,  and nooobody cared about an original paint , Ash Gold,numbers match Z. At Hot Rod (Youngstown) I was asked by the staff "when I was going to do something with it?" Put off ? nope. Mothballed the car for the most part, and got into jet skiing.   Re think that distributer 68Zproject.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: ring and pinion date code on: July 05, 2014, 11:07:35 PM
mine are coming out (ring gear)    10  41 2 68 ,I know they are the gears the car shipped with ,just trying to break the code, assuming should coincide with rear end housing build date.

pinion stampings are pronounced  I see  what can be interpreted as 4:10 and 68, not sure of the month and digit order as it relates to.

Pretty cool ,still have the box the 4:88's came in 69 (Milad's) when #2 owner ordered them...4:10's have been in it ever since.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 05, 2014, 10:38:00 PM
Why do we have to take it so personal when someone gives their "opinion" as to whether or not something is legit?  I started out on this site quoting Colvin, saying I had a rare DZ block casting # and really thought I had something.  Then it was divulged that it wasn't so rare at all and Colvin kind of jumped the gun.  Info comes and changes things.  At first I thought screw you guys, you don't know what you're talking about.  Then I had a 480 dist. from a 69 DZ engine that was in my 68 and the engine was put in there 35 years ago.  The experts said the 480 was a restamp.  I could try to justify it all day long as being there before anyone would want or need to restamp something,  But the consensous of experts was that it is a restamp, so there is nothing short of me having a video of the dist. being made that is going to change what the experts say, so I have to live with it and am selling it on the basis and price of being a restamp.  Am I happy that this was the outcome? No.  But I have to accept the reality of things or be bitter and lash out.  I would rather not be bitter, so it's a choice of accepting reality.  I do not take it personal. 

Ed I wish you would reconsider.


umm,love the site, but 35 years ago nobody was re-stamping, most likely tossed for an Accel dual point . Nothing more than a GM single point distributer. Why do you think these parts are so rare? I would reconsider selling it as such.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / ring and pinion date code on: July 05, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
Where are the date codes located ? End of the part number ? eg: 2 68 ? 
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 05, 2014, 03:31:43 PM
Thank you for getting my #'s in the data base....was sending them out to you as fast as I could take a pic. Very reassuring on my end, not to mention the one part you caught....there was a mix up. Made it's way into the Camaro parts ,correct one in storage at my Dad's, earmarked for swap meet no less ,whew.  I believe it got mis- labeled when we were building and moving. 17 years ago. Never dawned on me it was incorrect, even after reading ,thanks again, Steve.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28 on: July 01, 2014, 10:54:48 PM
Digging those pants Cheesy  12 1/2 years behind you !   Hey ,were those Tough Skins ?
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 29, 2014, 06:41:05 PM
My 1st car was a '65 Chevelle with 230 and a power glide. I bought it just before I turned 16 in July of  '94 (most of my friends didn't understand why I would want an "old" car). I drove the car through the summer and fall. When winter came my father couldn't bear the thought of me driving it and offered to buy it with the option of me buying it back at anytime for the same price. I took him up on the offer as I found a '77 short bed 4X4 with a 400ci engine it for the same price.  To this day my father enjoys driving the car and really likes to see people's reactions to a 6 cylinder in the engine bay at cruise night. While I currently don't own my 1st car, it's in good hands and will most likely be mine again someday.

Good story !  Talk about win/win.  Pretty smart of your Dad, all in all probably had more fun with the truck. Sort of along the same lines...winter was coming and my dad talked me into getting rid of a 68 GTO convertible I bought ( something how cheap they were back then ,think I paid around 1800.00 for it) and bought a 78 CJ5....way more fun. Great days, was going through cars like girlfriends  LOL.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 29, 2014, 10:49:57 AM
My car is back from paint and glass already out ,my paint guy just made mention it might save a little time on installation with the rear window out. Car went almost 30 years with no mice ,in 97 we built out in the country ,and sure enough had an issue the 1st winter the car was in the new garage Angry

Barn cat in the shop now---no issues Grin  Birds even stopped flying in when all the doors  are open---took one casualty to get the word out I guess, LOL.

Your right ,only way I see it got in was through the firewall ,hole I had drilled for something Huh Has since been filled.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 28, 2014, 07:12:58 PM
Headliner and sail panels $99 from Bob. (almost positive on price) Matter of fact Chuck Grimm ,the guy doing mine, recommended I buy the kit from any reputable dealer. Knows of Camaro Specialities, so I got the ok.Not sure if the rear window needs to be out to ease the installation.


Have not had it done yet, he's a few weeks backed up and I have just been to busy this summer to play with the car.

Sad thing is I have 1 hole the size of a quarter were a mouse got in years ago ,in the rear panel .Other than that it would present as new.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 28, 2014, 05:24:53 AM
I'm getting one from Bob Harris ,Camaro Specialties. You will actually speak to him (owner) when you call. Real nice guy ,heavily involved in the hobby and competitive prices.

41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 28, 2014, 05:15:44 AM
No, don't have it. Growing up in Atlanta my first car was a 64 GTO 4 speed at 16. Bought it off a high school friend with a spun bearing for $125.00 in 1969. Had a mechanic friend fix it while I was pumping gas at the local Chevron across from my parents house during the summer. Got it all fixed up and got into a boat load of trouble with it and my dad took the keys and had the car shredded into little tiny pieces while I watched. My dad managed an aluminum plant and this car shredding plant for Max and Bobby London Inc, some old Navy friends. After seeing that my new job was running a pedestal crane 60 feet in the air dropping cars into that shredder. I was 17 that summer. Oh, I had one car explode when someone below didn't tell me the gas tank was still in it. What a bang. 


Back when kid's didn't call there Dad's bluff !  Sorry, not funny...but the story does make me chuckle!   good one
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 27, 2014, 08:06:13 PM
Nope--long gone. 1st car was an old 55 drag car minus motor and trans. Firewall was beat in for the big block. In today's world the body would be considered in pretty good shape. This was probably in 79 or 80. Rear side windows still had the Dragway 42 + trophy stickers. Traded a RM80 with a leaking case and a few hundred bucks saved up from mowing lawns , etc.. Picked up a 409, yup that's correct,  for real cheap.( the old guys used to say they couldn't take a rev) Big plus with the car was all the trim, bumpers and glass were in wonderful shape. Being 100% Hungarian sort makes me a Gypsy by birth right ,and there was $$ to be made in rolling the body and bleeding the parts out. I sat on the 409 a few years and turned a good buck on it. Many cars in and out of the driveway through high school, mostly from bad neighborhoods. A little love ,and off they went. Helped knowing guys in the "old school" parts stores Wink 

Got the Z from Dad in 89, my 1st love so to speak. Lots of not so fun jobs helping him in the garage, not always treasured moments...but great experience. This one was always pleasure, and still is.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Frederick Nationals ... on: June 26, 2014, 07:59:17 AM
I was also very impressed with Larry's  (Scoop's) 68 Z28. It is one of the finest restored car's I've seen. Larry, I also enjoyed the time we spent visiting. Hope to see you soon! Fred

Beautiful car.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z on: June 25, 2014, 10:53:44 AM
What's Jerry suppose to write ? For some reason it sort of irks me seeing people throwing names out there in descriptions that really have no relevance to the particular car being sold. What's next, " viewed by many on CRG ! "

Always curious to see what they go for ,I guess doesn't make mine any cheaper, all things considered.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 25, 2014, 06:35:57 AM
Looks like you are coming along on your project Smiley I'm removing my sub frame and detailing this fall.

Did you end up going with the 496 rotating assembly for your big block ?
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