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316  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 16, 2014, 06:48:07 AM
I'd go restomod ,or protour or what ever they call it. See the prices these cars are demanding? Hang what you have on the car and go from there. Honestly if a car's more" Classic Industries" than GM---also what's wrong with putting 2 buckets ,a cage and a crate BBC in and take mama drag racing? More fun turning a 10 than watching the grass grow anyway! Bottom line I wouldn't obsess so much what it might be worth--priority is body ,anything else are just bolt ons. Stay warm!!
317  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 25, 2014, 03:36:05 PM
Mine are sort of a PIA to get off ,4 clip design obviously, and original to the car.
318  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Trim tag on: January 25, 2014, 10:05:21 AM
Say you have a good engine ? Figure rear end gear (may have been changed vs. axle code) Pull off rear cover and count teeth on pinion/ring ,divide, this will give you your ratio. More accurate than counting drive shaft rotations IMO. Personally I think your best street set up would be a 3:73 with a modified 350 trans--dollar for dollar. Go with a reputable supplier to choose your convertor, should be filling out a questioner. I personally use Transmission Specialties out of PA. for our drag car.
319  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 25, 2014, 09:05:15 AM
yup--looks just like a 68 SS El Camino I bought/sold about 2 years ago---shy of the mouse nest on the intake.
320  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 25, 2014, 06:31:53 AM
Can't chime in on colors----with Ash Gold----it better be fast Grin ( sort of like naming your son Sue!) Johnny Cash?? Cheesy
321  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 07:34:40 PM
Wow--looking at it again ,really bad. Scary to think what's under the paint. Real shame there--far from a 70K Z.
322  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Trim tag on: January 24, 2014, 05:09:42 PM
Ditto-hard to kill , many 331's at the track back in the day--revved to the moon . lot of meat in the early blocks I believe. There are still quite a few out there for good prices which are a testament to the reliability. Overall #1 in my book ,plus they made a great 302 Cheesy 
323  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 01:19:42 PM
I think unrestored is a great term, to the point--period. (Unrestored gem sounds pretty good in your case !)
324  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
yup, my "barn" was built in 2006 ,concrete floor ,insulated/heated with a cat on duty for mouse control. So I guess when the car is  done I should have a professional photographer shoot pics of it in front of the dilapidated one down the street, and headline it " N/E Ohio Barn Find"


I really do not mind the sale's pitch, always buyer beware, just getting way overused. Takes away from the mystic of the true ones out there ,mouse turds and all.
325  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 24, 2014, 08:56:13 AM
Must be the homeless who occupied the vacant structure took good care of the car---usually what you find in these places ,and met labs--low mileage 69 Z's are rare indeed.

Rear quarters and underneath are pretty clean for an old drag car. Funny mine had stone chips and a sheen of burnt rubber..
326  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 4 piston caliper date code ? on: January 24, 2014, 07:28:22 AM
Mine got "lost" at the speed shop over 20 years ago--is what it is. I was switching to single pistons for several reasons at the time. Took them in with the intensions of having them rebuilt and than shelf--still have the pads...
327  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69' Z/28 on eBay... What a Car! on: January 24, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
It does look nice (hopefully it has windshield wipers by now). So in your opinion do you think it is a $88k car?

I hope he gets it.

James is a friend and is painting my X66 Convertible. He is an incredible technician to detail, especially to originality. That is what I really appreciate. It is much harder to restore to 100% original than restoring to just making it look pretty. But ya'll all know that.

yep--literally every inch of my car was shot(digital pics) by the body man(also my old friend) to match what came out of the factory when he shoots it this spring, they were not perfect rolling off the line. Would have already been done if we were going for pretty. He gets to it when he can ,and I'm in no hurry--told him we are a match made in heaven. He's getting a kick out of the 68 build manual and Jerry's book, which reminds me I need to get them back!
328  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 th400 fluid capacity with dry torque converter on: January 23, 2014, 07:50:42 PM
Actually used my fold down rear seat--great option
329  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / 4 piston caliper date code ? on: January 23, 2014, 05:34:41 PM
Sort of an old topic ,but looking for an answer.

I spoke with Lone Star a few months ago and questioned casting numbers/date codes ? Was told this is a common mistake and no real date code exists like on a carb/alternator etc.. I know a very reputable company , and who I plan to use by either purchasing outright, or sending a set of cores in. I imagine considering they were only used in 67-68 a set for my Z would be correct ?
330  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: who do you all get body parts from? on: January 23, 2014, 05:17:13 PM
no hurry ,send me a personal email and some pics when you get a chance---steve
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