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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat City reputation on: June 23, 2013, 07:02:11 PM
HBC has gotten most of my recent business ( I don't have a lot of need to buy).  The customer service is good, parts are good, and the
parts are delivered promptly.  I'm pleased with them.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Dusk Blue Z on ebay 06/20/13 on: June 20, 2013, 01:20:16 PM
Not stock as it came from the factory
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Another ebay 69 with fake tag on: June 13, 2013, 10:10:32 PM
Amazing; again.    Two fake tags in one day!   Wonder what it was originally?
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another ebay claim on: June 13, 2013, 04:07:34 PM
Amazing,   all for only ninety one thousand  ,  no thanks
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Great Forum on: June 12, 2013, 03:32:07 PM
Beautiful car, really awesome.  What color and type of interior do you have?   What hp of 396?
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Mold damage on vinyl - fixable ??? on: June 11, 2013, 10:39:49 PM
During the 80's my Camaro was in storage in a building my dad owned.    Anyway, one day  he happened to notice surface mold starting on
the  back seat.   We talked on the phone and decided to use a good vinyl cleaner on the seats, door panels etc.   He did this a couple of times a year
and the mold never reappeared.   From your photo's the mold wasn't as bad as yours, but it probably
would have been.  Dad's gone now,  sure wish I could remember the product he used.   Dad loved the car as much as I do.  Good luck with your seat.   Jim
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 10, 2013, 04:06:30 PM
There is enough space between the floor of the car and the top of the  frame rail to get a wrench in there; then a socket with an extension through the
hole in the frame rail to get the bolt head from underneath.  I use a punch or long screw driver to re-align the holes for the bolt upon re-assembly.

It's not a bad job; it just annoys me because it has to be done this way; taking the bolts out of the cross member and transmission mount to ease the
thing back to get to the rear pan bolts.   Over the years I've learned to use as big of a drain pan as possible, and  have lots of shop towels at the
ready.  Good luck       Jim
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 09, 2013, 10:39:10 PM
It fits together;  that must have been GM's goal at the time.  Its just one of those things that makes one wonder what they were thinking.  The original transmission pan; has a drain plug, but yet the cross member prevents easy access to the transmission filter!  It's a real  mess to change both; the design  made an easy thing into a really irritating drippy mess. 
I've owned the car since I was 18 and  still recall my thoughts the first time under the car............."What the HuhHuhHuhHuh"
Over time I've decided they got 99% of the car right, this is just something that could have been a better design on the cross member.

69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 09, 2013, 10:40:35 AM
It's a pain.  What else can I say?   My 350 with TH350 came from the factory new and the cross member does cover the rear bolts on
the transmission pan.   It's necessary to improvise; place the broad side of a chunk of 2X4 under the pan easing it up slowing after
removing cross member and mount bolts, move the cross member back slightly to gain access to the bolts, block the whole thing
in that position and remove the pan.  Fortunately it doesn't have to be done often.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk specifics on: April 23, 2013, 02:45:43 AM
No,  I'm more of an authentic type of guy than a customizer.   We carry a plastic tote box in the trunk for small items and keep it in the middle of the trunk, in the area that is lower than the side panels.   In this way we keep things from rolling around or falling down the side gaps.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 23, 2013, 02:37:33 AM
You know,  after reading this thread for awhile now...not that my opinion counts for anything other than myself.  It is a fantastic looking car!  People who have lived with these cars and know them inside out,  they are to be respected.  Then on the other hand,  the original owner, who knows what he ordered and has owned, he is to be respected too.  From my own experience its frustrating to have bought my car when 18 years old,  then someone tells me "that's not original to  your car, or that is wrong."   Mine is a late 69, so I tell myself that is why.    I will say this is amazing site, with wonderful people devoted to an amazing car, and be thankful for that.
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Grill questions on: April 22, 2013, 11:18:40 PM
When new the 69 grill surround area was painted the color of the car body, the stainless trim was not painted, and the screws were not painted.   My 69 is red and the grill is grey/silver plastic (not painted) and is the original grill that came with the car.  I've seen 69's with black grills; but can't say whether they came new that way.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: License plate light Q's on: April 22, 2013, 11:10:47 PM
I forgot to say only the brown wire coming out of the plug goes to the license plate light, the tan wire goes through a grommet over the fuel filler neck and runs to the  meter in the fuel tank.   Sorry its been a long Monday..............
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: License plate light Q's on: April 22, 2013, 11:02:44 PM
My 69 has a two wire connector as z28z11  has said.  The wires into the connecter are brown and tan, also at the same point on the trunk harness a black wire comes out of the wrap to a ground screw on the lock assembly support brace.   
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 22, 2013, 05:06:31 PM
Our hs football coach had a chevelle that color,  and later a friend had a 65 Impala SS in evening orchid,  we called it "purple", but what did we know?
Never seen it on a Camaro though. I think its not a bad color; kind of unique looking.  My wife is looking over my shoulder
right now..............she likes it!
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