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General Discussion / Re: Floorboard Coating
« on: March 31, 2021, 06:34:06 PM »
During these years, I don't believe that the factory applied full underfloor undercoating; they only applied a bit in the fenderwells...   If your undercoating has been there since New, then the dealership applied it.

Ive thought that as well and it probably is dealer applied. For a Pacific Northwest car since new, it matches every other GM product I have came across that has been in the region since new as it was pretty much applied right off the truck it seems.

Did have a original 67 that spend most of its life in So-cal and was a Van Nuys built car and it was just primer for the most part. I had mainly taken a rag to the floorpan and wiped on it and that was what was underneath the road grime.

General Discussion / Re: Floorboard Coating
« on: March 31, 2021, 04:48:16 PM »
the underside of my  Van Nuys 68 has the original undercoating as its on everything but the subframe and rear end and those have never been out of the car.


Garage Talk / Re: More fun!
« on: March 30, 2021, 09:05:31 PM »
Split Window Vette, C2 Corvettes are one of the most beautiful cars ever built.

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: March 24, 2021, 06:07:44 PM »
Been doing some upgrades to the C10 to get ready for the spring and summer as the plan is to do some road trips in it this year and be able to take both 68s to some shows together.

Swapped rear ends out for a gear change, ended up snagging another rear end that was rebuilt with the gears cheaper than it would have been to rebuild my rear end in the truck.

While swapping rear ends, decided to drop the tail a little bit more.

Now working on the nose as I am swapping to power disc brakes with dropped spindles and adding a sway bar to the front.

Highly option usually refers to a car with just alot of options attached to it, where a well optioned car has the best options and usually color combo that makes it more desirable for value. Your car I would say is well optioned over highly optioned.

Mild Modifications / Re: 67 Flow Master Muffler Swap
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:52:37 PM »
I have this muffler on my 68. I really like it. Has a nice sound at idle and  very little drone or excessive noise in the car while going down the highway. Rest of the exhaust is 2 1/2" pipe w/ h pipe and then stock exhaust manifolds. Here a clip of the car running with this muffler.

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: January 21, 2021, 05:13:27 AM »
Been doing a little work to the C10. Got the letters in the tailgate decaled in white. I also now have a 68 327 block that I am going to build for the truck. After driving it for a bit, the 350 is just not doing it anymore. So gonna built a decent little 327 to swap in and will make the twinning ever better with both then have 327's

General Discussion / Re: Mecum Kissimmee Auction
« on: January 21, 2021, 05:02:48 AM »
Price is simply relative to how much money you have and how bad you want something, my Wife thinks I'm nuts for spending $8,500.00 on a restoration project Camaro that looks like it belongs at the re-cycler! and 30years ago I would have agreed with her!

+2 on that one! Eleven years ago, I bought a 'project' car and some friends said "You paid THAT for IT?". Well, eleven years later I have made big advancements, and now the same people are saying "WOW, you were so lucky!". Yep, its all relevant.

Yeah, I have heard that kind of talk already with my C10 I just finished restoring. Only a couple years ago I guys say I overpaid but now I could not find what I bought remotely close to what I paid for it. Same thing with the Camaro at this point. If was buying what I did almost 20 years ago it would be triple the price at least.

Seems like the gap between project and finished car has really shrunk, making it where the guy without money but the skills to restore a car isnt really going to score anything of a deal as finished cars are not that much more money to buy and really dont have to do much work into them.

General Discussion / Re: Mecum Kissimmee Auction
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:52:57 PM »
Yeah I have seen restomods are now in the same range, or higher, than restored cars. Seems the easiest place to spot this is in Corvettes. Doesn't seem to long ago the though was if you modified a Vette you were ruining any value it had, but now LS swapped C1-C3's can bring just as much as a restored car. A couple years ago Mecum had a bunch of vette's in a row. Had a 67 427/435 roadster sell for like $125k-ish range, which is where they usually seem to sell, then behind it was a 67 roadster with a built LS3, aftermarket chassis, modern interior etc and it sold at $140k. I think its pointing to where the current market is heading as newer//younger buyers dont want original cars to deal with, but want modern stuff in a old shape.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Current Trans am racers looking to shave weight
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:58:05 AM »
If they would hold up to regular daily use I would look into it, I have to run an alternator on my drag car as I run is a stock style category.

General Discussion / Re: Alternator bracket
« on: December 20, 2020, 02:46:49 AM »
Not sure off the top of my head, but looking at pictures its looks pretty closer to the outer bracket used on 67/68 Z/28's with their double upper bracket. Not sure if the bends would match up when flipping sides of the motor, but they mount in the same locations on the upper water pump bolt, but the 67/68 used a short pump where the 69 had the long and I cant recall if the boss is longer or farther out to make the bracket special.

General Discussion / Re: Ceramic Coating Sprays
« on: December 20, 2020, 02:42:23 AM »
Have not used any ceramic coatings on any my cars. My 68 has only been waxed a couple of times over the 20 years I have had it, I mainly keep the wax up with detail spray from Adams. It seems to work really good as it has kept my other showcar spotless and with a very nice shine when setup in indoor shows with all the lighting on it.

The seat bottom is different between a standard interior coupe and deluxe interior as the standard did not have arm rests like the deluxe cars had.

General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« on: December 13, 2020, 10:10:25 PM »
Not sure if I was aware of this site 7 years ago. Now just about to the end of the 20s bracket and plan on keeping the car until the other end of the poll, lol

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z-28 Original -V- Reproduction 3932472
« on: December 09, 2020, 08:34:52 PM »
The snowflake is the Winters Foundry marking, found on all the aluminum parts they cast which include many different Aluminum Chevrolet manifolds and even big block heads I believe.

I'm suspecting that the 3932472 casting number was NOT on the manifolds you referenced, camaroboy??

I was referring to intake 14044836, it doesn't show in many books as it was a over the counter unit. Never was used on production motors. It was cast at the Winters foundry so its a GM part and passes the quick eye test. Its like how people can mistake a L79 intake for a Z28 they look close but unless your really doing some serious judging where they are looking for that stuff.

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