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 on: Today at 08:43:19 PM 
Started by lakeholme - Last post by ds1
Here and loving it.    Great weather.      Bought parts I need for my Z28

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 on: Today at 08:18:51 PM 
Started by dannystarr - Last post by dannystarr
So I was told there is no 5.0 Power Valves. Only 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and 6.5... Is it ok to run the 4.5's with 10 inches of vacuum? Danny

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 on: Today at 07:59:20 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by TODD
Hmm doesn't the Z28 smog pump have a spacer under the pulley also for alignment?
Never have seen pics of an original set-up showing correct parts for alignment.
Anyone have pics and dimension for pulley spacer as well? 

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 on: Today at 07:41:12 PM 
Started by 1968RSZ28 - Last post by firstgenaddict
I thought the orange from the factory was from the GM truck fleet line .?.  It's that what Dana used?
Thanks for the lead- it lead to finding this link:

http://corvettes-musclecars.com/Supercars/68Dana


Has the NCRS package been requested on this car?
If so where was the car delivered?

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 on: Today at 04:52:48 PM 
Started by SMKZ28 - Last post by ko-lek-tor
Outstanding and neat story Scott. Have all known 69 P-car Trim Tags been compared? I would think the body numbers would be sequential being ordered at the same time.

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 on: Today at 04:32:32 PM 
Started by Steve Holmes - Last post by Steve Holmes
Nice work Steve I am really impressed with the build quality the cars and one can only imagine what a nightmare it must be acquiring parts from the other side world to keep them running.

AL

Actually Al, believe it or not, its easier to race an American car in Australia or New Zealand than an Australian car! Everything is reproduced, and parts are cheap and plentiful.

The Australian cars, on the other hand, were really only produced in relatively small numbers by comparison, and survival rates are quite low. There is a slowly growing reproduction market, but repro parts are very expensive by comparison. And some parts are not being reproduced at all. Mechanically, the Aussie stuff is easy, as it is mostly American anyway, its the sheetmetal, trim and interior parts that are the challenge.

For example, in New Zealand a second-hand rear bumper in average condition with small dents and surface rust for an HQ Monaro costs about the same as a brand new rear bumper for a 67/68 Camaro, landed in NZ. Rear HQ bumpers are now being reproduced, but cost approx three times the equivalent new rear Camaro bumper.

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 on: Today at 04:24:57 PM 
Started by Steve Holmes - Last post by Steve Holmes
Thanks for posting those, Steve. The Monaro is interesting. The roofline and side windows reminds me a little bit of one of the '69 Camaro styling proposals that GM did before they settled on the final design, but it does have a little touch of Pontiac GTO-ness to it as well.

Thats an interesting image Jon, and yes, the family resemblance can clearly be seen. Holden was/is the Australian branch of General-Motors, and as such, it was common to have several American GM designers based in Australia at any one time, and likewise Europe, which is one of the reasons there are clear design links between GM cars the world over. Same was true of Ford.

In the case of the HQ Monaro, the design team was led by two American designers, Joe Schemansky and John Schinella. Furthermore, GM in the US would also send young designers abroad to gain experience.

The biggest challenge designers had in creating Australian coupes, was that, being a small domestic market, the same platform and the majority of the sheetmetal had to be shared with the equivalent four door sedan. So the HQ Monaro is a 2-door coupe version of the HQ 4-door sedan. Everything from the firewall forward, and the bottom tip of the rear windscreen back, are exactly the same. Only the centre sections are different.

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 on: Today at 04:13:25 PM 
Started by OCTARD - Last post by Steve Holmes
Thanks to Jon for directing me to this very insightful thread. These forms make for interesting reading. It never ceases to amaze me the quality information on this forum.

I know I'm going to sound like an idiot for asking this, and I apologise in advance for doing so, but other than the image of a small block Chevy cylinder head on page 3 of the forms, where on these forms does it say its legal to fit a Chevy motor into a Pontiac? Eg, if I'm a scrutineer at a 1968 T/A event, where is the proof that the Chevy motor in Craig Fisher's Firebird is allowed to be there?

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 on: Today at 04:06:33 PM 
Started by vtfb68 - Last post by vtfb68
Jon,
 That was exactly what I was hoping to find.
    Thank you,
       VT

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 on: Today at 04:04:54 PM 
Started by KurtS - Last post by Steve Holmes
Steve, there were some Firebird homologation forms posted previously on this forum at http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8075.0

Thanks Jon, brilliant!

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