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1969 - Orphans / 19N677856 M20 Case on eBay
« Last post by WorkinProgress on Today at 07:45:43 PM »
1969 Camaro M20 empty case on eBay

VIN Stamp: 19N677856

Dated: E08A

Located: Oakville, CT

eBay seller: ssscott69

VIN 124379N677856 shows history on
General Discussion / Re: Has it really been 50 years??? (Off topic)
« Last post by ss jim on Today at 07:32:53 PM »
I just about overloaded my DVR with Apollo recordings the last few days. PBS, SCI,C-SPAN, Smithsonian channel and others had quite a few shows about the moon landing and Apollo missions in general.. I'm old enough to remember when Shepard was launched and of course Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 kept you glued to the old black and white TV. Unfortunately we could only pick up NBC and ABC, so we didn't watch Cronkite.
The material on the rear interior panel is not supposed to be attached to the hardboard it is loose and is supposed to wrap around the pinch weld and when you push the pinch weld windlace on it retains the interior panel. 
Restoration / Re: Crate Engine Painting
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 05:53:56 PM »
IF it has a heavy coat of paint make sure you add as little as possible to the mils - you want ot allow the heat to come out through the paint... the thicker it is - traps it and causes the paint to blister and flake.
FWIW The original factory gasket is a natural or tan color the reproductions/what is currently available is black or dk gray.  - I had a point deducted for the wrong color at he NCRS national show.
General Discussion / Re: partial vin stampings
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 05:41:14 PM »
The pads were masked HOWEVER the oil filter boss was not... .
General Discussion / Re: Has it really been 50 years??? (Off topic)
« Last post by cook_dw on Today at 04:09:20 PM »
PBS just aired (well last week) a 3 part series on the missions to the Moon.  Very good and a ton of great footage.

PBS American Experience: Chasing the Moon

General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« Last post by Kelley W King on Today at 03:58:07 PM »
My opinion also. With all that damage it should have had death rattles, at least while driven.
General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« Last post by bcmiller on Today at 02:37:20 PM »
In my opinion, the sounds captured in the video do not seem to match up with the damage found in the engine at tear down. But that is just my opinion.

BUT, I will tell you it is surprising how long a big block will run with damage.  A 427 WILL run with 3 rods shucked out the bottom end. And I mean OUT, like onto the road out. Obviously it didn't run well, and was only left to idle for a few seconds, but it did idle. Long story...
General Discussion / Re: Has it really been 50 years??? (Off topic)
« Last post by bertfam on Today at 02:10:47 PM »
LOL. No, it's not that my memory is good (it's NOT), but back then, teachers always wanted reports when you did something out of the ordinary. What you did on your summer vacation, what you did if you took a trip somewhere, what you did if you had to get your tonsils ripped out!!!! etc, etc, etc...

In my case, every time I saw a mission lift off, I had to write a report for class. I'm not even sure teachers still do this, but it was prevalent back then. Unfortunately, I no longer have the reports, but I do remember the mission designations (i.e. Gemini IV), and nowadays, it's an easy task to Google each one. Those missions were the highlight of my youth!

As for Walter being a heavy drinker, I'm not surprised. I think most reporters back in those days were heavy drinkers!

Oh, and here's good ol Gus in his Corvette!

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