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General Discussion / Re: 2016 Camaro
« Last post by BillOhio on Today at 12:53:28 AM »
I thought the tail lights on the 14-15 looked like they were off an old acura integra. new ones do look better
General Discussion / Re: Home Pge
« Last post by 68 Ragtop on Today at 12:26:35 AM »
I noticed that too. We need a way to get back to the main page, like the old format.

Why does the icon now take us to the forum, we are already in the forum with no way out. The icon takes us to the same place as the home button and is redundant. Is this a mistake?

Someone please put a link back to here:
Originality / Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Last post by crobjones2 on May 23, 2015, 11:48:18 PM »
F70 x 14 fiberglass belted RWL tires [option PL4] became available as a 69 Camaro option as of the 1 April 1969 ordering info. Considering order lead time it is unlikely a Camaro built prior to 1 May 1969 could have had them as original equipment. Most OE tires were poor in those days so it was not at all unusual to immediately upgrade tires while the car was new. The only way to know for sure is original paperwork.

Incidentally the only documented '69 Camaro known to have been built with PL4 tires is a COPO and it has Firestones.

I wish I still had my spare - My 06(C) 69SS originally came with the polyglas tires. I had the spare for many years until a friend needed a spare... I never got it or the rally wheel back
General Discussion / Re: Home Pge
« Last post by 1968 Z28 on May 23, 2015, 11:38:13 PM »
I've noticed with the "new" format I can't get to the home page with the cars and tech articles by clicking on the CRG emblem.  I've only been on this new format twice so be easy on me.
Yup....the address assigned to the "CRG" icon is "", so it just goes straight back to the Form index page.
Maintenance / Re: Timing out of wack
« Last post by janobyte on May 23, 2015, 11:13:37 PM »

To properly size a power valve, take a vacuum reading at idle and if it is above 12" for a standard transmission a 6.5" will be safe to use. For automatic transmissions take a vacuum reading in gear at idle and if the vacuum is below 12" divide that in half for proper size. Example 9" of vacuum in gear at idle will require a 4.5" power valve.  (quoted per Holley website) My rule of thumb was size 1/2 the vacuum at idle. While you have it apart might as well install the blow out protection kit.
General Discussion / Re: Production numbers on RS Z28's?
« Last post by bcmiller on May 23, 2015, 11:06:10 PM »
Thanks Bill!

Everyone else - My estimate is just what I have seen in my area. :)

And RS/SS cars in 69 are less common around here than RS/Z28s.

Originality / Re: 67-69 Bumper Jack Design
« Last post by 69 Zee on May 23, 2015, 10:47:45 PM »
Got a third data point from looking back through Darrell's thread on his barn find dusk blue X77:

Plant: NOR
Model Year: 69
Body Plate Build Date: 03B
Jack Mast Section: trapezoidal
Jack Base: U69
Mast Date Code: rivet, 9C
You beat me to it Tim... lol  :) 
General Discussion / Home Pge
« Last post by 68Zproject on May 23, 2015, 10:46:37 PM »
I've noticed with the "new" format I can't get to the home page with the cars and tech articles by clicking on the CRG emblem.  I've only been on this new format twice so be easy on me.
Maintenance / Re: Timing out of wack
« Last post by 68Zproject on May 23, 2015, 10:21:30 PM »
I'm going to drag this one back to life.  I finally seem to have gotten this figured out.

First problem was the distributor.  The point rubbing block had worn down and even though the dwell was on, the gap was only about .009.  Also the distributor would not go down all the way on the intake.  For some reason this caused some kind of bind and the mechanical advance would stick.  I shimmed it and changed points.

Second issue was the fuel pump.  Even though lots of mechanics told me they either work or they don't, I replaced it with another Delco and it runs great.

Now the only issue I have is the power valves.  I had the 6.5s in, but I had a backfire and now I can turn the idle screws in all the way and it still runs, so I think at least that one is blown.  Also, I put a vacuum gauge on it and I'm only getting about 9-10 inches.  I'm running the Comp Cams xs 282s.  Is that the normal vacuum that this cam runs?  If so should I go to 4.5 power valves?
Originality / Re: 1969 RS Headlight Bucket Shim
« Last post by ko-lek-tor on May 23, 2015, 09:04:15 PM »
Here is a set of RS headlight bucket shims that were (LOS) factory installed.

2 observations: I never recall the screw that goes through the bucket pictured being that long...interesting. And, those shims appear to be flat on top and not rounded like HOT302 shows and other examples, perhaps a LOS only shim and /or screw?
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