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 41 
 on: April 20, 2014, 12:21:00 PM 
Started by dannystarr - Last post by janobyte
I agree with z28z11. I compared Danny's pics to mine and the characters are identical in detail. Except for my 4 touches at the top. In another pic of an authentic block ,one of his does not ,and his first one appears to. Lighting and camera angle can play tricks on your eyes looking at machining markings. Seeing as I'm the only one to ever pull the motor in my car ,I know mine are legit . I think it's real safe to say 1968 Z28's are. Smiley Looks like Danny's buddy's are also. IMO

 42 
 on: April 20, 2014, 12:17:31 PM 
Started by vtfb68 - Last post by Trans man
Can you get up-close to the cars at Sonoma, or do you have to have some VIP type thing to talk to the teams and see cars?

How about the same question for Monterey?

I don't want to go through the trouble only to realize I have to keep 50ft of distance at all times.  hahaha

 43 
 on: April 20, 2014, 11:20:10 AM 
Started by vtfb68 - Last post by Jon Mello
Coronado Island is nice however I personally prefer the natural race track settings of Sears Point (Sonoma) and Laguna Seca.

 44 
 on: April 20, 2014, 11:19:19 AM 
Started by 68camaroz28 - Last post by janobyte
I said, alien abduction, somewhere they are cloning the ultimate vehicle as we speak Cheesy

Got to add ,nice to see this car is in good hands. Hope it doesn't hit the red carpet and get crated up overseas. This one needs to be on display for all who know about them to enjoy. Captures a time long gone by.

 45 
 on: April 20, 2014, 11:14:15 AM 
Started by 68camaroz28 - Last post by Mike S
In regards to the jacking instructions decal, the thing that caught my eye immediately was the shrinkage line along the top edge (due to file size limit I had to shrink this down a lot so it is harder to see the line). Paper will shrink with age depending on humidity (one factor) and is also one cause for the bubbles.
This leads me to believe that the sticker on the 69 is possibly original. Most people don't know about shrinkage lines and usually a new sticker will cover it up because it is larger (no shrinkage).
I put a side-side comparison of my 67 04B LOS with original trunk decal and this 69 09D NOR. You can see the shrinkage lines on both though the 69 I can only make out the top line. Plus, don't forget a camera white balance will impact the color hue accuracy quite a bit especially with shades (white and blacks). Most point and shoot cameras have inaccurate white balances so it may be a fine line between light yellow and white when viewed.

Mike

 46 
 on: April 20, 2014, 10:59:10 AM 
Started by 68camaroz28 - Last post by z28z11
Survivor? It didn't even survive the factory paint line. It came out H.O. (lol lust kidding it is astounding !!!)

I agree - must be a conspiracy.

Unreal find -

 47 
 on: April 20, 2014, 10:55:51 AM 
Started by 68camaroz28 - Last post by paceme
Nothing looks out of place, just a stunningly well preserved car. Congrats to the new owner and another car that can be used as a benchmark. Look forward to examining the car...

 48 
 on: April 20, 2014, 10:54:54 AM 
Started by dannystarr - Last post by z28z11
Yes, who knows. I see that last digit is very light. Looks like a "9" ? How can you hit them all super deep and then have one that barely shows. What the hell!!  Huh Huh   I need a few more entries here, and some more explaining before I tell my buddy weather or not to pull the trigger on this car... Danny

Nature of a gang stamp. Individual stamp shanks tend to deform over repeated use, plus the holder itself allows some movement of the individual stamps - they are usually held in place with a key or wire, and will shift slightly that allows some irregularity in the finished stamp. I'm pretty convinced the stamping looks authentic, characters look good, alignment is within the range of normality in my estimation; the only question mark I have is the suggestion of decking. It could very well be that if the rest of the block surface has been milled, then the shop that decked it did the right thing and kept away from the pad stamping. My opinion -

Regards -

 49 
 on: April 20, 2014, 10:51:51 AM 
Started by Jon Mello - Last post by mike343sharpstick
Just came by these pictures of the RWR Javelin during one of it's restorations.
Original post here, http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/?showtopic=67624

Here are some pics of that Javelin. It's a 1971 Javelin, built by Roger Penske Racing and driven to the 1971 Championship by Mark Donohue. It was then sold to Roy Woods Racing and driven to the 72 Championship by George Follmer. We restored this car 2x. After the 1st, the owner had parked it outdoors under a sheet of plastic and with tarps over that. Even though it was in sunny southern California, moisture trapped under the plastic destroyed the lacquer paint inside and out. We also did a more extensive restoration the 2nd time. Including repairing some crash damage inflicted in the TransAm wars in the Penske days. It had been nicely repaired, but there was 2" thick bondo in the front inner panels ahead of the wheel wells. And this 2nd time we took the car down to the bare and rebuilt it completely.




From the post information this information is from Richard Parcells.

 50 
 on: April 20, 2014, 10:48:07 AM 
Started by 68camaroz28 - Last post by janobyte
The car basically sat entombed , even wiping the interior down on occasion--they would reappear. And still the flaws over the years.

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