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 71 
 on: April 16, 2014, 03:01:41 PM 
Started by 69Z28-RS - Last post by 69Z28
I have been after a "K" model for years, May have to settle for a newer bike. I'm thinking nothing bigger than a 800.
   Bullitt, how far are you from long beach? There is a good bike swap meet every month.
   VT

There was one guy I knew years ago here in Delaware that had a 'K' model. I keep thinking 1957 or something like that. The year may be wrong but he did say it was quite a rare bike. Haven't seen him in a while but I bet he wouldn't sell it. I remember him saying he was looking for a part that was for that model alone. I had a friend growing up in Atlanta who bought one of the police 3 wheeler 45's in the late 60's. Cool ride, don't see them around either.

 72 
 on: April 16, 2014, 02:53:43 PM 
Started by 69Z28-RS - Last post by 69Z28
 I know this isn't Camaro related but it is hard to find anyone with older bikes to talk to on line. Most around here drive EVO's and such. I have a friend with 3 panheads, all suicide shift and a friend in Phoenix with a WLA military bike.  Every time I show up with my shovelhead, I get man I wish I still had my shovel, can't beat that sound. My first bike at 15 was a 62 Triumph 650 TR. Old school chopper, 10 over tubes and bolted/weld on hardtail large diameter back wheel, really tall sissy bar. What a ride. I had a limited edition 79 sportster 1000 in the 90's I think only 2000 of those were made. Been looking for info on it but haven't had any luck. Real wild decals (bright yellow and pink) with an eagle on the tank, I think mine was #1017 of 2000 if I remember correctly. The paint was a black cherry color. Do you know these sportsters? I bought my 81 FXS lowrider,15000 miles all original, frame and engine still married to each other, but changed things out to a wide glide with narrow forks, 5 gal fatbobs, vintage 81 wide glide forward controls, lowered 2" swing arm, retro fitted a CV carb. It's all black with a touch of chrome, kind of like the Night Trains. Now that is a bike I want. Still have all the original painted tin and the carb with original ham can breather. I owned 2 late 60's Arimacchi/HD 350 Sprints as well. Love that little bike. Both modified to look like bobbers. I still have a picture of one somewhere. We used to hill climb with them. Loads of torque. Anyway, not much riding going on for me with knee issues.

There used to be a smallish Camaro community here but those guys were into the late 80's and on Camaro's, mine was the only first gen. Lots of older Chevies but those owners are getting up in years and don't see them around much anymore. ALL the young kids thumb their noses on anything old in my neck of the woods. Like you said, where are all these hobbies going? I have yet to even see something like a pro touring or pro street car here. It's pretty bleak. What it takes to go to the out of state shows would put me in a bind financially so I just stay local, which is fine by me. My problem as I stated before is locating a rebuilder for starters, alternators, carbs and things like that. Anything mechanical is a wash unless you can do it yourself. We have a local PepBoys and a few independent shops but none of those will rebuild anything. Oh just go buy something new is what I always get.    

 73 
 on: April 16, 2014, 02:48:08 PM 
Started by rick 67 - Last post by rick 67
You deserve it Rick, what goes around comes around!
  Along with Ron having the original 327 block (I have the heads on the 350 in it now) I found out It has a GM cowl hood (yeah I checked out how to tell the diff) A PY 12 bolt out of a 68 Camaro original 256 gear now a 355 gear. Something I already knew but Ron confirmed that the fold down rear seat is not original

 74 
 on: April 16, 2014, 02:33:17 PM 
Started by 69Z28-RS - Last post by vtfb68
I have been after a "K" model for years, May have to settle for a newer bike. I'm thinking nothing bigger than a 800.
   Bullitt, how far are you from long beach? There is a good bike swap meet every month.
   VT

 75 
 on: April 16, 2014, 01:37:56 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by ko-lek-tor
Thanks guys. The part # CS165R is a exact replacement according to SpeedPro and as John Z points out.  I am very leery of anything made anymore with so much said about quality issues. I thought this cam would be OK, then had doubts and wondered if I should get something else. The engine shop, Cropper Racing Engines in Flemingsburg, Ky. did the machining and assembly work.
They have a good reputation and do a lot of serious round track work. The owner said he would have done it different and said I would not be happy with my engine since I did not lower compression and go with a "newer" up to date grind. I explained that if I wanted something different than stock, I would have built something with more cubes, but I wanted to have a stocker like just out of the factory and I would deal with the compression and other restraints this build has. He said it will not run unless I use 103 octane racing gas. I have read other posts that guys have mixed 1/4 103 with 3/4 93 pump gas. Any suggestions? Would you run cam straight up or retarded or advanced? I planned on straight up.

 76 
 on: April 16, 2014, 01:06:04 PM 
Started by daves87gn - Last post by BULLITT65

"I was also very nervous about having machine work done on my orig Z engine (which happens to be the same date as Gary's)So I had called Jeff my engiene builder to remind him to NOT deck the block because it would remove the assembly stamping which ties the block to the car. He started to laugh and said you’ll always be able to identify this block as yours because SHAUGER is stamped under the timing cover. I never recall Radar @ K & G Speed (who did machine work for me in 1978) stamping my name. "
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Yes but your name stamped on the block does diddly to hold any value if they machine the number off of the pad.... Cheesy

 77 
 on: April 16, 2014, 01:02:12 PM 
Started by 69Z28-RS - Last post by BULLITT65
Good info. Funny I have some older bikes as well, but it is a ton harder to find the guys into the older bikes. When I say older bikes I am talking 60's and prior, but now a days someone will say I have an old harley, and when I ask what year they have they tell me like 77 or 82, I just laugh because those bikes seem new still to me. I have yet to find a first gen sportster site that resembles this one. There is so little information, and you couple that with all the re-stamp motors and frames, which I would say is more rampant than guys re-stamping chevrolet stuff.
There is a small community of guys that are knowledgable, but similar to the Camaro stuff, I am the young new comer, so I gotta deal with 3 grumpy guys that are the authority on the bike.

The Triumph stuff is a bit easier because they put out less models during the 60's, and there happens to be a bit more guys and more literature to pull from.BUT again all the guys into it are retiring or have retired so I don't quite find the same exuberance and passion that I have for it necessarily.

It kinda goes back to "where are these hobbies going" conversation....

 78 
 on: April 16, 2014, 12:05:34 PM 
Started by 69Z28-RS - Last post by 69Z28
Yes, Hooper, I just misspelled it. There are some really good shows in the surrounding states if I want to go, but I just don't. I spend pretty much ALL my time with the family and it's rather large, or I ride my bike. Everyone I knew into cars when I was younger, Air Force day, are long gone or keep to themselves and their families. Then there are the kids with their 4x4's, ricers and the new Mustangs and some Fox bodies, it's Ford country here, plus the lifestyle is a bit different, lots a farms and lots of really small towns. If I hang with any crowd it's usually Harley guys, I have a ton of biker friends. I have an 81 FXS 1340 Lowrider shovelhead, all black, but I even just stopped riding it because of my knees, not so good these days. I go on bike runs more than any car stuff though. It is what it is.

 79 
 on: April 16, 2014, 11:42:44 AM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by motorman
remember none of this counts if the expert says different.

 80 
 on: April 16, 2014, 11:40:34 AM 
Started by daves87gn - Last post by x77-69z28
did you extrapolate that based on stamp date?
yes, and by my car. My car is 05A, and my vin is 639xxx. My block is also an 010 block. The way they were cranking out camaros, I doubt a block would sit around for six weeks before being built. As I said, my casting date to assembly date is less than a week.

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