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General Discussion / Re: Homepage & Feature Car pics
« Last post by bcmiller on May 25, 2016, 07:04:44 PM »
We are still looking for people to submit Feature Car photos and a short write-up.  Send me a PM if interested.  Thanks!
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General Discussion / Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Last post by bcmiller on May 25, 2016, 07:03:37 PM »
Nobody knows when the bottom will fall out of the market.  Never buy a car as an investment.  I was told that a long time ago. If your financial advisor tells you cars are a good safe investment, find another advisor. It is OK as part of a diversified portfolio, but never count on it for your well being.

Have cars because you like them and drive them.  Drive them hard.  Trailer queens are fine for some people, but not for me.
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Originality / Big Block 69 original cable routing
« Last post by HawkX66 on May 25, 2016, 06:59:01 PM »
Is this the correct routing of the positive battery cable? The AIM says it should go behind the dip stick, but doesn't mention the starter brace. If you angle the terminal like I have it, which is like the AIM, the angle is too tight if I run it behind the brace.
Also, the clips aren't addressed in the AIM because they were on the block already when it got to Norwood. Do I have them on the correct oil pan bolts? It looks like the pic in the AIM shows the front one, but not the rear.







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General Discussion / Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Last post by BULLITT65 on May 25, 2016, 06:55:36 PM »
We also have to keep in perspective that just because something is low production, that doesn't always equate to more money either.  As much as I love Pontiacs (I have one and my father bought his GTO new) the 64's and 65's haven't really been big money cars.  When it comes to Pontiacs it's the round port motor stuff that are the stronger sellers. 

Popularity also plays a big roll in price, and 69 Camaros usually hover around the top of that list.  I agree however, and I've said this many times myself, with 20,302 69 Z's built, it's not a rare car by any means and it astonishes me the money these things bring.  It has more to do with it's popularity, and the Z28 heritage/history is pretty cool.  The first gen Z's also got something that even GM's prestigious corvettes didn't get so that makes them unique in their own right.
  Nothing wrong with 67-68's either in my book, I'd own one.

Plus how many real 69 Z cars out of the 20K that they made are still out there?
How many have there born with block? ( I would think less than half)
So not " super rare" type numbers, but when you have a car with high demand and over the years many have rotted/wrecked/been torn apart, the prices will climb. There has been a couple plateaus like 2000, and 2007, but the first gen Camaros, and 69 in particular continues to climb, with the Big block cars and Z cars, and all the special HP cars raising the bar even more.

I am skeptical of any auction results, especially when you consider many of the auction houses bid and participate in many of the auctions. When the hammer slams for a 140-150k price tag on a 69 Z I am left wondering what really took place. I just don't think the market is there yet.

Like most guys on here I follow results eBay and otherwise, and IMO a #1 or unrestored 69 Z car is about 100k. +/- 5k. As I see it unrestored cars BB, Z (pace cars)or special HP cars can go for the same or more as restored #1 cars. Anything less than a SS350 car they are all over the map.

So when you mention that silver RS, or the EO car (realZ at the minimum) going for 140 or 150k, I think that is still an artificial bubble, only seen at auction. While many first gen owners that see the results may smile at the outcome, this is not a step towards a sustainable market IMO.
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Originality / Re: AC GF432 fuel filter
« Last post by HawkX66 on May 25, 2016, 06:53:40 PM »
I would make sure that the filter is correct.  That pic (not sure if its the angle or what) doesnt show that it has a return line.. 
I thought the same thing. The print is in different spots on different filters though and at the odd angle they took the pic at (probably for flash), you can't see the nipple for the return. As long as it's a real GF432, it has to have it. If not, they'll be getting it back....
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Restoration / Re: SBC Plug Wire Routing Pics
« Last post by KevinW on May 25, 2016, 06:51:37 PM »
Hmm, the AIM pic looks different than that one, but thanks!
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rad Tag Decode
« Last post by bcmiller on May 25, 2016, 06:28:45 PM »
The tanks are common to several radiators.  Is there an oil cooler on one of the tanks for transmission hookup?

Check the number again, you have one extra number in the series.

If it is 3014719 that is for a full size car.
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Garage Talk / Re: Met a fellow CRG-er today
« Last post by BULLITT65 on May 25, 2016, 06:10:47 PM »
Thats funny, Bentley has a pic. Just me and him though, no Camaros present unless they passed us on the hi way going 60 mph... ;D

(glad to see you come out of the cave every so often Darrell)
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Originality / Re: AC GF432 fuel filter
« Last post by cook_dw on May 25, 2016, 05:43:24 PM »
I would make sure that the filter is correct.  That pic (not sure if its the angle or what) doesnt show that it has a return line.. 
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rad Tag Decode
« Last post by LVN 67 on May 25, 2016, 05:38:47 PM »
Got the rad back from the shop this morning. The letters on the side of the tank are C and F. The number at the bottom of the tag is 30147198
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