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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 02:11:59 AM »

Hi Bullitt65, it just gone autmn here but the weather is still pretty warm and sunny.
It is raining on and off today though.
We done get extremes of weather here in Auckland, no snow.......ever in this city.
It will get pretty wet and cold in another couple of months...... a good time to do maintenance.


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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 02:26:12 AM »

I gotcha, keep up the good work down there. The most I could relate is  I went to Australia a few years back, and I although I know it is not New Zeland, your neighbors were very nice and hospitable, I loved the weather. I imagine more of the same in NZ.  Wink
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014, 10:42:16 AM »

Funny all the Orange cars at the strip.  Hmmm...Orange is faster maybe?   Roll Eyes

Anyway, just had to post.  I've showed a couple of other guys here this, but thought it might be appreciated by others in this thread.  
As a back story, I've been trying to track my car's history through prior owners and one thing that kept coming up was some prior drag racing history.  Anyway after talking to the latest guy, Steve Sweitzer (former drag racer) of Sweitzer's Performance (used to be a speed shop in Jersey Shore, PA), he told me that he remembered my car racing up at Tipton, and Altoona, PA. area.  Browsing historic vids of old drag strips I came across this video of Peterson Memorial dragway in Tipton.  Now at the 12 second mark I nearly spit my coffee through my nose.  There's a Hugger Orange Z/28, with black vinyl top, and incorrect black grill like I have.  At least from the 8mm movie footage, videoed, and then uploaded to Youtube...it looks that way.  Could it be my car?  I don't know.  I'd like to believe it is.  My car in 'Vintage' action as it were.  Pretty cool.  I've contacted the poster from Youtube but have yet to hear anything.  I'd like a better copy of the source obviously.  

Here is is:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0ooHYodlY

p.s.  Some early 'Jungle Jim' in there too. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2014, 02:23:31 PM »

Funny all the Orange cars at the strip.  Hmmm...Orange is faster maybe?   Roll Eyes
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Some use the abbreviation, H O, to be for Hugger Orange, but it's actually HO Orange for 'High Output Orange'...  Smiley
(That was a nice run your car made there at the strip back in the day...  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2014, 07:47:37 PM »

Mid 80's at Norwalk Raceway.... stone stock 327-275, orig 2.56 open rear, and a set of Lakewoods...  14.80's ?? was all I could tune out of the old guy...and believe me, that was humpin with the factory Glide ! I think I blew the rear either that day or very soon after....Spider gears and a badly tore up ring gear. I have a few teeth left as a souvenir.



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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2014, 08:06:09 PM »

All that is left of the 2.56 ....  Tongue


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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 12:07:28 AM »

Funny with the ladder bars and the bigger tires it looks like the car would turn a decent time. Although do you need traction bar (s) with a one legger? maybe just traction bar

You might have shaved off some time riding solo. Wink... Took me and my friends a couple passes early on to figure out 1 less passenger = less weight = faster passes.

cool, I also notice the period correct USA-1 plate on your machine
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 07:03:32 AM »

With the Mono-leaf rear, wheel hop was horrible. I could feel it in the steering column it was so bad...bars were a must. I later added multi leafs and 4.10's ect...

That was a fun day, test & tune at Nporwalk. Weight was something I was aware of. I stripped every useless part off that car. From the bumper guards & trim to the carpet and sound deadner, A/C stuff, no spare, clock, 8-track . I think the Caddy-Hack article in HR came out around then???  A pound lost is good. This was to be the baseline, but I changed my thinking and drifted more towards the resto side. Good choice! I took the weight reduction to the extreme after that on another car. I put a 440 Mopar into a gutted/hacked Chevy Monza.....Now that was fun!


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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2014, 07:40:17 AM »

pretty sure every 100#'s  shaved = .1

moving more mass = breaking more parts ! Wiped out a set of 4:88's (GM) at a Super Chevy (I think) meet at NRP early 90's.

Now run a 2300# Anglia with a "very done" 400 ( the block anyway did a lot of years in the Z, great engine) Build the car to cert. 8's, run low 10's and maintenance comes down to fluids and plugs.
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2014, 09:07:33 AM »

Yep...find 1600 places to loose a 1oz

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2014, 09:21:20 AM »

Not a first gen but its still a Camaro..  This was what I was racing back in the early - mid 2000's..  I really miss this car..  Should have kept it..


I did race the 69 a few times but never got any pics of it.  It was a turd compared to this car.







CLOSED COURSE WITH PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.. Roll Eyes      Grin




Car actually made it into a tech article in GM High-Tech Performance.

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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2014, 11:08:16 AM »

Nothing wrong with a nice 4th gen. I miss my 93 Z28. It was a great driver and did pretty well at NE Dragway in the late 90s.

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What mine wishes it did... always loved this action shot.
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2014, 11:32:48 AM »

There have been many cars and thousands of passes over the years, mostly in NHRA Stock classes.  Here are two of my favorite rides.  The '68 F/SA  ran between 1980 and 2000 and the '94 C/SA has been here since about 2002.
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2014, 12:11:15 PM »

Great site with pics of Camaros in Action.   
http://drag.racersreunion.com/photo/photo/search?q=camaro
The above search brings back over 400 pics of Camaros. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2014, 12:43:24 AM »

Not a first gen but its still a Camaro..  This was what I was racing back in the early - mid 2000's..  I really miss this car..  Should have kept it..

Small world, I had one of those too! Very fast cars, I had the Vortech intercooled Supercharger package on mine to keep it California smog legal. No other mods 6 speed: 12.45 @117
Here it is at the Famous and now closed Carlsbad Raceway back in 2001:

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