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New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:19:10 PM »
Hey Guys,

Though I would share my new baby girl, her name is Dorothy named after my mom that helped me pick up my first 68 Camaro some 30 years ago.

I was on a mission to find a 68 Camaro with a straight six in her and at the time I could only find two for sale in the whole country, so my wife and I drove 900 miles from SW Florida to Florence Alabama for her and then I drove her back. I was a little concerned about the ride back, not really knowing what the true mechanical condition of the car was, and this is why my wife went along just in-case we had to tow her back. Well that was not the case, she ran great and easily cruised at 70-80 MPH. I was so excited about driving her that I kept forgetting to keep track of the mileage, what I did notice though that it seemed I was getting a good 200+ miles before the needle got half way down. Not sure if that's a good gauge as I suspect some cars once they pass that half way point the needle moves a little faster?

Herr are a few pics. 




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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 01:10:45 PM »
Nice ride and welcome!
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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 04:36:34 PM »
Dorothy is sweet!  :)

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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 06:00:21 AM »
Congrats on your new Camaro! I've been thru Florence a few times in the past. It must have been a nice trip in the convertible.

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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 09:06:21 AM »
Welcome to the site, and congrats on the new ride. Those 6 cylinders will go forever man.
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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 03:51:54 PM »
Congrats on your new Camaro! I've been thru Florence a few times in the past. It must have been a nice trip in the convertible.

I've been thru Florence, AL a few times myself..   many thousands in fact..  since that is my birthplace..  and it's a great area...  :)
I don't understand how I missed this nice little '68 Convertible.... ???
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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 04:48:43 PM »
Snuck under your radar since it is a beautiful shade of red? I like the red line tires, look like radials, to bad the manufacturers didn't keep making the red lines back then, those are  are a great look.( I have a set of dual red lines on my ford. )  :)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 05:04:03 PM »
I like the Redline tires but had them off to replace the brakes and decided to see how she would look with some BFG's RTA's mounted on some Cragar/SS rims.

What do you guys think?


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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 05:09:40 PM »
How could you go wrong with that car? As long as you're not trying to cram a set of 20" wheels in there,  I think you have a great looking machine, but then again I am partial to red.
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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 04:39:12 PM »
I liked it with the redlines. YMMV. :)
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Re: New member with New 68 Camaro Convertible 6-Cylinder
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 03:11:08 AM »
Welcome, and another 6 cylinder survives. Looks good with either set of wheels, keep both and switch as your taste changes :)