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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 03:38:13 AM »
Weird how the carpet faded. Wonder why they didnt use a local car
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
Looking at the article, I see an oil fill tube in the intake? Like pre-69. Maybe added to make it easier to add the oil?
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
Looking at the article, I see an oil fill tube in the intake? Like pre-69. Maybe added to make it easier to add the oil?

I would guess so but seems like a strange way to go about it, considering back then the simple thing to do was to just swap the valve covers side to side and make it easier.  That's what I remember everyone doing.  Actually when that is occasionally seen today people are quick to snap about it being incorrect, but when I see it, the first thing I think of is that's the same thing I saw everyone doing in the 70's for easier access.  Definitely more subtle than having that big oil filler sticking out on a 69.

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 01:53:33 AM »
Since i have talked to most of you in this thread at one time or another,  i thought i would share this. I got a total hip replacement today. Went in at 8 and home by 8. Seems to have went fine, not too sore. I tore up the cartledge from a bone growth near the socket. In january dr did arthroscopic and it acted like the flap he tried to fix didn't stay.  Today he said the cartledge was mush so glad i had it done.  If you guys get in  a situation like this,  find good surgeon and don't put up with it.   its been bad 2 years and finally found dr  that knew what was wrong. Maybe now i can get on  with getting the Chrysler out of our farm shop!
And for DW there is a picture cause it happened!
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 03:01:57 AM »
Glad you are doing ok Bill but take it easy.  Do exactly what they say as far as rehab.
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2017, 05:19:47 AM »
In March it will be two years for me, need to have the other one done SOON. No pain pills, no bruising, no rehab, did exercises at home for a month and was good as new. Hope yours goes well for you.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 05:25:56 AM »
That is good to hear. I have a family member scheduled to get 1 done in January. I hope the recovery is quick as well.
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2017, 09:41:02 AM »
Thanks guys. I am thinking florida might be a good idea for a while
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2017, 01:53:20 PM »
Warm weather is always good Bill and what I always recommend ;)  I rarely venture East passed the AZ border after about Sept, lol.

Hoping a speedy recovery.  My father-in-law had both hips replaced.....twice!  He had a harder time the second go around, 85 years old.

Head south and take a break  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 04:49:25 PM »
Since i have talked to most of you in this thread at one time or another,  i thought i would share this. I got a total hip replacement today. Went in at 8 and home by 8. Seems to have went fine, not too sore. I tore up the cartledge from a bone growth near the socket. In january dr did arthroscopic and it acted like the flap he tried to fix didn't stay.  Today he said the cartledge was mush so glad i had it done.  If you guys get in  a situation like this,  find good surgeon and don't put up with it.   its been bad 2 years and finally found dr  that knew what was wrong. Maybe now i can get on  with getting the Chrysler out of our farm shop!
And for DW there is a picture cause it happened!

Glad you are getting yourself restored to go along with that Z..  Now rest up and get to crackin' on that MowPowrh!!
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 05:01:34 PM »
My dad reminded me the 300 has been in the shop like 2 years lol.

Its a money pit and I hope I dont want to keep it! women love that big convertible though.

I have everything to finish it but paint. I want to get it on the rotisserie and get the undercoating off.  Maybe next summer
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2017, 01:18:10 AM »

Leads to other issues due to compensating for the bad hip: knees, back, other hip, etc...best you had it done and didnt wait any longer. Surgeon sets protocols for his work, on file for the therapist. Dont take rehab lightly. You'll be fine soon, hip surgery procedures have advanced by leaps and bounds since i rehabed my 1st hip pt. 18 years ago. Used to be pretty nasty stuff. (PTA my second career)Just recently resigned from the clinic. Getting to old to work all the time.

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2017, 03:06:48 AM »
Thanks Jano. 
I am getting along ok. They did this anterior and it stretches the muscles where they go in but they dont cut anything. That part is sore. I shouldnt take anti inflammatories due to a past heart attack and I got pretty sore yesterday. I talked to my dr and decided a couple days of advil shouldnt do much and it really helped.  I have had enough of weird health problems!!

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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2017, 03:43:40 AM »
I saw this car a while back in an article.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-z-lite/
Nice car and ownership story. Pity the article continues with the idea that early Z28s had flat hoods and later builds all had the cowl hood.
Tim in Australia.
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Re: Billboard Z
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2017, 03:43:53 AM »
Still fresh, it will get better soon. Dont forget ice, unless you have allergies. Very rare, but some do have a negative reaction. 15-20 mins post activity, and its cheap. Dont laugh, usually reccomend a large bag of frozen peas. Cheap, forms, throw back in the freezer when your done.

 

 
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