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Jon Mello

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2018, 05:36:44 PM »
Yes, debadged by the original owner when fairly new.  Definitely should be left as it is.

The car will definitely be in Matt Avery's next Camaro book with Paul Lasiter's car, Chick's '68 Z, and others as I helped set that up.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2018, 04:19:13 AM »
I love the clean look; I've done that on a few cars.

Doesn't look like it had plates on it when pulled from the garage. That may be why it has new vanity plates.

Hard to say on the mileage. It looks like it could have had original redlines when pulled from the garage. So it could be an 8k car.

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2018, 12:01:56 AM »
I'd like to comment and ask again, I thought the air cowl plenum would not work with the original smog tubes due to interference between the air cowl plenum and smog tubes coming off the exhaust manifold. Others have used the 70 or 71 Nova smog tubes that incorporated a different profile allowing fit-up. Is the 67 different then the 68? Again, great 67 Z/28!
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 02:23:07 AM »
Chick - I wish I knew the answer, but I donít.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2018, 06:59:29 PM »
Jerry M. told me that he helped a couple people out by doing that '70 Nova tube trick. Another trick I will be using on the BY '68 Z SOME day, is to install a double valve on the original tube. Cut/plug/cap the back side nipple, and cut front and install the hose on that nipple. Hoping it has enough of an offset to clear a Cowl Plenum. I don't remember if I thought of that or not :) ;) Probably not. If not I may try one of my Compression 45's with a short piece of copper in it. That will give close to a 90 degree offset for clearance. The double valve is hard to see under the Cowl Plenum set-up.
 NOW if I could JUST find an original 16-3/4" lid I would be happy... Danny

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2018, 10:08:27 PM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

      http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9900.0

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2018, 01:06:42 AM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

      http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9900.0

Good investigative work Danny and thanks Byron for the honest response. I knew there had to be a reason! :)
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2018, 02:14:45 AM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

      http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9900.0

Good investigative work Danny and thanks Byron for the honest response. I knew there had to be a reason! :)

They are just so rare itís hard to say. But send Jon M. a pm - he may know.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2018, 02:28:46 AM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

      http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9900.0

Good investigative work Danny and thanks Byron for the honest response. I knew there had to be a reason! :)

They are just so rare it’s hard to say. But send Jon M. a pm - he may know.
Already did yesterday and would bet Jon will know!
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2018, 02:06:19 PM »
Beautiful car. What a find!
'69 RS Z/28 65B, 711 Flat hood no spoiler, endura, 4:10 43K miles
69 X77 Z/28 69 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored (Sold)
'69 X66 Convertible 69B 712 auto, (Sold) 44K miles

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2018, 12:31:42 AM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

      http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9900.0

Good investigative work Danny and thanks Byron for the honest response. I knew there had to be a reason! :)

They are just so rare it’s hard to say. But send Jon M. a pm - he may know.
As Danny reported Jon confirmed the difference is on the 67's as they utilized the "Y shaped Check Valve" where 68's utilized a straight up valve and could not be used with a air cowl plenum system which I was aware of due to our 68.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

 

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