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Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 02-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By William
Nice project if you're handy with tools and money.

Nice project if you're handy with tools and money.
Forum: COPO - United States 02-21-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By William
The current L72 COPO body of knowledge is based...

The current L72 COPO body of knowledge is based on less than half of the 997 cars built. Plenty we don't know.
Forum: Chevrolet 02-16-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
785 hp? Chevrolet still offers the ZL1 block in...

785 hp? Chevrolet still offers the ZL1 block in the Performance Parts catalog. The listing carries the notation Tested to 650 horsepower. Iron blocks are good to 800.

Just sayin'.
Forum: Chevrolet 02-15-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
No headers. Carbs still have the cardboard covers.

No headers. Carbs still have the cardboard covers.
Forum: Chevrolet 02-14-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
2019 will be year #44 of my involvement with '69...

2019 will be year #44 of my involvement with '69 Camaros. I'm with a great network of fellow '69 nerds. Get regular calls, emails, photos of curious stuff. Last week, an incredible photo of the trunk...
Forum: Chevrolet 02-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
The aluminum coolant pump was covered by John...

The aluminum coolant pump was covered by John Hooper in his 1969 Camaro Reference Book. There's a photo and it is definitely the long-style. It was noted in photos taken at Dick Harrells' shop early...
Forum: Chevrolet 02-12-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
The ZL1 engine pictured on the cover of the...

The ZL1 engine pictured on the cover of the December '68 Hot Rod is configured for a Corvette and has a black coolant pump. The April '82 Corvette Fever magazine has a feature on the restoration of...
Forum: Chevrolet 02-12-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
ZL1 Camaro #1 [possibly also #2] had an aluminum...

ZL1 Camaro #1 [possibly also #2] had an aluminum pump; #1 had a pilot engine built at Flint. Legend has it the pump bearing loosened in durability testing. Later production Camaro ZL1 engines had...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 02-11-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By William
Email account no longer valid.

Email account no longer valid.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 02-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,920
Posted By William
That it was wadded up was the worst kept secret...

That it was wadded up was the worst kept secret in the hobby. Several people saw it-one of them bought the trans. I have a letter from a previous owner describing the damage.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 02-07-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,920
Posted By William
That makes 49 known to exist. Too bad the M22...

That makes 49 known to exist. Too bad the M22 trans was sold out of it years ago.

Car was built with 14 x 7 rally wheels. No idea why it is shown with XTs.

FB link?
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-06-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By William
Some late production '69 Z/28s were built with...

Some late production '69 Z/28s were built with the 1112003 distributor. It had an RFI shield.
Forum: Lounge 02-01-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 225,589
Posted By William
No worries! Some of them will end up at collector...

No worries! Some of them will end up at collector car auctions, still on MSO.
Forum: Chevrolet 02-01-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By William
I have also been a fan of the show and will miss...

I have also been a fan of the show and will miss it. Sad that it ended badly for Dan and his shop.

As for the #68 ZL1 clone, remember they inherited it as a roller needing to be finished. The...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 01-31-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By William
The earliest known real BE axles are dated mid...

The earliest known real BE axles are dated mid November '68. Re-stamp.

Just for the record, there was a BE 12 bolt axle in '68, a 2.56 open.
Forum: Supercars/Musclecars-For Sale 01-29-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,345
Posted By William
We saw the car at Russo-Steele. Owner is a great...

We saw the car at Russo-Steele. Owner is a great guy; it is simply time to move on.

The photos don't do it justice-it is awesome in person!
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 01-26-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By William
Flint produced production DZ 302 engines August...

Flint produced production DZ 302 engines August 1968 - October 1969. That means an August, September or October DZ stamping can be from either time frame. Fortunately there are subtle differences...
Forum: In Memoriam 01-20-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By William
Doug Martz / Camaro Parts Exchange

Just back from AZ to learn that long time bud/mentor/employer Doug Martz passed away Friday. He was in the car business his entire life; his family owned Tosa Chrysler-Plymouth and Martz Chevrolet in...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 01-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,836
Posted By William
The Chevy II was introduced in 1962 and continued...

The Chevy II was introduced in 1962 and continued to be marketed under that model name through 1968. At some point Chevy II was dropped and it became the Nova. But Chevy II stuck.

'Deuce' [means...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-09-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By William
Not unusual. The dash was painted long before the...

Not unusual. The dash was painted long before the VIN tag.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-07-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By William
Early production '69s at Norwood [to approx....

Early production '69s at Norwood [to approx. N520xxx] with non-black interiors had a VIN tag painted to match the dash top. Black suede afterwards. I don't know if Van Nuys did that.

The last 6...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 12-30-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,137
Posted By William
Looks like an original.

Looks like an original.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 12-29-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,680
Posted By William
Restoring it will destroy what remains of the...

Restoring it will destroy what remains of the originality. Clean up the hack workmanship [like the fuel line...] and enjoy as is.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 12-23-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,137
Posted By William
The outer brackets appear to have been...

The outer brackets appear to have been dip-painted black, then assembled to the painted bumper. They are not the same as the chrome bumper outer brackets.
Forum: Lounge 12-23-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 225,589
Posted By William
Cars built with Z21 Style Trim Group in lighter...

Cars built with Z21 Style Trim Group in lighter colors had the lower body blacked-out. Fisher Body painted the rocker panels; Chevy was supposed to paint the bottoms of the front fenders to match....
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