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Old 02-22-2024, 03:47 PM
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----Love those old Hurst curved shifters. So much better looking than the straight ones!....Bill S
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Old 02-23-2024, 12:19 AM
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Mitch, what you have is the service replacement boot, not the assembly line correct one. The original boot shown below (or "seal" as described in the assembly manual) was discontinued very early so it is rarely seen and hard to find but in the past couple of years it has started to be reproduced. The service replacement boot, as you can see, looks nothing like the real original.
Thanks for the info Jon, realized I forgot to install the cover above the boot.

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Search Russ Berrie Love Monster to get better results.They came with different signage.
Take the sign out of his hand as they were all the same.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/33526445176...8AAOSwNrRlyRyi
Thanks I bought it!

I drove the car to have breakfast with some friends this morning about 45 minutes away. The temp held perfectly throughout the drive. I noticed that I still have a vibration issue on the freeway, not nearly as bad as it was. So I'm going to have the front wheel and tire assemblies checked and finally get the rotors turned. It happens in 4th gear around 3200rpm. When I'm in 1st hear at the same rpm the problem isn't there, and when I put it in neutral from 4th the vibration issue is still present. It definitely feels like its coming from the front. Anyway, it's still a blast to drive!
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The holes lined right up for the front but I'll need to order up hood pins. The locking pins I have would require more cutting of the hood which I want to avoid since it's a real A&A.
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Jose, I love, love the car! Only thing I would do is put less wide tires on it.other than that itís patina perfect.
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Jose, I love, love the car! Only thing I would do is put less wide tires on it.other than that itís patina perfect.

I have a few wheel and tire options. For now I'm going for the look the car had in the 1970s.

Not much progress on car but I did manage to install the shifter boot cover. Sorry for the dust.
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As I've discovered before, Max Edward McCandlish is the salesman who ordered my car when working at Bobb Chevrolet and whose name is signed on the original sales documents to my car. I'm still in contact with his son Matt McCandlish who has been a tremendous help with uncovering new information about the dealership. Back in December 2022 Matt shared a few photos with me that I posted here but today I was able to get permission to share a photo of Mr. and Mrs. McCandlish and their new 69 Camaro. I wanted to share the photo because I think it is a cool part of the story as he ordered a Black 67, Black 68, and Black 69, all Super Sport in addition to the many cars he ordered and owned. Although, he was able to buy both the 68 and 69 in time before a customer snatched them up.

Here is the short recap of the story:

After taking delivery of the custom ordered L78 Camaro, Mr. McCandlish took the brand new car to National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio for a test drive down the strip. This is where Bruce would spot the black Camaro going down the drag strip with the window sticker still in the window.
Bruce the same or very next day walked into the dealership to buy the car but Mr. McCandlish simply didn't want to sell the car. Mr. Woodward, I believe the owner of the dealership, posed an ultimatum where Mr. McCandlish either had to sell a Corvette or the Camaro would sell to Bruce. Bruce was able to buy the car and Mr. McCandlish was not happy about it.
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As I've discovered before, Max Edward McCandlish is the salesman who ordered my car when working at Bobb Chevrolet and whose name is signed on the original sales documents to my car. I'm still in contact with his son Matt McCandlish who has been a tremendous help with uncovering new information about the dealership. Back in December 2022 Matt shared a few photos with me that I posted here but today I was able to get permission to share a photo of Mr. and Mrs. McCandlish and their new 69 Camaro. I wanted to share the photo because I think it is a cool part of the story as he ordered a Black 67, Black 68, and Black 69, all Super Sport in addition to the many cars he ordered and owned. Although, he was able to buy both the 68 and 69 in time before a customer snatched them up.

Here is the short recap of the story:

After taking delivery of the custom ordered L78 Camaro, Mr. McCandlish took the brand new car to National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio for a test drive down the strip. This is where Bruce would spot the black Camaro going down the drag strip with the window sticker still in the window.
Bruce the same or very next day walked into the dealership to buy the car but Mr. McCandlish simply didn't want to sell the car. Mr. Woodward, I believe the owner of the dealership, posed an ultimatum where Mr. McCandlish either had to sell a Corvette or the Camaro would sell to Bruce. Bruce was able to buy the car and Mr. McCandlish was not happy about it.
Mr. McCandlish still looks pissed for selling his L78!!
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i guess in 67 he didnt have enough money to but the 67 l78? dealer was being a businessman getting a real customer to pay top dollar
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Bruce confirmed he walked into the dealership the same day he seen the car coming down the track. I'm guessing it was Friday 4/28/67
Bruce says the Camaro was the first car he bought brand new. The 66 Chevelle SS 396 4 speed he traded in for the Camaro he bought used as a fixer upper.

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NCRS report states official production date of 4/27/67
The sales paperwork at the top with Bruce's name on it is dated 4/28/67
There is a date on the bottom of the sales paperwork of 5/5/67
And I believe the date stamped on the vin plate is 5/5/67 with the "9" being and upside down 6 or the "9" being and independent code of some kind.
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Great story and pics Jose....thanks for sharing!!
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