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BlondeStrat
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Mar 28th, 2017 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just fire up the engine after almost ten years of sitting.

Went quite nicely, cranked and watched the oil pressure come up ... kept cranking to get fuel up to the carb and after several seconds more she fired up and was running very smooth and nice.

I'll add, running nice for sitting in the garage, I'm sure out on the road will be a different story.

I siphoned as much of the old gas out as I could yesterday and put in ten gallons of fresh fuel in preparation for the initial start up today.

I started taking this poor Camaro down for paint back in the fall of 2007 and soon got sidetracked on my home remodel. Yes, that other thread. ;)

This old girl is going to go through a lot of transformation. I intend to take the car back much closer to factory stock configuration in most functional regards.

I also intend to give her a color change. I tire of seeing so many red 1st generation Camaros plus the color on this car is not a factory red. I'm not real big on sticking to factory colors on my cars, but in this case I want to do so.

This car has a *State of Nevada* issued VIN and the firewall VIN tag is missing, so I have no idea what the factory color of this particular Camaro was. I want to go with something a little more subtle, so I am testing out a pint of a factory 67 color called Capri Cream.

I think It's going to be fine, but I didn't want to buy enough to paint the entire car until I could see it on some complete pieces out in the sun.

Anyway, that's the excitement at my place today and moving on to the future for a while.

I'll leave it at that and if anyone has interest I can add more.

67 Camaro in her prior life.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:06 PM, Mar 28th, 2017)

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Mar 28th, 2017 01:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Love it. 67-69 Camaro's are right up there with my all time favorites. A 68 SS could have/should have been my first car (around 1975). I stupidly settled for a 72 Vega GT. Yes, you heard that correctly. :-(

Enjoy your 67!

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Mar 28th, 2017 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Enjoy your 67!"

I do enjoy tinkering with and driving the old iron.

Back in high school I had a 67 Camaro SS350. It was quite a car for a sixteen year old kid.

That history played into us getting this 67. This one is not an authentic SS350, but I've cloned it up a bit in that direction.

We have had it since about 1998.


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Mar 28th, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Long ago, a guitar player I worked with had a 67....327, two barrel, two speed automatic.

Someone stole it and totaled it.
What a shame.

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Mar 28th, 2017 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Like this right-cheer?


I remember this being a pretty popular color!

Cream

BlondeStrat
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Mar 28th, 2017 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I remember this being a pretty popular color!"

That looks like it. I have not seen a lot of Capri Cream out there myself.

My long gone SS350 was Butternut Yellow which is a rather dull faded looking yellow. Some might refer to it using terms like "puke yellow" or something of the sort. ;)

Back then (mid 70s) I had it painted a more vibrant yellow with gold pearl on top. Not something I'd want to do today, but it was cool for my taste at the time.

Currently working to get the car drivable again. One of the things I had to do on it was weld in a new tail panel, so the entire rear of the car was apart including the rear glass out. At the same time I sand blasted out the trunk floor and wheel wells so I could refinish the trunk interior. With the tail panel out access to the trunk was about as good as it gets. :)

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Mar 28th, 2017 02:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent! I should show this to my neighbor, owner of a 1968 Camaro with original 350 engine. I learned only about 10 years ago that the 350 was available in Camaros as early as 1967. We checked the engine block serial number to verify its 350-ality.

BlondeStrat
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Mar 28th, 2017 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I learned only about 10 years ago that the 350 was available in Camaros as early as 1967."

Back when I had my 67 SS350 (73 to 78) I would go to parts stores for things and answer their questions to identify the car. They would then promptly inform me that there was no 350 engine in 1967. I got very use to explaining the deal to them ... hopefully they appreciated the education.

I still get it (350 engine confusion) today from guys seeing the car in the driveway or garage and stopping by to talk and almost always ask me if I will sell it.

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Mar 29th, 2017 04:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

69 Camaro SS. Almost 37000 original miles. All original except the paint and aluminum valve covers. Interior is flawless. Hey, it's for sale if you're in Tennessee.

69 Camaro SS 37k miles

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Mar 29th, 2017 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As a child of the 80's, I originally became obsessed with the '69 Camaro SS via the movie Better Off Dead. I loved those cars until a few years later when my attention turned to GTO's. I still have a soft spot for the Camaros though.

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Mar 29th, 2017 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

IMO, not a better looking car on the planet than the 67, 68 & 69 Camaros. I envy you guys that have them... until you have to work on them of course! ;o)


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Mar 29th, 2017 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jhawkr, for some of us half the fun is working on them.

Granted right now I'd like to have a little less working on it in front of me, but it truly is a part of the enjoyment.

BlondeStrat
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Itchy, not a thing in the World wrong with loving GTOs. I personally like the first generation *blocky* body style the best.

Back in the early days (for me) we had a buddy with a 65 GTO.

Plenty of great cars out there.

My only requirement is they have to have a four speed manual transmission for me to really fall in love with any of them.

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Mar 29th, 2017 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Blondestrat, nice looking 67. Probably my favorite of the chevy line. I agree tinkering is half the fun. Here in Ohio I had to wait for the weather to break to start working on my cutlass.


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Mar 29th, 2017 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

" Jhawkr, for some of us half the fun is working on them. "


And, some of us might enjoy working on one if we were physically able to do the work. That's why my Mustang GT is a 2014 with extended warranty. I even approach an oil change with trepidation anymore.

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Mar 29th, 2017 10:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A 69 Camero candy apple red
Four speed transmission,chrome heads
Wind her up and she cast a spell
Somethings here under heaven
Are just cooler n hell

A pack of Chesterfields sun glasses and a suit
Half a pint of Gin a gold tooth
Lightning Hopkins and a pentatonic scale
Somethings here under heaven are just cooler n hell

Blond telecaster 1955
Dyna comp pedal beer bottle for a slide
Black face twin with the JBL's
Somethings here under heaven are just cooler n hell

Black mascara L'Oreal upon her lips
Tribal tattoo just above her hips
A honky tonkin woman
Who wears her ink well
Somethings here under heaven
Are just cooler n hell

- Ray Wylie Hubbard (who only missed by two years)



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Mar 29th, 2017 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I didn't learn to drive a manual transmission until well after I'd sold my '68 GTO. Once I figured out how to drive a stick I figured if I ever do own a vintage muscle car again it would definitely be a manual transmission. My '68 had actually been born a manual trans. car but a previous owner had changed out the drivetrain.

Love to see a Camaro in Capri Cream - a real blast from the era!

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Mar 29th, 2017 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"And, some of us might enjoy working on one if we were physically able to do the work."

I certainly get that. ;)

As far as the best looking car on the Planet, I'd vote the 69/70 Mustang fastback body style that honor. :)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 05:20 PM, Mar 29th, 2017)

BlondeStrat
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Mar 29th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Here in Ohio I had to wait for the weather to break to start working on my cutlass."

Budg, in Vegas we have two seasons like that. Winter is too cold to do some things, especially painting (I don't have a heated garage).

Then Summer, where it's too hot to enjoy being outside. I do have a swamp cooler for the garage, so that helps out a ton in the intense heat. The swamp cooler is good for about a 20 degree reduction in temp ... so on a 105 degree day I can still have the garage at about 85. Without the cooler my west facing garage might be upwards of 120 to 130. :(


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Mar 29th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah that's pretty toasty blondestrat. I have been toying with the idea of a garage heater, but usually winter means indoor house projects. Those swamp coolers take the edge off pretty much but 85 is much better than 130.

My cutlass doesn't have ac so we'll see how long my wife hangs with me for car shows.

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