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Forum: General Discussion 17-08-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By TJS811
I would have named them, but I have no idea if...

I would have named them, but I have no idea if they're actually worse than any of the other big insurers.
Forum: General Discussion 16-08-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By TJS811
Never known a Chevy built before 1960 to have a...

Never known a Chevy built before 1960 to have a partial VIN stamped on it, and even then it began with Corvettes, until everything had them by the end of the decade. So I don't think you'll ever get...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By TJS811
I rang again yesterday after posting the previous...

I rang again yesterday after posting the previous update, said I was going to refer the matter to the ombudsman. Surprise surprise, got a call soon after to say they had just approved a quotation,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By TJS811
Well, I called the Insurance co and they stated...

Well, I called the Insurance co and they stated the car is not covered by the business insurance of the premises it's at, whether at a towie's yard, an assessment workshop or an authorised smash...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By TJS811
Any Car Insurance Experts?

Exactly a month ago, the Chief Spender was heading into town in the Landcruiser, and got t-boned at a roundabout by a speeder who couldn't pull up to give way. I saw the car after it got towed and in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By TJS811
Definitely a Q. GM Assembly in Van Nuys used a...

Definitely a Q.
GM Assembly in Van Nuys used a body scheduling code which helped determine production line build orders, based on options and grouping same paint colours together. For example, they...
Forum: Technical Discussion 26-07-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By TJS811
He's also mistaken on the 'replacement cost...

He's also mistaken on the 'replacement cost >$1200'...... often, you can't give away used upper and lower control arms in great condition.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,675
Posted By TJS811
Swarfega Original

Swarfega Original
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By TJS811
Peter the Gardner system is the best reproduction...

Peter the Gardner system is the best reproduction currently available, and well worth the extra price over the competitors. But if you can, talk to as many owners as you can, and listen at shows -...
Forum: Technical Discussion 27-06-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By TJS811
For a 69 Chevelle Damien?

For a 69 Chevelle Damien?
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-06-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,099
Posted By TJS811
^That won't get rego in VIC Steve, the 160mm...

^That won't get rego in VIC Steve, the 160mm disc'll hit that rainbow wig head-on....
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-06-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By TJS811
Replacing it now is the right choice if you have...

Replacing it now is the right choice if you have the skills (or budget to get it done by someone else). Roof panels aren't that thick, try gently pushing on even a solid one to see; so those deeper...
Forum: General Discussion 15-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By TJS811
1970. Chevelle LS6, Hemi Cuda/Challenger,...

1970.
Chevelle LS6, Hemi Cuda/Challenger, Mustang Boss 302/429, Olds 442 W-30, Buick GSX, the wing cars (Superbird and Daytona), TransAm 455HO, etc etc.
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-06-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By TJS811
Not quite as old school as your sig then? :eek:

Not quite as old school as your sig then? :eek:
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-06-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By TJS811
Can't tell from a 1970 LA trim tag. Read this: ...

Can't tell from a 1970 LA trim tag. Read this:
http://nastyz28.com/2gcog/stegmiller/cowl_tags.htm#la70
Forum: Build Ups 30-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,445
Posted By TJS811
That's the one - Cheers, I'll pm you.

That's the one - Cheers, I'll pm you.
Forum: Build Ups 28-05-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,445
Posted By TJS811
Sadly those sort of hack job body repairs with...

Sadly those sort of hack job body repairs with the slide hammer and gallons of body filler are all too common, even when people think they've paid top dollar for a quality panel beating job.........
Forum: Importing to Australia 20-05-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,855
Posted By TJS811
If you arrange for the brake pads, clutch etc to...

If you arrange for the brake pads, clutch etc to be removed in the USA, not much more effort to replace them at the same time with new asbestos-free parts and keep receipts to prove it on arrival...
Forum: Importing to Australia 14-05-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,855
Posted By TJS811
http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=16968
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,776
Posted By TJS811
No, but surprised it got import approval.

No, but surprised it got import approval.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-05-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By TJS811
Thinking of Gary at The Horn Works? ...

Thinking of Gary at The Horn Works?
http://carhornrestoration.com
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-05-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By TJS811
Friend in the US told me Steve Gregori is...

Friend in the US told me Steve Gregori is planning to retire pretty soon, so anyone thinking of getting him to do a booster down the track should contact him to check when.
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,931
Posted By TJS811
Don't rule it out on that review site alone, just...

Don't rule it out on that review site alone, just do your due diligence if keen on that particular car. Most consignment dealers couldn't care any less as long as they make the sale and pocket the...
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By TJS811
Steve you can get pretty accurate using the VIN,...

Steve you can get pretty accurate using the VIN, the LOS body sequence can be off sometimes. Best way to know for sure, and I'd imagine that's what Geoff has done, is to pay the US$50 fee to get the...
Forum: South Australia 30-04-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By TJS811
Some very nice cars and trucks there Nev

Some very nice cars and trucks there Nev
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,931
Posted By TJS811
Best advice to you if you're serious about this...

Best advice to you if you're serious about this car:
Pay someone knowledgeable and reputable to go and check this car out. There are contacts through this forum who specialise in importation and can...
Forum: Parts For Sale 07-04-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By TJS811
Tex are the rotors the original two-piece style?

Tex are the rotors the original two-piece style?
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By TJS811
:confused: Read the description, ask vendor...

:confused:
Read the description, ask vendor questions, make decision
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By TJS811
https://www.opgi.com

https://www.opgi.com
Forum: Technical Discussion 26-03-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By TJS811
Yes but you started this thread asking how to...

Yes but you started this thread asking how to restore the previous power/torque (after header change) "without having to replace the extractors". Damn site cheaper to revert back to the extractors...
Forum: Technical Discussion 25-03-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By TJS811
So from your original question, you dont want to...

So from your original question, you dont want to replace the headers, but you do want to replace the engine? :confused:
Forum: General Discussion 21-03-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,227
Posted By TJS811
What a lot of crap they come up with.

What a lot of crap they come up with.
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-03-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By TJS811
What muffler(s) are fitted, and does the system...

What muffler(s) are fitted, and does the system have an x- or H-pipe? The restriction may not be in the headers, unless of course you've retained the previous system and the only change is the...
Forum: Build Ups 15-03-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,218
Posted By TJS811
Nice job. Any pics of it powered up yet?

Nice job. Any pics of it powered up yet?
Forum: Parts Wanted 15-03-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,141
Posted By TJS811
Used 69 Camaro Quarter Louvers

Anyone got an old set of quarter panel louvers for a '69 Camaro? They need to be GM parts (will have 8724408/8724409 on the rear side) but condition unimportant, rusty/pitted fine as long as the...
Forum: General Discussion 13-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By TJS811
No need to get defensive. Car was very popular in...

No need to get defensive. Car was very popular in Chicago, but to me the over-restoration details on a lot of high end cars detracts from the car itself. Pity.
Forum: Cars and Bikes Wanted 13-03-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,327
Posted By TJS811
Isn't that part of the PT scene, comparing how...

Isn't that part of the PT scene, comparing how much you've spent so far, yet still with a plan for the next upgrade? :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By TJS811
Restoration graffiti is surprisingly common in...

Restoration graffiti is surprisingly common in so-called high end shops. Personally don't bother looking any further once that shows up.
Forum: Parts Wanted 03-03-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By TJS811
Clear, tinted band, or all tinted?

Clear, tinted band, or all tinted?
Forum: Build Ups 26-02-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,445
Posted By TJS811
Good progress. Watch out for the mounting arms on...

Good progress. Watch out for the mounting arms on the rotisserie, can't tell from your pictures (yours may be ok) but some have very sloppy fit where the box section of the adjustable mount slides...
Forum: General Discussion 26-02-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By TJS811
Drivers side was the only factory door mirror on...

Drivers side was the only factory door mirror on 69 Chevelle, passenger side was available as a dealer-installed accessory.
Have you read this?:...
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-02-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By TJS811
^ aren't these cast hypereutectic, rather than...

^ aren't these cast hypereutectic, rather than forged?
(Edit: OP confirmed while typing)
Stretch out of curiosity have you checked quench distance?
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-02-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By TJS811
What's the Holley list number on the choke horn?

What's the Holley list number on the choke horn?
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By TJS811
19T020413 is a partial VIN 1=Chevrolet 9=1969...

19T020413 is a partial VIN
1=Chevrolet
9=1969 model year
T= Tarrytown NY assembly plant (aka Sleepy Hollow)
020413= unique sequence number
That would be from a 1969 full-size Chev, probably an...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By TJS811
If it's backfiring through the carb, that would...

If it's backfiring through the carb, that would be a lean mixture problem. What type of carby is it running? Does it idle well? Vacuum or mechanical secondaries? If the timing is good, distributor...
Forum: Build Ups 29-01-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,445
Posted By TJS811
Interesting - am guessing it's an LA-built car?...

Interesting - am guessing it's an LA-built car? ('L' in the VIN and 'LOS' or 'VN' on the firewall body plate).
Forum: General Discussion 28-01-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By TJS811
Hopefully you saw it and had it inspected before...

Hopefully you saw it and had it inspected before purchase, especially being unregistered and interstate; are there other modifications besides the 468? Previously complianced and rego'd in QLD?
Forum: General Discussion 27-01-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By TJS811
Road trip time! I'd fly up and drive it back,...

Road trip time! I'd fly up and drive it back, best way to get to know a new car - warts and all.
Forum: Parts Wanted 26-01-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 998
Posted By TJS811
Used Battery Tray

Need an original GM battery tray for 67-69 Camaro, can work with pitting or some rust, but must be original style.
Cheers, Stoney
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-01-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,131
Posted By TJS811
Has he/she explained the reason for the max 265...

Has he/she explained the reason for the max 265 with you?
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