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Chevrolet Camaro, Coupe, Convertible
#23 of 32 I always thought that Ford...
Jul 11, 2001 (11:34 am)
...was interested in driver physical fitness. One of my Boss 302's was a manual steering car (with some sort of 'sport' ratio). Add that to the larger tires, and a just amazingly stiff clutch (and for that matter a pretty high effort shifter) and you've got a full body workout (with touchy power disks to boot).
#24 of 32 see what ford does for us?
Aug 09, 2001 (10:38 am)
Ford not only gave us quality cars back in the day but wanted to see America in good shape...lol.
Aug 09, 2001 (10:47 am)
I've never driven a car with manual disk brakes, but do know that when updgrading a manual drum car to disk, people ALWAYS seem to recommend going to power!
I've had 3 cars with manual drums...a '69 Dart GT with 9" drums, a '68 Dart 270 with 10" drums, and a '67 Newport that I didn't keep long enough to pull a wheel off of, so I don't know the diameter of its drums. Anyway, none of 'em were really hard to stop, unless they failed totally (the Newport did).
#26 of 32 Chuckster4, I am interested in info on Z28
Sep 19, 2001 (2:18 pm)
I am interested in the info on the 69 Z if you are willing to share the info with me.
my email is in the profile (if you click on my user name above), but here is another
I would appreciate an email from you. I couldn't seem to find an email for you.
Power disc brakes from a 69 camaro are really pretty decent brakes and perform adequately by todays standards.
Drums are a different story . . . leaving much to be desired.
The stock tire on a 701/2 Z28 was a goodyear polyglas GT F60-15 both front and back.
I have an original spare from one.
Tim (ratchetmaster at http://www.gmforums.com )
#27 of 32 tire size
Sep 21, 2001 (2:26 am)
Missed the discussion from a few months ago, but here goes. 255's are too big for the front. 245's will fit. 255's can be used at the rear.
The '69 has slightly more room in the wheelwells due to the crease that runs down the side of the car.
If you want to find the width of the tire, here is an example: 255 divided by 25.4mm = 10 inches.
245 divided by 25.4mm = 9.6 inches.
#28 of 32 formula
Sep 21, 2001 (2:30 am)
if you would like to the have the formula for figuring tire height i can give that to you also.
It helps when figuring out +1 and +2 tire sizes.
Nov 27, 2001 (4:18 pm)
I would like to hear from you about the 69 camaro your neighbor has.
Please email me.
#30 of 32 To ndance, Re/ Full workout
Dec 07, 2001 (3:21 am)
Due to budgetary reasons, my first brand new car was purchased "off the lot", rather than custom ordered. My local Chevy dealer had two 1971 Chevelle SS454s left over as the 1972 models were arriving, so they were anxious to sell them. Therefore, I got quite a deal on the car.
What I sort of overlooked was the fact that the car didn't have power steering. On top of that, it took two men and a boy to push in the clutch. Driving around town, or even cruising at anything under 30-35 MPH, that car was a bear to drive. It was a blast on the open road, but since it was my only car at the time, the luster soon wore off, and I sold it after two years.
Someone I knew bought the car from the dealer I traded it to. After a couple of years, he got a little tried of it too, and I just missed a chance to get it back. Oh, well.........
Since this is actually a 1969 Camaro topic, I'll mention that I had a chance to buy a 1969 COPO Camaro...brand new. One of the local dealers had two of them, but they were quite expensive for the time. I was a junior in high school, working after school and Saturdays for $30-$35 a week. Somehow that wouldn't quite cover the $4500-$4700 that I seem to remember the car cost. Another lost opportunity...
Feb 28, 2002 (12:59 pm)
if you want a car as transportation only, muscle cars are not the right car for sure . . .
My first car was a 66 SS396 4spd chevelle . . . I NEVER tired of driving the car even with the HP clutch setup I put in it.
They are a 'challange' to drive. .. but that is what I like about them.
Too bad you didn't still have the chevelle . . . I would take that bad boy off your hands!!
Mar 01, 2002 (5:35 am)
If I had been able to get that Chevelle back, believe me, I never would have sold it again !! Of course, I say that with 29 years of hindsight...