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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 11, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hello From Illinois

Hi, my name is Jim and I'm a Camaroholic! I just purchased a 69 coupe with the original engine (build 327) and T350 trans.

This is not my first Camaro. My first Camaro experience was also my first driving experience, my dad's '68 Lehmans Blue RS. I wish I had that car!!! In '79 I purchased a new red and black RS (350 4spd) and with the help of a friend we did some engine work on the car. Now life has come full circle as I am back to a first gen Camaro.

The car I just purchased is set up for both the street and strip but I doubt it will ever see the strip again as my wife and I want it for cruising. Over all she's in pretty good shape for a gal of 42 years (the car, my wife is a little older, but in good shape too). The previous owners had done a restro replacing a lot of the sheet metal about 15 years ago. The engine has been put together with performance parts and roars like a TRex on the hunt (Flow Masters with turn downs in front of the rear axle are L O U D!) when you step on the skinny peddle.

I am happy to be back behind the wheel of a vintage Camaro and to be part of this online family. I plan to make some changes and will be asking for your input and guidance.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 11, 10:32 AM
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Killer car and welcome to team camaro!!
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Welocme and nice car! Where do you live?

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 11, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Welocme and nice car! Where do you live?
Near Elgin.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 11, 01:28 PM
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Jim,

Welcome! I'm not far from Elgin either. Looks like a nice car.

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Welcome from another guy in the Fox River valley. Just a bit south of you. I'm in Elgin for work quite often these days it seems.
Anyone interested in meeting in person some time?
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With all the cruise nights and car show around here, sure. I should have my Camaro roadworthy in a couple of weeks.

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Welcome to TC.
Nice ride!

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With all the cruise nights and car show around here, sure. I should have my Camaro roadworthy in a couple of weeks.

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I try and set something up. I'm think mid to late July on a week day evening maybe. Runniing Camaros not required.

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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 11, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Count me in for a get together.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 11, 07:07 PM
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There is one every evening around here -
Monday - Rookies in St. Charles
Tuesday - St. Charles City car show
Wednesday - Goodies in St. Charles (August 15th is Camaro and Firebird night)
Thursday - Geneva parking lot of the courthouse
Friday - Squire restaurant in South Elgin
Saturday - Nanners or Beef Villa in South Elgin
Sunday - Rookies in Elgin

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Welcome to TC.... good looking Camaro

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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 11, 08:20 AM
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Welcome to the TC Crew, James...looks like ya got a great ride there.

Just be careful to put that description of the changes to the car, not right after the mention of the wifey...would hate to have her misinterpret your words!

Have a great day.

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Did this move from the McD's?

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406 CI * CC XR274R 236/[email protected] 564/570 110 LSA/106 ICL * Brodix IK 200
475 HP, 495# tor
Street Tires, Full Exhaust Sep 07 -12.68 @ 113 MPH * Street Tires, Open Headers Oct 08 - 12.65 @ 116.2 MPH
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