Phillip Cole

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  1. Matt, Come by the tent when you get there.
  2. And now the deadline is extended to March 22nd...😉
  3. The 74th Revival Glidden Tour, hosted by the Hornets Nest Region, will be September 22 - 27, 2019 at Rock Hill, SC. Registration will begin May 1, 2019 and is limited to 125 cars. AACA members may obtain registration forms from the AACA National Office, beginning in mid-April. VMCCA members may obtain registration forms on the VMCCA web site, beginning in mid-April.
  4. I did double check and most of the reccomended hotels do still have rooms.
  5. If you cannot find a room and a reasonable rate in the Speedway/Concord Mills Mall area, check in Kannapolis up I85.
  6. Just out of curiosity, did you use Simple Green at full strength or dilute it?
  7. I looked up the National Register on the property and the car. Considering you have a car with such documented provenance, you should seriously consider restoring it to be class judged.
  8. X2 to Roger's suggestion. A 50/50 White Vinegar/water solution should work. Don't let it dry on the surface before you rinse it with water, since vinegar is mostly acetic acid. Dry thoroughly with a towel. Follow that up with a good wax. Then... do something about the lack of air movement, moisture and temperature in your garage.
  9. Well, to paraphrase Dylan Thomas, we can move forward (hopefully) or rage against the change.... My dad was born when most people still walked or rode a horse. But he still liked the cruise control on the last car he bought.
  10. Don't sit down unless it is behind the wheel of a classic car that you always wanted....
  11. Earl, Hope you can make it!
  12. "Dealer installed tailgater deterrent"
  13. Bandaids, tape, gloves, pliers, screwdriver, Victorinox double bladed pocket knife From a TC site. But there is a seventh item in pic below that is not on the list. Sorta looks like a tire guage... Google it, plenty of pictures online.
  14. Need to read the HAGI index fine print... Their data is on "rare, exceptional " classic cars.
  15. Ditto! Could be both.... I just had the transmission repaired on an 89 Buick. A big part of the problem was electrical but still did some mechanical work on a partial rebuild. My local mechanic who I trust fixed the electrical, but he told me the only way to diagnose the mechanical was to open it up. That explains the $2.5k to $4k shop response. My mechanic sent my transmission to a local shop. Counting both electrical and mechanical it cost only $1600. So, talk to someone you trust locally and shop around....
  16. Dave, If you change your mind, let me know. I've got a cleaner from a local body shop. My friend used it on his old trunk gasket with no harm to the paint. Then he passed it on to me. I used it on some adhesive leaks with same results. And a little went a long way... still have most of the can. Not home right now and don't remember the name. Phillip
  17. If it doesn't have a engine code suffix of DZ (you listed KS), then it is not a 69 302. How about checking the stamp pad and date code. The date code you listed is a 1968. Chevy did not use the 3970010 block until 1969. Also, it looks like you left out a number (or possibly numbers) in the V100KS.
  18. Yes, DZ for a 69 Z. That block for a 302 would be late production April or May. I checked The Lime Book and no KS, 2 digit code. Plenty of 3 digit with KS, mostly 350 trucks. Are you sure about the pad stamp?
  19. Listed as 290 hp, but tuned properly could easily make 370 or more like 400 plus. Terry1985, Could be a 302 or a 350. From Camaro Research Group: "The 3970010 casting was only used during the latter half of 69 Camaro production (for 302 and 350 applications), but the block continued to be produced throughout the 1970's for 2-bolt and 4-bolt 350 applications. It is one of the most common Chevrolet engine blocks." You really need to decipher the stamp pad. Try dusting it with talcum powder . If it is a Z28 set up, those motors were high revving and wouldn't work all that well in a truck... unless you plan to race it.
  20. Yes, September 22 - 27. Registration information will be made available from the national office at the appropriate time. Sorry, didn't see your post until just now.
  21. As lump alluded, most state privacy laws prevent such a title search. Have you tried a Google search of the VIN? That too is a long shot. You might try the Camaro Research Group at The CRG has close to 6k members. A detailed description and original location might turn up something there. Most current First Generation Camaro owners are going to be suspicious of such inquiries, unless you have a good story...
  22. Y Carolina del Norte también. ¿Que coches antiguos tienes?
  23. I agree. It would be nice to see this car go into caring, knowledgeable hands. Earl, glad to hear about the 91 Park Avenue! Is that the one you were considering when you called me? I have mentioned your 39 to a few buick lovers here in NC.