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Originality / Re: SHIFTER BALL NUT
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:02:19 AM »
Yep, that's it.  Aftermarket, good to know, thanks guys!

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Originality / Re: SHIFTER BALL NUT
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:28:31 AM »
Sorry for dredging up an old thread.  Read several posts saying the shift knobs for non-console cars were two pc. and did not need a separate nut to align the shift pattern.  Makes good sense.  What I haven't read is if there is an application where the separate nut was used.  I bought an original 5325 shift handle and it had one installed with same patina.  It's clearly a special nut, so just curious what the correct application might be for it.

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Restoration / Re: Seam sealer question....
« on: June 03, 2020, 09:47:58 AM »
Thanks Tim! I never thought about the air flow thing, just kept thinking that water off the front tire would fly right in there, forgot about the splash shields.

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Restoration / Seam sealer question....
« on: June 03, 2020, 02:05:19 AM »
Is there an application of seam sealer on the leading edge of the rocker panel (69 Camaro) designed to seal the flange gap from when the racker panel was formed?  This surface would be what mates to the back edge of the front fender.

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Originality / Re: Legends - You don't know jack about Camaros
« on: May 28, 2020, 01:35:18 AM »
Thanks Joe.

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Originality / Re: Legends - You don't know jack about Camaros
« on: May 28, 2020, 12:27:43 AM »
I'm confused on date codes for jacks.  I have an original 69 jack that has a date of 8M stamped on the rivet.  What date, December of 68?

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z Fuel Line Clips, Hoses and Fasteners
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:43:34 PM »
Great pics Lloyd, thanks for posting.  Curious as to why you decided to change the front two clips from natural or clear zinc noted in your take-off pic early in the thread to the translucent blue at install?

Fair question. I did some further investigation and from other examples I was shown I concluded the front clips (engine compartment) were blue rather than non-colored. Engine heat cycles, the effects of oil as a solvent and environmental elements dissolved the color finish over time.

Got it.....I re-installed mine as zinc to match what you had originally posted.  I'll just spray mine with translucent blue and re-install.  Thanks for clearing that up!

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z Fuel Line Clips, Hoses and Fasteners
« on: May 23, 2020, 10:33:47 AM »
Great pics Lloyd, thanks for posting.  Curious as to why you decided to change the front two clips from natural or clear zinc noted in your take-off pic early in the thread to the translucent blue at install?

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Restoration / Re: Fuel Sending Unit Details - Tape and Sleeve
« on: May 12, 2020, 11:55:15 PM »
More good photos, thanks. Jim, does the tape look like anything that's commercially available currently?
I have never searched for a filament type tape like that.  I compared my electrical harness tape to the black side of this tape and while different, you had to look really close to see the difference.  Given the location of this part, I just wrapped it with that.

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Restoration / Re: Fuel Sending Unit Details - Tape and Sleeve
« on: May 12, 2020, 12:49:12 AM »
couple more...

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Restoration / Re: Fuel Sending Unit Details - Tape and Sleeve
« on: May 12, 2020, 12:48:23 AM »
Here's a better shot of the underside of the tape.  I couldn't take a close enough photo to show the fibers but the thin hair-type fibers run perpendicular to the length of the tape.  Also included pics of the tape that holds the sending unit wire to the top of the tank - it's the exact same stuff.  Wanna know more details on my tank, let me know - I have pics of the mastic glue smears used to hold the pads and pics of the steel supplier stencil also.

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Restoration / Re: Fuel Sending Unit Details - Tape and Sleeve
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:38:44 PM »
Here's some pics of my isolator and tape.

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General Discussion / Re: "Ratty" on the Home Page
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:11:34 PM »
Need any help moving that stuff out of the way so you can get Ratty out of it's tomb?

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z Fuel Line Clips, Hoses and Fasteners
« on: April 14, 2020, 01:27:44 AM »
I'm even more confused now.  My problem is probably that I'm trying to find a logical reason for the finishes from a car building mission which is what GM was focused on.  Logically, the factory might "color-code" the clips to help prevent a worker from grabbing the wrong part for the application.  In that sense, the comment about the 5/16 clip being the only olive green clip on the car makes sense as no other clip is 5/16.  Following that logic, the two 3/16 clips should be a different finish - silver cad?  I can buy that.  That leaves us with all the 3/8" clips for the brake and fuel lines.  Some have the tab that inserts into the frame, some do not.  It would make perfect sense to have the ones with tab one color (blue) and the ones without tab another color (black?). Unfortunately, this logic doesn't line up with what Loyd found on his car - mixture of blue and zinc on the clips with tabs.  Could a single part number be supplied with two different finishes?  I suppose so, but I would think a different finish would require a different part number?
I'll double check mine but I'm pretty confident that the fuel line clips on the rear frame on my car were blue originals with the tab - pretty sure the extra hole is in the frame for the tab.  I definitely don't understand the green clip in JKZ27's post that it came from the differential cover - that pic shows a clip with a tab.
I am completely confident that I am spending too much time on this topic ;)

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Graeme, I noticed you have orange overspray on the clutch fork boot.  I think I read somewhere on this site that the boot was installed after engine / bell housing paint process.  I won't swear by it, maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in.  Great car and project BTW!

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