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Maintenance / Idler Arm 69 Z
« on: Today at 01:24:42 PM »
If I need to replace my original idler arm, what should I be using? Seen a lot of discussion about replacement parts that are close but not the same. Or, can an original be re-built?

General Discussion / Re: Spare and jack mounting
« on: July 07, 2018, 04:06:23 PM »
Bill, where's the show?

General Discussion / Re: Spare and jack mounting
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:06:53 PM »
I think I got it. Let me look at mine and see what I've got. If I remember correctly, one end of the jack rests against that angle bracket welded to the trunk floor, and the other end just sits there and is held down by the spare tire and base plate. What I do not have is the rubber sleeve which slides over the jack mast and lug wrench to hold the lug wrench in place.

General Discussion / Re: Spare and jack mounting
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:59:51 PM »
Are you just looking for a pic of a spare mounted in the trunk? I can take one for you if you need it.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:41:49 PM »
 Quote from the seller's response (Darrell's post first page)"There is plenty of information out there that raises this question. The person that I got the car from spent many hours and weeks researching this over the 17 years he owned the car and has never been able to find any documentation to dispute this."

I love it. I've been researching for 40 years the possibility that Martians have invaded the planet, and claim they are currently running the Tri-Lateral commission from an undisclosed location. Have never found any documentation to dispute this.   ;D  :o

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat is missing 'recreation'.
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:00:31 PM »
But it does have the 12 volt rear.

And it is Quartez Silver!

But it does have the 12 volt rear.

I saw that, but after looking at my keyboard, I saw the 2 keys, b and v, are right next to each other, and let it slide.

Originality / Re: 396/350 pace car on eBay
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »
I like the comment about the factory interior being really attractive. My recollection of the interior at the time was that it was too loud. Time has changed that perception, but I think the interior is one of the reasons they did not sell that many pace cars originally.

Maintenance / Power Steering Gear Box
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:28:02 PM »
OK, so my power steering gear box in my 69z is approaching it's 50th year of service. How can I determine if it needs to be re-built? It functions fine, but it seems like there is lots of "float" when steering. I know these units were like that even when new, but I'm wondering if I don't have excessive amount at this point? Car has 102K on it just for reference. Who is the master restorer of these units if it needs help?

Originality / Re: Correct starter brace for '68 small block ???
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:48:28 PM »
I wonder how many of those are in the landfills. I have changed starters in several Chevys I have owned over the last 45 years. All of which were used when I bought them. None of the starters I changed had the bracket. It was always left off by whoever preceded me? It's an important item. All the extra cantilevered weight of a starter without the brace hanging there definitely affects its operation. If you do an experiment and compare the sound/operation of the starter with and without the bracket, there is a dramatic difference.

Originality / Re: A Brace of Z10's on eBay
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:06:48 PM »
Where did you see the VIN on the 2nd one? I couldn't find it in the pics?  ???

General Discussion / Re: Oil pressure at idle
« on: May 15, 2018, 08:20:35 PM »
You need to hook up an accurate gauge to see what it is actually running.
And the factory gauge is not....

Second that. If you want to see a quality gauge in action, go to Jerry M's website, There's is a video near the bottom of him making a 1/4 mile pass in his 67 Z. The oil pressure gauge is pretty easy to watch in the video.

Originality / Re: X66 standard trim
« on: May 07, 2018, 01:30:07 PM »
Just so I have a better understanding, if a Camaro required the quarter louvers, they were installed by Fisher? Did the stations (I'm assuming there was one on each side right and left) installing the louvers also have a tool/jig for punching the holes required, or did that happen earlier in the process? Unless the hole punching/louver installation was done at the same time, it would require an error to be made at 2 places on the line in order for a car which was required to have louvers to end up without them.

Is it possible that a car could have been ordered by a dealer with special instructions to have the louvers deleted?

Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 back up lights
« on: May 02, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »
So there are Z/28's with back up lights in the tail lights, non RS, and Z/28's with back up lights in the tail pan below the bumper, RS. The same with all other Camaro's, 67-69.

General Discussion / Re: Flint Engine Production
« on: March 26, 2018, 03:42:27 PM »
Known to you if you collect the data yourself.
I don't think the CRG intends to publish any data points on motors or any other part, as to not help the fraudsters.
I have gotten better at spotting fake trim tags, because I have started collecting images of real ones from certain time frames. So if I find a questionable Camaro, I usually post it on the CRG with my suspicions about the tag. And usually someone confirms my suspicions. So CRG likely will not post "here are all the good dates..."
But they will rule out or will give their opinion on anything questionable.

Not exactly what you may be seeking, but it is still an aid.

I don't think all the info the CRG has, needs to be so guarded, but still plenty of fraudsters out there that will restamp, or try to make an extra dollar off a dummy.

Maybe I have learned more by them not coming out and giving more info.

I am not seeking anything other than a better understanding of the whole manufacturing process. I understand perfectly well that CRG would not be giving out this type of data for obvious reasons. My point is that as more and more data points are added to the CRG database regarding 302 engine build dates/stamps the tougher it would be for fraudulent engines ( and Cars) to pass a CRG inspection. And that would be good for everyone. (except the forgers)

General Discussion / Re: Flint Engine Production
« on: March 24, 2018, 03:32:59 PM »
So in the CRG data base of Z/28's, 302 engines, if enough data points were observed, there would be a pattern of dates that the 302 was produced, and also a pattern of pad stamps for a given batch of engines. And then it could be determined if a pad stamp was legitimate based on the date and the pad stamp. Same as when a distributor stamp is observed, and someone comments that it is a "known good date". If that's reasonable, then I guess the next question would be: Are there enough data points in the data base now that allow for these patterns to be known? If so, it would make faking a block very difficult for anyone without the data base or knowledge of the patterns. At least if their forgery had to pass CRG inspection.

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