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Messages - Jon Mello

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General Discussion / Re: 69 SS BB Manual Steering "downgrade"
« on: February 23, 2024, 03:40:03 PM »
The steering arms should be 3954875 and 3954876.  The pitman arm should be 3953227.  The manual pitman arm will have an M stamped on the splined end and the one for power steering will have a P stamped on it.  I prefer manual steering personally so no judgement on my end.

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General Discussion / Re: JohnZ's assembly article
« on: February 22, 2024, 03:28:53 PM »
Chick, in my experience the tank straps have all been painted black regardless of the LOS or NOR plant.  The blackout on the bottom of the tank was done after the tank was installed in the car.  In my example pics, the upper part of the tank strap does not show paint while the rest of it does.  I can only assume the original black paint on the strap was not thick enough to keep it from having rust form after this many years but the extra black when the tank got sprayed was enough to keep the rest of the strap looking black.

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General Discussion / Re: JohnZ's assembly article
« on: February 21, 2024, 06:36:12 PM »
Yes Jim, it's an LOS plant detail that should be replicated for those who are having their car judged.  Norwood did not do this.

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General Discussion / Re: JohnZ's assembly article
« on: February 21, 2024, 05:09:25 PM »
The gas tanks were blacked out on all three 1st gen years at the LOS plant.  Attached are pics of original blackout on a December '68 built Z28.  Very original example.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1972 Mosport race for "Trans-Am type" cars
« on: February 18, 2024, 04:28:10 AM »
New pics and info are always appreciated. Thank you.

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Thanks for posting the links here.

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Foreign Camaros / Re: German 1967 Camaro
« on: January 03, 2024, 12:58:48 AM »
The '67 Penske Camaro that went to Europe after the '67 season had a full roll cage in it and was painted blue.  The car above has no roll cage, not even a roll bar.  I think it still has the rear seat in it which some racing in Europe had as a requirement.

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Original Cars and Details / Re: Yard find 1969 Z/28 RS
« on: January 03, 2024, 12:52:51 AM »
I have never seen original examples where the splined stubs for the wipers and the associated mounting screws for those had stripe color on them so I agree it was mounted after the cowl was painted. The long horizontal part of the linkage is the one that occasionally has some stripe color paint on it where you can see it through the cowl vent.  Whether that is due to "internal repair" or some other reason, I don't know.  For guys who have their car judged, I don't want that little splash of stripe color to be considered wrong because it did legitimately happen on occasion.

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Foreign Camaros / Re: German 1967 Camaro
« on: January 01, 2024, 06:30:44 PM »
I'm confident this car was road raced in Europe in the late '60s and is the car in the attached photo.  This was based on the front brakes and other modifications found on the car prior to restoration.

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Original Cars and Details / Re: Yard find 1969 Z/28 RS
« on: January 01, 2024, 05:28:06 PM »
Wiper area.....Joe


That's not the first car I have seen that had the wiper transmission with white sprayed over the black.


Same here.  It warrants further research.

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Original Cars and Details / Re: Yard find 1969 Z/28 RS
« on: January 01, 2024, 05:22:01 PM »
I always wondered why the RS emblem was added to this Baldwin Motion '69 Z because I thought it looked stupid with both on there.  I guess it may have been on there from new and they just moved it up for unknown reasons.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449
« on: November 13, 2023, 04:34:13 AM »
FIA # 5158 last pages

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449
« on: November 13, 2023, 04:32:36 AM »
FIA # 5158 continued...

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449
« on: November 13, 2023, 04:31:00 AM »
FIA # 5158 continued...

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449
« on: November 13, 2023, 04:28:57 AM »
FIA Homologation papers, # 5158, for the 1967 SS350 Camaro courtesy of Greg Kolasa.

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