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Bcmiller you have seen the other photos of the vehicle. What do you think it is worth as a 396 clone? 25,000 to 30,000?
Hoping this turns out OK for you but stay on top of this and keep moving to correct as best you can with the end result hopefully being you got your money back. It's sad how often this happens! Good luck!

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Tina, sorry for the family loss of what must have been a great uncle! And he must have thought a lot of you to bestow his great cars to you and family.
And to you Tina, Welcome Aboard!

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 15x6 JK Rallye wheel stamped K 1 0 12 29
« on: July 21, 2018, 10:47:54 PM »
During a recent cleanup of piles of parts, I found what I think is the 4th wheel from my '68 Z28; the other three were stamped   K 1 8 5  20  DF  (as normal), but this one has a stamp of     K  1  0  12  29   (no app code).   What I *suspect* is that this is a 12-29-1970 dated replacement 15x6 rallye wheel for several different cars (which all had the same size rallye on them), thus no application code.  I've never seen an old rallye wheel without an app code before, so I'm guessing.   The backspace for this wheel is 3-1/2" ..

Is my guess a good one?   Is the reason for no app code that the wheel is a replacement for multi apps?  Is this common to find wheels like this?

I think you assumption of date is correct Gary but the app code I assume was just missed and not common to what I've noted. I've had and seen many later service replacement wheels with the usage code stamped including many DF wheels. Have not noted your particular date stamping on a DF wheel but good to know.

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Restoration / Re: A-Pillar Pads - Cleaning and Protecting
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:17:51 PM »
Good old dishwashing soap and a soft brush. It says it is even kind to sensitive hands.
X2 as I used Dawn dishwashing liquid with a soft brush to clean our 68's original A-pillars and they looked about new. Never tried the 303 product but will.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:28:56 PM »
Unbelievable what some people come up with like many including Warren have mentioned. I gotta remember about those L-coded cars. LOL

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Restoration / Re: OUTSIDE DOOR HANDEL
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:16:21 PM »
HOW TO TELL ON A 69 CAMARO IF IT HAS THE BIG EAR DOOR HANDELS
Not sure either what your referring to but the thickness of the door handle where you grab it should be .440" thick. Later GM service replacements are only .25" thick and a judge can easily grab the handle and know they are correct or not correct.

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Originality / Re: OIL LINE FITTING
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:07:36 PM »
I make these up to what I believe is the correct configuration. Pm if you need one.
Maybe you could post a picture to see what you believe to be the correct configuration.
What many use is this and it meets all judging requirements that I'm aware of.
http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/25755/1967-1968-1969-Camaro-Console-Gauge-Oil-Line-Fitting-OE-Style-Correct-GM%23-3904227/

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Originality / Re: E-Brake Cables, With or Without the Rubber Boot?
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:03:08 AM »
Are the cables the same length as the originals on your car?  1968 thru '72 Chevelles have the rubber sleeve on them. To answer your question 1967 thru 1969 Camaros do not have the rubber sleeve on them.

                                                                            - Warren
Correct but many of us with Gen I Camaro's have added a rubber tube sleeve (I used a clear piece) where the cable rubs against the underbody.

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Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:38:45 AM »
Well I also took the plunge and ordered a set of pre-cut shields from Steele Rubber this morning. They estimate 6-10 days to ship here, most likely will be a bit longer, but I'll comment on them when they arrive. I still have the shield that goes below the steering column, so can at least compare the new material with assembly-line rubber.
Tim, I found what I used and they were REM. Let me know how much material you want from the sheet I have and will send to you if you want to cut ones out. I will load a picture and post of that material.

A picture I had in my restoration files of what I used.



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Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:35:28 PM »
Well I also took the plunge and ordered a set of pre-cut shields from Steele Rubber this morning. They estimate 6-10 days to ship here, most likely will be a bit longer, but I'll comment on them when they arrive. I still have the shield that goes below the steering column, so can at least compare the new material with assembly-line rubber.
Tim, I found what I used and they were REM. Let me know how much material you want from the sheet I have and will send to you if you want to cut ones out. I will load a picture and post of that material.

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Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:14:59 AM »
Watching this has lead me to a few questions.  Can you re-use the original staples or do they break?  I assume the staples are applied after the paint?
I think you will find the original are difficult to work with but yes, the staples were applied after paint. I used steel wire (not stainless) to make our staples and as Bill had noted they need to be at 90 degree angles.

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General Discussion / Re: brake booster
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:00:04 AM »
What James said works very well.
I agree! When installing I use a light coat of dawn detergent for lubricant.

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General Discussion / Re: gas line
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:57:25 PM »
Hello again, I'm replacing the fuel line, tank to pump, in my 68 z/28. Is that a one piece or two and 5/16? I was told that it was a two piece but I can't fine a two piece line on the net?
1 piece and 3/8" as aforementioned.

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Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:09:02 AM »
if you want ones that are correct, heavy with the cording in them, you have to make them yourself. 
The rubber is available... from restoration supply.

ordered set from Heartbeat to someone who was advertising correct thickness and bingo, they had the thickness and stringer look.
Chick, am I understanding you correctly that you ordered a set from HBC and was satisfied ?
No, I'm not sure it was Heartbeat and believe it was someone else but they had the fibers and thickness seemed OK to me and Legends judging accepted and they reviewed them. The bigger obstacle IMO is getting the staples to look like the originals. I will go thru my file and see what I can find on where I purchased them as I owe Tim information on that as well as he needs to have a set even if he is going to cut out from the material I said I'd send him. Cutting out those a-arm flaps along with the piece that goes under the steering area (used original one there on our 68) would seem to be a little bit of a challenge.

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General Discussion / Re: Battery Restoration Company?
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:22:44 PM »
Who do we know that can restore an AC Delco Y55. I know they say to drain the battery, die cut the bottom off, strip the battery guts, install a Chevy Monza battery, glue bottom back on.. Is there a company that does this?.. Danny
I know of no companies per se that offer that service. There have been a couple articles over the years in car magazines on the how to's which seemed to come from NCRS members. That is how I first heard of the process, from a NCRS mostly 67 judge. It's messy per my friend who completed the operation. Danny, the bottom is not glued back in place.

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