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Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: Today at 04:40:35 AM »
Picture as requested.


Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:15:19 AM »
Have a couple of questions about e-brake cable brackets; I've been looking for some used originals, have got at least one suspected as repro but would prefer to avoid using it - just too darn shiny and straight to suit the car ::)
1) Do originals have any markings on them that identify them as such?

I took my originals off my 1968 (LOS) SS to run Ansen Traction bars & the cable brackets a for sure Orignals and they are stamped

Right on the outside diameter of the crimped bend.

Originality / Re: Need 68 Red Deluxe Interior Top Of Dash Paint Info
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:10:33 AM »
DDL Duracryl

I am in need of 1968 RED also. (724) interior the page above lists 2 Red & Dark Red for the Low Gloss selection? (I might not understand the relationships (anybody?)

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:21:06 PM »
Great progress Keep posting.

Hint, I have a set of those headers on the way.


Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »

Good enough for Submarines, probably good enough for Chevy wiring


Originality / Re: Witteck Tower Hose Clamps
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:36:34 PM »
Finding nice originals on older 4 door cars, is fun. Any time I run across a 60's car that is getting parted out, I can always find little nuggets
There is always A little treasure there, could be bolts, fasteners/clips, an original radiator cap. Many great finds.

Bentley is the King though, that guy has found some great scores lately.
For example while I am finding bolts and clips, and feeling good about myself, Bentley is finding rear ends, intakes. His finds dwarf what I come across.... ;D

1965-1972 Trucks (GMC & Chev) are another fabulous resource for these little items!


Restoration / Re: Best Repop 67/68 Inner fenders
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:57:51 PM »
Great feedback guys, Yes the 68Z needs GM good condition originals, I will pursue  used good condition GM units.


General Discussion / Re: Z10 for sale in OKC craigslist
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:38:25 PM »
I would agree, if you are in your 50's then you were making $2.50+ ( I will have to dig out my scale for Labor) an hour back then, or in college & deficit spending, imagine ALL the Muscle & iron we passed up along the way, I laughed at the Micro Soft guys buying stock in the Seattle area at the time too.
I like many here passed on 69Z's ALL day long <$5k into the 90's
but, the garages and barn's ARE still full of cars, guys are heading into their 60-70's and WILL NEVER! get to them, I predict another bow wave of cars becoming avail and the market being flush with picking as surviving family members and uninterested children come-into these relics, Save up NOW & borrow leverage soon!

I just toured a Garage & was told (out of respect) to put my Camera AWAY!
AMAZING stash- someday it will come to light in a big way.


General Discussion / Re: 814 alternator on TC site
« on: August 05, 2018, 07:50:19 PM »
Chris, Ask the Seller to PRODUCE a copy of the John E. Pirkle Purchase Order Original receipt!
They are serialized & he signs them, How do I know, I have EVERY dang receipt in date order for ALL my Car expenditures since 1983
I have a REAL deal (Pirkle) sample I can Scan & Send you. (Circa 2005) 

I am SURE this seller is asking a high market value make him back up his claim,,,,,,,,,,,,

otherwise these guys here are really good at sniffing out re-stamps w/o disclosing to much ,,,,


(Edit Spelling) JFW

General Discussion / Re: old GMPD parts card
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:44:10 AM »
Classic IBM Punch Card.
Phased out were I work in the 80's


General Discussion / Re: A little help valuing one of my 69s
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »


Vailed reference to the Pacific Northwest Yellow 69 Z on the show circuit around wash. state in the 1980's that was owned by Don Stowers back in the day.


I concur with Ed's value w/ minor bump for Van Nuys build sheet that is left on the drivers front top of gas tank (or what remains of it)

Restoration / Best Repop 67/68 Inner fenders
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:45:09 AM »
Anyone used an acceptable reproduction?
Golden Star
GM (NOS) (Not sure why I list this at 400$ per side (CRAZY)

Thanks for your opinion and experiences


Originality / Re: 1969 turn signal lamps
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:03:20 PM »
Ok, didn't look that closely at the grommet itself Jim, good observation; but the main wiring is the same isn't it?

the SET of Fiber optic version I restored for a friend had same wiring (colors and function), connector, pins, sleeve & socket. Just the Stamped steel housing and the grommet appeared to be different than the STD version.

Originality / Re: 1969 turn signal lamps
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:07:11 AM »
I have park/turn light housings with vigilite, as far as I can tell from a direct comparison, the pigtails and grommet are the same as on the non-vigilite housing, the fibre-optic wiring was run separately straight into the back of the metal housing.

The Grommet is different for the vigilite version. It has a more cone shape and a molded slot for the fiber optic. See the attached photo.


Originality / Re: 1969 turn signal lamps
« on: July 24, 2018, 02:21:43 AM »
One "OTHER" Idea could be (not likely) sometimes I hear that Olds 442 park lights are similar, Maybe I am out to lunch on this

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