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General Discussion / Re: register question how many years gen 1 Camaro mfg
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:34:34 AM »
I think the 70 model delay was parts problems not management.
Specifically, difficulty in stamping the new model 1/4 panels at the Hamilton, Ohio plant.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 02, 2019, 11:40:28 PM »
...So when does this ZL-1 get someone in trouble?

As soon as there is any kind of insurance claim and anytime it is sold and it’s known history is not disclosed. Tainted piece that most don’t want to find themselves a part of ‘cause life has enough complications without investing in a hot mess.

Mild Modifications / Re: Alignment to Weld Spring Perches
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:40:15 PM »
If it wasn’t important, they would not have done it, I would think? It’s there for a reason, although it seems infinitesimal.

Step 2: probably only deemed it necessary for those areas to be somewhat protected from moisture and rock chips ( just a guess?).  Or, paint was needed where dealer undercoating was applied, so as, to adhere to? If a penny could be saved by not painting an area, GM, and all the manufacturers, would save where they could. No 2 cars are identical on the bottom. I have seen generous application of any and all the colors and types of prep coats put on the underside. I have a car that a good bit of the area from the dual exhaust front hangers on back is  painted the body color, yellow. It is like someone was cleaning their gun out and sprayed the entire area. The noted paint recommendations are a guideline, and should be taken as such. The human factor as such, maybe the guy was in a bad mood or hung over or going on break or any number of scenarios? He just did not do his painting with any care or hurried through each car. Maybe the painter liberally applied paint on several cars until a supervisor who was cost conscious put a stop to the perceived waste?
As a side, the rockers are painted with the gun kept vertices and perpendicular to the rocker. The underside of the rocker does not get painted, except for overspray.

General Discussion / 1969 X66 Trim Tag on eBay
« on: January 26, 2019, 11:42:54 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Need Big Block Radiator
« on: January 08, 2019, 02:57:43 AM »
1967 - 1969 Camaro Original Harrison 23" 4 Row Core 396 BB Radiator w/Automatic

Originality / Re: Chrome Shift Ball 1969
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:02:48 AM »
Chick- “ Not sure either if used in other applications but Bentley, what is the weight and is it metal (magnet likes) or non? I had one years ago that looked the part but was not a real GM piece.”

Chick, when you say, “looked the part”, what was different? How did you determine that ball was not real?
Of the 3 I have, all weigh the exact same, all are within .003 in diameter (1.735) & non-magnetic. What are the chances I acquire 3 chrome balls over a 40 year period and they all be repop? I don’t profess to be an expert on Camaro parts, but common sense tells me the 3 I have are genuine. And Chick, I am not questioning you. I am trying to learn, and you are one authority I highly regard and defer to often. I don’t want to misrepresent my parts and I would like to know how to discern real from 80s repops.

Originality / Re: Chrome Shift Ball 1969
« on: December 24, 2018, 02:26:59 AM »
They are on to me?

Originality / Chrome Shift Ball 1969
« on: December 23, 2018, 11:02:08 AM »
I believe this to be an original. Anyone see anything to the contrary?
Was this shift ball used on any other car and any other year besides the ‘69 Camaro? I know a 5/16 pitch was used on 67-8. Only talking this exact part. Thanks.
1969 69 Camaro Shifter Chrome Ball  3/8" Shift Handle 4 Speed Original OE Knob

Originality / Re: which Headlamp retainer is correct for 69 RS ?
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:54:33 AM »
Thanks A.

Originality / Re: which Headlamp retainer is correct for 69 RS ?
« on: December 23, 2018, 12:59:57 AM »
The thicker one is correct. Never measured an original. I’d say it is every bit an inch if not more(what she said)lol.

Originality / Re: Big Block interior heater box question
« on: December 17, 2018, 01:16:33 PM »
The exterior dimensions of a non ac BB & SB interior side of the heater box is identical. The same goes for the outer, as well. The inner box is the same, save except the outer vertical heater core panel. It is moved to the right 1/4 inch making the heater core area dimension wider. If time allows, I will get a measurement of both, bbc & sbc/6, inner box widths.

Restoration / Re: Trunk sound deadner
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:03:01 AM »
When you find out what could be used as a suitable source,  Lloyd, I would like to know , as well.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:45:57 PM »
Funny, Bill, just got finished sharing the same sentiments with a friend.

Intrigued me being within last 1500 cars made. Which got me wondering, I wonder if that car was made without ZL2 because inventory was depleted? May never know? Obviously the car has been through the usual Camaro butcher mill over its life.

General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner assembly
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:30:54 PM »
I know of a guy who has a mint one offered on

On the one you reference above, Ed, the middle picture shows a black lid? FYI, I have one of those air cleaners , as, well. Not offering it for sale, but if a guy wants to pm to look at either, for reference of course ;), go ahead.

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