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Mild Modifications / Re: Carburator replacement
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:13:13 PM »
Get an old Holley list-6210. Rebuild, install, go, hang on! I would prefer to repair the Rochester, if it were my car? The Rochester carb is very good and up to even high performance & racing tasks.

... The "C" has been peened over, guessing at the factory...
I went through my axle pics. There are several CBU axles with the C wiped out. Several are also untouched. I don't see the C removed on any other ratio.
I won't even hypothesize on this one......

Rereading my own post I felt I was vague in saying, “done at the factory.”. The point I was trying to convey is that I have only known Camaro housings that had the “C” peened. I am under the belief that it was done at Norwood Assembly , as a Supervisor directive, and not done on axles dated the same at, say, the Nova Assembly line. I have been under the opinion that this peened “C” is a confirmation that the housing came out of a Camaro. Not to hijack this thread’s original topic, but it would be interesting to research this aspect of these C-less housings in the future. Further, Kurt’s observance of only the BU housings being affected, which I had not heard previously, is intriguing data to research, as well.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N560107?? V1205DZ on eBay
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:20:10 PM »
Moderators may want to moved this thread to the previous linked posting.

2 things that stand out to me on that yellow Z.
1) most N56**** I encounter are 72 paint or Hug. Orange. This gives some date idea when the orange ordered cars ended.
2) The production date 12/27 makes me wonder if this is a 12C car. And Since this car is approximately 2000 past my 12B, I wonder if an accurate date of production could be extrapolated?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Pacer (Factory Error)??
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:07:55 PM »
"...can"t make out the partial VIN..."

try introducing lighting from different sides, varying intensities and angles.The shadows created may bring out the numbers? Worked for me.

Erik, I know it is hard to accept and a lot to digest. But that is why you posted: to learn about your car. And you even admitted your lack of knowledge about these type cars. This site has seen this over and over again, that is, misrepresented cars. When these two guys (Ed & Bryon) tell you their opinion, you can take it to the bank, so to speak. We are not here to bust bubbles, but we are here to dispel myth and seek truth. And although not the outcome you hoped, you can say you learned something about your car. And knowledge is power.

Maintenance / Re: Rebuilt Engine - black spark plug at #8
« on: August 05, 2018, 02:30:13 AM »
#8 is using oil. Since compression is good and it is running well,  I would not suspect a blown head gasket. Oil can enter the combustion chamber 3 ways. 1) through the rings, 2) through the valves, 3)through a blown head gasket. Ruling out #3, either of the other 2 are possible. With only 250 miles, the engine may still be “breaking in” of the ring sealing. I would drive it more (few thousand miles)to fully break in the engine and for now, I would pull the spring off the intake valve of #8 (can be done on the engine in the car with care). I would grab that valve stem of the removed spring valve and see if it has excessive play. If movement can be felt, the guide is bad and the head will have to come off. If there are valve seals, other than the stock O ring, I would look for damage of the seal on that same intake valve stem or seal looseness on the guide, it may have popped off the top of the guide if it is the spring clamp Teflon type seal. While the valve cover is off, check head bolt torque and retorque as needed. Oil can also be introduced through the valve by a faulty intake gasket (check & retorque) and lastly, oil could be being sucked into the intake from an auto trans defective modulator valve and since #8 is the port that most vacuum is accessed, I would definitely rule that out and only if it is an automatic.

General Discussion / Re: Last 1967 Yenko 427 Conversion Camaro
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:34:06 AM »
Thanks Sport.  Glad you came up and had a good time. 

I’m sorry I did not get to meet you “Sport”. Wish someone would have pointed you out or introduced you to me.

Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:06:24 AM »
Going by memory only. The mono leaf has 2 different cable holders. One is riveted to the plate. Whereas the multi uses the same part left and right, at least I think? Don’t have my AIM handy Tim, but see if those 2 different part numbers are not for the mono models only.

Garage Talk / Re: Supercar Reunion
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:07:47 AM »
I will be there this afternoon. If you need a hotel room, I have a second bed ?

General Discussion / Re: YENKO SOLD CAMAROS
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:26:26 PM »
Yes it is. A friend insists any word worth using should be able to be spelled a few different ways.
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Mild Modifications / Re: CAMEL HUMP HEADS- INSTALL 2.02/1.60 VALVES?
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:46:10 PM »
To summarize : yes, you can install larger valves. And this may be a viable upgrade if the valves are sunk in the head from wear. To do this just for sake of doing, I would not advise. This “upgrade”does not help street performance and may even hurt low and midrange performance, but not to any real detriment. It’s a Chevy! It will run good regardless. If you want a hot runner, but newer aftermarket heads.

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 15, 2018, 03:03:02 PM »
...x-33 is only possible configuration exists with those stripes.  If the trim code is X-77 it needed Z/28 stripes without any additional chrome trip option.  No other option package would have a shell like that so it is a unique x-code.....
A very good explanation. But I will confuse you, unintentionally, when I tell you of another car the got the “Z” stripes. That is the Z10 & Z11 Indy Pace Car replicas and promotionally painted coupe.

To summarize. X-11 means the car got “Style Trim”. A group of brightwork trim embellishments. X-11 tells you it is Not, nor ever could have been, the following-Z28, Indy Pace Car replica, SS 396 period. AND  SS 350 ONLY without Style Trim.

So, just to make sure I understand this correctly, if I see a Camaro with console gauges and it doesn't have a clock as well, does that mean that the gauges were added later and the Camaro did not come with gauges from the factory? 

I know that Pace cars did not necessarily have console gauges from the factory, but if they did, shouldn't they have the clock too?  And, as mentioned above, you could order a clock without the console gauges, but could you do the other way around and get the console gauges and not the clock.  I always believed that if you checked the box for optional console gauges, the clock was included in that.  I also believe that you could order the tach as well and not the console gauges, and that the fuel gauge would go in the center where the clock would go. 

Here are some 69 Camaro Indy Pace cars that have console gauges but no clock and I am wondering if the gauges are factory or not.



Good hearing from you Steve.
My answers were short and sweet so that there was no ambiguity. Let’s break down your reply by paragraph. 1st paragraph- gauges and no clock, yes, gauges were added and not factory. Period. No exceptions.
2nd paragraph- Pace Car, no exception. If it was ordered with OPTIONAL gauges (U17), it had a clock. You could have ordered a clock and a console separate, and if you did, you would not have gauges. I have a car like that.
3rd paragraph. Cars are wrong and have added gauges

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