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Originality / Re: 68 RS Taillamp Harness
« on: Today at 02:16:57 AM »
To Ko lek tor - what is the month/week per your cowl tag?

I am sorry, but I do not have the car. I parted a 68 SS RS 396 auto BITD, like 35 years ago. I still have the harness's and a couple other odds and ends. There are plenty of 68 owners on here that could be of more help with that question.
 I wish I did know more about that car. It was originally painted orange.

Originality / Re: 68 RS Taillamp Harness
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:36:35 PM »
Just checked my harness one solid harness! Hope this helps

My 68 RS harness is one piece as well. So, X2

As an aside, just noticed I hit a posting milestone!

Originality / Re: 69 SB Fuel Line Routing
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:10:30 PM »
OP send me a PM.

Originality / Re: 69 SB Fuel Line Routing
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:58:34 PM »
That return was required because engineers determined/ discovered that it took very little fuel pressure to overcome the needle / seat of a q-jet causing overflow of fuel out of the vent. As long as the carb has not been over tightened and has had necessary bottom well plugs epoxied, these are very good carbs.
Yes, both lines go behind H2O pump. Yours look correct.

General Discussion / Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:43:19 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!

Mr. Shanks,
When you post on here 1896! times, and your experience / expertise garners you credits as a factual authority in many published books regarding 1st Gen. Camaros, and have authored research reports for this site... well, maybe, then, you could tell “William” that he knows nothing about this topic. Until then, please be cordial with fellow members. No need for rudeness.
Sorry Freddie, my Ky cousin, I have no personal experience with the shakers, but the AIM spells it out well. I have never seen a car that was supposed to have shakers, have anything but 4. In deference to the claim of a car built with less than 4, never say never, anything is possible.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: identification
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:07:27 PM »
Thats funny. I can't imagine restoring a car that is only ten years old now a days....So even in 1978  these cars were considered special enough to restore?
Silly Austin, only if it was H.O. It was worth restoring.

Seriously, from my perspective (and probably Gary and others) having bought my car in 79’, these 1st gens. never fell out of favor, like some other years or models. There has seemingly always nbeen a lot of interest, even way back, in fixing up these cars. That is probably why so many parts were available over the counter from Chevy BITD?!  That is how I ended up with 2 cars in 79. I wanted to fix one up to show. Back then, it was cheaper to buy a new fender than to fix a small hole. That is how my car (SS 350) got taken apart and sold off the original doghouse (regrets), and bought new sheet metal. The vast amount of parts available were one reason the car’s popularity persisted, even after 10 years! How many other cars can you say that for? The parts manager who was my connection for getting GM parts from (at cost, I’ll add),  back then, had a 69 Z. I’ll never forget going over to his house with a buddy. In his basement were shelves And shelves of new 69 parts. On his lunch hour he would go through the parts books and order any part still available for a 69, he told me. He had A LOT of parts (maybe more than the dealer)all categorized in bins. He was in the middle of a divorce and was selling off stuff. My buddy bought the whole drivetrain and put it in a 68 RS. I rebuilt the DZ engine for him. Before he sold my buddy the engine, he offered everything to us including his just painted body shell ( Cortez Silver) for 3 grand! A deal even then.

Mild Modifications / Re: Adding a dash clock to a ‘69
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:40:46 AM »
While the Dremel would be ideal, I did it using a hacksaw blade starting with drilling 2, 1/2 in. holes in opposing corners. I have also used a saws all. Finishing off with files. It helps to have a template  I made one from the original dash. Since you do not have an old dash, I could measure and provide dimensions. I will do a search 1st to see if that information is already available.

General Discussion / Re: Driveshaft Research Report
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »
Thx for the hard work Byron.. Very nice and informative article.
Thanks BRYON, also. Well done!

General Discussion / Re: Looking for my high school 69
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:48:04 PM »
I am looking for my high school 69. The car is a original SS/RS 396 4-speed hugger orange, black vinyl top, conforweeve interor, tach gauges, enduro bumper, 68 rear spoiler and a cowl hood. The car was extremely clean and with original interior and and metal. The VIN is 124379N514458. The car came from the Cleveland, Ohio area and I was told it may be in Tennessee or Kentucky. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What year was that when you owned this car?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: identification
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:03:46 PM »
I saw that another guy got his vin  decoded so I thought my vin might have some info other than the basics.

In addition, your number indicates it was built at the Norwood, Ohio plant. To further pinpoint the build date, it was either the 1st or 2nd week (12A,12B) of December of 1968 and because it does not have an X code, 1st Week is more probable.

General Discussion / Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:45:48 PM »
According to my Hollander interchange:

Windshield 67-9 hdt same, 67-9 conv same,
67-9 hdt back glass same,
Door glass regardless hdt or conv are same for 67 only , 68-9 same for hdt & conv,
1/4 glass 67 unique to 67, different hdt from conv
1/4 glass for 68-9 are same (interchange) for hdt., same for 68-9 1/4 glass for conv which interchange. But hdt is different from conv. ( as seen above) hdt= hardtop coupe. Conv = convertible

Not sure why or what on a 67 1/4 glass, irrespective of hdt or conv, is different from 68-9

Maintenance / Re: I broke it ! Don't think it's the clutch.
« on: April 02, 2018, 03:00:53 AM »
Hey “Newb”, you never told us what you found. As far as the BB comment, I see you have, indeed, a bb car! My bad and kudos. I saw those “Z” stripes in your avatar and made an assumption. I will defer to my sb brethren, here, to see if they have experienced the same clutch trouble. But i really do not need to consult, I already know if the car has a bow tie on it,  it is capable of shredding a clutch ‘cause theyCgevys) are all “bad to the bone”, lol.
Austin- Drive like it’s ‘75? There was an oil embargo...parked the gal and have not started her since.

If ARP says 45# with their parts?, then that is what I would do.

Restoration / Re: 1967 12 bolt question
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:35:38 AM »
These are some Chevelle castings:
3859140N   1965
3875745N   1966
3894939NF   1967 (Early)
3917124NF   1967 (Late)
3917124NF   1968
3917124NF   1969 (Early)
3959038NF   1969 (Late)
3969278NF   1970
3969278NF   1971
As you can see, different than Camaro. The only rear with the 4860 casting in 67, I am aware of, is the Camaro. I am not sure, but I am thinking Firebirds used a different rear. Someone will chime in if I am wrong. So the casting and date should be unique to the F body in 67, IMHO

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: CRG non-forum areas
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:05:10 AM »
[quote author=qwertyme77 link=topic=16356.msg147925#msg147925 date=152 I guess i'm going to have to do it the long way. I didn't want to have to scroll through a web page to get to the charts. I was going to set up an album in my iphone for quick access when I'm at a swap meet[/quote]

Believe me, if you begin to study the pages and reference them often, it will not be hard or take long to find the info needed on this site. It is laid out very well. After awhile, you won’t even have to look anymore. You will know what you are looking at and looking for. No disrespect, but I would say about everyone on here has had to memorize and know how and where to find information and paid their dues. No instant experts here. If you study enough, it won’t be long before you are able to rattle off numbers and facts ad nauseum. When attending a swap, I bring a pocket knife to scrape off, a rag to clean my hands, a magnifying glass and a tape measure, and my IPhone. For the most part though, I just use my memory and experience at recognizing parts. I rarely have to look up info. That is just experience which, in time, you will have, as well.

1968 - Orphans / 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:38:58 AM »
1968 Camaro Big Block Chevy BBC 396 375hp MQ 4 Bolt Block 3916323 323 J-12-7

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