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Originality / Re: 1969 Radio Question
« on: August 25, 2021, 06:30:22 PM »
Hi Ed,

No I do not want anyone to get into a pissing contest. I see you posted a response just minutes before I did. I am only going by the NOS radio kit I had and the grease caps off of the January car I scrapped. I knew nothing about the collectors until the early eighties when someone pointed them out to me.

Do you think a dealer might have installed them on a car in '69 if someone was getting static or was it proven they just didn't work?

Thanks, Warren

Originality / Re: 1969 Radio Question
« on: August 25, 2021, 06:23:44 PM »
The only reason I am saying they came on 1969 Camaros's two things. One I bought an NOS AM-FM radio kit and they were in there. Second is where I learned about the static collectors, is someone back around 1980 picked them out of a Camaro I scrapped parts pile. I think it was a January built.

So, maybe the radio kit was an early kit. Not sure what to say on the January built car though.

Ed, do you have any info that says they were dropped in 1969? Did they find they really did not serve any purpose after studies on '68 and earlier cars?

                                   - Warren

Originality / Re: 1969 Radio Question
« on: August 25, 2021, 05:06:10 PM »
Static collectors were used in 1969.

                        - Warren

Originality / Re: 1969 Radio Question
« on: August 25, 2021, 04:29:41 PM »
The best way to see if your car came with an FM or FM Stereo radio would be to see if you have the static collectors in the the front grease caps. If you do not have them odds are pretty good your car originally had an AM radio or no radio.

Check out this eBay auction to see what the collectors look like. They snap inside the grease cap.

                                            - Warren

Restoration / Re: Stock Control Arms
« on: August 24, 2021, 07:04:09 PM »
Here is a full set in Denver. Look like they are just dirty and will clean up nice.

1968 Camaro lower A arm bumpers are located opposite 1969 bumpers, so they are a one year only A arm.

                                                             - Warren

Restoration / Re: Stock Control Arms
« on: August 24, 2021, 03:16:40 PM »
What year do you need? Do you need both upper and lower?

                    - Warren

Foreign Camaros / Re: 1969 RS/SS VN Japan Export on Facebook
« on: August 17, 2021, 07:56:11 PM »
The VIN is 124379L524926

Van Nuys VINs did not go into the L600000.

                                - Warren

Originality / Re: L78 Survivor Mystery Hole
« on: August 13, 2021, 01:22:33 PM »
The hole could be for a tach cable.

                     - Warren

General Discussion / Re: 69 Temp Sending Unit
« on: July 26, 2021, 06:59:26 PM »
Uses the threaded stud for console gauges.

                          - Warren

General Discussion / Re: 68 MO Short Block
« on: July 16, 2021, 12:59:24 PM »
If Chuck wanted the full VIN posted in his ad he would have done so.

Joe I doubt he will let you know what the VIN is.

So as Kurt says, without the full VIN, the link to the ad has no value in the CRG orphans section.

                                             - Warren

Maintenance / Re: Worn Column shift lever.
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:33:15 PM »

Mine is pretty sloppy on my 68 with a 327 and Powerglide.  Let me know what you figure out.

You responded to a topic that is over 5 years old. You may not get an answer to your reponse.

                                        - Warren

General Discussion / Re: Power Steering Pump Pressure
« on: July 06, 2021, 04:42:21 PM »
1969 Camaro uses a variable ratio power steering box. All V/8s the pressure is 1350 - 1450.

Constant ratio power steering boxes that are found in Novas and Chevelles have a 900 -1000 pressure.

                                         - Warren

Restoration / Re: 1969 L78 Smog set up
« on: May 23, 2021, 05:52:08 PM »
The B/B bracket for the pump in the picture shows two holes in it on the bottom. As far as I know that is a newer bracket. I do not think any '69 Camaro had that bracket, but possibly end of year build got it.

                                                                                - Warren

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...block stamp
« on: May 14, 2021, 01:03:03 AM »
Must have been someones first day upholstering seat covers. Hog rings have to much pull on them. But "no expense spared".

                                                                   - Warren

Maintenance / Re: Clutch Issues
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:42:47 PM »
I bought a '69 Z/28 back around 1980 that supposedly had a bad clutch. Guy tells me he put in a new 3 finger pressure plate and clutch disc and about a week later the clutch went.

So I buy the car and pull out the transmission. I look in the bellhousing and see the clutch fork is bent. I installed another fork and that fixed it.

Only time I ever dealt with a problem like that.

                                                                          - Warren

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