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General Discussion / Re: Question for Dave69x33
« on: June 19, 2024, 02:58:08 PM »
Out of curiosity, did you get an answer ? Sending a PM might get you a response.


https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1427454/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-for-sale-in-springfield-ohio-45503

This the car (according to the VIN, yes) ? I noted the dealer indicated “proper DZ stamping”. A pretty LeMans car nonetheless -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Making rubber parts pliable again.
« on: November 22, 2023, 01:22:38 PM »
It used to be Armor All "Detailer's Advantage", spray bottle, my supply has lasted for years (so I haven't bought any in a long while). I've also used regular Armor All for the same purposes before. I was hesitant to use it on my top at first, installer recommended to apply to a soft cloth first and then lightly apply it to the top, I was satisfied with the result from the first use. Using it ever since -

Steve

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Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original cowl hood photos needed
« on: November 22, 2023, 02:38:24 AM »
Bryon,

I've got 4, 2 NOS and 2 earlier used (which unfortunately have insulation attached, one on the Pace Car and one on my '68 Z). the NOS ones are still in the boxes, dated April '92 if they will be of any benefit. I also have 2 early SS hoods w/o insulation if they are needed. I'll be glad to take pics if they can help -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Making rubber parts pliable again.
« on: November 22, 2023, 02:20:25 AM »
You'd be surprised how a good soaking with clear Armor All will do - I've used is on everything from hoses to wiper blades, also even helps painted parts survive to bend another day. My convertible top installer had me put a coat on my Z11's top to protect it, still looks great after 25 years. I periodically use it on my air hoses and various electrical cords in the shop. Good stuff -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 rear panel emblem
« on: September 28, 2023, 01:54:30 AM »
Forgot to add the front view -

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 rear panel emblem
« on: September 28, 2023, 01:39:16 AM »
My tail emblem, on the car in '73 when I bought it, "28" is silver, see pics for markings. Known the car since '72 when I first worked on it, long before Trim Parts reproduced the emblems. I have no doubt the emblem is original to the car, which is a documented car. Emblem removed and stored since '81.

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Where Do I Start to Authenticate My New 68 SS?
« on: September 28, 2023, 01:10:28 AM »
I'll add a little clue list to look for - check out the engine frame mounts for appearance and part number(s), which are stamped on the top edge of the plate where it faces up towards the fenders. If they are correct, and not brand new in appearance or relatively newer in appearance to the subframe, that might give you some hope for original BB options. Check the condition of the trans tunnel where the 4 speed shifter would have mounted. Fuel line mounting and diameter over the subframe in the area of the upper A-arm ? Disc brake car ? Console ?  These are clues, not determining factors by any means, but will help understand how the car may have been optioned when it left the factory.

In any event, it's a pretty car, and I join the statement that you can be proud of it and enjoy showing it regardless of the authenticity/pedigree. I'm fortunate to be a '68 owner with documentation, but i understand your want to verify what you own.

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag?
« on: August 25, 2023, 06:23:20 PM »
I think beating on it with a ball pein hammer helped the aged appearance of the tag quite a bit - but I’m no expert.

Steve

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Z28 distributor 1111480
« on: August 22, 2023, 03:48:25 AM »
Question.

Why a lot of the 1969 Camaro Z28 distributors (1111480) seemed to get traded out with something else back in the day?

I swapped mine for a Mallory YL-482HP dual point in '73, mainly because I ran that distributor on my Bel Air for years before I sold the '57 and bought the Z in '73 (and replaced the Mallory on the '57 with the Delco dual point that was on it when I bought it). I only ever set the points twice on the Mallory in all the years of driving both cars - once when new, once when I set it up on the Z. Terrifically reliable piece of equipment, finally sold the Mallory last year after 53 years of ownership. -

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Originality / Re: Endura Bumper Brackets
« on: August 22, 2023, 03:06:52 AM »
Try this thread from a few years back. Repop brackets have improved over the last several years, a lot closer than they used to be. Bumpers have improved, but still need a little extra effort to be closer to the OE profile, particularly the ends. Bracket pics are on page 2 -

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9976.msg74662#msg74662

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Mecum 69 Camaro
« on: August 22, 2023, 02:44:23 AM »
You know, it doesn’t mention any claims to high end originality, even down to the “date coded” 350. The balance of the car looks pretty good, with the exception of the missing or misplaced items that could easily be corrected. I’d consider it as a nice modified car, and agree with the misuse of “concours”. I don’t disparage Mecum by any stretch, I’d rather watch them than BJ any day of the week.

As always, my own opinion.

Regards,
Steve

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Man, I imagine only someone that tried that would know. Is the bolt pattern similar at all? Next question: why? If you have a crossram, why would you want to run 1x4 on that manifold? Why not just install a single 4bbl manifold that will work properly?

The manifold tops are very close, the largest difference being the Offenhauser bolts are 1/4", the Winters intake top is drilled for 5/16" bolts. I still have a couple of Offenhauser gaskets to check with, but unfortunately no Winters to match them up with (sold all of my Offenhausers, had two single four tops at one point in time). That would be the easiest way to check -

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 69 SS AIR CLEANER COVER
« on: February 27, 2023, 06:50:17 PM »
Correct - OE is decidedly different. Automatic cleaners are easy to find, if you’re lucky you can locate a good donor. Aircraft stripper works quickly, followed by beading if you have any scale. Rusty parts will require a lot more work in the plating process that might affect the final appearance in terms of heavier copper coat vs. an OE chrome finish (most plate shops offer “show” vs. “OE” chrome).
Good luck and let us know how you come out -

Steve

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Originality / Re: 69 SS AIR CLEARNER COVER
« on: February 27, 2023, 05:08:16 PM »
I’m not trying to push Classic’s offering, but take a look at KW461 from the current catalog - I severely doubt you could source an OE painted lid and chrome it for this price. Inexpensive - and appears correct. Just a suggestion -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro L-48 SS air cleaner and chrome lid
« on: February 06, 2023, 01:40:01 AM »
Vince - do you need a manual or automatic cleaner ? Send me a PM.

Steve

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