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Garage Talk / Re: Muscle car assembley line video
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:52:09 AM »
Very nice compilation video!  I bookmarked that one for sure.

Of course it also has the usual Yenko/COPO experts and their typical incorrect comments. :)

Originality / Re: 1969 clock usage
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:28:26 AM »
Yes, I remember that from the early car mag roll out of new for 69 GM products.

Originality / Re: 1969 clock usage
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:13:38 PM »
I can understand the potential confusion since half the cars on ebay are incorrect. :)

The missing clocks with U17, the unpainted grill surround, and incorrect striping are running rampant these days!

Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:08:11 PM »
Thanks for the pictures!  They show some great details.
Hans' and Len's pics both show the flat top 3.
Len's 2nd and 3rd pic each show one of the perimeter spot welds.
Len's 1st and last pic each show what looks like 4 protrusions on the edge of the inner cup.

So I guess my observations from the pics are:

Flat top 3's,   4 protrusions 90 degrees apart on the back edge of the inner support cup,  and the perimeter spot welds attaching the inner cup to the pulley.

So those features may be a good way to ID an original pulley, unless someone comes up with something different on known originals.  Of course, there may be different features based on potential multiple suppliers, or changes over time.

Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:47:19 PM »
Good ole ebay.   :)

Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:24:41 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!  Unfortunately I didn't pay repop price for this.  :(

Hopefully I can return it.

Originality / 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:49:37 PM »
I found other threads about this but no overall guidelines about real vs. repopped pulleys.
I wanted to get you guys opinion on this pulley:

I thought the font looked good but I'm questioning the welds that retain the inner support.  I have noticed on crank pulleys that the welds on repops are on the flat face (like above), but on originals they seem to be on the side around the circumference of the mounting flange.  Is that correct and does that also apply to water pump pulleys?

Any feedback appreciated!

General Discussion / Re: ebay 69Z buyer beware.
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:03:01 AM »
You were right Ed.  It didn't take long.

Great to get those pictures!  She doesn't look the type to be rowing the gears on a Z28, but kudos to her for enjoying a car like that. 8)

First pic looks like header mufflers as the only exhaust.  I used to roll that way with mine in the 70's.  A high comp, solid lifter engine sounds really good like that.

Originality / Re: ZL2 Hood Grommet
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:15:44 PM »
Hmm, this looks like a perfect item for me to protoype a correct molding.  I wonder what the demand would be?  But at $8 a re-pop, it would be tough to recoup my time put in. I have not done a molding project since I did the RS washer valve plastic part. :)

Do it!  I'll be first in line for it!  With everyone striving for accuracy I'm surprised this hasn't been addressed. 

General Discussion / Re: He doesn't even know!
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
Yes!  I enjoyed his humor.  ;D ;D

Originality / Re: ZL2 Hood Grommet
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:24:26 AM »
Here's the repopped grommet that everybody carries:

It is nothing like the original grommet that came with this hood back in the day:

There seems to be very little information or pictures of the original style grommet.   Just wondering why the grommet was reproduced so inaccurately??

1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N568469 V1218DZ Block
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:03:54 AM »
I wish it was about a week earlier on the stamp!  I just had an engine built for my Z but not close to being date correct.

Probably 19N568 on the VIN.  That would have probably been in a 12C car, and mines a 12B.

Close, but no cigar!

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:48:03 PM »
Good to know.  I learn something on here everyday! 8)

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: September 05, 2017, 02:19:42 AM »
I don't know of a list but another good marking to look for on Norwood cars is the X code in crayon on the sheet metal behind the rear seatback on the passenger side. I believe it should be there unless your car was built prior to using X-codes.  Pre-12B

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