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Garage Talk / DZ Plate
« on: October 23, 2019, 11:37:39 PM »
I thought some of you guys might like to see this cool set of plates I found at an antique shop. 

Just need to end up with another 69 someday for this.

Restoration / Source for Firewall to Fender Bracket
« on: October 14, 2019, 05:40:08 PM »
Anyone know where I can locate these triangle shaped braces for both side?

Originality / Radio Antenna Cable ID AM or AM/FM? 68 Z
« on: August 08, 2019, 07:02:10 PM »
I know my car came with a front mounted antenna.  I don't know if it was fixed or telescoping to determine if it was AM or AM/FM. 

My question is; can we tell from the cable type, this cut off piece of the original one left in place, or the end under the dash?



Restoration / Z/28 Alternator Brace, the black one
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:08:16 AM »
Well, my aftermarket reproduction brace appears to be no where near accurate.  Not enough arch so it gets into the fan blades.  Who makes one that is correct?


Originality / Need 68 Red Deluxe Interior Top Of Dash Paint Info
« on: August 19, 2018, 02:46:53 AM »
Looking for definitive answer on the top of dash paint for my red interior 68.
I did find via search topics this same question for 67s but I donít know if the referenced paint code would be the same,and the links posted in that old thread are dead.


General Discussion / Car Life July 68 Z28 Road Test
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:46:33 PM »
I found several 67 road tests here but did not find this one for 1968.  Apologies if a repost, but here it is.

General Discussion / 1968 Z28 Power Steering
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:02:46 PM »
Does anyone know how many 68 Zs came with power steering?  Jerryís book simply states, ďvery few 67 and 68 Z28s were equipped with power steering.......... .Ē

Mine still has the PS box, so I will be seeking the cast iron deep pulley for the pump and extra balancer pulley and related stuff.


General Discussion / 68 Rear Disc Brake Package
« on: February 07, 2018, 01:19:57 PM »
Probably here somewhere but my searches didnít quite resolve my question.

Being as the 1968 rear disc brake option was an over the counter only option, what all came with that?  I did read that the housing was narrower on the disc optioned cars but does that mean for 69 only when it was a factory option?  Itís hard to imagine that a rear brake kit from the parts department included a housing and axles as well......  but Iím curious how this was all handled.



Restoration / 1968 RS Forensics
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:05:55 PM »
I have a 68 Norwood 05B with RR Matador Red paint and 725 Red Deluxe Interior.  That's the easy part from the trim tag.

The car is pretty butchered and forgotten, but I suspect it's worth bringing back from the dead.  Painted white long ago and in the late 80s (we suspect based on dated junk in the car) it started a back half drag car job with trunk cut out and 2X3 frame rails.  Then abandoned.  There is no sheet metal forward of the firewall, and no drivetrain.  That's the bad part.

Here is why I think it's maybe something more special.

Clearly RS door trim top of doors and along the rocker line.  Old black paint below the trim on the sides.    Correct hole right of brake booster for vacuum lines, in fact a few inches of vacuum lines hanging out of the hole.

Looking down beside brake booster (booster cannibalized and missing) at sections of vacuum lines.

Rear fascia.  Low back up lights. Possible black paint tail light panel, but hard to tell from past paint work.  There does not appear to be any red there as there is below and under the bumper.

Then we add disc brakes and supporting pedal in interior.

Has power steering, and I'm looking for a similar pic of a short pitman arm to compare with this.  Looks like the longer version but I didn't get it measured and I'm not where I can do so for awhile.

Then we go to the firewall.  No heater core.

But looks like the proper speedometer cable hole above the throttle pivot with original clips for a Muncie.  As well as the rubber grommeted hole for an oil pressure line for console gauges.

Speedo clip.

Close up of upper clip and hole.

So by now I'm pretty sure I might have an SS/RS.... 

Although easy to change, especially based on the probable past life she had, she has small block engine frame mounts and what looks like a small block cross member.  The underside of the bolt access hole is torched for more clearance, and the top view of the cm look like a hard right offset, but I think the remnants of the hole are indicating SB.  Thoughts? 

Ok, so maybe an SS/RS 350 from the things present and accounted for?

So then I'm thrown off by the N30 wheel.....  Camaro emblem, not SS.  I know that's easy to change as well.  The wheel I mean.  Doubt anyone would go thru the trouble of de-badging an SS with a base emblem.  Steal the emblem yes, change...?

So possibilities:

RS with indications of Muncie transmission and console with gauges added.

RS/SS with steering wheel changed.  Probable 350.  Possibly 396.

RS Z/28

What opinions and hypothesis do you guys have about this one?  Where would you go from here?  Figuring when the snow stops I will check for a brake proportioning valve or evidence of one/lack of one.  Reading the tire pressure sticker will take a crime lab, but it's there.

Better yet, does anyone have my engine?!?!?  :)

Decoding/Numbers / N30 1968 Steering Wheel - Dated?
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
Are the N30 wheels date coded in any way?


General Discussion / Vintage Picture of Mom's 67 SS/RS
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:29:48 PM »
Hello everyone.  Thought I'd say hello and break the ice with a quick pic.

Dad worked for a GM subsidiary in Indy and this car was provided as a GM Executive car for 6 months ( I think that was the duration) then available for purchase so Dad bought it at that time for Mom's daily driver.
The specs included ac/tilt/wood wheel, ps, power windows, PDFB, posi 10 bolt, powerglide, 350/295, cruise, AM/FM, red deluxe int, headrests, full gauges, fold down back seat, luggage rack, bumper guards, etc...etc...  No 8 track tape deck I remember was the big thing they always said the car was missing.  :)
This was certainly a special car.  I learned about cars working on it with with Dad doing valve jobs and stuff.  They sold it in 1975 for a more reliable family car and the guy who bought it totaled it before he got the title transferred.  Sad ending, sorry.
Since then I've had 13 different 67-69 Camaros and all were special in different ways, but this is the one that started the passion for me.


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