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Maintenance / 69 Door Window Regulator Repair
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:14:42 PM »
Drivers door window on my 69 cranked down normally but was binding heavily on the way up. Per the Fisher Body Service Manual I removed the 2 lower sash channel cam stud nuts, isolating the window from the window regulator  and the window went up and down the track easily but the regulator was still difficult to crank up so I knew I had a bad regulator.

Removed the window regulator and after removing the high tension flat steel coil/spring drilled out the 3 rivets that hold the cup containing the splined shaft and drive gear, cleaned and inspected all the parts inside the cup and everything looks ok but I'm not sure about the stainless spring that goes inside the cup. One end has a small loop that goes towards the bottom of the cup but the top end has a jagged end like maybe the tip of the spring broke off.

Is there supposed to be a bend or another hook on the top end of it? I didn't find any broken fragment on disassembly either.
I've never tore into one of these so not sure what that spring should look like.
I found a couple images online of a regulator spring for different applications and they show a bend at the top end of the spring.

1969 - Orphans / DZ Block V1121DZ?
« on: May 06, 2014, 11:19:34 PM »

Looking at what remains of the vin stamp it's either 19N555219 or 19N556219, both indicate a Dec of '68 Norwood built Z, 551863-569987.

Block date code is K148 which is Nov 14, '68 so date stamp on block could appropriately be V1121DZ, Nov 21.

Originality / Brake hoses
« on: July 28, 2011, 02:59:31 AM »

« on: June 10, 2011, 04:51:14 AM »
Anybody know what a "V" in box 147 "Trim" of a '69 Chassis Broadcast Copy stand for?
Is that Green?
How is 723 midnight green specified?

Originality / Exhaust hangar bracket
« on: June 08, 2009, 04:32:09 PM »
Did dual exhaust cars get the single exhaust hangar bracket that's welded to the drivers side underbody just forward of the gas tank?

Originality / LOS/VNY 69 Z28 cowl paint
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:51:57 PM »
I recently saw an original paint Lemans blue L.A. Z28 with white stripes and the whole cowl area was white from the top edge of the firewall back. This appeared to include the windshield wiper linkage as well. This was a mid to late April car.
Jerry's book mentions white striped cars were painted white under the cowl grill.
My question is, would a January built L.A. dover white car with black stripes receive black paint under the cowl grill? Was the wiper linkage also painted?

Maintenance / 346 Master Cylinder
« on: August 19, 2008, 07:29:20 AM »
I picked up a Cardone 10-1423 Master cylinder from an Autozone about 7 years ago. It is a '346 casting with no identifiable stamp on it, i.e. US etc... It came up as a replacement for a 69 396 Camaro w/ front discs (the 69 Z28 master he pulled was a tall Bendix type).
The box says its a reman'd unit, couldn't pass on it for $14 at the time. I'm now considering installing it but noticed it doesn't seem to have the rear residual pressure valve installed.
Does anyone know if these are reproductions. Shouldn't a 396 Camaro with front discs also require the rear RPV? Why does the 69 Z28 master Cardone sells as a remanufactured unit resemble a bendix type master? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Maintenance / 69 1111480 distributor
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:41:48 PM »
Anyone know which vacuum advance control pod to use as a replacement in my DZ 302's 480 distributor?

Decoding/Numbers / 69 L6 Camaro base price
« on: February 03, 2008, 07:03:09 PM »
Anyone know what the base price for a 69 six cyl Camaro was for a Jan '69 build?

1969 - Orphans / 69 protecto-plate on eBay - 9S715240 - Corvette
« on: January 06, 2008, 11:38:57 PM »
If anyone accesses any Corvette forums, there is a protecto-plate for a 69 vette vin #194379s715240 for sale on eBay. Be nice if it ended up with the original car.

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