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Originality / How to tell if it's a real OEM bumper?
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:44:50 PM »
I found a front bumper for a 1969 on Craigslist...
 Seller claims it's OEM... How can I verify that statement?
 Any stampings to look for?



Maintenance / HELP!: Kick Panel Installation
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:13:51 PM »
I had to take a break... 

I've been attempting to install the Right side (non-AC) kick panel and it's not going well (and that side should be the easier of the two). I'm afraid that I'm going to break the thing...
I've tried trimming the inner-most plastic flange a bit and that did seem to help, but it's still not going in. 

Any tips, tricks, or thoughts as to how to get this thing in??
(or is cussing & swearing required?)

Maintenance / GEN light: Help me remember?
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:30:32 PM »
An 'old guy' here that can't seem to remember...
On a 69, when you turn the key to the ON position, shouldn't the GEN light turn on?

I swear that's how it used to work, but now that I've replaced the under-dash wiring harness
with an AAW Factory Fit harness, I'm not so sure... Everything else is working properly, but that
light does not turn on..

Please help.

Ok, I'm in the middle of a under-dash wiring harness replacement using American Autowire 'Factory Fit' harness...
How do you remove/unplug the lighting & engine harnesses from the firewall side of the fuse panel??
I removed the center bolt from the firewall side and also removed the 2 inside screws holding the fuse panel.
But I still can't budge them... Is it just 50 years of gunk holding them in? or did they apply some sealant at the factory? 

I'm worried about prying on them and possibly breaking the connector.

Maintenance / What light bulb# for heater controls on a 69
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:31:45 PM »
After looking at the dash wiring harness, it appears as if the heater control light bulb is NOT a #194 bulb as the other dash bulbs... it is a twist-in bulb...

Does anybody know the bulb # (for a 1969)??

I've been referencing...
and suspect it is probably #1445 (or possibly #1895), but I would like some verification before I place an order.


I've been trying to figure out the possible engine/trans combos that my 69 may have been built with...
the car has the original rearend (Axle code: BR 1206G1, Line2: E, Casting: 3894860NF) Read: 12-Bolt Posi 3.07
But the engine/trans are non-original.
And I know it is was originally a manual transmission car(clutch/brake pedals).

So, assuming the 3.07 gear ratio was standard and not an option...
What engine/trans combos would have been possible?

General Discussion / Anybody buy from
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:42:48 PM »
Just curious; saw an ad for
Apparently they make custom reproduction USA State License Plates.
Anyway, I'm wondering how good the quality is.

Also, It's strange that their Texas plates are the "euro" style?!?
My Camaro is a Texas car, but I wouldn't want that style plate on it.

General Discussion / 69 Project on CL w/unattached VIN & X33 Tag
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:56:48 PM »
Warning! Another 69 Z28 soon to be built...

I'm guessing that it's a 'fake' body tag.

General Discussion / NOS parts for 69 Camaro on CL Milwaukee
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:52:18 PM »
Not mine.

I just noticed this Craigslist ad for NOS parts for 69 Camaro and thought someone might be interested;
includes a deck lid, door skins, header moldings for vert, roof rail weatherstrips, etc.

General Discussion / 302 DZ Short block on local CL
« on: September 13, 2016, 07:13:46 PM »
Just an FYI (not mine)....

located in Lacrosse WI.

Maintenance / Need Recommendation for a Fuel Sender
« on: August 25, 2016, 06:55:09 PM »
I need a recommendation for a new fuel sender as I believe that the one that I bought from NAPA is wrong for a 1969 Camaro (350 SBC: one tube).

I've checked everything out; gauge works OK, sender works OK on the bench test, and I also hooked it up to the car wiring outside of the tank and verified the ohm range and range of the needle on the gauge.

The problem is that when everything is installed, the gauge will read 'Empty' when there is still about 7 gallons left in it. I suspect that the float arm is TOO short and not reaching low enough into the tank. So, that's why I think that it's the incorrect sender for the application. (BTW: It's a Spectre replacement gas tank)

Any Recommendations?

Restoration / 69 "Door Window Guides"
« on: March 01, 2016, 06:22:45 PM »
Question about these 'Door Window Guides' -
My 69 Camaro doesn't have them and I can't find them in the AIM.

Apparently they attach under the Outer Window Felts.

Are they required? and Why wouldn't they be in the AIM?

General Discussion / Close-out Parts at Rock Auto
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:35:38 PM »
FYI - I just got a notice of close-out parts being offered by Rock Auto for a 69 Camaro...

Some good deals there.

Maintenance / 69 Camaro Parts Closeout Sale- Rock Auto
« on: August 21, 2013, 07:43:14 PM »
Just got his email and thought I would share...

We have a limited number of wholesaler closeout parts available for your 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO and possibly other vehicles you work on. Wholesaler closeout parts come from manufacturers, retailers or distributors who, for whatever reason, decided to reduce or liquidate inventory. We pay less for these parts and can offer them to RockAuto customers at bargain prices. Some of these products were discontinued by manufacturers and may be hard to find after these closeout parts are sold. If you're planning for future repairs or if you've postponed maintenance, now is a great time to buy the parts you need!

 The links below display the wholesaler closeout parts available for your vehicles. Wholesaler closeout parts are also listed in the RockAuto catalog alongside our regular inventory.

Wholesaler closeouts for your 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO

 We regularly add new wholesaler closeout parts to the RockAuto catalog. We will send an update email like this one, covering up to three of your vehicles, at most once every three months. To be notified immediately when a closeout part for your vehicle is added to our catalog, sign up for our RSS feed by clicking an RSS icon in our catalog.

 Enjoy the savings, and thanks for being a RockAuto customer!

 Tom Taylor
 Vice President, Marketing

RockAuto, LLC
 Madison, WI
 1-866-ROCKAUTO (1-866-762-5288)
 (608) 661-1376
 Fax: (608) 819-6350

Maintenance / Dash BRAKE Light Problem
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:05:28 PM »
OK. After reading many posts on this subject, I attempted to diagnose my problem:
My dash BRAKE light is always ON.

Now, from what I have read, disconnecting both the wire at the parking brake switch under the dash AND disconnecting the wire at the master cylinder junction block should cause the BRAKE lamp to turn OFF.
Mine stays ON.

Does this mean that I have a short somewhere in that circuit??

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