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Originality / Booster check valves
« on: November 18, 2014, 01:49:07 AM »
I was told at the Camaro Nationals I had the wrong check valve on my brake booster and I am confused on which one I need for an early 69 ( Nov 68 ) built car. In the photo #1 is what I had at the show, I thought it was original. #2 is on my friends 4-69 built car, #3 is what I have seen in some other posts on 68-69 cars. I couldn't find any discussions here so I thought I ask, what have you seen or know to be correct. George

Restoration / Restoration help
« on: May 15, 2014, 07:17:41 PM »
I finally got to drive my 69 Camaro yesterday after a three year total restoration. What a thrill, it drives just like a new car should, "in 1969". The old design suspension and bias ply tires make me appreciate newer radial tire technology. I mostly want to thank all you guys on CRG for providing information, tips, and overall restoration help over the last four years. The information provided on this site is tremendously helpfull to anyone attempting to restore a Camaro to factory like condition.
I have about 30 days before heading to nationals, but checklist is getting shorter.
If you see anything incorrect in the photos I appreciate your feedback. Thanks again guys. George

Restoration / Window wiskers or felts, & mice
« on: December 13, 2013, 01:38:50 AM »
I found & bought NOS window felts years ago and pulled them out of the tube they were in and was shocked (pissed) to find mice had eaten them and made a warm little home in the tube. So not wanting to spend big dollars again I bought what was advertized as "The finest windowfelts available". They fit nice but the ends of the molding have a sharp cut edge unlike the originals. I drilled out the center of the molding to a depth of 1/8" and peened over the end with a very small hammer. You don't have to close up the end, just round it off. They turned out pretty good and match the NOS ones. Maybe this is how others do it I just have not seen it talked about. Sorry for the out of focus pictures. George

Originality / Fold down seat divider panel
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:37:59 PM »
I am putting in my rear seat divider panel and noticed the back of the original panel has glue sprayed on it like there was jute glued to it previously. If anyone has an original seat divider panel with fold down seat could you look through the trunk and see if you can see jute padding on the back? The other question is the re-pro divider panel laid over the original is about an inch shorter. Also the original has a 1/2" additional material above the seat latch. Did I get one for a convertible, is there are difference? George

Restoration / Front spoiler support rods
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:40:16 AM »
I installed a new front spoiler, the support rods are a gloss black and don't look correct to me. Anyone one know if they were originally a dark phosphate color? I can't seem to find a description or picture. George

Restoration / Inner fender holes for harness retainers
« on: October 04, 2013, 11:08:28 PM »
I threw out my original 1969 left inner fender and did not measure the hole placement for the plastic harness retainers. AIM states drill holes at dimples but repo does not have them. I have one picture I took for staple placement that I roughly measured holes. Could somebody check an original inner fender and check my measurements or correct me. Thanks. George

Originality / 1969 396 Fan Clutch
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:48:14 PM »
I was thinking about having my fan clutch rebuilt but I am not sure if itís original. I canít find a date stamp on the water pump flange.
Did they always have a date stamp? And mine is stamped EATON-AC, I donít know if that means AC installed on the car or if  Eaton- AC companies were merged at that time?
Any idea what the B18D stamp means? I donít want to remove the original stamps if this is original, I could get a replacement and save this one for shows.
This car was built November 1968, 396-325, with AC. It does have original radiator, shroud, & fan. Any insight would be appreciated, Thanks for your time. George

Restoration / Mirror mounting holes
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »
I just noticed my left door has an extra screw hole for mounting the mirror I need to weld up. But there is another screw hole towards the back. Is this a factory hole used for a remote mirror or should we weld that up also. Did all doors have the large hole punched for a remote mirror? Thanks. George

Restoration / Trunk / Quarter drop off panel plugs
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:53:19 PM »
I replaced the drop off panels in my 69 and the new panels don't have a hole for the drain plug. I can't find the original plug for the hole size. Can anyone tell my what size hole that is. This is behind the tire NOT in wheel well. Also I think my plug was rubber and the reproductions are plastic. If you know what is correct let me know. George

Originality / Vinyl top seam measurement
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:35:58 PM »
I am ready to order a new Parchment vinyl top for my 69 and want to make sure of the measurement between the seams. I have seen this varies between the suppliers.
Could anyone with an original 1969 vinyl top give me their measurement seam to seam, and also is the measurement the same below the rear window. I would have thought this would have come up before but I did not have any luck in the search. Thanks for your help. George

Restoration / Trunk sound deadner
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:15:48 PM »
I am looking for some pictures & dimension's of the sound deadner in the trunk on 69 custom interior cars. My car had tar & undercoating all over the trunk that I stupidly scraped off thinking someone added it as a patch. I have one bad picture that doesn't show enough detail. Thanks for your time. George

Restoration / Replacement door latches
« on: October 13, 2012, 02:37:08 PM »
The door latches on my 69 cleaned up nice but do show some wear in the striker contact area. Does anyone rebuild the latches, or what has been your experience with reproduction latches? George.

Restoration / Engine painting poll
« on: August 12, 2012, 05:56:38 PM »
I was at a car show with my 70 chevelle and someone commented on my by pass should not be painted. That didn't really bother me but it brought up a sore point I have had with judging in the past. Twice I lost points because I was told the by pass hose should not be painted. One of the judges said I had too much paint on my exhaust manifolds, but also told me my original 772 fan blade was made in 1972 so I just ignored his opinions. I worked on these cars when they were fairly new and worked on many original corvettes and distinctly remember the by pass hoses on CAST IRON manifold cars were fully painted. The paint did not adhere to the rubber hose so after 40 years only the clamps and part of the hose has paint remaining on it. Aluminum intakes had a mask that also covered part of the by pass hose but that's a different animal. Last night I got view an Original owner 1966 427 Vette that is one of the most untouched cars I have seen in many years. Her car shows paint on both ends of the hose.This is a NCRS awarded car. The B&W photo is from Chevrolet archives and clearly shows the hose painted. Another archive from VN shows the how BB exhaust manifolds were painted. I will also post how I painted my engine and would like to get comments, positive or not, if you feel that I did it correctly. This engine has not run in 18 years so more paint will probably flake off after I start it.
Thanks for your time. George.

Originality / 1969 Z Stripe
« on: August 12, 2012, 04:47:21 PM »
I got some pictures of a friends 35K Orig. paint 69Z & thought I would post them for the Z guys.

Originality / 1969 SS 396 Spring Tags
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:40:02 PM »
On a 69 396 SS with AC,TH400,& FD seat; according to the CRG spring chart I should have HG 3955725 front springs and BF 3955741 rear springs.
My question is that typical of what others have seen or using for spring tags. George

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