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Originality / Witteck Tower Hose Clamps
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:03:14 PM »
Did a search, came up empty.
I am trying to figure out hose clamp dates. Specifically, would a clamp with this date, 3-68, indicate that it is 3 rd quarter of 68 and that would be correct for the early 69 model year? Or, does the 68 mean it was the 3 rd quarter of the 68 model year?
There are some parts on a GM car dated starting with the model year and then, some parts dated by the quarter of the year, IE: plug wires.

Originality / 308R Delco Patent Pending Cap
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:50:40 PM »
$2 bucks don't buy much at a swap these days. Case in point, these caps I recently acquired. Appears that I got a used 309R and a NOS 308R. I have looked and looked for a picture to compare and have not found any. I let my NCRS membership lapse, and that was probably my best hope?
I would like as much correct info on these to help the next schleb down the line, like myself, understand what they have. Now, I know the date range and usage (I think).
Since I have no other to compare, is this a repop? Is it 69 correct? I have never seen the die ejector pins on top with an X through them. Is this correct, or? Hard to distinguish colors but there is more of a brown hue seen from the inside of the brass contact cap. just wondering what I got? Thanks in advance students of 1st Gen.

1968 - Orphans / 8N337153 MQ 396 block (hurt)
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:38:58 AM »
1968 Camaro Big Block Chevy BBC 396 375hp MQ 4 Bolt Block 3916323 323 J-12-7

1969 - Orphans / 9N703338 396
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:51:08 PM »

General Discussion / Ebay find Iím passing along. Home movie of Indy 67-9
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
Super 8mm HOME MOVIE 1967-69 Indy 500 1968 World Series Game 3 Detroit Tigers

General Discussion / Camaro Numbers by State
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:37:41 AM »
With all the talk of data, legacies, authentication etc..I got to thinking, with all the data CRG has at it's disposal, is it possible (translate: without massive effort on the data holders) to have a breakdown of how many Camaros , from information known in the database, are in each state? I ask because I live relatively close to where the Norwood plant was located and I worked about a mile from the plant. I have gotten to know some old timers in my area that worked for GM. And boy!, the stories! A lot of stuff was going on. One of my friends told me about a warehouse that was up the road from the plant that had round the clock security. All the ZL1 engines were stored there, according to my friend. And there was a lot of street racing, by employees, after work, right in the area of the plant. For sometime now, I have assumed that there was a higher concentration of F bodies in the Cincinnati area, just because they were built there. For those who donít know, Norwood was a city within a city. Yep, on the East side an area was carved out and the city of Norwood, yes city, was surrounded by the city of Cincinnati. I digress, I would like to see a breakdown of registered cars, or cars in the database, broke down by state (cities would be even better). This may prove out my suspicions that more early F bodies are in Ohio or Kentucky/Indiana ( a quick geography lesson, Cincinnati is in the S.W. Corner of Ohio, bordered by Ky. & In.), than the other states save perhaps California. Or it could be that Texas, because of its size, has the most early F bodies? Thatís it. If it is a monumental tall order, I can go back to just wondering. Thanks CRG.

Originality / BB Heater Box vs. SB/6 Differences
« on: August 15, 2017, 05:00:18 PM »
I recently had a chance to compare my BB heater box to a SB. I thought they were both the same and the only reason the BB box had a different part number was because of the hose cover or clips or heater core or the rubber hose hole cover. So, I tried putting the core from the BB in the SB box. It did not fit. After closer examination, I found the one thing that is different between the 2 type boxes. The BB welded in heater core plate is approximately 1/4 in. wider. I could probably make the SB work with a BB core, but I would have to modify, I.E. hammer, to make it fit. Below is what I found. I hope this helps someone ID their box in the future. Bottom box is the BB one.

Decoding/Numbers / Camshaft 3959180
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
This cam is for a ZL1 & LS7 & 2nd design L88. I have always seen these cams with 9181 designation on the end.  i have one with 9181 on the end. I recently picked up another one of these cams, but on the end is the GM part number, 3959180, instead of 9181. Both cams have a light blue paint splash, as well.

I would like to know if this cam is legit? Has anyone seen this cam with the GM number stamped like this one? 1st picture is cam example 1 with 9181, rest are example 2.

Garage Talk / Darrell is 39??!!
« on: June 30, 2017, 04:49:33 PM »
How can such a young guy know so much about old cars!?
Happy Birthday DW

Originality / Holley 4346 vs 4053 base plates
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:28:34 PM »
In J. MacNeish's book on 1969 Z28 and SS396 facts, pg. 141, and I quote, "The base plates are also slightly different." This is talking about the differences in the 4346 vs 4053 Holley carburetors after noting that the 4346 has a vent hole on the primary bowl and the 4053 does not.
So, what are different about these base plates?

Mild Modifications / BB Long WP Vintage Air Pulley Setup with PS
« on: June 05, 2017, 10:04:15 PM »
Helping a fella with his pulleys in his BB ac,ps,car running vintage air w/ long style h2o. Here is what V.A. recommends"
PS pulley 3941107 2 groove
crank 14025185 3 groove. I have been led to believe that the 3937787 is the earlier number for the same part?
W.P. 14023155 2 groove (outer groove larger than inner).

 Here are my questions. Can it be said with certainty that the 2 crank pulleys interchange or that the "787" can substituted for the 5185?
I have the PS pulley. (1107)
Can I get a recommendation of another (besides the 3155) wp pulley that will work with this setup? The 3932430 that is specified for 69 BB AC, C60, shows a single groove pulley, unlike the 3155 2 groove
Last- Is there any difference in the pulley height on a 69 vs 71 AC-PS long W.P. pulley alignment because of redesigned brackets?

Garage Talk / Cincinnati-Ault Park Concours d' Elegance June 11
« on: June 04, 2017, 06:34:44 PM »

A good show if you like high end (translate: Expensive) cars. Of particular note will be a "Special Display" commemorating 50 years of Camaro/Firebird.

Restoration / 69 Deluxe door panel.
« on: May 22, 2017, 02:54:53 PM »
We all know how hard it is to find good used parts for our cars? With almost 50 year old Camaros, things like nice door panels can be like the proverbial "Golden Chicken Lips" to find! So you can imagine how stoked I was to find this LH deluxe panel for next to nothing. It even has the cutout for the remote mirror, which is what my car has!
Couple of issues, minor, I feel, I would like help on. While the window crank hole is fine on the outer side, the back cardboard is ripped. What would be the best way to keep this from deteriorating worse?? My own idea was to take that dry wall mesh and either epoxy or JB Weld and apply across that back area. Thoughts?
Next. Looks like someone put a clear coat on the panel. While most is coming off with washing or using a fingernail, how is the best way to remove this? My thought is with oven cleaner? But I do not want to ruin this panel, so I am hesitant to do anything. It is hardly noticeable only in certain light.
One pic is the "as found" condition, then, after cleaning, then the window crank hole and an example of the clear:

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