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Decoding/Numbers / '69 Steering Column Broadcast codes CB and KB
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:32:10 PM »
I posted the below question on the Team Camaro site but got no response. Perhaps someone here knows the answer.

Does anyone know the difference between steering column broadcast codes CB and KB? This would be for a '69 tilt column, floor shift with assembly number 7808154.

Thanks,

Bob

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Decoding/Numbers / Seat Belt Date Code
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:11:36 AM »

I started cleaning my seat belts today and noticed that all of my rear seat belts have two date codes on the tag. Has anyone else seen this? Why would there be two date codes?

For what it's worth, this is a 01D build car.

Thanks!

Bob

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General Discussion / Z11 Pace Car Auction
« on: October 29, 2015, 09:27:00 PM »
There's a local auction coming up for a car that's advertised as a real Z-11 Pace Car. Very little info has been included in the listing other than the pictures below and that it's a 350, 4 speed car. What do you guys think of the tag? The rivet on the left looks like it's been drilled out.

Thanks,

Bob

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Restoration / Console Gauge Decal Size
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:50:38 PM »
Does anyone know the size of the decal used on the '68-69 console gauge assembly?

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / 396/325 (L35) Oil Line Fitting
« on: July 17, 2015, 03:47:35 PM »
According to the AIM (U17 A3), the oil line fitting for an L35 that goes into the block utilizes item 6 (Bushing p/n 444030) and item 5 (Elbow p/n 444052). I've determined that the "Bushing" is nothing more than a reducing union and the part of this union that screws into the block is 3/8" NPT.

I ordered the Elbow from HBC and while I can't say I'm surprised (:)), the end of the Elbow has been machined for 3/8" NPT threads. While functionally this would work just fine and would clearly eliminate the need for the Union (Bushing), technically it's not correct unless the Bushing is a 3/8" to 3/8" Union which would make absolutely no sense. It seems that ALL of the Camaro parts suppliers offer the same "incorrect" fitting. Since my goal is to restore this car exactly the way it was originally built, I'd rather not eliminate the Bushing.

So, my question is, does anyone know what size either the Bushing or the Elbow is suppose to be? I could easily have the end of the Elbow machined down to the correct size if I know what size it should be. Hopefully someone has already gone down this path before me and could provide a little bit of insight.

BTW...this is for a '68 just for reference.

Thanks!

Bob

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Decoding/Numbers / Console Screw P/N 9428499
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:21:52 PM »

Does anyone know what size item #3, Screw Assembly (p/n 9428499) is? Looks like AMK doesn't list it. Is it hex head, phillips head, does it have a captured washer, finish?

Thanks,

Bob

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Decoding/Numbers / Steering Column Assembly Broadcast Codes
« on: March 01, 2015, 05:21:53 PM »
Does anyone know the broadcast codes for the steering column assemblies listed below?

5698494 - '67 standard column shift
7803775 - '67-68 PG column shift except tilt wheel
7803780 - '67-68 TH column shift except tilt wheel
7803778 - '67-68 PG or TH column shift with tilt wheel
7803779 - '67-68 floor shift with tilt wheel
7803776 - '68 standard column shift
7804299 - '69 standard column shift
7804298 - '69 AT column shift except tilt wheel
7808153 - '69 AT column shift with tilt wheel
7808154 - '69 floor shift with tilt wheel

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / Console Screw - 9421137
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:26:37 AM »
Does anyone know what the correct head configuration is for screw number 9421137 (AIM UPC D55 A2)? All of these screws in my console are hex. The replacements I just received from AMK (p/n B-11144) are Phillips head.

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / 68 SS Black Horn Cap Disassembly
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:01:22 PM »
My 68 SS black horn cap is starting to show it's age. The underlying metal is starting to pit beneath the brush satin finish and the black background looks like it could also use a cleaning. I've searched the usual repro suppliers but it appears that none of them offer this style cap. I did, however, find just the cap here (http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-horn-cap-standard-or-deluxe-steering-wheel-without-button-insert-1968.html) but it does not include the "SS" insert. I also found the cap with the insert here (http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/16391/Camaro-SS-Horn-cap-satin-finish-1968/) but based off of the excellent info in this thread (http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10675.0;all) it would seem that the HBC cap is incorrect.

So I could either buy just the cap or have my original replated to remove the pits. I haven't yet found just the 68 "SS" insert so I'm hoping my original will clean up and reuse it with either the replated original or a repro cap.

It's not very obvious (at least to me) how the insert is removed from the cap. Can anyone shed some light on how they come apart?

Thanks!
Bob

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General Discussion / Shipping Data Report vs Trim Tag
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:34:31 PM »
I just received the shipping data report for my '68. The production date in the report is listed as February 15, 1968. The trim tag on my car is 01D (4th week of January). Is it unusual for the production date to be later than the date on the trim tag?

I've confirmed that there was a GM strike in January '68 so maybe my car got held up because of the strike??? There are a few assemblies and parts on my car which sort of points to this theory; (rear axle assembly is dated February 7, 1968, steering box is dated February 7, 1968, rear brake e-brake brackets dated February 5 and 6, 1968 and power brake booster is dated February 2, 1968).

Anyone else have a Camaro built around this time frame that has seen the same thing?

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / TH400 Kickdown Harness Clip
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:58:27 PM »
Does anyone know who might sell the clip that secures the kickdown harness to the transmission on a TH400? I'm not having much luck in locating one. The GM part number is 1368774. Item 2 in the attached picture. Item 3, screw, (p/n 3837950) is also pretty tough to find. This is for a '68 L35.

A picture from a members car might also help.

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / '68 L35 1100794 Alternator
« on: April 12, 2014, 02:24:11 PM »
I've disassembled the fan and pulley from my 1100794 alternator to send them out to get plated and have a couple of questions which hopefully someone can help me with:

1.) Both the fan and pulley have a slot in them which one would assume would be used with a woodruff key yet the shaft on the alternator does not has a slot for a key. I'm fairly certain that both are original to the alternator and car since the pulley does have the "7" stamped on it and the build date of the alternator (A25) is in line with the build date of my car (01D). Why would they have a slot in them if the alternator shaft does not have a key way?
2.) Are the pulley and the fan attached with a nut and lockwasher or a nut and a flat washer?

Thanks,

Bob

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Restoration / Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« on: February 23, 2014, 01:16:53 AM »
Has anyone ever had their fuel tank galvanized 50% Tin/50% Zinc)? I have an extremely clean original date coded tank that I'd like to bring back to a factory looking appearance and do not want to paint it. I realize the original tanks were Tern (20% Tin/80% Lead) coated and this formulation has long since been stopped due to the hazards of lead.

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / Rear Brake Standard Diameter
« on: February 11, 2014, 02:23:05 AM »
Does anyone know what the standard (inside) diameter of a '68 rear brake drum is? The Service manual states that it can be rebored 0.020" over the standard bore but I could not find what dimension the standard bore is.

Thanks,

Bob

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Originality / '68 L35 4-Leaf Rear Springs
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:44:11 AM »
I need to replace the rear leaf springs on my '68 SS L35, M40, non AC car since two of the springs are broken on both the passenger and drivers side. The springs are original to the car and of the 4-leaf design. After cleaning the springs I uncovered the markings in the picture below. Can anyone decipher what spring code the markings may designate?

I understand that it was possible for a '68 L35 to have either a 4 or 5 leaf design according to the CRG:

"Generally, Z28's used 4-leaf springs and the other multi-leaf spring applications used 5-leaf springs. However, the use of 4-leaf springs was not limited to just 68-69 Z28's. Spring selection was a function of weight and options - and this was fine-tuned in 1969. SS, LM1, L65, and COPO cars with 4-leaf springs are possible according to factory documentation and they have been observed on original SS, LM1, and L65 cars."

HBC sells a 4-leaf spring and from what I've read, are nearly dead ringers for the originals, although they do state that the 4 leaf springs were typically used on the Z/28 or G31 suspension:(http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/product/16815/Camaro-Leaf-springs-4-leaf-correct-1968-1969/)

I realize that there were many different leaf springs used in '68 but I want to make sure that the car sits at the right height and handles correctly. So before I plunk down $450, was it unusual for a '68 SS L35 to have the 4-leaf and not the 5-leaf design? Has anyone purchased these springs for use in a '68 SS L35 and can share their thoughts on fit, function and appearance?

Thanks,

Bob

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