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Originality / Re: 67 Convertible SS/RS horn.
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:32:17 PM »
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Does anybody know why GM only put one horn on RS Convertables?

They didn't. ALL Camaros came with two horns. A high note and a low note. (A 3rd note horn was optional in 1967 and 1968, but only on the Coupe.)

If you only have one horn, the other's been removed. You'll need to look at the part number stamped in the horn itself to see which one you still have.

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:51:43 AM »
Some (not all) 3817173 balancers are date coded. Is yours?

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »
Any idea what happened to the car itself?

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:02:59 AM »
Can you post a picture of the pad? That's a very early engine for a Z28. What's the VIN?

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: N30 1968 Steering Wheel - Dated?
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:45:28 PM »
No.

Ed

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Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
When in doubt, read the Chassis Service Manual!! In this case, start on page 1A-4 "AIR DISTRIBUTOR DUCT AND CORE - ALL VEHICLES (Fig 6)"

It has pictures and everything!!!

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1967 Z-28 302
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:11:00 PM »
The finned balancer was discontinued sometime during the 1966 model year. It's possible (but not probable) that some VERY early 1967 engines may have had the finned balancer, but since the FIRST PRODUCTION Z28 didn't come out until early January, 1967 (Jon Mello's car), the chances are almost zero that there was one originally installed in a 302.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 SS350
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:32:39 PM »
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I never realized there were so many L48 cars built.  Are there any numbers known for how many came with the RS option also?

No, Chevrolet didn't keep records of combination of options. The only reason they kept records of options at all was to see if something was successful or not! If they sold a lot, they would bring it back the next year. If it didn't sell very many, it was history!

Ed

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Originality / Re: What is this?
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:53:13 AM »
It looks like some kind of door panel retaining clip similar to THESE, but I don't think the Camaro used that exact kind of clip.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 SS350
« on: January 10, 2018, 01:32:15 AM »
The 1967 350 (and ALL 350's for that matter) was a large journal. Same block as the 327 and 302, which were both small journal, but machined for the large journal crank. And as Doug said, 2 bolt mains. 4 bolt small blocks didn't start until 1969.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 12 Bolt diff - vent hose
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:22:39 PM »
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Yes axle does appear to be original. 99 percent sure the vent hose isnít.

I'm 100 percent sure!

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Dealer number
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:26:47 PM »
Okay, I contacted Roy and here's his reply (He's in Arizona at the auction so he asked me to post it for him). I'm paraphrasing and added the URL links, but you should get the gist.

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The NCRS ONLINE DATABASE is created by whoever wants to input data, there is no secondary confirmation of it.
 
The NCRS SHIPPING REPORT data is created from a combination of GM shipping data records and GM dealer directories, neither are complete perfect snap shots of the mid sixties to mid seventies. Itís unfortunate, they just are not. One record contains a zone and dealer number. The other is a dealer directory for a given time period.
 
Those records require translation. Donít forget you are getting a digitized microfiche translation that is at best poor and can easily be miss read.
 
Throw several major facts into this melting pot and you have a recipe for disaster:
 
First - Every Time GM had a upper management change they restructured the Zones. Dealer names were assigned alphabetically within the zone until a zone change happened. Then it became ALMOST alphabetically unless there was a duplicate number from a previous zone merged with its duplicate from the new zone. In that case all bets are the most reasonable next number got used. In addition, many Dealers had multiple dealer numbers. You also have to take into account dealer ownership changes. In that case it works both ways. Sometimes the dealer number changed sometimes it did not.

Second - I would venture to guess as much as 75% of the existing paperwork out there is bad, and less than 2% of the people understand that.
 
Third - Dealer trades are not tracked by any of this data.
 
Finally - GM did not keep good records.
 
NCRS can update the GM records, because frankly GM would not have them if not for the work a few of us expended back in the 2003-2010 time frame, but they will not, and should not make those corrections or changes without bullet proof documentation of the claim.

Thanks Roy!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mixed N vin and LOS trim tag?
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:05:23 PM »
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He has been notified of the issues. We will see what happens.

And as usual, nothing.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: orange big block valve covers
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:36:47 PM »
If I remember correctly, all 1969 passenger car big blocks (except the 396/265 and the 427/335 in the full size cars) got chrome valve covers.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Dealer number
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:34:36 PM »
I've asked Roy to comment. He no longer does it but he knows the procedure and how it's being handled now.

Ed

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