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Restoration / Re: Camaro and SS fender emblem attachment
« on: October 18, 2021, 09:33:37 PM »
Allen, from my experience emblems were all attached with speed nuts, most were dark (manganese) phosphated or (dull) cadmium plated. Although (many) service replacement speed nuts include a rubber or caulk-type sealer, originals that I've seen don't use sealer unless the sheet metal piercing is into the passenger compartment or the trunk such as for the tail panel SS emblem or the quarter panel gills.   

Originality / Re: 1969 Rally Sport Door Hinge Finish
« on: October 18, 2021, 07:16:06 PM »
Since there haven't been many submissions on this thread I thought I'd add one more in support of my conclusion that the normative supplier practice was for 1969 RS door hinges to be painted black. On my current RS/Z project I've begun work restoring the RS door assemblies and during (dry) media blasting I ran into a lot of thick paint accumulation along corners and casting seams which I've encountered on other unrestored parts and is tell-tale of original dip painting. Other examples including from my previous cars show varying degrees of (black) paint coverage and some were entirely unpainted. I'd say they were expected to receive paint.

General Discussion / Legends Judging - 69 RS Optioned Camaro
« on: October 17, 2021, 03:17:24 PM »
I've got a couple of questions regarding Legends judging criteria for the Rally Sport option on a 69 Camaro. There are some inconsistencies I've seen on original, Norwood OH built RS equipped cars and I'd like to understand how these items are judged. If you've been through the judging process with a 69 RS optioned car please post here or send me a PM. Thanks. 

Restoration / Re: Radiator Overflow Hose - Length
« on: October 07, 2021, 08:09:47 PM »
Does anyone know who makes an accurate, quality reproduction?

I sourced mine from Inline Tube / Motorcity Musclecar Restoration Parts. Theirs is the correct thin wall design (with 3 ribs). Its sold in 25" length. 

Restoration / Re: 1969 Camaro Temp Sending Unit - U17 Wire Terminal
« on: August 30, 2021, 02:35:00 PM »
Looks really nice.

What did you use on your exhaust manifolds?

Thanks James. To keep the thread on topic I sent you a PM with the details.

Restoration / Re: Radiator Overflow Hose - Length
« on: August 30, 2021, 02:10:43 PM »
Thanks James, the radiator shroud is NOS dating back to the early '90s.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Camaro Temp Sending Unit - U17 Wire Terminal
« on: August 30, 2021, 04:28:58 AM »
Wire Terminal Installed

Restoration / Re: Radiator Overflow Hose - Length
« on: August 30, 2021, 04:27:17 AM »
Cut to 18" length


Restoration / Re: Radiator Overflow Hose - Length
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:36:51 PM »
Thanks Mike & Bill, much appreciated!

Restoration / Radiator Overflow Hose - Length
« on: August 26, 2021, 04:54:50 PM »
Looking for the correct length of the thin wall radiator overflow hose. The AIM provides no details and I assume the hose length was the same for all Gen 1's however if not I'm looking for a 69 Z. Thanks.

Restoration / Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« on: August 24, 2021, 11:01:06 PM »
Lloyd does it appear that the solder attaching the "tab" is "flowing" over the black finish?

MY GUESS is that the original finish is Black passivated Zinc plating.
If not mistaken the base metal of the tubes is copper which would oxidize and be difficult to solder without further prep - aesthetically copper or even zinc would be out of place sticking out of the slots in the wiper grille, black would be preferrable insofar as concealment goes.

James, yes solder is visible on the tabs where they connect to the pipes. It's possible that a black dichromate or black zinc oxide coating was applied originally and has aged to give a spring steel appearance.   

Restoration / Re: 69 Washer Nozzle Finish
« on: August 24, 2021, 06:10:01 AM »
Here is an NOS set of washer nozzles that I sourced some time ago for my 1969 Z/28 project. They have been properly stored so they don't show much aging and have a distinct "spring steel like" dark blue/black finish on the tubes (not well represented in the photo) and clear zinc finish on the securing tabs. The tubes are not aged natural steel or aged zinc plating. The finish is consistent with John H's (John Z) post "when new they had a blackish plating or coating on them". 

Originality / Re: 1969 RS support bracket finish
« on: August 11, 2021, 07:20:11 PM »
Adding to the consensus, the RS headlight door hinge plates on my former 4C Norwood RS/Z survivor were natural.

General Discussion / Re: 69 Temp Sending Unit
« on: August 10, 2021, 02:56:28 PM »
could there be a chance that an early 69 DZ January with console guages have the 68 sending unit.
is it possible gm just used up the 68's before going to the screw stud connector.
thoughts on this,

Its unlikely that GM would have had an inventory of the 1968 version sender on-hand 5+ months into the 1969 production cycle. That said, the 1968 production "shorty" spoiler was used well into February and possibly early March 1969. What makes continuation of the 68 gauge sender a bigger challenge is that it would also require a compatible engine harness which would further complicate production. Of the original January built cars I've seen that were factory optioned with gauges I've never seen a 68 sender that's also original to the car.   

Originality / Re: Dum Dum - Lower Quarter Panel to Tail Pan Corners
« on: August 07, 2021, 01:37:45 AM »
I don't recall seeing anything but gray 3M caulking (dum dum) used on 50s-60s Chevrolet cars (including 1969)...??

Gary, black caulking/dum dum was commonly used on our cars, on body joints, to seal bolts, to seal rear bumper brackets to the body and even on the windshield washer nozzles.


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