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General Discussion / Supplying the Assembly plants with engines.
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:39:41 PM »

How would the supply of the Z28 L78 L89 engines proceed towards the end of the production year?
I know that orders were not released by the central office, for production, until all parts were on hand... 

Would the engine plants build an anticipated number for stock and then as the supply was exhausted out of the engine plant's inventory it would be refilled with newly built units?
Were engines called out of Engine Plant stock upon order from assembly plants?

Or would engine plants supply units based on forecast production? 
What about an order entered within last month of production?


« on: October 20, 2018, 12:21:16 AM »
My 67 had gray paint under the perches when I disassembled it
The 67's look like the tranverse leaf springs in corvettes.

Restoration / Re: Foundry Black Paint
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:35:04 AM »
It was a cheap flat to semi gloss which the castings were dunked in prior to machining.

Originality / Re: 1968 Camaro SS Console Wood Grain
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:39:25 PM »
Thanks, Ed.  Sorry about the confusion on the question, I wasn't very clear.  Fortunately you were able to answer my questions.  It sounds like I'll need to purchase a reproduction console without the wood grain trim on the ashtray and possibly attempt to buy the correct ashtray separate.  The link to the ashtray discussion was very helpful.

Thank you, and have a great day!!

Something was not made clear... the ashtray on the console DOES NOT EVER HAVE WOODGRAIN. The ashtray on the DASH is different, dlx interior has a Wood Grained surround where the heater control and ash tray are located and the Ashtray is wood grained.

Restoration / Re: Rejuvenating Rubber Hoses
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:36:45 PM »
There is a youtube video of a guy who did 3 different products on some old motorcycle choke tubes..
Wintergreen oil was one of the things he used.

The Fisher Body book for the appropriate year will show anything which was done by FISHER.
What is missing?
I thought was quite well known as far as the sequence of events and which products and jigs were used in the assembly of the cars in the FISHER side.
Are you looking for a process or product in particular?

Originality / Re: Z sticker on glove box
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:39:44 PM »
68 Gold is IVY GOLD which is a green gold.

General Discussion / Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:32:42 AM »
Very cool. Has anyone had any luck duplicating that process for the right finished product?
Obsolete colors are reformulated using today's toners. You'd have to call your jobber or the paint library, give them the WA number and see what is in the formula.

Polyester flakes with vapor deposited aluminum... wonder if anyone makes that today?

FWIW one of my concerns with buying a Warbonnet Yellow LT1 without original paint was being able to accurately replicate the paint.

General Discussion / Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:52:20 PM »
Elephant ears with ducts in the backing plates started in 1957 with the Airbox cars.  Back in the mid 1970's one of my father's friends restored the first  1957 Airbox that was ever restored. 

General Discussion / Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« on: October 01, 2018, 04:00:07 AM »
If the car is original paint be extremely careful, Sebring silver is a one year only color and it is not a metallic it is an EARLY form of iridescent called FIREFROST

The following is a exert from article:

Sebring Silver was a Fire-Frost paint. What is Fire-Frost paint? It has an effect pigment (a flake) that responds to light as a pearl effect pigment would. It is not the same as a metallic flake. No other Corvette was ever factory painted with Fire-Frost paint of any color.

The Fire-Frost pearl effect pigment was made of polyester flakes coated with a layer of vapor-deposited aluminum. GM used Fire Frost paint only in 1963: five colors for the Cadillac Eldorado and one color for Corvette (Eldorado’s silver was a different color than Corvette’s silver). The effect pigment was likely chosen to imitate the luminescence of shark skin, a finish that GM boss Bill Mitchell had hoped to achieve on the 1961 XP-755 Mako Shark concept car.

General Discussion / Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:58:01 AM »
Dave Beem and I pulled a 63 Z06 Big Brake Fuelie out of Colorado back in 2016.
The master the finned large brakes with the 1-3/16 wheel cylinders

Decoding/Numbers / Re: check it out...
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:34:49 AM »
Here is another from Mark B's Original paint Azure Turquoise 69 Camaro collection... RS/SS 350 blue dlx interior. VE3... rallys V-top... nice EARLY LA car.

Restoration / Re: disc brake wheel hub finish
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:20:01 AM »
Cast iron on the hubs, if not mistaken the brake rotors were Riveted and the rivets were oil blackened steel.

Restoration / Re: 69 smog pump resto
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:17:15 AM »
The housings are pressure cast aluminum... just like a muncie side cover, tailshaft housing, steering box cover, and valve covers.
After being released from the molds they have machining done. the fly cut marks externally are likely locating areas for the tooling required for machining the internal tolerance surfaces.

Maintenance / Re: another 4053 question
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:00:34 AM »
YOU EITHER HAVE AN INTERNAL PASSAGE FUEL LEAK.. OR you are feeding the engine on the secondaries.
I lean toward the latter...
And specifically the secondaries VS primaries relationships to the idle transfer slots...
You are feeding the engine at idle from the secondaries pulling on the idle transfers... your secondary blades are allowing enough air to travel by the slots at a high enough rate to cause low pressure area at the idle transfers and this pulls fuel in...
Close the secondaries throttle stop a little, this should give you the ability to adjust your primaries and also allow you to actually use the idle mixture screws... 

With really radical cams I have drilled .0625 holes in the secondary throttle blades in order to keep the slots covered.

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