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Restoration / Re: Latest creation PF-25 Assembly line oil filter
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:33:22 PM »
These filters were “borrowed” by a GM Framingham plant employee back then. He then put a racing sticker on to cover his tracks. When I received them someone tried to peel the sticker off. One filter had a trace of the AC logo. There was no blue or red ring on either filter. I stripped the filters , repainted and re-stenciled.
Doc
Doc, did you picture them to document? NCRS knows of examples but has not had enough documentation to make any changes to their judging manuals.

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Restoration / Re: AC43 Original vs. AC43 reproduction
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:41:15 AM »
Look pretty good - I didn't realize somebody was reproducing them.

Besides the barrel knurling and washer, there's another hidden difference in the electrode tip (fluted). I'd be proud to use these - who's offering them ?

Regards,
Steve

Steve, happened to see and purchase from Zip Corvette for $59.95. They also have R44 for same price!
https://www.zip-corvette.com/instantsearchplus/result/?q=reproduction%20ac%2043

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Restoration / AC43 Original vs. AC43 reproduction
« on: June 10, 2020, 02:52:56 AM »
Recently I purchased a set of the AC43 reproduction spark plugs for $59.95 to compare to originals. I must say after installation one would have a difficult time knowing original or repro, as the differences are in the spring washer and script & knurl on the lower barrel of the spark plug. Script on the originals is "AC SPARK PLUG FLINT MICH MADE IN U.S.A." Repro plug on right side!



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Restoration / Re: Latest creation PF-25 Assembly line oil filter
« on: June 10, 2020, 02:49:20 AM »
Looks good! Did you take an original bottom embossed filter and repaint? I had stencil kits made up for our PF29 (68) and it works quite well. Again, looks good!

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General Discussion / Re: C.I Exhasut Manifolds, paint or no paint
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:50:41 AM »
Do as Mike suggested or I know pot 15 works well and lasts For a nice driver.

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Originality / Re: PF25 or 29 oil filter for 68
« on: May 02, 2020, 10:49:32 PM »
Lloyd, a head corvette judge told me a few years back that he believes the plain AC filter came from the factory but overall as a NCRS group they have not had enough of a sample to be able to substantially state and place that in their respective judging guide books.

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Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Brake warning light switch wire.
« on: April 12, 2020, 02:14:13 AM »
Where in the assembly manual are u seeing that as I remember that wire internal to the dash area but maybe my memory has gone south. Lol
Me bad, read it and missed the key point distribution block as I was thinking the switch off brake pedal. Thanks Ed and Jim

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Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Brake warning light switch wire.
« on: April 12, 2020, 12:56:28 AM »
Where in the assembly manual are u seeing that as I remember that wire internal to the dash area but maybe my memory has gone south. Lol

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Not sure but similar supplier stamping on transmission drain plugs. Not uncommon to note suppliers made several parts for GM but again can not confirm.

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z Fuel Line Clips, Hoses and Fasteners
« on: April 11, 2020, 12:02:52 PM »
Lloyd what might help with this is to show part # of each clip, screw, etc. as that makes it easier for cross reference, applying to aim or later searches.
I spent a lot of time reviewing what was on our 68 and a few part numbers were probably used on both years.
#3886522 clip natural steel
#3841230 screw  clear zinc
#3912538 clip phosphate from the looks of our original it was not manganese but for sure was some type of phosphate coating whether dark or lighter.
I can cross reference with part numbers to see what I might have.

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Restoration / Re: Getting the correct bell housing finish ???
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:49:42 PM »
Dave, what Lloyd showed is one of the best ways and of course there is Jerry M who has what he call re-skinning (might be a vibratory deburr type that uses plastic stones), and there is a NCRS person who offers the same type of treatment. Or what can be done is glass beading but at 30-40PSI max. At that low pressure it does not etch the aluminum but the drawback is its size as it takes time. Small pieces I have used this method and it works well. For example look at my build thread for "radiator clutch fan" and that aluminum piece was done at 20PSI. JohnZ years ago mentioned that and it works but again a slow operation for a large piece like a bellhousing.

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Restoration / Re: 69 rear bumper guard cushion nuts
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:29:12 PM »
Yep same for fronts as well.

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Thanks Darrell!
It was started to assist all of us in finding the multitude of information within the thread and the many who contributed both information and pictures as you did as well Darrell.

I want to personally thank my friend Bob (aka camarocards) for his friendship, guidance and teamwork with all the links and hours of work that went into creating the table of contents, and thanks to Kurt and Kevin (team camaro) for assisting.

And lastly but most importantly, the friendships gained and made during my six year build thread did something that I did not imagine in the beginning but looking back was monumental. I could give so many examples just like Bob who helped with this table of contents. For that friendship from so many of you thank you.

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Originality / Re: PF25 or 29 oil filter for 68
« on: April 06, 2020, 11:00:28 PM »
Yep that's the listing I saw.  So my 12D came with a 29 from the factory???  I always thought the 25 was correct...but had to have the embossing on the bottom for 68.  Now being corrected, what years was the embossing on a 25 "factory correct"?  Learn something new every day...

Thanks Ed.
according to the NCRS - Embossing is correct on a PF25 up through the first few months of the year 1970, not model year, actual year.  After that the PF25 without embossing BUT with the larger sized circle (half dollar/silver dollar sized) on the bottom of the filter can, the reproductions have a DIME sized circle on the bottom of the filter. 
I agree James as I use ncrs info a lot being a member! I believe ncrs does accept either embossed or not as they have had some exceptions to the norm. I used an extensive report in 2010 that clearly showed the pf29 being used in 68.

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Originality / Re: 68 Z exhaust
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:00:47 PM »
Excellent pics and that exhaust system would be most difficult to replicate original wise. Great job!

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