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Originality / Re: Plastic wire harness cover tube in trunk
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:26:39 AM »
Yes, the 68ís had the plastic sleeve and 69ís do not. I know of no place to purchase the correct size/type of plastic sleeve and ended up using a donor while using our original to duplicate everything on the new harness. One advantage is the sleeve was used for the  length of the harness even before entering the trunk so it helps finding a donor if needed with enough length that will cover the wiring harness once entering the trunk to the far end. Here are a couple pics of a friends 68 survivor and then 3 from our restoration using an original sleeve, finding correct tar tape and even taping the clips on as they were taped from the factory. I have this info on my team Camaro build thread somewhere. LOL

Note I had to change some plugs from my original to the new harness along with the sleeve.

General Discussion / Re: Are there any GM employees on this forum?
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:52:06 PM »
Excellent.  I would not have thought you needed to go that far, but now you have absolutely no worries.

I agree Bryon but so glad Tina got it done. And Tina, you uncle is smiling down on you so great job!

General Discussion / Re: Is there any history on this ebay 69Z?
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:52:19 AM »
I have not seen the car in person, but I know it does have all original components down to the original YH rims and born with drive train.
Good to know but does "all original components" include the also very valuable distributor, Carb, alternator, etc.? If it has those original components that info should be shared in the advertisement.

Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Rubber Bumpers
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:36:05 PM »
These arn't bad, work great
Hi Mike! See you at MCACN! Agree these are a nice & what they looked like in 69 model Camaro's. 

General Discussion / Re: VERY interesting Garage Find Today, NOT a Camaro
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:15:17 PM »
Danny, forwarded the info to a C2 NCRS judge friend and asked him to take a look and then forward to anyone who might be able to assist.

Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 water pump bypass fitting
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:08:38 PM »
Glad to do it! My list is very hard to find stuff. I'll PM ya... If you see anything on it, direct me to it.
Good on ya Danny! You coming to MCACN this year?

Originality / Re: Later 69 trunk bumpers
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:07:43 PM »
I need to find a couple of them but want to make sure what
I'm looking for. I've seen "NOS" that look like repops. Thanks, Joe
Joe, sent you a PM but you probably know for example your 68 spring car used a totally different bumper that is more pronounced round and thicker. Not sure when in the 69 model year they changed to the smaller height more doomed type.

Originality / Re: Later 69 trunk bumpers
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:52:24 PM »
I need to find a couple of them but want to make sure what
I'm looking for. I've seen "NOS" that look like repops. Thanks, Joe
Will send you a PM Joe!

Originality / Re: Later 69 trunk bumpers
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:07:43 PM »
There are some #'s on but do not remember what they are. I placed a picture of an original on this thread post #100 but one cannot see the top very well. As you noted what was used in 69's or at least in later builds differed from 67/68's.;all

General Discussion / Re: 68 restoration manual
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:43:12 PM »
Our member Chick had a nice thread on team camaro when he restored his 68 Z28 that went into great detail that would be good to read
Thanks Bill for the recommendation! As already mentioned the AIM (assembly manual), Jerry's restoration book, and the CRG home page are very valuable but there is not one all inclusive and I found myself doing a lot of research to root out what was correct including looking at 68 survivors which a good friend Skip happens to have. Here is the line to my build thread.

General Discussion / Re: AACA board of directors
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:36:36 PM »
Thanks to Doug and others for the support!
Actually,  except for the nomination articles in Antique Automobile,  there is really little "running for office" in AACA,  so any chance for "putting in a good word" is truly appreciated.
On to more important stuff: Chick, are you bringing your car to Hershey? I appreciate what you said about AACA judging. Over time it has become my opinion that any properly restored Camaro should have no problem with our Judging  Guidelines. 
Hope to see any of you at Hershey.  Once again, thanks for the support.
Phillip, oh how I wish I could but away that weekend unless my son took it. My first AACA was a couple months ago at Gettysburg regional show where we took a 1st place and junior award. Great show with some outstanding cars and cannot say enough about how well it was organized, etc., etc.. Some minor questions about judging but not meant as a negative. Thumbs up organization IMHO! Will send you a PM!
Good luck and yes I have ballot to make out currently! :) But I need to vote for six more candidates

General Discussion / Re: AACA board of directors
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:16:06 AM »
I'm a member and for the first time took a car to start the judging process. Lot's of great people and cars but judges lack a general understanding of what is technically correct but overall I score the experience highly and we plan to continue. Good luck Phil and if I can be of any help let me know.   

Originality / Re: L35 Dipstick Color Code
« on: September 15, 2018, 01:04:49 AM »
Buzz, these are pictures of 68 small block dipsticks but clearly shows some round and some flat handle. Review to see if your stick other than different color plug was similar.

Originality / Re: L35 Dipstick Color Code
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:01:10 AM »
The 67's had the round handle but I am not sure when the shape changed....I don't venture much outside the '67 bubble.  ;D
I believe the 68's had a characteristic 'dimple' in the handle bend.

Mike & Buzz, that dimple depending on what we are calling a dimple relates to service replacements. What I have found is 68's used both round handle and flat handle BUT is seems most of the round handle at least on 68Z's were earlier in the year with later spring cars being mostly flat handle with the correct color plug.

Restoration / Re: GM hood hinge springs
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:24:17 AM »

  What are you talking about?  The picture speaks for itself in regards to hue between the spring and hinge. Looking at it in person they look the same. The photo shows a slight variance.

Mike, I think Scott is referring to the difference in material with one being spring steel and other using a phosphate chemical finish. The spring steel has a smooth texture and looks like it is, spring steel. I understand your point as they do have a similar dark appearance but understand Scott's point as well. Here is what our 68 original hood springs looked like after some evapo-rust and protection but again, they had very little in the way of rust. And then one of our restored hood hinges with a spring attached. How close in darkness I think we can agree depends on the color/type of the phosphate/manganese used. Nice example shown Mike!

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