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Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: Today at 05:23:31 AM »
I polished it with a little DREMEL wire wheel and you can see the teeth marks from the channel locks used to "crimp" the brake cables in the endloops during rear end servicing in years past.


Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:40:35 AM »
Picture as requested.


Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:15:19 AM »
Have a couple of questions about e-brake cable brackets; I've been looking for some used originals, have got at least one suspected as repro but would prefer to avoid using it - just too darn shiny and straight to suit the car ::)
1) Do originals have any markings on them that identify them as such?

I took my originals off my 1968 (LOS) SS to run Ansen Traction bars & the cable brackets a for sure Orignals and they are stamped

Right on the outside diameter of the crimped bend.

Originality / Re: Need 68 Red Deluxe Interior Top Of Dash Paint Info
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:10:33 AM »
DDL Duracryl

I am in need of 1968 RED also. (724) interior the page above lists 2 Red & Dark Red for the Low Gloss selection? (I might not understand the relationships (anybody?)

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:21:06 PM »
Great progress Keep posting.

Hint, I have a set of those headers on the way.


Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »

Good enough for Submarines, probably good enough for Chevy wiring


Originality / Re: Witteck Tower Hose Clamps
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:36:34 PM »
Finding nice originals on older 4 door cars, is fun. Any time I run across a 60's car that is getting parted out, I can always find little nuggets
There is always A little treasure there, could be bolts, fasteners/clips, an original radiator cap. Many great finds.

Bentley is the King though, that guy has found some great scores lately.
For example while I am finding bolts and clips, and feeling good about myself, Bentley is finding rear ends, intakes. His finds dwarf what I come across.... ;D

1965-1972 Trucks (GMC & Chev) are another fabulous resource for these little items!


Restoration / Re: Best Repop 67/68 Inner fenders
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:57:51 PM »
Great feedback guys, Yes the 68Z needs GM good condition originals, I will pursue  used good condition GM units.


General Discussion / Re: Z10 for sale in OKC craigslist
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:38:25 PM »
I would agree, if you are in your 50's then you were making $2.50+ ( I will have to dig out my scale for Labor) an hour back then, or in college & deficit spending, imagine ALL the Muscle & iron we passed up along the way, I laughed at the Micro Soft guys buying stock in the Seattle area at the time too.
I like many here passed on 69Z's ALL day long <$5k into the 90's
but, the garages and barn's ARE still full of cars, guys are heading into their 60-70's and WILL NEVER! get to them, I predict another bow wave of cars becoming avail and the market being flush with picking as surviving family members and uninterested children come-into these relics, Save up NOW & borrow leverage soon!

I just toured a Garage & was told (out of respect) to put my Camera AWAY!
AMAZING stash- someday it will come to light in a big way.


General Discussion / Re: 814 alternator on TC site
« on: August 05, 2018, 07:50:19 PM »
Chris, Ask the Seller to PRODUCE a copy of the John E. Pirkle Purchase Order Original receipt!
They are serialized & he signs them, How do I know, I have EVERY dang receipt in date order for ALL my Car expenditures since 1983
I have a REAL deal (Pirkle) sample I can Scan & Send you. (Circa 2005) 

I am SURE this seller is asking a high market value make him back up his claim,,,,,,,,,,,,

otherwise these guys here are really good at sniffing out re-stamps w/o disclosing to much ,,,,


(Edit Spelling) JFW

General Discussion / Re: old GMPD parts card
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:44:10 AM »
Classic IBM Punch Card.
Phased out were I work in the 80's


General Discussion / Re: A little help valuing one of my 69s
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »


Vailed reference to the Pacific Northwest Yellow 69 Z on the show circuit around wash. state in the 1980's that was owned by Don Stowers back in the day.


I concur with Ed's value w/ minor bump for Van Nuys build sheet that is left on the drivers front top of gas tank (or what remains of it)

Restoration / Best Repop 67/68 Inner fenders
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:45:09 AM »
Anyone used an acceptable reproduction?
Golden Star
GM (NOS) (Not sure why I list this at 400$ per side (CRAZY)

Thanks for your opinion and experiences


Originality / Re: 1969 turn signal lamps
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:03:20 PM »
Ok, didn't look that closely at the grommet itself Jim, good observation; but the main wiring is the same isn't it?

the SET of Fiber optic version I restored for a friend had same wiring (colors and function), connector, pins, sleeve & socket. Just the Stamped steel housing and the grommet appeared to be different than the STD version.

Originality / Re: 1969 turn signal lamps
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:07:11 AM »
I have park/turn light housings with vigilite, as far as I can tell from a direct comparison, the pigtails and grommet are the same as on the non-vigilite housing, the fibre-optic wiring was run separately straight into the back of the metal housing.

The Grommet is different for the vigilite version. It has a more cone shape and a molded slot for the fiber optic. See the attached photo.


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