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Garage Talk / Re: 2018 Camaro is Hugger Orange back?
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:36:36 PM »
It looks cool to me.  Its the color of the hot wheels track. Not really Hugger orange at all. 

Real '69 hugger orange was actually much closer to a red.  Not a "bright pumpkin" like you see on so many (incorrect) '69 Camaros today.  The exact same color paint was being used on Pontiac's in '69 and they called it "Carousel Red".

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:21:45 PM »
I get what your saying Kurt, but as William stated, if parts were needed from stores, they could have been taken due to a shortage and ended up on, or in a car.
The system was designed to mount and deliver a set of 5. All 5 wheels would have undergone the same processing, no matter how they arrived at the plant. All five would be from the same source, either service or OEM supplier because they would be pulling from the same bin.
In all these years, I've never seen a documented service part installed at the factory. I've seen drivetrain parts that were reworked and then factory installed, but even most of those were reworked and sent out as service parts.

I own a 1980 Corvette that possibly had a factory rework on the engine before it left the plant.  It has ".009" undersized crank bearings.  I have never seen that size available anywhere in the aftermarket. Last 2 weeks of the run for the year and last year for that L-82.  Probably did not have any spare engines to drop in so they had to rework it.  Could have been at the engine assembly but that seems unlikely to me.  Very difficult to document either way but I found it fascinating.  Has a (technically incorrect) GM air cleaner lid from a 1981 too.  Otherwise unmolested car.

Originality / Re: 1969 clock usage
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »
A few years ago I got to spend some time examining N500003, probably the 1st '69 Z/28. The dash cluster was hand-made. Never had a body tag; has a '68 style floor pan. Hope to see it again with a lot more lighting.

Obviously a Pilot Car, hard to believe Chevy sold it.

That car would keep me up at night. So cool.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
Keep in mind, just because it "could have" happened does not mean it ever did. Even if it really did happen, the normative practice standard is hard to get over considering that you may never be able to document it.  It would be "technically incorrect" and the wheel would need to be painted per normative practice in order to be "correct".

General Discussion / Re: Is This Car All It's Made Out To Be?
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:33:46 PM »
NICE ....but I would have to move that grill emblem down a bit.   ;)

General Discussion / Re: "DZ" grease pencil mark
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:50:01 PM »
The sides of the block grease pencil marks are certainly legit and they did last.  There were several other marks that I do not know the meaning of on blocks. I have seen marks on other untouched examples.  That is how the line knew what parts to put in there.

Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:11:55 PM »
Where did you get it? :)

General Discussion / Re: sprial piston locks
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:47:13 PM »
Do not reuse them. 

Assuming standard sized grooves designed for single retainers....Insert just the tail and work it around down into the groove.  it will not rotate.  Sharper of the 2 edges faces out while smoother edge goes toward pin.

MUCH harder to get them out of the grooves.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original X33 trimtag?
« on: August 26, 2017, 12:48:56 PM »
Auction has ended.  Might have sold outside Ebay?  Maybe no interest.  Asking a lot of money for a core.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 9078 Booster
« on: August 26, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »
I used Apple to sleeve my original master cylinder and would not hesitate to use them again.

Steve did my booster and Master Cylinder cover.  Nice work.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Camshaft 3959180
« on: July 26, 2017, 01:52:53 PM »
The one digit different number is for the assembly. The cam drive gear pin was installed to finish it as an assembly.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Over Heating issue
« on: July 09, 2017, 02:13:07 PM »
water pump impeller fell off?  you need to verify water flow. cold start car and leave cap off radiator.  watch for flow.  feel hoses to see if you have one hotter than the other.

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:42:02 PM »
You can measure the circumference around the outside of the balancer with a cloth measuring tape.  Divide the circumference measurement by 10 and use that measurement to place a new sharpie mark on your balancer.  It will be that distance, clockwise to the right from the timing slot mark on the balancer. The new sharpie mark is now at 36 degrees before top dead center.  You can disconnect/plug the vacuum advance, hook up your timing light, rev the engine and watch for the timing to stop advancing.  when reving the engine does not advance the timing any more, you are at full advance.  You are shooting for lining up the new sharpie mark on the balancer and the zero on the timing tab while running the timing light. Once you have that reved up and lined up, you lock down the distrbutor hold down.  36 degrees is full centrifugal advance. Hook the vacuum advance back up and see how it drives.  No special timing light required. 

General Discussion / Re: Can someone identify this please?
« on: June 28, 2017, 01:25:10 PM »
might be for the rear brakes where the springs anchor?  looks somewhat familliar. might not be for Camaro?

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:18:38 PM »
I would plug that exhaust gas passage on the non-choke coil side of the intake manifold. Heat is flowing thru there.

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