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Mild Modifications / Re: Adding a dash clock to a 69
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:43:03 PM »
Classic Industries has the clips part # HC293 18.00.

Nope.  Those are clips for the top of the clock bezel and are easy to get.  The clock mounts on the sides with 2 clip-on studs with nuts.  THOSE are hard to get.

Edit: Heartbeat city seems to have something close and functional in the clock kit they offer. Uses screws rather than a stud/nut setup.

Mild Modifications / Re: Adding a dash clock to a 69
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
Easy addition. I found a flat blade tip on a soldering gun worked well to cut (melt) the opening as it is not messy at all and no danger of cracking anything.  The two side clock mounting clips can be difficult to find but the rest is easy.  Harness is simple.

Restoration / Re: Reproduction 472 Intake Manifold
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:39:06 PM »
Old thread, I know - but interested to see this just posted for comments over at Team Camaro:
Going to email OER to ask if that's really being reproduced, or some sort of a typo.

My money is on that part being on "backorder forever" status. 

In the past, Classic industries shows a lot of parts in the catalog but they do not actually have them.  They put many customers on the dreaded "backorder forever" plan.  You wait and wait but it never comes.  Not sure if they still do it today.

NPD, D&R, the old Ricks were pretty reliable. 

There are also some other well known vendors/experts that are not worthy of trust and you need to be sure to "know your parts" yourself and keep all transactions face to face.  If they can find any old incorrect, worn out or just plain wrong junk to put in a box and ship it to you, they will.  They DO know better.

Mild Modifications / Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« on: March 19, 2018, 02:22:51 PM »
I added a tach/clock/console and gauges with the gauge harness and the extension harness.  Not difficult and can be easliy reversed (just plug and play) if needed.  The courtesy light is part of that harness so it works as original.  The front mount is held in place with nuts that are difficult to reach when the transmission is installed.  Rear mount was rivnut originally but a large sheet metal screw into the floor will also work.  Console helps keep the seat belts located and the storage is nice to have.  I probably would not add one again.  It takes up space and makes working on the car a little but harder.  I Don't love it but it does look good.   Hope this helps.

Restoration / Re: 1178 Crank Question
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:59:11 PM »
50 years of 1178 cranks and you have TWO outliers????  Second opinion is warranted. 

Restoration / Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« on: March 11, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
Yes. It will fit thru the trunk opening.

Originality / Re: 1969 muncie 4spd id tag
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:04:04 PM »
Keep in mind, M-20 does not always mean "Muncie".  On a 6 cylinder, or base V8 you would have a 4-speed "M-20" and get a 4 speed Saginaw tranny.

Originality / Re: 1969 muncie 4spd id tag
« on: March 05, 2018, 01:40:50 PM »
The speedo gear was matched to the specific vehicle long after the tranny was assembled so no need for a different part number.

Maintenance / Re: Correct spark plugs
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:26:19 PM »
Autolite 85 will work well.

Garage Talk / Re: Rare L72 69 Impala SS
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:31:21 PM »
I would expect the valve covers would be specified as part of the discrete engine suffix, not related to the "SS" package. 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: New member trying to find out what I have- Barn Find
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:24:48 PM »
The VIN numbers do tell you that they are in the lost NCRS numbers so you might not waste your time. My 12A car does have the X code behind the seat but since the seller made a big deal of it I am not positive it was done at the factory.

Just an OT comment for you - The original grease crayon marks on mine were so old as to be dusty soft, almost "chalk like" in condition.  They could be 70% wiped away with a wipe of your hand.  You can't fake that age.  Fresh crayon is not going to be like that and none of it will be under old glue spray.  Your results may vary of course.


General Discussion / Re: Ralley Green Z at MCACN
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:09:46 PM »
Whats an "M" code block?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 that's for sale
« on: January 25, 2018, 01:56:16 PM »
Nice eye appeal.  Color changes really don't bother me much. I do like it better with the white top and stripes to match the interior.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 space saver spare hook mount location?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:40:59 PM »
My 1969 car is an early car, 11D of 1968.  The AIM UPC -10 is for a full sized spare, not space saver.  The AIM picture for convertible with N65 (space saver spare top of page 407) is very close to my original Jacking Instructions in the above picture.

Right, see it now.

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