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Originality / Re: Power Steering Return Hose Script and Clamps
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:23:24 PM »
Thanks!   Before I posted I ran them through Adobe Lightroom as well to try to draw out as much of the contrasting colors as  I could as they are barely visible on the originals - so they've gone through post-post processing!  Ha!  If you want a high-rez original, let me know and I'll send them separately. 

Originality / Re: Power Steering Return Hose Script and Clamps
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:05:11 AM »
Yes, not sure on the high pressure hose.   I checked an old picture from my '69 Chevelle before I restored it and it had the same style high pressure line crimping.  That pic was from 1989.  The AC lines on the Chevelle have the same style crimping as well.   I really don't know what an original looks like.   And yes, seems the low pressure line seems a little early, but would seem weird someone would replace it with an even older one!   

Originality / Re: Power Steering Return Hose Script and Clamps
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »
Lloyd -

Good news - I was able to quickly locate the power steering hoses and clamps and they appear original, including the clamp.    Bad news is now I'll have to clean-up the original clamp, remove the repro, and install this correct clamp!   It does appear the clamp I have differs from the pinch clamp but compares will with the others you show. 

Pretty sure everything is factory original.  The heater hoses and power steering belt are factory installed originals, so I'm pretty sure the power steering hoses are as well.    04B Van Nuys built '69 RS Z.

And I'm not sure why the images don't scale to the page size anymore.  Appears you'll need to scroll over to see the details. 

Low Pressure Power Steering Hose Clamp:

Low Pressure Power Steering Hose Markings:

For Reference, High Pressure Power Steering Hose Markings:   Best I can tell:  "P.S. Return       29  9"

Originality / Re: Power Steering Return Hose Script and Clamps
« on: November 03, 2019, 03:53:40 PM »
Sorry, just checked mine and while the PS belt was original, someone over the years replaced the original clamp with conventional aftermarket clamp.   Pretty sure the hoses were original - will need to dig through some boxes to find them.

Hans, during disassembly did you find any RS headlight shims and if so would you post a photo. These are rarely seen in captivity and itís not clear to me what was used at the factory on a consistent basis.

Hmmm....I don't have a pic, but I'll check my tagged bags and see if I have any noted as RS Headlamp shims.   

OK.  Thanks for the updates.

I could be convinced the hinges were black originally - some pics pre-resto where it appears to have been black.   Note - surface rust on the housing cleaned right up.

Lloyd -

Appreciate the quick response!   Good catch on the vacuum tank - as mine was quite faded, I was unsure of the gloss level.

Here's the other parts.  Regarding the door hinges - as they are aluminum or some non-ferrous metal, I wasn't sure if they are painted.  I'll check to see if I have any pics prior to cleaning to confirm paint.

Here's the additional parts.  Not shown are the body colored grill covers (in yet another box....)

And almost forgot about these two little door stop brackets (still on the core support), only one show in the pic below.

Getting ready to refinish the following Rally Sport parts - seems all are various hues of black.

Is 30% Gloss Black correct for these parts?  (See pic below)
- Support Brackets (both small and long ones)
- Bell Crank Lever
- Headlight housing
- Vacuum Tank

And it seems the headlight bucket is more glossy - 60-70% or?

Can anyone confirm what's best to go with for the above?

Restoration / Re: 1969 Brake Line Retainer Clips - Finishes
« on: September 07, 2019, 11:10:03 PM »
Lloyd - First, I found the reproductions clips to be way off, so I returned the lot .  I tried several different finishes, including Dykem Steel Blue.  While not perfect and probably not the right material, I found Testors Transparent Blue to be the closest to the factory finish for the clips:

Original Clip:

Refinished Clip:

All the clips:

Used this product - just a light dusting is all it takes:

I'm out this weekend, but when I return, I'll upload an image with the clips installed.

Restoration / Re: Correct color bolts for Steering Box
« on: August 30, 2019, 04:48:08 AM »
Just checked mine.  04B LA car.  Saginaw PS 077 9 Dated.  "C" Bolts with washers.    Just like Jim's above. 

General Discussion / Re: Tires
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:19:05 PM »
Kelsey Tires now offers Goodyear Reproduction Radials.  Not exact, but has white lettering and radial design.

Restoration / Re: brake line clip location
« on: June 21, 2019, 03:36:41 PM »
Here you go -

Installed - Note Cortez Silver overspray on the underneath:

Bolt Style - I observed 4-5 different bolt head patterns during the removal/restoration process.  All the same style, but I assume they came from different vendors.  Original car, 72,000 miles when I removed the original brake/fuel lines and related fasteners:

Restoration / Re: brake line clip location
« on: June 21, 2019, 03:50:47 AM »
To clarify - driver side, just past the spring mount? 

Pretty sure it should be this style clip.  I'll take a picture of the clip mounted, with the correct bolt style tomorrow. 

General Discussion / Re: 68 broadcast sheet location
« on: June 20, 2019, 05:09:45 AM »
What do you make of this '68 Z on eBay with Body Broadcast Copy (last image in the listing)?   Any idea how they how/where able to acquire it?  It's appears to be in excellent shape.

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