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Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Leaf Springs.
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:19:09 PM »
 That fact that the spacing between the upper perch and lower perch bracket is not fully closed make me believe a leaf was added. I don't think the factory would leave a spacing like that.

Mike

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Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Leaf Springs.
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:21:45 PM »
 With the factory multi-leafs.....was the main spring a dual taper (width and thickness) like the mono leaf, or was it a continuous width along its entire length (I assume the thickness was tapered). 
Just curious.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: ebay seller 396-325
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:55:50 PM »
  Sorry, that's not me. I only buy on eBay.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: ebay seller 396-325
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:43:24 PM »
  Me? I live in NY.

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Originality / Re: 68 TH400 dipstick 3905449
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:34:36 PM »
 If this is the same for a 67 TH400 then I can take it out of my car and measure it.

Mike

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Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:28:01 PM »
 What kind of adhesive would you recommend for the plain paper back, Jeff?


Mike

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 Question......my 67 LOS L35 w/TH400 has the original driveshaft with the nylon injected yoke and trunnions .....do you think that these can cause issues from age?

Mike

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Originality / Re: Plastic wire harness cover tube in trunk
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:56:36 AM »
Looks like the same that is used in the rocker gutter?

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Shackle bolts reversed?
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:22:20 PM »
  Chick,
  The nut mounting direction in the AIM is for the reason you stated. Maybe this was a line workers error or possibly GM did things slightly different in LOS. I decided to assemble it the same (wrong) way when the car gets restored. I'll have photos to show it before the restoration. When at all possible I want to keep the few flaws (re: small paint runs in the door jamb by the pinchweld & firewall cowl top area) and any others I come across during the pre-restoration documenting.
   I stumbled across the shackle mounting differences when I was installing new leaf springs in the convertible, and using the LOS car as a reference, had a heck of a time trying to get the upper bolt w/sleeve into the frame opening due to the fuel tank interference. That's when I looked in the AIM and discovered the difference.  I reversed the direction and the install went quickly.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Shackle bolts reversed?
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:12:35 PM »
 Per the AIM the top nut goes towards the tank and the bottom away from the tank. The LOS is opposite.

Mike

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General Discussion / Shackle bolts reversed?
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
 
I've noticed my 67 LOS shackle bolts are installed opposite from what the AIM shows.
Has anyone else seen shackle bolts assembled reverse when compared to the AIM?
When I get around to restoring this car, do you think keeping the reverse installation the same (with a before picture to prove) to preserve its own unique assembly anomalies would get docked points?


Mike

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Originality / Re: Rosette shape variances in 67
« on: February 10, 2019, 05:58:31 PM »
I agree.....if someone was unfortunate to have two....we know how that would be assumed.  ;)

Mike

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Originality / Re: Rosette shape variances in 67
« on: February 10, 2019, 05:47:18 PM »
 Something like that, in theory.
I can understand that during mass production many can be made before it is discovered.
As for a car with 2 round heads....I guess in theory it is possible, but I believe the round and/or rivets with only small traces of a rosette pattern were not common, and when tossed into a bin, the chances of getting two identical rounds were slim.
  This is just my theory. As you have seen there are VIN tags with these variances and that is just from the small sample posted on the web.

Mike

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 rs
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:35:57 PM »
 I broke off the rivet discussion here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=17298.0#new

Mike

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Originality / Rosette shape variances in 67
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:35:25 PM »

  This is an offspring from the post here titled 1967RS http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=17291.msg157465#new
I have raised the topic of the rivet and how the round shape would make one assume it was off the car. I counter that being I have been in that situation myself with my unrestored 67 LOS and have since researched and found several examples ranging from a very faint rosette shape to round. In the picture posted below you can see several examples of round and.or a slight shape of a rosette pattern. Surprisingly many are from LOS  and one from NOR.
  My belief is that so many were stamped and with the technology back then, I am sure many were produced due to worn dies but still used. And seeing what looks like a round rivet may actually show slight ridges when viewed in person which is why pictures make it hard to show. I am not talking about the Home Depot rivets that stand obviously stand out.
Attached are two pictures with one being a reference to a typical rosette pattern clearly visible and the other with the few examples of where the patter is not so well defined or not there.

Mike

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