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2236  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 15 x 6 YS Code Rally Wheel on: April 23, 2006, 08:20:28 PM

"YS" wheels were used on 69 Full Size with Disk Brakes and 70 Full Size (except wagons) with Disk Brakes. The wheel is 15x6 and has an offset of .06"

2237  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: April 23, 2006, 12:09:37 AM

here are two pictures showing the location of the stampings. The first is a full shot showing the whole regulator, and the second a blow up of the stampings. (Don't worry, you're not seeing things. They are 2 different regulators with the first being a May, 1969 unit, and the second being a June, 1968 unit.)

As for "how" they were stamped, I'm assuming they had some kind of gang stamp like used on the engines/transmissions, etc... Much smaller but basically the same concept.


2238  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: April 16, 2006, 08:39:11 PM

If you mean a date code for Voltage Regulators, yes there is. It will be in a format like "8E" which would be "Year & Month". In this example, "8E" would be May, 1968. However, it could also mean May of 1978, May of 1988 or May of 1998. Voltage regulators were still available from the dealer long after these cars were built and AC Delco continued to be the supplier. I don't think they're available "new" any longer though.

2239  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: April 16, 2006, 11:15:46 AM
Thanks John. THen I'll assume that the riveted ones are "over the counter" replacements. Which would make sense since I've not seen very many of those...

2240  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Multi leaf springs on: April 15, 2006, 10:48:21 PM

Okay, the "spring rate" signifies the extra weight options add or subtract from the normal weight of the car. For instance, you'll notice in the chart below (from the September, 1968 P&A 34) that some options add weight while others reduce weight. In your case, 84 equals 84 pounds more than the normal rear weight of the car. The same goes for the front. In your case, your options added an additional 259 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Now, because of this added weight, the "normal" springs would have to be replaced with others so the ride height would remain the same. This is how the factory determined the spring rates to keep the ride height at the normal level.

The F41 option is actually "Special Purpose, Front and Rear Springs" which gave the car a bit more harsher ride compared to the "Standard" springs. The  G31 option was "Heavy Duty REAR Springs" only, and I believe was used to eliminate wheel hop off the line. This was a racing options and very few street cars came this way, unless of course, the owner wanted to go racing!!

The Spring Codes like "BL" and "BM" were used at the factory to identify the spring. Basically it kept the line workers from having to go search for the correct spring. All major assemblies had some kind of code either stamped into the part, cast into the part or had a sticker affixed to the part to help the line workers quickly identify what they needed so they didn't waste time searching!

By the way, sorry for the "bleed through", but the pages in the P&A aren't that thick!!

So anyway, does this help?


2241  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: SS Hupcaps on: April 15, 2006, 11:57:43 AM

The P&A 34 ("Chevrolet parts and Accessories Catalog for 1960-1969 Corvair, 1962-1969 Chevy II, 1964-1969 Chevelle and 1967-1969 Camaro") was a "dealer only" book showing the parts numbers for all the items on your car. It was accompanied by another book called the P&A 25 ("Chevrolet Passenger Parts Illustration and Special Information Catalog") that was a book of exploded parts diagrams. Together, these two books are what the parts counterman (or woman...) at the dealership used to look up and order replacement parts for your car. My particular P&A 34 and P&A 25 are from September, 1968 that I've had for some 30 odd years!

Finding these things is just happenchance. I've seen them on ebay VERY sporatically (one or two in twice as many years), but some of the larger automotive book dealers sometimes have them. Here are a few you can check with:

Faxon Auto Literature (800-458-2734)
Chewning's Auto Literature in Georgia (sorry, no number)
Bob Johnson's Auto Literature (800-334-0688)
Douglas Vogel Auto Literature (734-424-9336)
Paper Plus Auto Literature (616-781-9068)
Walter Miller (800-426-0902)
Paul Politis Auto Literature Shop (800-526-7099)

Now, these phone numbers are fairly old and seeing how area codes change every few hours lately, you may have to do some detective work! And I'm not sure just how many of these guys are still in business, but give it a shot. Won't hurt to try, but be prepared, the one's I did see on ebay went for HUGE $$$$!!! Especially the sets like I have. The last ones I saw was a matched set from 1970 and they went for over $700.00! And this was a few years ago. I can just imagine what they're going for now!!!

Edit: A quick check of ebay shows a P&A 34 from October, 1967. No P&A 25 though.

Good luck...

2242  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro RS on: April 14, 2006, 11:12:48 PM
I ran the numbers myself, the VIN shows it to be a 6 cyl. car. So that alone rules out the RS.

While I agree that your car is probably not an RS, you can't rule out the RS option just because the engine's not a V8. The RS option was available on ANY Camaro regardless of the engine size.

The cowl tag don't belong to the car, it shows 12437, and a Ermine White exterior, and Teal Blue Interior.

The Cowl tag will ALWAYS show 12437 no matter what engine is installed. The VIN is the only true indicator of a V8 or 6 cylinder. If it's 123x7, it's a 6, if it's 124x7 it's a V8. Don't go by the Cowl Tag on this one.

10E would be the 5th week of October, 1967. HERE'S a 1967 Calendar for you to look at.

Post the Trim Tag info and your VIN and we can tell you if the tag lines up with the VIN.

2243  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: SS Hupcaps on: April 14, 2006, 09:17:45 PM
Phil's correct. The RPO code for the "Full Wheelcover" was P01, and in 68 there were two types of Camaro P01 wheel covers. One for the SS and one for the non-SS, each having different part numbers. The P/N for the "SS" cover is/was 3871174 and was used on 65 Nova's and 67/68 Camaro's. The P/N for the non-SS cover is/was 3925886 and was used on 68 and 69 Camaro's with 14" wheels. Base cars without any wheelcover option came with "hubcaps" P/N 3916434 and are commonly referred to as "dog dish" caps.

Here's a page from my 1968 P&A 34 showing the various wheelcover/hubcaps available on the 68 Camaro. (Sorry about the "bleed through". The pages in the P&A aren't that thick!! I tried to clean it up a bit...)

Hope this helps...

2244  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Multi leaf springs on: April 14, 2006, 06:08:02 PM

The "BK" Standard rear spring is P/N 3955740, the "BM" (F41) rear spring is P/N 3934894 and the "BL" (G31) rear spring is P/N 3955743. Unfortunately, my September, 1968 P&A 34 only shows one spring listing for 1969 rears (P/N 3934894). Luckily, it's your F41 option and is a 5 leaf. The other two aren't shown in my book since it's "new" for 1969. Hopefully someone with a later P&A will be able to give you the other two listings.

2245  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: April 14, 2006, 02:24:24 PM

Scouring wrecking yards over the last 35 to 40 some odd years, I've seen both "riveted" and "screwed on" AC Delco covers. I'm not sure why since (I believe), AC Delco was the sole supplier. I could see variances if there were more than one supplier, but I don't understand why the two versions from one source. Of course, one or the other (riveted or screwed on) could have been an "over the counter" replacement, so I'm not sure which one is correct. Riveted? Screwed on? John Hinckley, I'm sure this has been chewed up many times on the Corvette forums. What's the consensus?

2246  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: April 14, 2006, 12:42:28 PM
1119515 is the GM P/N for the AC Delco P/N of D635.

1119507 is the GM P/N for the AC Delco P/N of D632, and was used on early 60's Buicks, Pontiac, Olds and International trucks.

HERE'S an NOS 1119515 (D635) on ebay and HERE'S an NOS 1119507 (D632) on ebay.

They probably interchange just fine, but I can't be sure of that.

2247  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COWL TAG HAS ME PUZZLED.. Is it worth while? on: April 11, 2006, 08:58:41 PM
email them to me. I'll host them for you.


2248  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 396 fan clutch, ...correct PN(s)?? photos? on: April 11, 2006, 11:53:59 AM
Yeah Kurt, that's what I figured too. So many things have been replaced over the years on this car that the chances of having the original fan clutch were slim at best!

2249  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Passenger side rearview mirror location on: April 09, 2006, 02:50:21 PM

Originals came with a template (like the example below) that you would use to position the mirror and drill the holes. However, most of the time the dealer would just "eyeball" it! If you can't find a template, just take the dimensions from your drivers side and transfer it to the passengers side.


2250  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Which tachometer is correct for the 69 SS350? on: April 08, 2006, 11:51:56 AM

Read THIS. (And don't forget footnote number 9 at the bottom of the page...)

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