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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / My Camaro's Birthday on: November 29, 2009, 07:57:11 PM
Im looking for some help to see if I can determine my Camaro's Birthday.  CRG has all my numbers, but I am going to leave off the last digits here. 1969 Z/28, build week is 05A, body # is 32247X, and VIN is N64195X. I have the dealer invoice dated 5-15-69 so it didnt sit around long.  I would like to know best guess when the body build started and about when it might have rolled off the end of the line. Thanks.
Mike
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: cylinder heads on: August 19, 2009, 08:00:22 PM
Mr. Gasket makes a replacement screw in stud that you don't have to mill down the bosses to install. Pull out the press in studs, tap the hole, and install with some J-B Weld. You get the peace of mind of the screw in stud with the original look. http://www.jegs.com/i/Mr-Gasket/720/1076/10002/-1
Mike
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Cylinder Heads on: August 14, 2009, 12:59:40 PM
I don't think anyone's are cheap any more. ebay has some now and then, for some reason there seems to be more early heads for sale than mid year. Do your home work and have fun searching.

Mike
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Cylinder Heads on: August 14, 2009, 06:17:49 AM
Mark,

Give Camaro Specialties a call. http://www.camaros.com/ I was there a couple of weeks ago and Bob had quite a few 186 casting number heads with late 68 casting dates lined up in the show room.

Mike
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Leaf Spring Scuff Pad Replacement on: April 27, 2009, 08:28:01 AM
I went through the same thing last Fall. I found the correct Parts at SEMA last year. Look on page three of the link.

http://www.eatonsprings.com/LeafSpringAccessoriesApplicationGuide.pdf

I don't remember what part number I ordered, just give them a call. The parts are spot on to the originals. I have no clue why these would not be in the spring rebuild kits for a 1st gen.

Mike
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what a stud on: January 26, 2009, 09:42:36 PM
How about this from the AMK catalog? Maybe a little JB Weld and then cut the 1/4 20 side to the proper length for the front or back, 1" and 1/2".

Mike
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Original markings under the paint on: January 09, 2009, 09:12:22 AM
There have been many pictures posted of factory markings that were found under the paint on the firewalls of Camaros. I thought I would post these pictures of what was found under the factory paint on my sheet metal after media blasting. My car has 28K miles on it, both sides front to back had been repainted 30 years ago, original paint on the hood roof and trunk.

These markings were done with a grease pencil and just a faint image was seen depending on the angle of light while looking at the panels. I highlighted the marks with a sharpie to show up in a picture, and only marked up what I could trace.

The right quarter panel had two areas marked up, front ( Alp )  and rear( /W&Bing ). During the paint removal a factory lead repair was found where the quarter attaches to the rocker panel. I had no idea that repair was there.

The left quarter panel had a mark on the front of the panel ( R Buw Z ) but no repaired area.

Besides the normally seen markings on the firewall there was ( Obb ) written on top of the dash on the left side.

Mike
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What was used to cover the chipped paint on the VIN#? on: January 08, 2009, 02:59:12 PM
My 28K Z/28 looks just like your James. I can't see any brush marks, it looks like a clear was poured over the numbers, thick enough to puddle.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Brake line and fuel line clamps and bolt finish on: January 03, 2009, 08:44:30 PM
I think the U clips had a dark phosphate finish like the bolts.

When I cleaned up my fuel and brake line clamps the only place I found the "blue" remaining was on the 3/8" clamps where they were bolted closed. I'd bet that they were color coded for quick assembly at the factory.

I think Brian from SCW posted on the Yenko site he dips the clamps in machinists dye.

http://www.dymon.com/ProductList.cfm?packagingID=9a526b48-df63-493a-af52-ef525dc14941

I'm not sure about the color of the 3/8 spring hose clamps, I'll have to get a better look at mine tomorrow.

Mike
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z28 Cowl Induction Airhorn on: December 23, 2008, 06:20:26 PM
I think the AC is short for Air Cleaner.

Mike
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS on: December 12, 2008, 06:49:25 PM
Nice first post. I think I can hear pages being turned in service manuals all over the country. Thanks and welcome aboard.

Mike
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Muncie Transmission Help! on: December 08, 2008, 06:42:19 PM
I am pretty sure these guy's are the source that other vendors get their parts from. I know they cast the super case...

http://www.autogear.net/index.htm

Mike
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 69 decklid emblem holes on: August 31, 2008, 08:41:46 AM
My 5A D80 Z/28 has both sets of holes. The lower holes were covered with a rubber backed tape that looks like something the Army would have used to patch life rafts in WWII. Here's a picture showing the first time the paint under the spoiler saw daylight in 38 years.
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 heater hose bracket on: August 18, 2008, 06:13:46 PM

My 5A Norwood, 28K mile Z does not have the bracket. No threads cut in top alt. bracket either.

Mike
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69Z Alternators - "CZ 4" stamping, what does the "4" mean? on: June 01, 2008, 07:47:44 AM
Here is a picture of the alternator from my Z/28. I bought the car 29 years ago with 16K on it. The date code lines up with the car and all the other parts, so I am 99.9% sure it is original to the car.

Mike

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