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Originality / Re: Original floor mats
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:40:09 PM »
Those are generic GM mats used about mid-'70s-late '80s. Definitely not '69 Camaro mats.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:55:08 AM »
The wheels in question would have never been in a GMPD warehouse. The supply chain was setup with a single-source shipping to multiple locations. A run of wheels configured for service could have easily been diverted to an assembly plant.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Oil Question
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:48:38 PM »
There was no 'short' filter back in 1969. The owners manual states all 8 cylinder engines have a 5 quart capacity, including the filter.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Hasn't this Z been discussed somewhere ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:52:09 PM »
Odd that it wasn't built with the Z21 bright drip rail trim.

Probably 'restored' by the same shop that did their LS-6 Chevelle, long ago outed as a clone. Google the VIN: 136370R210143

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 714 interior
« on: October 28, 2017, 12:04:44 AM »

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 714 interior
« on: October 27, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »
59 total; only 4 built in LA. Almost 2/3 of the Norwood cars were built after September 1.

One of the LA cars was Fathom Green. Two Norwood cars were orange.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 colors for dash, ash tray, and glove box
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:06:12 PM »
The horizontal surface [top] of the metal dash would be blue with 715 or 716 interior trim. It had a non-glare finish known as 'suede' similar to the wrinkle finish on some tool boxes. Suede was also used on the metal trim around the rear window, speaker and defogger grilles.

For standard interior [715] cars the vertical surfaces [including ash tray & glove box] would also be blue but a semi-gloss finish. Custom interior cars [716] had faux wood trim covering this area.

On very early production cars the VIN tag was painted to match. That quickly changed to black suede regardless of trim color.

General Discussion / Re: Smog equip or lack of ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:36:48 PM »
Small-block automatics had the CCS system; manual trans had the AIR pump.

All big blocks had the AIR pump.

A/C was not a factor.

General Discussion / Re: Horn Restoration
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:20:19 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...yet another tag mismatch
« on: October 24, 2017, 04:29:16 PM »


Car was final assembled on or about October 8, 1969. Ad shows an 05A [May 1969, 1st week] body tag.

One or both tags are not original to the car.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 19, 2017, 09:38:18 PM »
Any possibility of dealers replacing stolen wheels with service replacements on new cars? Or service departments "borrowing" a wheel and replacing with a service wheel?

Absolutely. Hi-Perf cars were regular targets for thieves back in the day. There was an interview in one of the mags with a guy that worked at Gibb Chev; the ZL1s had carbs stolen right on the lot. A dealer in Detroit had 5 ZL1 Camaros stolen one evening.

Dealers regularly swapped wheels around. Someone posted paperwork from their Z/28 sometime back. Very likely they swapped wheels between two cars in stock.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:44:48 PM »
The balance bb is at approximately 6:00.

Several years ago the stars aligned and I was helping two buds with BB power steering cars. The pics are from one of the few Yenkos built with ps.

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